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Orators Quotes By Orison Swett Marden

It is certain that the greatest poets, orators, statesmen, and historians, men of the most brilliant and imposing talents, have labored as hard, if not harder, than day laborers; and that the most obvious reason why they have been superior to other men is that they have taken more pains than other men. — Orison Swett Marden

Orators Quotes By Keshub Chandra Sen

Swami Vivekananda: The genuine orator exercises a sort of hypnotism over his audience. I have listened to many orators, Indian, English and American; but Keshub Chunder Sen is easily the greatest of all. — Keshub Chandra Sen

Orators Quotes By Alison Roberta Noble Neilans

The prostitute is the scapegoat for everyone's sins, and few people care whether she is justly treated or not. Good people have spent thousands of pounds in efforts to reform her, poets have written about her, essayists and orators have made her the subject of some of their most striking rhetoric; perhaps no class of people has been so much abused, and alternatively sentimentalized over as prostitutes have been but one thing they have never yet had, and that is simple legal justice. — Alison Roberta Noble Neilans

Orators Quotes By Stephen Vincent Benet

We can no longer take our own way of life for granted - we know that it may be challenged. And we know this, too - and know it ever more deeply - we know that freedom and democracy are not just big words mouthed by orators but the rain and the wind and the sun, the air and the light by which we breathe and live. — Stephen Vincent Benet

Orators Quotes By David Jeremiah

Revelation 13:2 declares that his mouth is 'as the mouth of a lion' which is a symbolic expression telling of the majesty and awe-producing effects of his voice."[46] Just as the voice of a lion surpasses that of all other beasts, so the Antichrist will outrival orators both ancient and modern. — David Jeremiah

Orators Quotes By John Burroughs

That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges. — John Burroughs

Orators Quotes By Marcus Tullius Cicero

There has never been a poet or orator who thought another better than himself. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Orators Quotes By George Orwell

He was abusing Big Brother, he was denouncing the dictatorship of the Party, he was demanding the immediate conclusion of peace with Eurasia, he was advocating freedom of speech, freedom of the Press, freedom of assembly, freedom of thought, he was crying hysterically that the revolution had been betrayed - and all this in rapid polysyllabic speech which was a sort of parody of the habitual style of the orators of the Party, and even contained Newspeak words: more Newspeak words, indeed, than any Party member would normally use in real life. — George Orwell

Orators Quotes By Thomas Hobbes

A democracy is no more than an aristocracy of orators. The people are so readily moved by demagogues that control must be exercised by the government over speech and press. — Thomas Hobbes

Orators Quotes By Philibert Joseph Roux

When orators and auditors have the same prejudices, those prejudices run a great risk of being made to stand for incontestable truths. — Philibert Joseph Roux

Orators Quotes By Andrew Bacevich

Memorial Day orators will say that a G.I.'s life is priceless. Don't believe it. I know what value the U.S. government assigns to a soldier's life: I've been handed the check. It's roughly what the Yankees will pay Roger Clemens per inning once he starts pitching next month. — Andrew Bacevich

Orators Quotes By Walter Lippmann

The principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised. It is a pacific substitute for civil war in which the opposing armies are counted and the victory is awarded to the larger before any blood is shed. Except in the sacred tests of democracy and in the incantations of the orators, we hardly take the trouble to pretend that the rule of the majority is not at bottom a rule of force. — Walter Lippmann

Orators Quotes By Letitia Elizabeth Landon

In came ... a baby, eloquent as infancy usually is, and like most youthful orators, more easily heard than understood. — Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Orators Quotes By Margaret Mitchell

No matter what rallying cries the orators give to the idiots who fight, no matter what noble purposes they assign to wars, there is never but one reason for a war. And that is money. — Margaret Mitchell

Orators Quotes By Richard Barnfield

Gold is a deep-persuading orator. — Richard Barnfield

Orators Quotes By Ben Hecht

H.L.Mencken's war aims, according to the handful of observers who deigned to notice his conflict, were the overthrow of American Democracy, the Christian religion, and the YMCA. He was also credited with trying to wipe out poets and luncheon orators. — Ben Hecht

