Archive for the ‘public speaking’ Category

Quote of the day, Dec. 10

December 11, 2017

Pliny the Younger, on speeches (from The Letters of the Younger Pliny)

“So we must work at our profession and not make anybody else’s idleness an excuse for our own. There is no lack of readers and listeners; it is for us to produce something worth being written and heard.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 20

August 20, 2016

Lou Holtz, on success

“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.”

Quote of the day, March 23

March 23, 2016

Quintilian, on liars (from Institutio Oratoria)

“A liar needs a good memory.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 30

November 30, 2015

Seneca the Elder

“It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen; this law is universal to the whole human race.”

Quote of the day, March 14

March 14, 2015

From Ecclesiastes

“Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 22

December 22, 2014

Publilius Syrus, from Maxims

“Speech is a mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he.”

Quote of the day, Nov 13

November 13, 2014

Jürgen Habermas, on speaking (1979)

“The speaker must choose a comprehensible [verständlich] expression so that speaker and hearer can understand one another.”