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    The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society

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    The eloquence of one stimulates all the rest, some up to the speaking-point, and all others to a degree that makes them good receivers and conductors, and they avenge themselves for their enforced silence by increased loquacity on their return.

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    The finest eloquence is that which gets things done.

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

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    There is an art in silence, and there is an eloquence in it too.

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    The nature of our constitution makes eloquence more useful and more necessary in this country than in any other in Europe.

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    There is eloquence in screaming.

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    There is no talent so pernicious as eloquence to those who have it under command.

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    They let out on hire their passions and eloquence. [Referring to lawyers.]

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    True eloquence scorns eloquence.

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    Tis base to plead the unhappy prisoner's cause, With eloquence that's bought.

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    True eloquence forgoes eloquence.

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    Thou didst, in strains of eloquence refin'd, Inflame the soul, and captivate the mind.

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    When your crowd of attendants so loudly applaud you, Pomponius, it is not you, but your banquet, that is eloquent.

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    What I am seeking... is a motionless movement, something equivalent to what is called the eloquence of silence.

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    When Gold argues the cause, eloquence is impotant.

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    Yep.” Eloquence ’R’ Us. When in trouble, keep it monosyllabic—safer that way.

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    Wisdom and eloquence are not always united.

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    A picture can utter nothing to describe itself. - On the Eloquence of Pictures

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    Anything you say at this point cannot be trusted. You know I am well and truly angry, so you are in the grip of fear. This means I cannot trust any word you say, as it comes from fear. You are clever, and charming, and a liar. I know you can bend the world with your words. So I will not listen.

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    A rhetorician is capable of speaking effectively against all comers, whatever the issue, and can consequently be more persuasive in front of crowds about… anything he likes.

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    His speeches left the impression of an army of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an idea; sometimes these meandering words would actually capture a straggling thought and bear it triumphantly as a prisoner in their midst, until it died of servitude and overwork.

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    basic rule of negotiation is to know what you want, what you need to walk away with in order to be whole.

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    Eloquence is painted thought, and thus those who, after having painted it, add somewhat more, make a picture, not a portrait.

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    Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma. They end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs when, if you, they just gave, you gave, treatment early, and they got some treatment, and uhhh a breathalyzer, or uhh, an inhalator, not a breathalyzer...

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    But then her formality quickly melted away, the veil of adulthood she wore temporarily as a costume."-p. 273

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    Eloquence in public assemblies is not the surest road to fame and preferment, at least unless it be used with great caution, very rarely, and with great reserve.

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    Eloquence.— We need both what is pleasing and what is real, but that which pleases must itself be drawn from the true.

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    Good communication has just a little to do with eloquence. It's character that makes it more successful. Harsh words nicely articulated are sharp enough to kill your brand!

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    I could be eloquent were I not afraid you fellows had starved your imaginations to feed your bodies.

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    I can never bring you to realise the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace.

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    I may be deprived of eloquence, but my mind can never be a dumb.

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    In my opinion, it was chiefly owing to their deep contemplation in their silent retreats in the days of youth that the old Indian orators acquired the habit of carefully arranging their thoughts. They listened to the warbling of birds and noted the grandeur and the beauties of the forest. The majestic clouds—which appear like mountains of granite floating in the air—the golden tints of a summer evening sky, and the changes of nature, possessed a mysterious significance. All of this combined to furnish ample matter for reflection to the contemplating youth.

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    {Miller, who was president of American Federation of Musicians, had this to say about Robert Ingersoll at his funeral} On behalf of 15,000 professional musicians, comprising the American Federation of Musicians, permit me to extend to you our heart-felt and most sincere sympathy in the irreparable loss of the model husband, father, and friend. In him the musicians of not only this country, but of all countries, have lost one whose noble nature grasped the true beauties of our sublime art, and whose intelligence gave those impressions expression in words of glowing eloquence that will live as long as language exists.

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    I try to think of things to say but nothing comes, and if something did come I probably couldn't say it. This is my great obstacle, the biggest of all the boulders littering my path. In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But when I open my mouth, it all collapses.

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    in prayer, God does want your words, he wants your heart. He doesn’t track your eloquence, he treasures your soul.

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    In prayer, God doesn’t want your words, he wants your heart. He doesn’t track your eloquence, he treasures your soul.

