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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.
  • Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Jordan
    American lawyer, educator and politician 1936-1996
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    Earlier today we heard the beginning of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. 'We the people.' It is a very eloquent beginning. But, when that document was completed on the 17th of September in 1787, I was not included in that 'We, the people.' I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But, through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in 'We, t
    Source: Statement before House Judiciary Committee considering impeachment of Richard Nixon, 25 July 1974
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    He that can carp in the most eloquent or acute manner at the weakness of the human mind is held by his fellows as almost divine.
  • Emily Post
    Emily Post
    American writer about etiquette 1872-1960
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    Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
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    In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    In religion all words are dirty words. Anybody who gets eloquent about Buddha, or God, or Christ, ought to have his mouth washed out with carbolic soap.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.
  • Bono
    Bono
    Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
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    Music fills in for words a lot of the time when people don't know what to say, and I think music can be more eloquent than words.
  • Bill Bruford
    Bill Bruford
    English drummer, composer and producer 1949-
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    My harmony is passable but is usually made more eloquent at the hands of Steve Hamilton.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Silence is more eloquent than words.
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    British philosopher 1588-1679
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    Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
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