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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 139) – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Put the argument into a concrete shape, into an image, some hard phrase, round and solid as a ball, which they can see and handle and carry home with them, and the cause is half won.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 122)

“Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 109) – Mark Twain

“A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.” — Mark Twain

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 101) – Norman Vincent Peale

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” —  Norman Vincent Peale

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 65)

The moment our discourse rises above the ground line of familiar facts, and is inflamed with passion or exalted by thought, it clothes itself in images. Continue reading

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