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These are some of the best 'Eloquence' quotations and sayings.

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Action is eloquence; the eyes of the ignorant are more learned than their ears.

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.

Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.

Eloquence is in the assembly, not merely in the speaker.

Eloquence is logic on fire.

Eloquence is relative. - One can no more pronounce on the eloquence of any composition, than on the wholesomeness of a medicine without knowing for whom it is intended.

Eloquence is the language of nature, and cannot be learned in the schools; but rhetoric is the creature of art, which he who feels least will most excel in.

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.

Eloquence is the transference of thought and emotion from one heart to another, no matter how it is done.

Eloquence is vehement simplicity.

Eloquence may set fire to reason.

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.

Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.

Great is the power of eloquence; but never is it so great as when it pleads along with nature, and the culprit is a child strayed from his duty, and returned to it again with tears.

Honesty is one part of eloquence. We persuade others by being in earnest ourselves.

If any thing I have ever said or written deserves the feeblest encomiums of my fellow countrymen, I have no hesitation in declaring that for their partiality I am indebted, solely indebted, to the daily and attentive perusal of the Sacred Scriptures, the source of all true poetry and eloquence, as well as of all good and all comfort.

It is but a poor eloquence which only shows that the orator can talk.

It is of eloquence as of a flame; it requires matter to feed it, and motion to excite it; and it brightens as it burns.

Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.

No man ever did, or ever will become most truly eloquent without being a constant reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.


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