Words Quotes

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A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
Herman Melville
You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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

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
George du maurie - sick i am of idle words, past all reconciling,...
Preach the gospel at all times - - If necessary, use words.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Words lead to deeds.... They prepare the soul, make it ready, and move it to tenderness.
Unknown
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
By words the mind is winged.
Aristophanes
I believe that whoever tries to think things through honestly will soon recognize how unworthy and even fatal is the traditional bias against Negroes. What can the man of good will do to combat this deeply rooted prejudice He must have the courage to set an example by words and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by racial bias.
Albert Einstein
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
The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
Herbert Hoove
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
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
John M. Keynes
We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation - Rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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
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
In words as fashions the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or oldBe not the first by whome the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 3
Whenever I start getting sad about where I am in my life, I think about the last words of my favorite uncle A truck.
Child Age 15
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you, If you do not act upon them?
Buddha (563 - 483 B. C.)
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
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
I believe that whoever tries to think things through honestly will soon recognize how unworthy and even fatal is the traditional bias against Negroes. What can the man of good will do to combat this deeply rooted prejudice? He must have the courage to set an example by words and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by racial bias.
Albert Einstein
Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words.
Aprocrypha
During my three years in Vietnam, I certainly heard plenty of last words by dying American footsoldiers. Not one of them, however, had illusions that he had somehow accomplished something worthwhile in the process of making the Supreme Sacrifice.
Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
Plutarch
The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
When words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Anderson
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
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
We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe. Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole. All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings, and deeds are listened to by all that is.
Serge Kahili King
A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words.
Russian Prove