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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Orator, Oratory
 
A good orator must be Cicero and Roscius in one man.  1
An orator is a virtuous man skilled in the art of speaking well.  Cato.  2
An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle.  Theophrastus.  3
He is a good orator who convinces himself.  4
He’s a pretty fellow of an orator that makes panegyric of himself.  5
Oratory is the wings upon which we must rise to the great offices of state.  Plutarch.  6
Their weakness made them get up into clamor as lame men get on horseback.  Cicero, speaking of bawling orators.  7
 
 
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