Words Quotes

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
Charles haddon spurgeon - you cannot slander human nature it is worse than...

When words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Anderson
Preach the gospel at all times - - If necessary, use words.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Hermann hesse - without words, without writing and without books...
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 Wolfgang von Goethe, Unknown

He has a splendid repertoire of 500 words. Why does he insist on using only 150?
Abba Eban
Use soft words and hard arguments.
English Prove
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
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
It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men - where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.
I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone.
Edmund Burke
We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.
Anna Sewell, Black Beauty, 1877
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
Rem tene, verba sequntur Keep to the subject, and the words will follow
Cato the Censor (?)
As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to... the American people Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. On the Vietnam Wa.
Richard Milhous Nixon
The sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Henry Adams
Prima la musica, poi le parole first the music, then the words.
Antonio Salieri, title of an opera
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - - The book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
John Ruskin
Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., speech to Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1952
I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together.
Charles Dickens
People do not want words - They want the sound of battle... the battle of destiny.
Gamal Abdel Nasse
For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
Ingrid Bengis
I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me.
A. A. Milne, Winnie - The - Pooh
One might equate growing up with a mistrust of words. A mature person trusts his eyes more than his ears. Irrationality often manifests itself in upholding the word against the evidence of the eyes. Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard.
Eric Hoffe
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Plato, Dialogues, Phaedo
Whatever we conceive well we express clearly, and words flow with ease.
Nicolas Boileau
All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words Ich bin ein Berline.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The body says what words cannot.
Martha Graham
But words are things; and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
Lord Byron
How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
Herbert Spence
If I could take all your words away and give you but a sparse few, they would be: ? I now know, I am absolute, I am complete, I am God, I am.? If there were no other words but these, you would no longer be limited to this plane.
Ramtha
Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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
They were going to die. They knew it, and their last words were I love you. Even in great pain, their last words were of love... People who could have saved themselves and they ran back in to save others instead. If humanity is capable of that, how can I lose hope in humanity?
Elie Wiesel, Chicago Sun - Times, November 5, 2001
Before speaking, consider the interpretation of your words as well as their intent.
Andrew Alden
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Samuel Johnson
The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just and charitable war.
William Shakespeare
Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words.
Marcel Marceau