Peggy Noonan Quotes

Most popular Peggy Noonan Quotes

Resentment isn't a magnetic personal style.

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A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep!

oratory

Humor is the shock absorber of life; it helps us take the blows.

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Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.

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Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it's everything.
Wit penetrates; humor envelops. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature.

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Wit penetrates; humor envelops.  Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature.

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The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.

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