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.
When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you get away from the text, it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there.
Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Use soft words and hard arguments
Even if the committee carried the message in the exact words with no words missing, but left out the persuasion of gesture, the supplicating tone, and the beseeching looks which inform the words and give them life, where then were the power of the arguments and whom would it convince
Use soft words and hard arguments.
They say the tongues of dying men enforce attention, like deep harmony: Where words are scarce, they're seldom spent in vain
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
...words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone.
A thing is not what you say it is or what you photograph it to be or what you paint it to be or what you sculpt it to be. Words, photographs, paintings, and sculptures are symbols of what you see, think, and feel things to be, but they are not the things themselves.
Let me be cruel, not unnatural; I will speak daggers to her, but use none.
My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites: How in my words somever she be shent, To give them seals never, my soul, consent!
My garden will never make me famous, I'm a horticultural ignoramus.
When words escape, flowers speak.
A man of words and not deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds.
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes ... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility
The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.
With respect to the two words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators. If the words obtained so readily a place in the "Articles of Confederation," and received so little notice in their admission into the present Constitution, and retained for so long a time a silent place in both, the fairest explanation is, that the words, in the alternative of meaning nothing or meaning everything, had the former meaning taken for granted
The purpose of a written constitution is to bind up the several branches of government by certain laws, which, when they transgress, their acts shall become nullities; to render unnecessary an appeal to the people, or in other words a rebellion, on every infraction of their rights, on the peril that their acquiescence shall be construed into an intention to surrender those rights.
The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words.
He swears, but he, is sick at heart;
He laughs, but he turns deadly pale;
His restless eye and sudden start--
These tell the dreadful tale
That will be told: it needs no words from thee
Thou self-sold slave to guilt and misery.
Thoughts cannot form themselves in words so horrid As can express my guilt.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.