Orators Quotes By Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Great orators who are not also great writers become very indistinct shadows to the generations following them. The spell vanishes with the voice. — Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Orators Quotes By Margaret Mitchell

All wars are sacred," he said. "To those who have to fight them. If the people who started wars didn't make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight? But, no matter what rallying cries the orators give to the idiots who fight, no matter what noble purposes they assign to wars, there is never but one reason for a war. And that is money. All wars are in reality money squabbles. But so few people ever realize it. — Margaret Mitchell

Orators Quotes By Omar Khayyam

Empty orators and silent scholars
died without having understood Being and non-Being.
Ignorants, my brothers, let us continue tasting
the juice of the grape attentively and let
the authorities satisfy themselves
with dry raisins. — Omar Khayyam

Orators Quotes By Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The passions are the only orators which always persuade. — Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Orators Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

God is only the president of the day, and Webster is his orator. — Henry David Thoreau

Orators Quotes By Carrie Chapman Catt

The world taught women nothing skillful and then said her work was valueless. It permitted her no opinions and said she did not know how to think. It forbade her to speak in public and said the sex had no orators. It denied her the schools, and said the sex had no genius. It robbed her of every vestige of responsibility, and then called her weak. It taught her that every pleasure must come as a favor from men and when, to gain it, she decked herself in paint and fine feathers, as she had been taught to do, it called her vain. — Carrie Chapman Catt

Orators Quotes By Thomas Hobbes

In a Democracy, look how many Demagogs that is how many powerful Orators there are with the people. — Thomas Hobbes

Orators Quotes By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Orators are most vehement when they have the weakest cause, as men get on horseback when they cannot walk. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Orators Quotes By John Calvin

Read Demosthenes or Cicero, read Plato, Aristotle, or any other of that class: you will, I admit, feel wonderfully allured, pleased, moved, enchanted; but turn from them to the reading of the Sacred Volume, and whether you will or not, it will so affect you, so pierce your heart, so work its way into your very marrow, that, in comparison of the impression so produced, that of orators and philosophers will almost disappear; making it manifest that in the Sacred Volume there is a truth divine, a something which makes it immeasurably superior to all the gifts and graces attainable by man. Section — John Calvin

Orators Quotes By Jonathan Swift

Orators inflame the people, whose anger is really but a short fit of madness. — Jonathan Swift

Orators Quotes By Walt Whitman

Poets to Come
POETS to come! orators, singers, musicians to come!
Not to-day is to justify me, and answer what I am for;
But you, a new brood, native, athletic, continental, greater than before known,
Arouse! Arouse
for you must justify me
you must answer.
I myself but write one or two indicative words for the future,
I but advance a moment, only to wheel and hurry back in the darkness.
I am a man who, sauntering along, without fully stopping, turns a casual look upon you, and then averts his face,
Leaving it to you to prove and define it,
Expecting the main things from you. — Walt Whitman

Orators Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

The key to the age may be this, or that, or the other, as the young orators describe; the key to all ages is - Imbecility; imbecility in the vast majority of men, at all times, and, even in heroes, in all but certain eminent moments; victims of gravity — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Orators Quotes By Joshua Foer

The brain is like a muscle, he said, and memory training is a form of mental workout. Over time, like any form of exercise, it'll make the brain fitter, quicker, and more nimble. It's an idea that dates back to the very origins of memory training. Roman orators argued that the art of memory - the proper retention and ordering of knowledge - was a vital instrument for the invention of new ideas. — Joshua Foer

Orators Quotes By Andy Stanley

The most significant visions are not cast by great orators from a stage. They are cast at the bedsides of our children. The greatest visioncasting opportunities happen between the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 PM Monday through Sunday. In these closing hours of the day we have a unique opportunity to plant the seeds of what could be and what should be. Take every opportunity you get. — Andy Stanley

Orators Quotes By Albert Ellery Bergh

True eloquence is irresistible. It charms by its images of beauty, it enforces an argument by its vehement simplicity. Orators whose speeches are "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing," only prevail where truth is not understood, for knowledge and simplicity are the foundation of all true eloquence. Eloquence abounds in beautiful and natural images, sublime but simple conceptions, in passionate but plain words. Burning words appeal to the emotions as well as to the intellect; they stir the soul and touch the heart. — Albert Ellery Bergh

