Words Quotes

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.

Noam Chomsky

Words pay no debts.

William Shakespeare

My attitude towards peace does not depend on which war we are discussing. I think that words should do the work of bombs.

Moran Margaret Cho

Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope.

Tom Head

A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who, instead of aiming a single stone at an object, takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit.

Samuel Johnson

Faced by the actual practice of freedom, the French and American revolutions would be forced to stand by their words.

William Seward Burroughs

You don't need words just one kiss, then another.

Kate Bush

Fair words never hurt the tongue.

George Chapman

Nothing will ever die so long as it knows what to do under the circumstances, in other words so long as it knows its business.

Samuel Butler

From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.

Marcus Porcius Cato

One ought, each day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.

Jonathan Swift

Let your intentions be good - embodied in good thoughts, cheerful words, and unselfish deeds - and the world will be to you a bright and happy place in which to work and play and serve.

Grenville Kleiser

Is it a form of social play that underneath the words people say, there is a different conversation going on?

Vanna Bonta

At certain moments, words are nothing; it is the tone in which they are uttered.

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget
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