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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Eloquence
 
  Unprofitable eloquence is like the cypress; great and tall but bears no fruit.
            —Anonymous
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  Fierce bursts of eloquence like the wail of a clarion thrilling beneath the blasts of a storm.
            —Anonymous
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False eloquence, big empty sound,
Like showers that rush upon the ground,
Little beneath the surface goes,
All streams along and muddy flows.
            —Matthew Green
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  Eloquence is an engine invented to manage and wield at will the fierce democracy, and, like medicine to the sick, is only employed in the paroxysms of a disordered state.
            —Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne
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