Quotes you can use in your presentations. 

Quotes can be a very powerful and inspirational addition to a presentation. They add colour, flair and above all they can add proof by endorsement. If the correct quote is used the presenter will imply the opinion of the person being quoted as being in support of the point being made. Obviously the person being quoted should be impressive in stature (by way of history, accomplishment, expertise, etc.) so as to add to the credibility being offered. Here are some quotes centred around the theme of Speeches and Presentations, one of my favorites would be from Zig Ziglar, a sales and motivation guru:

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.Zig Ziglar

Tip: When quoting someone the presenter should cite the name of the person and if not obvious, the credibility aspect of the person.

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.Cato The Elder

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.Winston Churchill

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.Joseph Conrad

Mere words are cheap and plenty enough, but ideas that rouse and set multitudes thinking come as gold from the mines.A. Owen

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.Dorothy Nevill

The will to win is important. But the will to prepare is vital.Joe Paterno

Talk low, talk slow, and don’t talk too much.John Wayne

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.Carl W. Buechner

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.Robert Greenleaf

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.Rudyard Kipling

It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.Wayne Burgraff

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.Dale Carnegie

No one ever complains about a speech being too short!Ira Hayes

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.John Maynard Keyne

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.Dorothy Sarnoff

To be a person is to have a story to tell.Isak Dinesen

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.Oliver Wendell Holmes

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.Jean Giraudoux

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.Thomas Neiel

The most precious things in speech are the pauses.Sir Ralph Richardson

Well timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best and the old words best of all.Sir Winston Churchill

There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.Mark Twain

Extemporaneous speaking should be practised and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue to the public…Abraham Lincoln

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.Sir Ralph Richardson

It’s not how strongly you feel about your topic, it’s how strongly they feel about your topic after you speak.Tim Salladay

Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.Dionysius Of Halicarnassus

If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.Dianna Booher

A good orator is pointed and impassioned.Marcus T. Cicero