Here are some of my favorite quotes that are suitable both for end-of-the year reflection and for thinking about public speaking.
“You can waken people only by dreaming their dreams more clearly than they dream them themsleves.” Alexander Herzen
“It takes two to speak truth: one to speak, and another to hear.” Henry David Thoreau
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain
“If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” Ray Bradbury
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” Seneca
“Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Becket
Do you have any favorite quotes to add?