Quotes: eloquence

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    Action is eloquence.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
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    Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
    George Santayana
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    Eloquence is a republican art, as conversation is an aristocratic one.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
    David Hume
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    Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
    George Washington
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    Government is not reason and it is not eloquence. It is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
    George Washington
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    Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
  • Frederick W. Faber
    Frederick W. Faber
    English hymn writer and theologian 1814-1863
    Frederick W. Faber
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    Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    Little other than a red tape Talking-machine, and unhappy Bag of Parliamentary Eloquence.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    O, let my books be then the eloquence and dumb presages of my speaking breast.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable.

    Source: Sketches and Essays, On Nicknames

  • Homer
    Homer
    Greek poet c. 850 -? BC
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    Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes.
  • Edgar Quinet
    Edgar Quinet
    French Poet, Historian, Politician 1803-1875
    Edgar Quinet
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    Philosophy may be dodged, eloquence cannot.
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