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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 56)

“In an orator … we demand the acuteness of a logician, the profundity of a philosopher, the diction virtually of a poet, the memory of a lawyer, the voice of a performer in tragic drama, the gestures, you might almost … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 49)

[Odysseus in The Odyssey] “A man may be quite insignificant to look at but the gods can grace his words with charm: people watch him with delight as he speaks unfalteringly with winning modesty. He stands out in the gathering and … Continue reading

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