Quotations on Oratory

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A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Keywords: Conviction, Grace, Man, May, Nothing, Oratory, Order, Tact, Will)

In oratory the will must predominate.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Oratory, Will)

The object of oratory alone in not truth, but persuasion.
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Keywords: Truth, Oratory, Persuasion)

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.
- Emily Post
(Keywords: Thought, Conversation, Oratory, Wit, Worry)

The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look.
- John Vinocur
(Keywords: Time, War, Bravery, Emotions, Numbers, Oratory, Present, Sense, Suffering)

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