Oratory Quotes

An orator is a man who says what he thinks and feels what he says. William Jennings Bryan

The object of oratory alone is not truth, but persuasion. Thomas Babington Macaulay

Nothing is so difficult to believe that oratory cannot make it acceptable, nothing so rough and uncultured as not to gain brilliance and refinement from eloquence. Cicero

Some of the greatest and most lasting effects of genuine oratory have gone forth from secluded lecture desks into the hearts of quiet groups of students. Woodrow Wilson

When Demosthenes was asked what was the first part of oratory, he answered, ‘Action’; and which was the second, he replied, ‘Action’; and which was the third, he still answered, ‘Action.’ Plutarch

A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart. Peggy Noonan