Category Archives: Famous Quotes

Between two evils

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. –Mae West The persuasive element at play is reframing, particularly, reframing not making the same mistake twice. I found this quote and other great ones at FamousNiceQuotes.blogspot.com. Click a … Continue reading

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Major Minor difference

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. –Mignon McLaughlin The persuasive element is enantiosis, as major and minor are opposites and seemingly contradict each other in this quote. It’s a literary juxtaposition. I great quotes with great … Continue reading

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schadenfreude?

A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it. –Don Herold The persuasive element is enantiosis, as feel good and feel bad are opposites and seemingly contradict each other in this quote.  It’s a literary … Continue reading

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I’m serious, this is a joke

A joke is a very serious thing. –Winston Churchill The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, is enantiosis,better known as juxtaposition.  The seeming contradiction of anything about a joke being funny is at the center of the enantiosis.  See this quote and … Continue reading

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First things first

First things first. –Steven R. Covey The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is antistasis, as the first first and the second first have different meanings, purposefully; and epanalepsis, for having the first word be, also, the last word in the … Continue reading

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Win a few lose a few

You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them. –Satchel Paige The Greek figures and rhetorical devices used are epistrophe, due to the some, some endings; I supposed … Continue reading

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Win Some Lose Some

You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all. –J. Askenberg The Greek figures and rhetorical devices used are epistrophe, due to the some, some endings; I supposed you could … Continue reading

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Until you value yourself

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. –M. Scott Peck The Greek figure or rhetorical device used is anadiplosis, for the thought to thought progression … Continue reading

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I have no responsibility

“I have been told,” said the count, “that you do not always yourselves understand the signals you repeat.” “That is true, sir, and that is what I like best,” said the man, smiling. “Why do you like that best?” “Because … Continue reading

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Happier than other people

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that’s almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are. –Charles de Secondat The persuasive element is … Continue reading

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