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Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
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.
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.
For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent.
Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart.
William Jennings Bryan
I am not eloquent.
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.
Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
There is no being eloquent for atheism. In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings, - the clearest proof that it is out of its element.
Music fills in for words a lot of the time when people don't know what to say, and I think music can be more eloquent than words.
In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.
When I wear high heels I have a great vocabulary and I speak in paragraphs. I'm more eloquent. I plan to wear them more often.
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.
Many of the most eloquent people I have ever met work in lab coats every day.
The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.
If only I was as eloquent as Demosthenes, I would have to do no more than repeat a single word three times.
Johann Georg Hamann
Did you come of age in those sweet summers of the early nineteen-sixties, when the airwaves were full of rock and roll's doo-wop promise of joy and the nation was full of J.F.K.'s eloquent promise of a New Frontier? I did. Life seemed to be laid out before us like a banquet; everything was for the taking, especially hearts.
The problem with people who live in a world of speeches and books and theories is they don't know how to fix things in the real world when they go wrong. They feign ignorance, blame others, and make another eloquent speech.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
I am not the most eloquent guy in the world.
No man was ever eloquent by trying to be eloquent, but only by being so.
George Henry Lewes
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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