The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.
Rhetoric paints with a broad brush.
Some people wave their dogmatic thinking until their own reason is entangled.
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
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At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man walking into the little booth with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper. No amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of that point.
Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
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.
We are looking for bipartisan solutions not partisan rhetoric.
The force of what was called Panther rhetoric or word mongering resided not in elegant discourse but in strength of affirmation (or denial), in anger of tone and timbre. When the anger led to action there was no turgidity or over-emphasis. Anyone who has witnessed political rows among the Whites will have to admit that the Whites aren't overburdened with poetic imagination.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
The United Nations cannot do anything, and never could;
it is not an animate entity or agent. It is a place, a stage, a forum and a shrine... a place to which powerful people can repair when they are fearful about the course on which their own rhetoric seems to be propelling them.
That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them.
They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen.
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.
Rhetoric is nothing, but reason well dressed and argument put in order.
Everyone was tired with the old style politicians and their flowery rhetoric.
I just told them there are tough times ahead, but that they would be less tough with me in charge.
It's very easy to have slogans and rhetoric that people will follow, but eventually the slogans fall away.
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.
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.
The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly.
Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to dispute the allocation of the relief.
You may be right that people say: 'You know what, we had Obama.
He was inexperienced. The guy had great rhetoric, sounded good, looked good, but has turned out to be an utter disaster. I want someone where I have confidence and credibility that they're up to the job and that I can trust what they tell me.'
So the - the part of the problem is not just the rhetoric.
It's the fact that we - we're so polarized in what we've done to each other as parties over the last thirty years in redistricting that it's very, very hard to overcome your own constituencies and move to the middle.
Today's misery is real unemployment, home foreclosures and bankruptcies.
This is the Obama Misery Index and its at a record high. Its going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work - its going to take a new president.
I think politicians do great things in the world, but I don't think they're the only ones who can. I don't like all the rhetoric and the finger pointing.
I just find Bobby Kennedy's short campaign for president so inspiring because his rhetoric identified what America can be like if we care about each other.
He steps on stage and draws the sword of rhetoric, and when he is through, someone is lying wounded and thousands of others are either angry or consoled.
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric.
If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.
Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric. Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are. How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside.
When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes, I was your son, high on your horse, My mind a top whipped by the lashes Of your rhetoric, windy of course.
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
There comes a time when what is needed is not just rhetoric, but boots on the ground.
Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality.
Rhetoric is cheap, evidence comes more dearly.
Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.
Most people here agree that the rhetoric got overblown on both sides of the Atlantic before the Iraq war, and it was a disagreement among friends over the timing, not the substance, of the Iraq war.
The American people must not buy into the Democrat rhetoric.
There are professional negotiators working for the writers and the actors, but basically you've got the writers and actors negotiating against businessmen. That's why you get rhetoric.
I think he could have made most of the trips and gone to most of the fund-raisers if he would have avoided the partisan rhetoric and talked to the country as President in each of these appearances rather than to the narrow partisan audiences.
So I think it's important to communicate with the people in terms of what the real facts are on these proposals and try to have a discussion and a dialogue that gives people information. I think they're hungry for that rather than just political rhetoric.
I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric.
In the coming year, I believe we can make sure America lives up to its legacy as a land of opportunity if the President is willing to back up his rhetoric with substance.
Like my colleagues, I did about 10 to 15 town hall meetings on this issue;
and what I found is people came with a sincere interest to learn, a sincere interest to cut through the rhetoric and understand how this Medicare bill impacts them in their daily lives.
On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech.
Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience.
Democrats were simply hoping to win some political points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows.
Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art.
The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument or follow a long chain of reasoning.
In the age of Trump, we need to be aware of emotional rhetoric and its power regardless of whether or not it's based in fact.
Right now, when we're hearing so much disturbing and hateful rhetoric, it is so important to remember that our diversity has been - and will always be - our greatest source of strength and pride here in the United States.
Preachers at black churches are the last people left in the English-speaking world who know the schemes and tropes of classical rhetoric: parallelism, antithesis, epistrophe, synecdoche, metonymy, periphrasis, litotes - the whole bag of tricks.
Facts are not liberals' strong suit. Rhetoric is.