Words Quotes

Words like freedom, justice, democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.

James Baldwin

Words have the power to release pent-up emotions as well as to define them in rational and meaningful terms.

Jeffrey Cohen

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

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

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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