Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 27) – Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt on keep speech brief

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 – 1945) 32nd President of the United States

“Be sincere; be brief; be seated.”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt


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5 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 27) – Franklin Roosevelt

  1. Pingback: Miguel de Cervantes on the importance of brief speechManner of Speaking

  2. Thanks, John.

    Clean and Simple goes hand-in-glove with President Roosevelt’s quote.

    Example: The famous Gettysburg Address.

    Fred E. Miller

    • John Zimmer says:

      A perfect example, Fred. In fact, one of my first posts on this blog was about the speeches given by Lincoln and Edward Everett at Gettysburg. John

  3. Greg Mayer says:

    One of my favorite quotes. Haven’t used it since Saturday!

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