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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Rhetoric
 
  Rhetoric is nothing but reason well dressed and argument put in order.
Jeremy Collier.    
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  The two best rules for a system of rhetoric are: first, have something to say; and next, say it.
George Emmons.    
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  Rhetoric is the creature of art, which he who feels least will most excel in; it is the quackery of eloquence, and deals in nostrums, not in cures.
Colton.    
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  There is a truth and beauty in rhetoric; but it oftener serves ill turns than good ones.
William Penn.    
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  Rhetoric in serious discourses is like the flowers in corn; pleasing to those who come only for amusement, but prejudicial to him who would reap profit from it.
Swift.    
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