Words Quotes

Adlai e. stevenson jr. - man does not live by words alone, despite the...
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

Real live preacher, reallivepreacher. com weblog, january 05, 2004 - i think people want their illusions and writers...
The Sufis advise us to speak only after our words have managed to pass through three gates. At the first gate we ask ourselves, Are these words true? If so, we let them pass on; if not, back they go. At the second gate we ask, Are they necessary? At the last gate we ask, Are they kind?
Eknath Easwaran
The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them.
Anatole France
For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
Ingrid Bengis

Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.
Samuel Johnson
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
Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa
Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
Sidney Madwed
A threat is basically a means for establishing a bargaining position by inducing fear in the subject. When a threat is used, it should always be implied that the subject himself is to blame by using words such as You leave me no other choice but to...
CIA Manual
We all live in suspense from day to day In other words, you are the hero of your own story.
Mary McCarthy
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
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
Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy like the heaven above.
Julia A. Fletcher Carney
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
Use soft words and hard arguments.
English Prove
I understand a fury in your words, But not the words.
William Shakespeare, "Othello", Act 4 scene 2
I banish fear with two words: you lead.
Demetri Kolokotronis
The outcome of the war is in our hands; the outcome of words is in the council.
Homer, The Iliad
I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
John Calvin
No two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is - - In other words, not a thing, but a think.
Penelope Fitzgerald
The Scripture vouches Solomon for the wisest of men; and his proverbs prove him so, The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame each of them by a single sentence, consisting of two or three words.
South
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
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Alfred Tennyson
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.
Confucius
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
Carol Burnett
You may regret your silence once, but you will regret your words often.
Ian Gabirol
What you keep by you, you may change and mend but words, once spoken, can never be recalled.
Earl of Roscommon
Words are like leaves and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.
Alexander Pope
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
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
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.
Seneca
We have too many high - Sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams
A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.
Henry Fielding
Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.
Tom Robbins
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
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Henry Adams
People do not want words - They want the sound of battle... the battle of destiny.
Gamal Abdel Nasse
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