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    I've just come to my room, Livy darling, I guess this was the memorable night of my life. By George, I never was so stirred since I was born. I heard four speeches which I can never forget... one by that splendid old soul, Col. Bob Ingersoll, — oh, it was just the supremest combination of English words that was ever put together since the world began... How handsome he looked, as he stood on that table, in the midst of those 500 shouting men, and poured the molten silver from his lips! What an organ is human speech when it is played by a master! How pale those speeches are in print, but how radiant, how full of color, how blinding they were in the delivery! It was a great night, a memorable night. I doubt if America has seen anything quite equal to it. I am well satisfied I shall not live to see its equal again... Bob Ingersoll’s music will sing through my memory always as the divinest that ever enchanted my ears. And I shall always see him, as he stood that night on a dinner-table, under the flash of lights and banners, in the midst of seven hundred frantic shouters, the most beautiful human creature that ever lived... You should have seen that vast house rise to its feet; you should have heard the hurricane that followed. That's the only test! People might shout, clap their hands, stamp, wave their napkins, but none but the master can make them get up on their feet. {Twain's letter to his wife, Livy, about friend Robert Ingersoll's incredible speech at 'The Grand Banquet', considered to be one of the greatest oratory performances of all time}

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    Melodiousness rolled over her tongue and out of her mouth whenever she spoke. Her eloquence equaled her elegance.

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    Meaningful prayer is a matter of the heart, not the eloquence of the words.

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    I want to hear you wound my lovely language with your rough barbarian tongue.

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    Past the entrance to the cloisters (in the church of Santa Croce in Florence) is Rossellino's funerary monument to the humanist chancellor Leonardo Bruni, He was chancellor of Florence from 1427 until his death in 1444. He is shown resting on his bier, as if asleep, holding his History of Florence. His epitaph is one of the most moving ever recorded: "Historia luget, eloquentia muta est," "History herself is in mourning, and eloquence has been silenced.

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    Nam eloquentiam quae admirationem non habet nullam iudico

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    No institution of learning of Ingersoll's day had courage enough to confer upon him an honorary degree; not only for his own intellectual accomplishments, but also for his influence upon the minds of the learned men and women of his time and generation. Robert G. Ingersoll never received a prize for literature. The same prejudice and bigotry which prevented his getting an honorary college degree, militated against his being recognized as 'the greatest writer of the English language on the face of the earth,' as Henry Ward Beecher characterized him. Aye, in all the history of literature, Robert G. Ingersoll has never been excelled -- except by only one man, and that man was -- William Shakespeare. And yet there are times when Ingersoll even surpassed the immortal Bard. Yes, there are times when Ingersoll excelled even Shakespeare, in expressing human emotions, and in the use of language to express a thought, or to paint a picture. I say this fully conscious of my own admiration for that 'intellectual ocean, whose waves touched all the shores of thought.' Ingersoll was perfection himself. Every word was properly used. Every sentence was perfectly formed. Every noun, every verb and every object was in its proper place. Every punctuation mark, every comma, every semicolon, and every period was expertly placed to separate and balance each sentence. To read Ingersoll, it seems that every idea came properly clothed from his brain. Something rare indeed in the history of man's use of language in the expression of his thoughts. Every thought came from his brain with all the beauty and perfection of the full blown rose, with the velvety petals delicately touching each other. Thoughts of diamonds and pearls, rubies and sapphires rolled off his tongue as if from an inexhaustible mine of precious stones. Just as the cut of the diamond reveals the splendor of its brilliance, so the words and construction of the sentences gave a charm and beauty and eloquence to Ingersoll's thoughts. Ingersoll had everything: The song of the skylark; the tenderness of the dove; the hiss of the snake; the bite of the tiger; the strength of the lion; and perhaps more significant was the fact that he used each of these qualities and attributes, in their proper place, and at their proper time. He knew when to embrace with the tenderness of affection, and to resist and denounce wickedness and tyranny with that power of denunciation which he, and he alone, knew how to express.

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    Our relationship was convoluted and was mired in cross-cultural vicissitude.Our promising friendship faltered after she became a supermodel.What prejudice could not destroy was extinguished by fame and a lucrative modeling contract.

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    Radite na tome da budete elokventni. Vecina njih zna samo da prica, mnogo vise nego sto treba.

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    poets. have the toughest job in the universe- of turning silence into eloquence.

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    The truth is the very definition of excellence.

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    The language of life is profane as it is eloquent.

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    She had this way, when she wasn't talking about foreign politics or global warming, of making sense of all the complex things I never knew how to describe.

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