Persuasive Speech Examples

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1. “I have not failed. I 've just found 10,000 ways that won 't work.” -Thomas A. Edison Thomas Edison is known for being such a great inventor. Being an inventor, he must have been through a lot of “failures” in his inventions as well as in his life. But he did not see it that way. As the passage quoted from him says, when you will find a way that won’t work, it does not mean it is already a failure. Failure is only in our minds so, if we didn’t see it that way, we would have the courage to try and try again until we make it right. As an aspiring inventor and a future engineer, I find this quote useful in reminding me that I should not be easily be conquered with fear of rejection and failure in everything that I do and create. I’ll just remember that every rejection is just one way that “won’t work” rather than total “failure”. With that in mind, I would never be scared of trying again because at the end of it, there would be always a way that “would work”. 2. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To…show more content…
4. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings The quote tells about hidden truths, feeling and emotions. Yes, it is very difficult and sad if one cannot tell what his/her heart has to say. Being your feelings unable to reach to others, it feels like there was gaping holes in your chest that will make you feel are alone in this world. Keeping truths inside yourself will put you into a situation that your conscience will keep on telling you to spill it out but your logic would contradict it, thus endless conflict within yourself. As I’ve experienced it myself, it is sad to keep feelings within self. I remembered not too long ago, I’ve once had untold feelings to someone. Even if we were close enough, it is like we were worlds apart that I cannot tell it to her, so I just keep to it myself. Years later, she got into a relationship. With that, my story with her ends before it could actually
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