A Quote by Sir John Robert Seeley on books, conviction, knowledge, persuasion, principles, rhetoric, and understanding

A grain of real knowledge, of genuine controllable conviction, will outweigh a bushel of adroitness; and to produce persuasion there is one golden principle of rhetoric not put down in the books-to understand what you are talking about.

John Robert Seeley (1834 - 1895)

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