Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 138) – George Eliot

George Eliot / Mary Anne Evans (1819 – 1880) English Novelist

“The finest language is mostly made up of simple, unimposing words.”

— George Eliot


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8 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 138) – George Eliot

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  3. Hiten Vyas says:

    What an amazing quote, John! It’s so true as well.

    Thank you very much for sharing. 🙂


  4. mikeschultz says:

    Reblogged this on Brinker Toastmasters and commented:

    Puts two of my favorites together — John Zimmer and George Eliot. ‘Nuff said.


  5. Philip Ridgway says:

    “In the dark days and darker nights when Britain stood alone – and most men save Englishmen despaired of England’s life – he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.” — John F. Kennedy, April 9, 1963

    An orator praising an orator.

    I don’t know if it been covered on here but there’s a new exhibition in New York. Shame I’m not there.


    • John Zimmer says:

      Philip, thank you very much for sharing the quote and for bringing the exhibition to my attention. I would love to see it, but being on the other side of the Atlantic poses a few logistical problems.

      Thanks again!



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