"What orators lack in depth they make up for in length."
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Charles-Louis de Secondat
(1689-1755) Baron de Montesquieu
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And even at that, it is relative. As a slightly off topic observation, I've noticed the lack of depth and weaker a prosecutor's case, the more they try and gloss over and make up for it in length of their orations (verbal and written). The same is true with legislation.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Or to quote Leonard Wibberly "that yea might be turned into nay, if sufficient verbiage were applied to the matter..."
     -- Bill, Here     
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    George Burns once said that the perfect sermon was to have a good opening, a good close, and to keep those as close together as possible.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    It takes few words to speak the truth.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Jim G, Colorado Springs      
     
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