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«An obituary should be an exercise in contemporary history, not a funeral oration.»
«A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned»
«Hardly a book of human worth, be it heaven's own secret, is honestly placed before the reader; it is either shunned, given a Periclean funeral oration in a hundred and fifty words, or interred in the potter's field of the newspapers back pages.»
«And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.»
«It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man's oration, nay, it is a very easy matter; but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome»
«Each work of art excludes the world, concentrates attention on itself. For the time it is the only thing worth doing /to do just that; be it a sonnet, a statue, a landscape, an outline head of Caesar, or an oration. Presently we return to the sight of another that globes itself into a whole as did the first, for example, a beautiful garden; and nothing seems worth doing in life but laying out a garden.»
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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