Words Quotes

Moralia - do not fight verbosity with words: speech is...
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the words without the tune, and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson

Epictetus - all philosophy lies in two words sustain and...
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
Carol Burnett
Russian prove - a man is judged by his deeds, not by his words....
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
Johann von Goethe

One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.
Edward Thorndike
Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words.
Marcel Marceau
Lady you bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers.
William Shakespeare
The sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Quoting the act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Suffering is none the less acute and much more lasting when it is put into words.
Evelyn Waugh, Work Suspended (1943)
We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.
Anna Sewell, Black Beauty, 1877
Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter.
William Shakespeare
Fame - A few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
John Christian Bovee
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn
It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
William Shakespeare
I understand a fury in your words, But not the words.
William Shakespeare
The outcome of the war is in our hands the outcome of words is in the council.
Home
Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self - Reliance", 1841
Do not fight verbosity with words speech is given to all, intelligence to few.
Moralia
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
Cato the Elde
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Plato, Dialogues, Phaedo
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse
A leader must be constantly aware of the power of his words.... and his silences.
Simon MacDonald
Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
Frederick Douglass
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is prose words in their best order - Poetry the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I would die happy if I knew that on my tombstone could be written these words, This man was an absolute fool. None of the disastrous things that he reluctantly predicted ever came to pass.
Lewis Mumford
Poetry the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
I have a habit of comparing the phraseology of communiqus, one with another across the years, and noting a certain similarity of words, a certain similarity of optimism in the reports which followed the summit meetings and a certain similarity in the lack of practical results during the ensuing years.
Margaret Hilda Thatche
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., quoted by Human Behavior, May 1978
I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more. I will tell you in my way how the Indian sees things. The white man has more words to tell you how they look to him, but it does not require many words to speak the truth.
Chief Joseph
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Pythagoras
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.
Jean Paul Richte
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Anderson
The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
Martin Luthe
But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
George Gordon Byron