Quotations The Best Quotes About Eloquence  

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A list of the best eloquence quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous eloquence quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic eloquence quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational eloquence quotes from that same writer.

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When a man gets talking about himself, he seldom fails to be eloquent and often reaches the sublime. Josh Billings

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They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper. Cicero

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He talked on for ever; and you wished him to talk on for ever. William Hazlitt

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There is no more sovereign eloquence than the truth in indignation. Victor Hugo

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The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them. David Lloyd George

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True eloquence consists in saying all that should be said, and that only. François de La Rochefoucauld

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You have such strong words at command, that they make the smallest argument seem formidable. George Eliot

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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

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In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent. Ovid

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The eloquent man is he who is no eloquent speaker, but who is inwardly drunk with a certain belief. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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“The power of this poet-likely-to-become president first won the world’s attention at the Democratic Convention in 2004. Even that event could have been described as “improbable” but it stands now as a fact of recorded history. Between that history-making speech and Presidential Candidate Obama’s bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, two things become clear about the power of eloquence. It is not simply melodious syllables or beautiful fury disguised as poetic art. In the hands and heart of a sincere individual seeking to serve the common good, it can represent truth, vision, and clarity empowered by strength, destiny, and intelligence.” --from The Rise of the Poet Most Likely to Become President Aberjhani