Words Quotes

Mother teresa - kind words can be short and easy to speak, but...
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

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
Fran Lebowitz
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
Henry Ward Beeche
Henry david thoreau - not till we are lost, in other words, not till we...
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
William Shakespeare

Words - - So innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning.
Bertha Flowers
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - In firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
Ingrid Bengis
We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.
William Arthur Ward
Aeschylus, prometheus bound - words are the physicians of the mind diseased....
Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
Sidney Madwed
I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
John Calvin
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
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
Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.
Edward Thorndike
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
There are tones of voices that mean more than words.
Robert Frost
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Thomas Jefferson
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
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
There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life.
Frederika Breme
Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.
Nicholas Boileau
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality.
Hermann Weyl
A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.
Poetry the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts The worst of words.
William Shakespeare
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.
John Ruskin
What power has love but forgiveness In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise.
William Carlos Williams
The more words you know, the more clearly and powerfully you will think and the more ideas you will invite into your mind.
Wilfred Funk
Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.
John Harold
A leader must be constantly aware of the power of his words.... and his silences.
Simon MacDonald
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Until divinity decides to reveal the future to human kind, the sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
Alexandre Dumas, Translation from "The Count of Monte Cristo".
A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.
Henry Fielding
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Charles Simic