“True eloquence consists in saying all that should be said, and that only.”
François de la Rochefoucauld
“Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.”
“There is no more sovereign eloquence than the truth in indignation.”
"Silence is ever-speaking, it is the perennial flow of "language." It is interrupted by speaking, for words destroy this mute language. Silence is unceasing eloquence. It is the best language. There is a state when words cease and silence prevails."
“Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.”
“Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information.”
"Everything that steel achieves in war can be won in politics by eloquence.”
"Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.”
William R. Alger
"The finest eloquence is that which gets things done."
David Lloyd George
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