Words Quotes

Polish prove - words must be weighed, not counted....
It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
William Shakespeare

I must tell you that the supply of words on the world market is plentiful, but the demand is falling.
Lech Walesa
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he sometimes has to eat them.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Confucius - if a man withdraws his mind from the love of...
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

It does not matter what men say in words, so long as their activities are controlled by settled instincts. The words may ultimately destroy the instincts. But until this has occurred, words do not count. - From Science and the Modern World.
Alfred North Whitehead
Rem tene, verba sequntur Keep to the subject, and the words will follow
Cato the Censor (?)
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
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
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
Cato the Elde
You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Pindar, nemean odes - words have a longer life than deeds....
The politician is... trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.
Edward R. Murrow
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 3
Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Henry James
Hope is the thing with feathers - - That perches in the soul - - And sings the tune without words - - And never stops, at all.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
I banish fear with two words: you lead.
Demetri Kolokotronis
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
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold Geneen, Chairman, ITT Corp.
Actions lie louder than words.
Carolyn Wells
A leader must be constantly aware of the power of his words.... and his silences.
Simon MacDonald
MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts.
Sir Winston Churchill
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
The best of us must sometimes eat our words.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999
In love there are things - - - Bodies and words.
Joyce Carol Oates
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, It might have been!
John Greenleaf Whittie
Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Use soft words and hard arguments.
English Prove
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Robert Southey
I think people want their illusions and writers are mostly illusion. When you read their words, you read a flattened, incomplete version of the writer.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, January 05, 2004
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
The words you speak today should be soft and tender... for tomorrow you may have to eat them.
The whole problem with news on television comes down to this: all the words uttered in an hour of news coverage could be printed on page of a newspaper. And the world cannot be understood in one page.
Neil Postman
Speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts The worst of words.
William Shakespeare, "Othello", Act 3 scene 3
And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
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
Speak what you think to - Day in words as hard as cannon - Balls and to - Morrow speak what to - Morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to - Day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson