Voltaire Quote

The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.


A Philosophical Dictionary: From the French (ed. 1824)

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The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when...

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The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when...

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The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when...

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The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when...