“Silence may have an eloquence of its own, but only in the long run.” — Marion L. Starkey, The Devil in Massachusetts
“I tried to think of something equally kind to say, but he seemed to have used up all the eloquence in the room.” — Carol Berg, Guardians of the Keep
“…so what could I say—well, volumes, really, but I didn’t, hoping that a brief silence would also be a deep and eloquent one.” — Simon Gray, The Smoking Diaries
“Eloquence may set fire to reason.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
“Eloquence may set fire to reason.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Gitlow v. People of New York, 268 U.S. 652 (1925)
“The eloquent man that delivers, in Parliament or elsewhere, a beautiful speech, and will perform nothing of it, but leaves it as if already performed,—what can you make of that man? He has enrolled himself among the Ignes Fatui and Children of the Wind; means to serve, as beautifully illuminated Chinese Lantern, in that corps henceforth.” — Thomas Carlyle, Stump-Orator