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Oratory Quotes

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Next to fried foods, the South has suffered most from oratory.
- Brooks Hays

The object of oratory alone in not truth,
but persuasion.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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.
- Emily Post

Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

In oratory the will must predominate.
- David Hare

A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and
still be a forcible speaker;
but without these nothing will avail...
Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like,
are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
- Charles Horton Cooley

The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies,
the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears
in time and commemorative oratory,
are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions,
but they are present if you look.
- John Vinocur

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What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot (Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890)

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it,
old age is still old age.
- Sinclair Lewis

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

No poet or orator has ever existed who believed there
was any better than himself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
- Wendell Phillips

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle.
- Theophrastus

An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact.
- Maria Edgeworth

Who can wonder at the attractiveness...
of the bar, for our ambitious young men,
when the highest bribes of society are at the feet
of the successful orator?
- Marsilio Ficino

Then, like an old-time orator impressively he rose;
I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
- Sara Teasdale

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech,
whether in a senator or an orator.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Man Without a Country, was an orator no one could
silence and no one could answer.
- Thomas Starr King

Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Our swords shall play the orators for us.
- Christopher Marlowe

The people only understand what they can feel;
the only orators that can affect them are those who move them.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

If government half a century ago had provided us with
all our dinners and breakfasts,
it would be the practice of our orators today to assume
the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.
- Auberon Herbert

The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the
most extreme statements and claims of politicians and
orators who seek popularity by declaring their own
country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything.
- Elihu Root

If you see one cold and vehement at the same time,
set him down for a fanatic.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Anger is implanted in us as sort of sting,
to make us gnash with our teeth against the devil,
to make us vehement against him, not to set us in array against each other.
- Richard Savage

We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the
things we are most vehement about.
- Eric Hoffer

Every therapeutic cure, and still more,
any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth,
tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility
and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
- Alfred Adler

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor


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