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Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and orators, because he that would obtrude his thoughts and reasons upon a multitude, will convince others the more as he appears convinced himself.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and orators, because he that would obtrude his thoughts and reasons upon a multitude, will convince others the more as he appears convinced himself.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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why not
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It is true not only about orators and preachers.
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From: Thoughts on various subjects, moral and diverting, October 1706

Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting is the title of a satirical essay by Jonathan Swift. It also has appeared under the title Thoughts on Various Subjects. It consists of a series of short epigrams or apothegms with no particular connections between them.

Other typical quotes include:

"The latter part of a wise man's life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former."

"Whatever the poets pretend, it is plain they give immortality to none but themselves; it is Homer and Virgil we reverence and admire, not Achilles or Aeneas. With historians it is quite the contrary; our thoughts are taken up with the actions, persons, and events we read, and we little regard the authors."

"When a man is made a spiritual peer he loses his surname; when a temporal, his Christian name."

"If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last!"

"What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not we are told expressly: that they neither marry, nor are given in marriage."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoughts_on_Various_Subjects,_Moral_and_Diverting
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Daemon wrote:
Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and orators, because he that would obtrude his thoughts and reasons upon a multitude, will convince others the more as he appears convinced himself.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Yeah. But the question remains open: how to convince himself?
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