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|But eloquence does not serve a purpose or an end in action. If Bromwich's last |
generalization were true, it would be necessary to regard eloquence as always
ancillary to rhetoric, merely a means to another end. In rhetoric, one is trying to ...
|Presidential Eloquence Like pornography, eloquence is a slippery analytic |
construct; though hard to define, it is ... integral to it, for sometimes epideictic
audiences are considered passive, whereas audiences are stirred to action by
|customs are our guides to human action. When we can act in accordance with |
these guides, there is no need for deliberation. They provide an eloquence of life
that is present at least in traditional societies. Prudence is simply to follow their ...
|It is superfluous to mention the necessity of knowing gestures, the modulation of |
the voice and the movements of the body, since Demosthenes declared that
eloquence is action. As eloquence, then, demands such rare gifts of nature and
|The foundations of true eloquence, are a generous spirit, a pure heart, a sound |
head and extensive knowledge. ... manly, and impressive ; clear in conception,
fervid in expression, energetic, yet dignified in action; the eloquence, not merely
|Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.|
|Having a clear, precise target, my powerful unconscious mind guided my |
thoughts and actions to produce the results I desired. It worked for me, ... Begin
today with eloquent action that will lead to even more eloquent outcomes. In this
|Action is eloquence; Speak that I may see thee. — Ben Jonson Utterance have I |
become altogether. — Zarathustra The possibility of new beginnings and rebirth
is as important to Arendt as it is to Nietzsche. She lodges the possibility partly in ...
|When the ancient orators appeared, their discourse was an action* in the strictest |
* " True Eloquence, indeed," says Webster, " does not consist in speech.
Patriotism is eloquent; self-devotion is eloquent. The clear conception outrunning
|Emerson makes eloquence itself a chimera: "There never was an eloquence: it is |
a fabulous power, as I have said, ... language and spirit, eloquence and action,
but it does so because these distinct forms function in powerful opposition to one