Words Quotes

A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.

Kong Fu Zi

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.

National Review

The color, the grace and levitation, the structural pattern in motion, the quick interplay of live beings, suspended like fitful lightning in a cloud, these things are the play, not words on paper, nor thoughts and ideas of an author, those shabby things snatched off basement counters at Gimbel's.


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.

Thomas Jefferson

Don't accustom yourself to use big words for little matters

Samuel Johnson

But words once spoke can never be recalled

Wentworth Dillon

Words spoken, you are a slave to; those not said, you are the master of.

Irish Proverb

The true poem rests between the words.

Vanna Bonta

Words are like leaves, and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found

Alexander Pope

All words are pegs to hang ideas on.

Henry Ward Beecher

Words are the dress of thoughts; which should no more be presented in rags, tatters, and dirt than your person should

Lord Chesterfield

A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words does not

Turkish Proverb

Words are tools which automatically carve concepts out of experience

Julian Sorrell Huxley

Words are the only things that last forever

William Hazlitt

Modern science is still trying to produce a tranquilizer more effective than a few kind words

Douglas Meador
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