Eloquence Quotes

The art of the parenthesis is one of the great secrets of eloquence in Society.

Nicolas Chamfort

For the school of grammar has primacy: it is the fairest foundation of learning, the glorious mother of eloquence.

Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator

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

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is force, and like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington

Action is eloquence.


Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetic.

Samuel Johnson

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

As the grace of man is in the mind, so the beauty of the mind is eloquence.


Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action

George Washington

Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information

Mark Twain

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, Sr.

O, let my books be then the eloquence and dumb presages of my speaking breast.

William Shakespeare

There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast.

Jean de la Bruyere

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

What manly eloquence could produce such an effect as woman's silence?

Jules Michelet

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