Eloquence Quotes

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  • Extemporaneous and oral harangues will always have this advantage over those that are read from a manuscript; every burst of eloquence or spark of genius they may contain, however studied they may have been beforehand, will appear to the audience to be the effect of the sudden inspiration of talent.
    o Charles Caleb Colton

  • There is as much eloquence in the tone of voice, in the eyes, and in the air of a speaker, as in his choice of words.
    o François de La Rochefoucauld

  • True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.
    o François de La Rochefoucauld

  • True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may toil for it, but they will toil in vain. Words and phrases may be marshalled in every way, but they cannot compass it. It must exist in the man, in the subject, and in the occasion.
    o Noah Webster

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