Top 10 rhetoric quotes


What are the TOP 10 quotes about rhetoric?


The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.

Adolf Hitler, criminal

Some people wave their dogmatic thinking until their own reason is entangled.

Samuel Johnson, author

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.

Plato, philosopher

Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance.

Mel Brooks, comedian



We are looking for bipartisan solutions not partisan rhetoric.

Paul Ryan, politician

We're more of the love, blood, and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can't give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see.

Tom Stoppard, dramatist

Rhetoric is nothing, but reason well dressed and argument put in order.

Jan Zamoiski,

It's very easy to have slogans and rhetoric that people will follow, but eventually the slogans fall away.

Saad Hariri, politician

We've advanced in the construction of a true free-trade area across South America... What's needed now is less rhetoric and more action.

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, politician

The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.

Mary Astell, writer


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