Orators Quotes By Marcus Tullius Cicero

We are born poets. we become orators. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Orators Quotes By George Whitefield

Would ministers preach for eternity! They would then act the part of true Christian orators, and not only calmly and cooly inform the understanding, but, by persuasive, pathetic address, endeavour to move the affections and warm the heart. — George Whitefield

Orators Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no true orator who is not a hero. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Orators Quotes By Dan Brown

Despite the headmaster's romantic claims that the origin of the cravat went back to the silk fascalia worn by Roman orators to warm their vocal cords, Langdon knew that, etymologically, "cravat" actually derived from a ruthless band of Croat mercenaries who donned knotted neckerchiefs before they stormed into battle. To this day, this ancient battle garb was donned by modern office warriors hoping to intimidate their enemies in daily boardroom battles. — Dan Brown

Orators Quotes By Christopher Marlowe

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

Orators Quotes By Abraham Lincoln

I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war. — Abraham Lincoln

Orators Quotes By Mary Collyer

I am to consider the many advantages arising from a frequent use of oaths, curses, and imprecations. In the first place, this genteel accomplishment is a wonderful help to discourse; as it supplies the want of good sense, learning, and eloquence. The illiterate and stupid, by the help of oaths, become orators; and he, whose wretched intellects would not permit him to utter a coherent sentence, by this easy practice, excites the laughter, and fixes the attention, of a brilliant and joyous circle. — Mary Collyer

Orators Quotes By Francis Assikinack

In my opinion, it was chiefly owing to their deep contemplation in their silent retreats in the days of youth that the old Indian orators acquired the habit of carefully arranging their thoughts.
They listened to the warbling of birds and noted the grandeur and the beauties of the forest. The majestic clouds - which appear like mountains of granite floating in the air - the golden tints of a summer evening sky, and the changes of nature, possessed a mysterious significance.
All of this combined to furnish ample matter for reflection to the contemplating youth. — Francis Assikinack

Orators Quotes By Clarence Darrow

Robert G. Ingersoll was a great man. a wonderful intellect, a great soul of matchless courage, one of the great men of the earth -- and yet we have no right to bow down to his memory simply because he was great. Great orators, great soldiers, great lawyers, often use their gifts for a most unholy cause. We meet to pay a tribute of love and respect to Robert G. Ingersoll because he used his matchless power for the good of man.

{Darrow's eulogy for Ingersoll at his funeral} — Clarence Darrow

Orators Quotes By Ikechukwu Joseph

The cemetery is the richest or wealthiest prison of undiscovered, untapped, undeveloped and unfulfilled dreams of presidents that never presided, great orators that never made a speech, astronauts that never went to the moon, doctors that never touched the sick or great preachers that never preached a Sermon — Ikechukwu Joseph

Orators Quotes By Ben Jonson

The poet is the nearest borderer upon the orator. — Ben Jonson

Orators Quotes By Margaret Mitchell

All wars are sacred,to those who have to fight them. If the people who started wars didn't make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight? But, no matter what rallying cries the orators give to the idiots who fight, no matter what noble purposes they assign to wars, there is never but one reason for a war. And that is money. All wars are in reality money squabbles. But so few people ever realize it. Their ears are too full of bugles and drums and the fine words from stay-at-home orators. Sometimes the rallying cry is 'save the Tomb of Christ from the Heathen!' Sometimes it's 'down with Popery!' and sometimes 'Liberty!' and sometimes 'Cotton, Slavery and States' Rights! — Margaret Mitchell

Orators Quotes By Anonymous

The Life of Johnson is assuredly a great, a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakspeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second. ========== — Anonymous

Orators Quotes By Virchand Gandhi

I have heard your orators speak on many questions. One among them the so-called vital question of money which is above all things the most coveted commodity but I, as a Jainist, in the name of my countrymen and of my country, would offer you as the medium of the most perfect exchange between us, henceforth and forever, the indestructible, the unchangeable, the universal currency of good will and peace, and this, my brothers and sisters, is a currency that is not interchangeable with silver and gold, it is a currency of the heart, of the good life, of the highest estate on the earth. — Virchand Gandhi

