Quotations on Eloquence

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A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Talent, Eloquence, Man, Modesty)

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Art, Life, Virtue, Authority, Eloquence, Maxim)

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.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Discretion, Eloquence, Order, Speech, Words)

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.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Art, Eloquence, Fools)

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.
- William C. Bryant
(Keywords: Poetry, Eloquence, Prose)

The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: Art, Society, Eloquence, Secrets)

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.
- John W. Gardner
(Keywords: Courage, Strength, Eloquence, Judgment, Leaders, Quiet)

Every idea is an incitement... Eloquence may set fire to reason.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: Idea, Eloquence, Fire, May, Reason)

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.
- Barbara Kruger
(Keywords: Work, Eloquence, Hard work, Mind, Practice)

Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.
- Marshall McLuhan
(Keywords: Classroom, Eloquence, Today)

What I am looking for... is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term 'mute music'.
- Joan Miro
(Keywords: Music, Eloquence, Silence)

Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
- Blaise Pascal
(Keywords: Thoughts, Eloquence, Painting)

Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.
- Juan Ruiz
(Keywords: Love, Courage, Eloquence, Man, Quick)

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Democracy, Eloquence, Importance)









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