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Speaking as a Democrat, all my life battling for what
by Richard Parks Bland

Speaking as a Democrat, all my life battling for what
I conceived to be Democracy,
and what I conceived to be right, I am yet an American above Democracy.
- Richard Parks Bland

Now, mark it.
This may be strong language, but heed it.
The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy,
we bid farewell when you do that thing.
- Richard Parks Bland

It means that the silver coins of the United States
at whatever ratio is fixed,
and I want the present ratio that we have now,
16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is.
- Richard Parks Bland

Will you stand by it now, or will you let the Shylocks
come and have their way? It is for you to determine.
- Richard Parks Bland

 

The last fight for the white metal is to be made here
in this country and in this House,
my friends.
- Richard Parks Bland

It can not be done; it shall not be done!
I speak for the great masses of the Mississippi Valley,
and those west of it, when I say you shall not do it!
- Richard Parks Bland

It is because the administration is hostile to silver;
and thus it is surrendering this country to the Shylocks
of the Old World who have made war upon it.
- Richard Parks Bland

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The aristocracy of Western Europe has absolutely tabooed
silver in those countries and driven it away from there.
Here it finds its only resting place.
- Richard Parks Bland

We invite, then, the world to come with its silver and make the exchange.
- Richard Parks Bland

I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive,
if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand
upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe.
- Richard Parks Bland

Are you to give up the fight and let this vast body
of our wealth go to ruin? I do not believe it.
- Richard Parks Bland

What is the effect of unlimited coinage of silver in
this country? and I invite your attention to this particularly,
because it is a question of vital importance.
- Richard Parks Bland

Any political party that undertakes to do it will,
in God's name, be trampled, as it ought to be trampled,
into the dust of condemnation, now and in the future.
- Richard Parks Bland

Many now born, by the time they are voters will compose
part of a nation with a genius nowhere equaled,
and with a vast territory upon which those energies
and that genius can operate.
- Richard Parks Bland

I make a prediction here and now, and,
my friends, I want you to watch the proceedings of
Congress in these coming weeks of this extra session,
or of the next regular session, to see whether I am right or not.
- Richard Parks Bland

We know well enough that if we repeal this law and give nothing for it,
the people of this country will regard it as a total
demonetization of silver,
which it will be, so far as this Congress is concerned,
without any question.
- Richard Parks Bland

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

I advocate speaking words of love
with all the sincerity that can be mustered,
as frequently as possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
- Philip James Bailey

I confessed recently to an old friend,
"I realized I was looking at you,
in your visit, through old glasses.
Speaking old words.
Telling old stories.
I realize that in my life I've made so many
physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up."
Time for my spirit to look at my friend
through the new glasses of current life experiences.
Old friends are precious.
They become even more treasured when they are wrapped
in the currentness of life experiences
and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Generally speaking, historically in this country,
the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.
- Joseph Priestley

I hadn't really noticed that I had a hearing problem.
I just thought most people had given up on speaking clearly.
- Hal Linden

As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words,
so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

One concept corrupts and confuses the others.
I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics;
I am speaking of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who
voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security,
earning as little as $32,000 a year.
- Bill Weld

My first speaking part was to read for John Forsythe for Bachelor Father.
I was the lead, opposite him.
- Linda Evans

Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes
and misfortunes of the human race.
- Pierre Bayle

If you are speaking about my own songs,
I would think so because we were talking about that
particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago.
- Ruth Brown

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower,
neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem
says apart from the words of the poem.
- Allen Tate

But what is drama? Broadly speaking,
it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.
- George P. Baker

All wish to possess knowledge, but few,
comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
- Juvenal

Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work,
and speaking openly about one's life,
to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
- Joyce Maynard

I took a public speaking class in college and managed
to make the class laugh a little bit.
- Kevin James

Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various
places and making friends,
men and women, was great.
- George Weinberg

Thus, biologically speaking the American people are
literally only half an immigrant people.
- Samuel P. Huntington

If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well.
- Moliere

There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured,
such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
- Jean de la Bruyere

So I've never found there was any particular separation
between the two cultures at all,
musically speaking.
- Neville Marriner

Man does not speak because he thinks;
he thinks because he speaks.
Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking:
to speak is to think.
- Octavio Paz

An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him.
- Alan Jay Lerner

There are always at least five good films at the end
of the year to get nominated,
but generally speaking nowadays, it's more of the independent
films that are recognized.
- Mark Rydell

When we were making Speaking in Tongues and Remain in Light,
we were jamming.
From that we were taking the best bits and then recording
and improvising on top of those.
- Tina Weymouth

Well no, I think we won't have that problem but as
far as paparazzi I'm speaking,
I will deal with that.
- Brandon Routh

I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams,
but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy's actual singing voice.
That was my way into that character.
- Jessica Lange

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips,
lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace...
on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
- William Drummond

Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen
to what I've done and know I was here.
They may not know or care who I was,
but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.
- Chet Atkins

Because of my voice, speaking words which had been carefully chosen,
women had used money they had set aside for other purposes to buy war bonds.
- Kate Smith

To say nothing, especially when speaking,
is half the art of diplomacy.
- Will Durant

Four years ago in speaking of a Jewish nation one ran
the risk of being regarded ridiculous.
Today he makes himself ridiculous who denies the existence of a Jewish nation.
- Theodor Herzl

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without
speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
- St.
Jerome

I'm not speaking as someone who has reached satori or anything else.
I'm a student.
- Sting

French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing.
It is so full of complex and trying vowels.
It requires the utmost subtlety.
- Alma Gluck

It was a pretty fierce rivalry.
I'm just speaking for myself, but I think it was general through the clubs.
We didn't like them, and they didn't like us.
- Bobby Thomson

Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning,
that without listening speaking no longer heals,
that without distance closeness cannot cure.
- Henri Nouwen

Religion, you know, enters very deep;
in reality it is the deepest impression I have in speaking to people,
that they are or that they are not of my religion.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid.
He who understands the wise is wise already.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

As for the extraordinary operations of the Holy Ghost,
such as working of miracles, or speaking with divers kinds of tongues,
they are long since ceased.
- George Whitefield

I've been speaking at churches for years,
as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals,
and I always talk about my faith.
That is a declaration of my relationship with God.
- Smokey Robinson

There is a pride in speaking this language.
- Bernard Pivot

When the truth changes from your speaking,
you know you have told the truth.
- Ray Blanton

When I look at the Gospel, I see how it is speaking to me at this time.
I see how to be to others and it helps.
- George Lopez

I believe, in a funny way, the job of the novelist
is to be out there on the fringes and speaking for
an experience that has not really been spoken for.
- Donna Tartt

When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment.
Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people
in a voice of inspiration?
- Naomi Klein

Liar is a strong word, but we are all liars.
Not in the sense of intentionally speaking untruths,
but in the sense of carrying so much historical
and emotional baggage that none of us is believable.
To lie means to speak an untruth,
and virtually everything that comes out of our mouth
is an untruth - an opinion, an assumption,
a point-of-view based on our past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hollywood movies are run on fear and they don't want to make bold choices.
They, generally, speaking want to keep things status quo.
That's not really interesting for me.
- Kyra Sedgwick


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