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Madame de Stael Quotes and Sayings

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Speech happens to not be his language.
- Madame de Stael

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
- Madame de Stael

In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.
- Madame de Stael

The mystery of existence is the connection between
our faults and our misfortunes.
- Madame de Stael

 

One must chose in life between boredom and suffering.
- Madame de Stael

The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it;
but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.
- Madame de Stael

Love is the whole history of a woman's life,
it is but an episode in a man's.
- Madame de Stael

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To be totally understanding makes one very indulgent.
- Madame de Stael

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity;
for if man's power is increased,
the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
- Madame de Stael

Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp
of the individual who possesses it.
- Madame de Stael

Love is a symbol of eternity.
It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory
of a beginning and all fear of an end.
- Madame de Stael

We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.
- Madame de Stael

A religious life is a struggle and not a hymn.
- Madame de Stael

The human mind always makes progress,
but it is a progress in spirals.
- Madame de Stael

Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things
which differ and the difference between things which are alike.
- Madame de Stael

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man;
its publication is a duty.
- Madame de Stael

To understand everything makes one very indulgent.
- Madame de Stael

The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the
noblest definition of it;
enthusiasm signifies God in us.
- Madame de Stael

One must, in one's life, make a choice between boredom and suffering.
- Madame de Stael

The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action.
- Madame de Stael

Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them.
- Madame de Stael

Men err from selfishness; women because they are weak.
- Madame de Stael

Innocence in genius, and candor in power,
are both noble qualities.
- Madame de Stael

A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion;
a woman to submit to it.
- Madame de Stael

The desire of the man is for the woman,
but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
- Madame de Stael

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter PHOTO

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop
speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Private religious speech can't be discriminated against.
It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
- Samuel Alito

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought,
sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
- The Buddha

I took speech training.
I took a few voice lessons in college.
- Harry Dean Stanton

Nor was it only from the millions of slaves that chains had been removed;
the whole nation had been in bondage;
free speech had been suppressed.
- Matthew Simpson

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech,
whether in a senator or an orator.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Speech is the mirror of the soul.
- Publilius Syrus

We who officially value freedom of speech above life
itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

I never expect to lose.
Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I have learned that it is far easier to write a speech
about good advertising than it is to write a good ad.
- Leo Burnett

A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics,
because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up.
- Neil Gaiman

Speech and silence.
We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one
who cannot open his mouth.
- Emile M. Cioran

From my earliest days I have enjoyed an attractive impediment in my speech.
I have never permitted the use of the word stammer.
I can't say it myself.
- Patrick Campbell

English is clipped in speech.
Texas is exactly the opposite.
- Michael Caine

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence,
and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is
more than to speak in good words,
or in good order.
- Francis Bacon

It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech
in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to
mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural.'
- Jim Hightower

As to Magyar, I think that my speech was incorrect,
inappropriate.
- Bela Kun

What we have is two important values in conflict:
freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy.
You can't have both.
- Dick Gephardt

Any man who makes a speech more than six times a year
is bound to repeat himself,
not because he has little to say, but because he wants
applause and the old stuff gets it.
- William Feather

Never forget posterity when devising a policy.
Never think of posterity when making a speech.
- Robert G. Menzies

How absurd men are!
They never use the liberties they have,
they demand those they do not have.
They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I do find my speech difficult at times,
but it's getting so much better as my confidence grows
and that's thanks to the position I'm now in,
which is totally due to my fans.
- Gareth Gates

Marks on paper are free - free speech -
press -
pictures all go together I suppose.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I've never made a film using dialogue or speech.
- Kenneth Anger

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a
rifle in the hands of an infantryman.
It speaks with authority.
- Brendan Francis

The strangest thing that human speech and human writing
can do is create a metaphor.
That is an amazing leap, is it not?
- Dennis Potter

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange
has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
- John Mortimer

If Thomas Jefferson had heard us, he probably would have said,
'We shouldn't have free speech.'
- Robin Quivers

These are all voluntary resources which help parents
sort out the choices without infringing on the artists' rights to free speech,
which is something that we respect.
- Tipper Gore

In making a speech one must study three points:
first,
the means of producing persuasion; second,
the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
- Aristotle

There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.
- J. L. Austin

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting
the world on fire was a figure of speech.
- Franklin P. Jones

Every couple of seconds out here they're honoring somebody.
You've got to get dressed, go in and sit down.
Invariably somebody makes a speech.
- Dom DeLuise

You can't trust politicians.
It doesn't matter who makes a political speech.
It's all lies - and it applies to any rock star who
wants to make a political speech as well.
- Bob Geldof


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