Quotes: eloquence

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Action is eloquence.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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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
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    Eloquence is a republican art, as conversation is an aristocratic one.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Eloquence is an art of saying things in such a way—(1) that those to whom we speak may listen to them without pain and with pleasure; (2) that they feel themselves interested, so that self-love leads them more willingly to reflection upon it.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
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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.
  • Cassiodorus
    Cassiodorus
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    For the school of grammar has primacy: it is the fairest foundation of learning, the glorious mother of eloquence.
    Source: Variae, Bk. 9, no. 21; p. 122
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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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
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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.
  • Barbara Kruger
    Barbara Kruger
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    It's good to keep in mind that prominence is always a mix of hard work, eloquence in your practice, good timing and fortuitous social relations. Everything can't be personalized.
  • Frederick W. Faber
    Frederick W. Faber
    English hymn writer and theologian 1814-1863
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    Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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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.
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