Albert Einstein, who discovered that a tiny amount of mass is equal to a huge amount of energy, which explains why, as Einstein himself so eloquently put it in a famous 1939 speech to the Physics Department at Princeton, "You have to exercise for a week to work off the thigh fat from a single Snickers."
In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”
“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”
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.
The land is sacred. These words are at the core of your being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take our land away and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
Many companies have long contended that stress in the home causes productivity loss in the market place.. and it does. But research now reveals that stress on the job causes stress at home. In other words, they feed off each other.
Christ of his gentleness, / Thirsting and hungering / Walked in the wilderness; / Soft words of grace he spoke / Unto lost desert-folk / That listened wondering.
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Feared by their breed and famous by their birth.
Private and public life are subject to the same rules-- truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better then policy or tact or expediency or other words that were devised to conceal a deviation from a straight line.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
Expression in words provokes thought, while expression in paint generates experience.
An artist who makes pictures that look good but express nothing is like a writer whose words sound good but have no meaning. (
There are no words, no paints to express all this, only a beautiful dumbness in the soul, life speaking to life.
In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.
In other words, the man who is born into existence deals first with language; this is a given. He is even caught in it before his birth.
In the uttermost meaning of the words, thought is devout, and devotion is thought. Deep calls unto deep.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that action, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment to friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.
Not a day passes over this earth but men and women of note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.
In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed.
He's gone, and who knows how may he report Thy words by adding fuel to the flame?