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Eloquent Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Eloquent

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Government is not reason; it is not eloquent;
it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
- George Washington

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Silence is more eloquent than words.
- Thomas Carlyle

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
- George Eliot

No man was ever eloquent by trying to be eloquent,
but only by being so.
- George Henry Lewes

 

The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good,
an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.
- Eric Johnston

In an easy matter.
Anybody can be eloquent.
- Ovid

If only I was as eloquent as Demosthenes,
I would have to do no more than repeat a single word three times.
- Johann G. Hamann

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If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth,
is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
- Thomas Carlyle

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without
being a reader of the Bible,
and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
- Fisher Ames

There is no being eloquent for atheism.
In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings,
- the clearest proof that it is out of its element.
- Augustus Hare

My harmony is passable but is usually made more eloquent
at the hands of Steve Hamilton.
- Bill Bruford

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

For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent,
does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that -
is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
- Thomas Carlyle

The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.
- Billy Graham

When I wear high heels I have a great vocabulary and I speak in paragraphs.
I'm more eloquent.
I plan to wear them more often.
- Meg Ryan

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear,
but rather from heart to heart.
- William Jennings Bryan

Not only is your story worth telling,
but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
- Gloria Naylor

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.
- Aldous Huxley

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.
- Thomas Hobbes

I think every age has a medium that talks to it more
eloquently than the others.
In the 19th century it was symphonic music and the novel.
For various technical and artistic reasons,
film became that eloquent medium for the 20th century.
- Walter Murch

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief ...
and unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

In the last analysis, what we are communicates far
more eloquently than anything we say or do.
- Stephen Covey

Words impress me.
If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me,
I just melt on the floor.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

As Bill Clinton said so eloquently at the convention,
during Vietnam there was a chance to serve;
there was a chance not to serve.
- Mark Shields

If you're a preacher, you talk for a living,
so even if you don't make sense, you learn to make nonsense eloquently.
- Andrew Young

If you are feeling something, then Shakespeare felt it and wrote about it -
and wrote about it so eloquently.
- Richard McCabe

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up...
persisting...
eloquently expressing the depth of your love.
What simple action could you take today to produce
a new momentum toward success in your life?
- Tony Robbins

I think there are lots of ways to make good work.
You can throw big bucks at a project and make what some would call crap,
or you can work very modestly with eloquently moving results.
- Barbara Kruger

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which
are the repositories of models of eloquence,
but the ad agencies.
- Marshall McLuhan

In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make
use of the Latin element in our vocabulary.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance
to the citizens of a democracy.
- Bertrand Russell

Continuous eloquence wearies.
Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated.
Continuity in everything is unpleasant.
Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
- Blaise Pascal

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.
- John Strachan

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

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal,
eloquence, or learning.
- Frederick William Faber

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

Courage easily finds its own eloquence.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Talking and eloquence are not the same:
to speak and to speak well are two things.
A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
- Heinrich Heine

False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.
- William R. Alger

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Stunning vistas don't always produce eloquence.
- William D. Tammeus

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

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

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

It is but a poor eloquence which only shows that the orator can talk.
- Joshua Reynolds

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.
- William C. Bryant

It was an argument of rare power and eloquence.
- William Henry Moody

Every idea is an incitement...
Eloquence may set fire to reason.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary,
and nothing but what is necessary.
- Heinrich Heine

The finest eloquence is that which gets things done.
- David Lloyd George

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

Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
- Blaise Pascal

The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

One man excels in eloquence, another in arms.
- Virgil

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

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

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.
- David Hume

Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.
- Edsger Dijkstra

What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole.
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest,
all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.
- Antonio Porchia

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
- Hosea Ballou

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech,
whether in a senator or an orator.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Brevity is the soul of wit.
- William Shakespeare

I find it satisfying and intellectually stimulating
to work with the intensity,
brevity, balance and word play of the short story.
- Annie Proulx

With this sense of the splendour of our experience
and of its awful brevity,
gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch,
we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch.
- Walter Pater

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith


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