Author: Best (195.16.73.---)
Date: 02-07-06 03:39
The former post was removed because it was off topic, and thus a violation of our Great Books & Classics spirit. We are migrating to
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It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
-Voltaire, Taste, 1764At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths -your
abilities and your failings.
T. S. Eliot
Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing,
And like enough thou know\'st thy estimate,
The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing;
My bonds in thee are all determinate.
For how do I hold thee but by thy granting?
And for that riches where is my deserving?
The cause of this fair gift in me is wanting,
And so my patent back again is swerving.
Thy self thou gav\'st, thy own worth then not knowing,
Or me to whom thou gav\'st it, else mistaking;
So thy great gift, upon misprision growing,
Comes home again, on better judgement making.
Thus have I had thee, as a dream doth flatter,
In sleep a king, but waking no such matter.
Founding Fathers Quotes
Eloquence has been defined to be the art of persuasion. If it included persuasion by convincing, Mr. Madison was the most
eloquent man I ever heard.
Patrick Henry, on James Madison, November 12, 1790