« Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting. »
- philippic noun: A bitter condemnation, usually in a speech.
- short-lived Definition: (adjective) Lasting a very short time. Synonyms: ephemeral, fugacious, passing, transitory, transient. Usage: Any hope that the speech would end the war was short-lived, as fighting resumed within hours. Discuss
- Tom Blair "Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.' A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence."
- warmonger Definition: (noun) A person who advocates war or warlike policies. Synonyms: militarist. Usage: After a fiery speech in which he called for the destruction of his nation's enemies, the dictator was denounced by the international community as a dangerous warmonger. Discuss