Orators Quotes By Elihu Burritt

Those orators who give us much noise and many words, but little argument and less wit, and who are the loudest when least lucid, should take a lesson from the great volume of nature; she often gives us the lightning without the thunder, but never the thunder without the lightning. — Elihu Burritt

Orators Quotes By Aristophanes

Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy. — Aristophanes

Orators Quotes By Cato The Elder

An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking. — Cato The Elder

Orators Quotes By John Arbuthnot

It is surprising to see what superficial, inconsequential reasonings satisfy the most part of mankind. A piece of wit, a jest, a simile, or a quotation of an Author, passes for a mighty argument ... This weakness and effeminacy of mankind in being persuaded where they are delighted, have made them the sport of orators, poets, and men of wit. — John Arbuthnot

Orators Quotes By Aristotle.

Now all orators effect their demonstrative proofs by allegation either of enthymems or examples, and, besides these, in no other way whatever. — Aristotle.

Orators Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Plato says that the punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is, to live under the government of worse men; and the like regret is suggested to all the auditors, as the penalty of abstaining to speak,
that they shall hear worse orators than themselves. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Orators Quotes By Ernst Breisach

Thucydides, distrusting the clever oratory in the popular assembly, saw a frustrated populace gullibly following those orators who promised solutions which at first sight were pleasant but eventually disastrous. Both — Ernst Breisach

Orators Quotes By Woodrow Wilson

The greatest and truest models for all oratorsis Demosthenes. One who has not studied deeply and constantly all the great speeches of the great Athenian, is not prepared to speak in public. Only as the constant companion of Demosthenes, Burke, Fox, Canning and Webster, can we hope to become orators. — Woodrow Wilson

Orators Quotes By Jill Lepore

Clarence Darrow, America's best-known trial lawyer, was also one of American history's most skilled orators. — Jill Lepore

Orators Quotes By Charles De Montesquieu

What orators lack in depth they make up for in length. — Charles De Montesquieu

Orators Quotes By Shannon L. Alder

The irony of rule followers is they often quote a lot of people that do not follow as many rules as they do. — Shannon L. Alder

Orators Quotes By William Penn

Where judgment has wit to express it, there's the best orator. — William Penn

Orators Quotes By Graham Greene

The soap-box orators talked in the bitter cold at Marble Arch with their mackintoshes turned up around their Adam's apples, and all down the road the cad cars waited for the right easy girls, and the cheap prostitutes sat hopelessly in the shadows, and the blackmailers kept an eye open on the grass where the deeds of darkness were quietly and unsatisfactorily accomplished. — Graham Greene

Orators Quotes By Robert Higgs

Every year, on Veterans Day, orators declare that our leaders have gone to war to preserve our freedoms and have done so with glorious success, but the truth is just the opposite. In ways big and small, direct and indirect, crude and subtle, war - the quintessential government activity - has been the mother's milk for the nourishment of a growing tyranny in this country, and it remains so today. — Robert Higgs

Orators Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

No orator can top the one who can give good nicknames. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Orators Quotes By Plato

The orators and the despots have the least power in their cities ... since they do nothing that they wish to do, practically speaking, though they do whatever they think to be best. — Plato

Orators Quotes By Michael Foot

Of all the sights and sounds which attracted me on my first arrival to live in London in the mid-thirties, one combined operation left a lingering, individual spell. I naturally went to Hyde Park to hear the orators, the best of the many free entertainments on offer in the capital. I heard the purest milk of the world flowing, then as now, from the platform of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. — Michael Foot

Orators Quotes By Auberon Herbert

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

Orators Quotes By Thomas Hobbes

To be seduced by Orators, as a Monarch by Flatterers. — Thomas Hobbes

Orators Quotes By Jonah Books

The Church is enamored with skilled orators and performers working the stage like a choreographed Broadway play. Others profess to talk about how Jesus ministry was mere story telling like through parables and that is why it was so effective. It is though there is some magical incantation, if we just repeat then things will happen. It is like the current modernity movement in the church, dumb it down that is the problem. If we just take away the mystery and otherness of God then we will know and see God, really? — Jonah Books

