Quotes of Diction

“ Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. ”

- Sir Francis Bacon

“ The schedule has now been disturbed and the wording of the resolution has become difficult. ”

- Igor Ivanov

“ The language denotes the man. A coarse or refined character finds its expression naturally in a coarse or refined phraseology. ”

- Christian Nestell Bovee

“ Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.t. ”

- Martin Farquhar Tupper

“ Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Philosophy may be dodged, eloquence cannot. ”

- Edgar Quinet

“ What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts. ”

- Italo Calvino

“ Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little worldings enjoy. ”

- Edward Young

“ Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. ”

- Martin Tupper

“ Action is eloquence. ”

- William Shakespeare
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