Words Quotes

Edward thorndike - colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but...
There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication.... Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing.
John Dewey

Thomas jefferson - the most valuable of all talents is that of never...
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
A. s. neill - i answered that one learns to live, not by...
The sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams, letter to John Adams, 1774
How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
Herbert Spence
To the Nahuas, words were flowers, metaphors that gave birth to thoughts and actions.
Jose Antonio Burciaga
Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
Wendell Johnson
Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words.
Marcel Marceau
Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place.
Field Marshall John French
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
William Penn
A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.
Henry Fielding
Words must be weighed, not counted.
Polish Prove
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Henry Ward Beeche
Whatever we conceive well we express clearly, and words flow with ease.
Nicolas Boileau
Become the change you want to see - Those are words I live by.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
Homer, The Odyssey
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.
Ann Landers
May no portent of evil be attached to the words I say.
Anonymous
Do not fight verbosity with words: speech is given to all, intelligence to few.
Moralia
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 3
We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains. the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao - Tzu
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
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
George Eliot
Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
It is a poor wit who lives by borrowing the words, decisions, inventions and actions of others.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
There is one thing that matters - - To set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.
Homer, The Odyssey
Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment.
Learned Hand
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Bible, Proverbs 15: 1 (KJV)
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
Carol Burnett
If thy words be too luxuriant, confine them, lest they confine thee. He that thinks he can never speak enough, may easily speak too much. A full tongue and an empty brain are seldom parted.
Francis Quarles
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Socrates
When words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Anderson
The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.
Menande