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Eloquence, to produce her full effect, should start from the head of the orator, as Pallas from the brain of Jove, completely armed and equipped. Diffidence, therefore, which is so able a mentor to the writer, would prove a dangerous counsellor for the orator. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

When he spoke, what tender words he us'd! So softly, that like flakes of feather'd snow, They melted as they fell. (Quote by - John Dryden)

The manner of your speaking is full as important as the matter, as more people have ears to be tickled than understandings to judge. (Quote by - Lord Chesterfield)

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. (Quote by - Jane Austen)

The art of declamation has been sinking in value from the moment that speakers were foolish enough to publish, and hearers wise enough to read. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

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. (Quote by - George Washington )

As a preacher of the Gospel, our late venerable Bishop must have been heard, to form an adequate conception of his superior excellence and commanding eloquence. (Quote by - John Strachan)

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. (Quote by - Martin Luther King Jr.)

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Eloquence the soul, song charms the senses. (Quote by - John Milton)

Borrowed eloquence, if it contains as good stuff, is as good as own eloquence. (Quote by - John Adams)

Not to know what happened before you were born is to be forever a child (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.....the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope. (Quote by - Alexandre Dumas)

Action is eloquence. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

We may put too high a premium on speech from platform and pulpit, at the bar and in the legislative hall, and pay dear for the whistle of our endless harangues. England and especially Germany, are less loquacious, and attend more to business. We let the eagle, and perhaps too often the peacock, scream. (Quote by - Cyrus Augustus Bartol)

I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them. (Quote by - David Lloyd George)

Eloquence may be found in conversations and in all kinds of writings; it is rarely found when looked for, and sometimes discovered where it is least expected. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

The pleasure of eloquence is in greatest part owing often to the stimulus of the occasion which produces it- - to the magic of sympathy, which exalts the feeling of each by radiating on him the feeling of all. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

There is no eloquence which does not agitate the soul. (Quote by - Walter Savage Landor)

There is no talent so pernicious as eloquence to those who have it under command. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Eloquence is the appropriate organ of the highest personal energy. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)


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