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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #rhetoric

Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.

Thomas Sowell

#blood #cheap #cost #freedom #much

He steps on stage and draws the sword of rhetoric, and when he is through, someone is lying wounded and thousands of others are either angry or consoled.

Pete Hamill

#draws #either #lying #others #rhetoric

That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen.

Michael Harrington

#forgotten #important #important things #invisible #most

He (Larry Summers) can frame arguments with such force and conviction that people think he knows more than he does.

Ron Suskind

#impressions #rhetoric #education

In the coming year, I believe we can make sure America lives up to its legacy as a land of opportunity if the President is willing to back up his rhetoric with substance.

Ron Kind

#back #back up #believe #coming #his

President Bush has consistently used rhetoric, and that is not convincing given his past record.

Grace Napolitano

#consistently #convincing #given #his #past

We've advanced in the construction of a true free-trade area across South America... What's needed now is less rhetoric and more action.

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

#action #advanced #america #area #construction

How Horrid" has a slightly facetious tone that strikes me as Wildean. It appears to embrace the actual horror--puberty, public disgrace--then at the last second nimbly sidesteps it, laughing.

Alison Bechdel

#perspective #rhetoric #home

Just as the soul animates the body, so, in a way, meaning breathes life into a word.

John of Salisbury

#rhetoric #art

As a result of his experiments he concluded that imitation was a real evil that had to be broken before real rhetoric teaching could begin. This imitation seemed to be an external compulsion. Little children didn’t have it. It seemed to come later on, possibly as a result of school itself. That sounded right, and the more he thought about it the more right it sounded. Schools teach you to imitate. If you don’t imitate what the teacher wants you get a bad grade. Here, in college, it was more sophisticated, of course; you were supposed to imitate the teacher in such a way as to convince the teacher you were not imitating, but taking the essence of the instruction and going ahead with it on your own. That got you A’s. Originality on the other hand could get you anything – from A to F. The whole grading system cautioned against it.

Robert M. Pirsig

#grades #imitation #learning #rhetoric #school

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