Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 26)

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914) American Journalist and Editorialist

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce


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2 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 26)

  1. How many time have we heard someone say they ‘mis-spoke’, and then had to say what they ‘really meant to say’?

    Always P-a-u-s-e, think, then speak. It will cut down on ‘foot-in-mouth’ disease.

  2. Faisal... says:

    Hello John,

    This quote kind of remind me of myself. When I am angry, my verbal skills, in any language I speak, is amazing. I cannot explain it. That does not mean I should be angry more often because, as in the quote, I regret it. Passion is another aspect that makes my language skills better. So it is all down to emotional flames. 🙂

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