Orators Quotes By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Yet through delivery orators succeed, I feel that I am far behind indeed. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Orators Quotes By William Graham Sumner

The critical habit of thought, if usual in society, will pervade all its mores, because it is a way of taking up the problems of life. Men educated in it cannot be stampeded by stump orators ... They are slow to believe. They can hold things as possible or probable in all degrees, without certainty and without pain. They can wait for evidence and weigh evidence, uninfluenced by the emphasis or confidence with which assertions are made on one side or the other. They can resist appeals to their dearest prejudices and all kinds of cajolery. Education in the critical faculty is the only education of which it can be truly said that it makes good citizens. — William Graham Sumner

Orators Quotes By Jerrod Carmichael

Being very, very honest, I've watched more Bill Clinton speeches than stand-up specials. Steve Jobs commencements. They're just great orators. I love people who boldly share their point of view. — Jerrod Carmichael

Orators Quotes By Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The passions are the only orators that always persuade: they are, as it were, a natural art, the rules of which are infallible; and the simplest man with passion is more persuasive than the most eloquent without it. — Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Orators Quotes By John Milton

Thence to the famous orators repair, Those ancient, whose resistless eloquence Wielded at will that fierce democratie, Shook the arsenal, and fulmin'd over Greece, To Macedon, and Artaxerxes' throne. — John Milton

Orators Quotes By Andrew Lang

It takes all sorts to make a world," some are soldiers from the cradle, some merchants, some orators; nothing but a love of books was the gift given to me by the fairies. — Andrew Lang

Orators Quotes By Aristotle.

Of old, the demagogue was also a general, and then democracies changed into tyrannies. Most of the ancient tyrants were originally demagogues. They are not so now, but they were then; and the reason is that they were generals and not orators, for oratory had not yet come into fashion. — Aristotle.

Orators Quotes By Alphonse De Lamartine

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

Orators Quotes By William Shakespeare

Very good orators, when they are out, they will spit; and for lovers, lacking
God warn us!
matter, the cleanliest shift is to kiss. — William Shakespeare

Orators Quotes By Elbert Hubbard

Time is an illusion-to orators. — Elbert Hubbard

Orators Quotes By Isaac D'Israeli

The Plagiarism of orators is the art, or an ingenious and easy mode, which some adroitly employ to change, or disguise, all sorts of speeches of their own composition, or that of other authors, for their pleasure, or their utility; in such a manner that it becomes impossible even for the author himself to recognise his own work, his own genius, and his own style, so skilfully shall the whole be disguised. — Isaac D'Israeli

Orators Quotes By Plutarch

Cicero said loud-bawling orators were driven by their weakness to noise, as lame men to take horse. — Plutarch

Orators Quotes By Vera Brittain

I wish those people who write so glibly about this being a holy War, and the orators who talk so much about going on no matter how long the War lasts and what it may mean, could see a case
to say nothing of 10 cases
of mustard gas in its early stages
could see the poor things burnt and blistered all over with great mustard-coloured suppurating blisters, with blind eyes
sometimes temporally, sometimes permanently
all sticky and stuck together, and always fighting for breath, with voices a mere whisper, saying that their throats are closing and they know they will choke. — Vera Brittain

Orators Quotes By Elihu Root

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

Orators Quotes By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

It is delivery that makes the orators success. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Orators Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

No man with a genius for legislation has appeared in America. They are rare in the history of the world. There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day. We love eloquence for its own sake, and not for any truth which it may utter, or any heroism it may inspire. Our legislators have not yet learned the comparative value of free trade and of freedom, of union, and of rectitude, to a nation. — Henry David Thoreau

Orators Quotes By William Shakespeare

Gold were as good as twenty orators. — William Shakespeare

Orators Quotes By Daniel Peter Buckley

Our journey is one of discovery on Sicily.
Like the past Greek writers.orators,historians and philosophers we are all searching for answers on Earth — Daniel Peter Buckley

Orators Quotes By Matthew Henry

Christ's disciples were no orators, till the Spirit made them such. — Matthew Henry

Orators Quotes By Marcus Tullius Cicero

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