What is a vow,
but an intention
spoken out before the world
so that the world, in hearing,
might take part
of the willing heart?
In our coming here today
to join and bless
the joy of your becoming wed,
may we enter in
the truth of the words you've said,
Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent
Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
Words that do not match deeds are unimportant.
The great man is he who does not lose his child-heart. He does not think beforehand that his words shall be sincere, nor that his acts shall be resolute; he simply abides in the right.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement,achievement, and success have no meaning.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.
When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.
Liberty and equality--lovely and sacred words!
If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be of no help.
The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
Appreciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principal goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.