"Aeschines owes the perpetuity of his fame to the fact he was the only rival of Demosthenes. He was five years older than the great orator, being born in 389 B.C. In early life he served as a soldier, then as a public clerk, and afterwards undertook the role of an actor." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Aeschines

"Aeschines owes the perpetuity of his fame to the fact he was the only rival of Demosthenes. He was…

(1811-1889) Radical British statesman and orator.

John Bright

(1811-1889) Radical British statesman and orator.

(1835-1893) American bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

Phillips Brooks

(1835-1893) American bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

Edmund Burke (12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who, after relocating to Great Britain, served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his opposition to the French Revolution. It led to him becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro-French-Revolution "New Whigs" led by Charles James Fox. He is generally viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism.

Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke (12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political…

(1770-1827) Distinguished English orator and statesman.

George Canning

(1770-1827) Distinguished English orator and statesman.

(106BC-43) Roman orator, statesman and man of letters

Cicero

(106BC-43) Roman orator, statesman and man of letters

(106 - 43 B.C.) Roman orator, statesman and man of letters

Marcus Tullius Cicero

(106 - 43 B.C.) Roman orator, statesman and man of letters

Henry Clay, the famous American statesman and orator. He ran for president unsuccessfully several times. Speaker of the House of Representatives, US Secretary of State, Senator from Kentucky.

Henry Clay

Henry Clay, the famous American statesman and orator. He ran for president unsuccessfully several times.…

A portrait of Henry Clay. He was the American statesman and orator. He ran for president several times but was unsuccessful. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Secretary of State, Representative, , US Senator from Kentucky.

Henry Clay

A portrait of Henry Clay. He was the American statesman and orator. He ran for president several times…

"In the oratory of more thn two thousand years Demosthenes stands in the front rank, and will always hold first place among the orators of the ancient world. He was born in 384 B.C. When he was only seven years of age, his father, a wealthy manufacturer of arms in Athens, died. When the youth came of age he found himself stripped of his inheritance by dishonest trustees. Aided by Isaeus he commenced a lawsuit against the chief embezzler, and succeeded in recovering about a third of his father's estate. The loss of his patrimony was the means of developing a spirit of courage and self-relience, which might otherwise have remained latent." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Demosthenes

"In the oratory of more thn two thousand years Demosthenes stands in the front rank, and will always…

Demosthenes was a prominent Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens. His orations constitute a significant expression of contemporary Athenian intellectual prowess and provide an insight into the politics and culture of ancient Greece during the 4th century BC. Demosthenes learned rhetoric by studying the speeches of previous great orators. He delivered his first judicial speeches at the age of 20, in which he argued effectively to gain from his guardians what was left of his inheritance. For a time, Demosthenes made his living as a professional speech-writer (logographer) and a lawyer, writing speeches for use in private legal suits.

Sculpture of Demosthenes

Demosthenes was a prominent Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens. His orations constitute a…

Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American…

"(1841-1919), a distinguished Canadian statesman and orator, Premier of the Dominion from 1896 to 1911. He was the firs French-Canadian to head the national Cabinet, and his administration of fifteen years was a period of progress for Canada." -Foster, 1921

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

"(1841-1919), a distinguished Canadian statesman and orator, Premier of the Dominion from 1896 to 1911.…

(1819-1891) American poet, critic, essayist, orator and diplomat most famous for The Vision of Sir Launfal.

James Russell Lowell

(1819-1891) American poet, critic, essayist, orator and diplomat most famous for The Vision of Sir Launfal.

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau (March 9, 1749 – April 2, 1791) was a French writer, popular orator and statesman. During the French Revolution, he was a moderate, favoring a constitutional monarchy built on the model of Great Britain. He unsuccessfully conducted secret negotiations with the French monarchy in an effort to reconcile it with the Revolution.

Mirbeau

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau (March 9, 1749 – April 2, 1791) was a French…

Daniel Webster, famed American orator.

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster, famed American orator.

A portrait of Daniel Webster, A great statesman during the Antebellum Period of America. (1782-1852)

Daniel Webster

A portrait of Daniel Webster, A great statesman during the Antebellum Period of America. (1782-1852)

Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 – Boston) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and one time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Robert Charles Winthrop

Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 – Boston) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and…

William Lowndes Yancey (August 10, 1814 – July 27, 1863) was a journalist, politician, orator, diplomat and an American leader of the Southern secession movement. A member of the group known as the Fire-Eaters, Yancey was one of the most effective agitators for secession and rhetorical defenders of slavery. An early critic of John C. Calhoun and nullification, by the late 1830s Yancey began to identify with Calhoun and the struggle against the forces of the anti-slavery movement. In 1849 Yancey was a firm supporter of Calhoun's "Southern Address" and an adamant opponent of the Compromise of 1850.

William Lowndes Yancey

William Lowndes Yancey (August 10, 1814 – July 27, 1863) was a journalist, politician, orator,…