Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
There is only one way… to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .
We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.