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Rhetoric Quotes

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Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
- Friedrich Schiller

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There comes a time when what is needed is not just rhetoric,
but boots on the ground.
- Baldwin Spencer

We need to think more about the nature of rhetoric in anthropology.
There isn't a body of knowledge and thought to fall back on in this regard.
- Clifford Geertz

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.
- Stephen Spender

 

Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished
at the cheap price of rhetoric.
- Thomas Sowell

Democrats were simply hoping to win some political
points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published
in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows.
- John Doolittle

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.
- Ron Kind

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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.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is not empty rhetoric to talk of the Free World.
- Barbara Amiel

When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular
feeling about the family,
they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism
of family values for their own purposes.
- Christopher Lasch

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

Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned
from observation and experience.
- Paul Getty

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
- Plato

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.
- Dick Wolf

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

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

The American people demand results, not rhetoric,
especially when it comes to national security issues.
- J. D. Hayworth

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.
- Pete Hamill

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

The American people must not buy into the Democrat rhetoric.
- Virginia Foxx

President Bush has consistently used rhetoric,
and that is not convincing given his past record.
- Grace Napolitano

It's time to let science and medicine,
not politics and rhetoric, lead us to good,
sound policy.
- Eliot Spitzer

We make out of the quarrel with others,
rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves,
poetry.
- William Butler Yeats

Rhetoric is cheap, evidence comes more dearly.
- John Fund

I got my degree in rhetoric.
- Alex Borstein

Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social
crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the
birth pangs of a new order.
- Christopher Lasch

I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric.
- Gerrit Smith

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.
- John S. Tanner

My colleagues, while it is good that the Nation is
finally focused on the critical issue of securing our ports,
our rhetoric and our passion about Dubai must be matched
by the funding necessary to keep our ports and our citizens safe.
- Allyson Schwartz

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

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.
- Michael Harrington

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.
- Allen Boyd

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.
- Ed Gillespie

We owe our troops more than rhetoric;
we owe them a real plan.
The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy
for achieving stability in Iraq,
ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to
the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government.
- Dennis Cardoza

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.'
- Karl Rove

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.
- Robert Teeter

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.
- Howard Dean

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.
- Chris Chocola

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.
- Zell Miller

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.
- John Podesta

I have never allowed anti-Russian rhetoric in Ukrainian
policy toward such a strategic partner like Russia.
This is the first point.
I never went against the interests of the Ukrainian
state and the Ukrainian people.
- Viktor Yanukovych

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.
- Dick Morris

When we walk away from global warming,
Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa,
when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards,
we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy.
- John F. Kerry

If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric,
if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites,
and hard work instead of horse trading,
I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer,
at the accomplishments of this Congress.
- Alcee Hastings

The problems seem so easy out there on the stump.
Deficits shrink with a rhetorical flourish.
- Hugh Sidey

So far the changes in the president in his second term
have been mainly of a rhetorical nature.
- Brent Scowcroft

The poetry of this one is called philosophical,
of that one philological, of a third rhetorical,
and so on.
Which is then the poetic poetry?
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Using rhetorical questions in speeches is a great way
to keep the audience involved.
Don't you think those kinds of questions would keep your attention?
- Bo Bennett

Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
- George Santayana

That sense of a life in natural objects,
which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice,
was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was
for him almost literal fact.
- Walter Pater

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested,
and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all.
This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
- Stephen Jay Gould

It seems to me we have been in a rhetorical arms race in this country,
with each side unwilling to lay down its weapons for fear -
usually justified -
the other side would beat them to a pulp.
- Pat Sajak

Now, there are sometimes making a connection between
one section and another that sometimes you do want
to see the pattern because it helps you to lead into the next thing -
it's a rhetorical thing,
where you just see how the pattern has to go into the next thing.
- Leo Ornstein

Intellectuals solve problems,
geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Problems cannot be solved at the same level
of awareness that created them.
- Albert Einstein

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser

The greatest and most important problems of life
are all fundamentally insoluble.
They can never be solved but only outgrown.
- Carl Jung

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

Walking is good for solving problems -
it's like the feet are little psychiatrists.
- Pepper Giardino

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes
when they're not so good,
and sympathizes with your problems
when they're not so bad.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
- Herm Albright

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
- Robert H. Schuller


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