Thou didst, in strains of eloquence refin'd, Inflame the soul, and captivate the mind.— Phillis Wheatley
Unpopular Eloquent quotations
To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.
So shines a good deed... in a weary world.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
True words aren't eloquent; eloquent words aren't true. Wise men don't need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren't wise. The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is. The Tao nourishes by not forcing. By not dominating, the Master leads.
The Eucharist is the bread that gives strength.
.. It is at once the most eloquent proof of His love and the most powerful means of fostering His love in us. He gives Himself every day so that our hearts as burning coals may set afire the hearts of the faithful.
My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop.
Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence.
What we need is not more learning, not more eloquence, not more persuasion, not more organization, but more power from the Holy Spirit.
Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply.
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.
The passions are the only orators that always persuade: they are, as it were, a natural art, the rules of which are infallible; and the simplest man with passion is more persuasive than the most eloquent without it.
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
Fine declamation does not consist in flowery periods, delicate allusions of musical cadences, but in a plain, open, loose style, where the periods are long and obvious, where the same thought is often exhibited in several points of view.
Your example, even more than your words, will be an eloquent lesson to the world.
A good photograph is like a good hound dog, dumb, but eloquent.
The art of declamation has been sinking in value from the moment that speakers were foolish enough to publish, and hearers wise enough to read.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.
What I am seeking... is a motionless movement, something equivalent to what is called the eloquence of silence.
In oratory affectation must be avoided;
it being better for a man by a native and clear eloquence to express himself than by those words which may smell either of the lamp or inkhorn.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
Joel Cairo: You always have a very smooth explanation ready.
Sam Spade: What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?
It's good to keep in mind that prominence is always a mix of hard work, eloquence in your practice, good timing and fortuitous social relations. Everything can't be personalized.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Go, write it in a martial hand; be curst and brief; it is no matter how witty, so it be eloquent and fun of invention: taunt him with the licence of ink: if thou thou'st him some thrice, it shall not be amiss; and as many lies as will lie in thy shee.
Can the real Constitution be restored? Probably not.
Too many Americans depend on government money under programs the Constitution doesn't authorize, and money talks with an eloquence Shakespeare could only envy. Ignorant people don't understand The Federalist Papers, but they understand government checks with their names on them.
Kindness has converted more sinners than either zeal, eloquence, or learning;
and these three last have never converted any.
If our eloquence be directed above the heads of our hearers, we shall do no execution. By pointing our arguments low, we stand a chance of hitting their hearts as well as their heads. In addressing angels, we could hardly raise our eloquence too high; but we must remember that men are not angels.
Eloquence is logic on fire.
When we rely upon organization, we get what organization can do;
when we rely upon education, we get what education can do; when we rely upon eloquence, we get what eloquence can do. And so on. But when we rely upon prayer, we get what God can do.
I've often thought, I'm nobody. Why would God answer my prayer? But God's not impressed by eloquence; he's impressed by our longing for him.
The notion of directing a film is the invention of critics - the whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room.
Everyone in their life has his own particular way of expressing life's purpose - the lawyer his eloquence, the painter his palette, and the man of letters his pen from which the quick words of his story flow. I have my bicycle.