Quotes of Eloquent

“ The eloquent man is he who is no eloquent speaker, but who is inwardly drunk with a certain belief. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ 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

“ A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man. ”

- Thomas Mann

“ Nothing is more revealing than movement. ”

- Martha Graham

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

- Josh Billings

“ Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

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

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date. ”

- Albert Camus

“ Silence is more eloquent than words. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Service always is more eloquent than silence. ”

- Unknown

“ 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

“ No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference. ”

- George Eliot

“ Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent. ”

- Ovid

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

- Thomas Carlyle

“ 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

“ It is feeling and force of imagination that make us eloquent. ”

- Marcus Valerius Martialis

“ 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

“ Type is one of the most eloquent means of expression in every epoch of style. Next to architecture, it gives the most characteristic portrait of a period and the most severe testimony of a nation's intellectual status. ”

- Peter Behrens

“ We the people; it is a very eloquent beginning. But when the Constitution of the United States was completed on the seventeenth of September, 1787, I was not included in the "We the people." I felt for many years that somehow George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. ”

- Barbara Jordan
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