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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Eloquence
 
As the grace of man is in the mind, so the beauty of the mind is eloquence.  Cicero.  1
Eloquence avails nothing against the voice of gold.  Latin.  2
He who has heard the world acquires eloquence.  Modern Greek.  3
It is easy to defend the innocent but who is eloquent enough to defend the guilty.  Publius Syrus.  4
True eloquence consists in saying all that is proper and nothing more.  Rochefoucauld.  5
Unprofitable eloquence is like the cypress: great and tall but bears no fruit.  6
 
 
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