A recent government publication on the marketing of cabbage contains, according to one report, 26,941 words. It is noteworthy in this regard that the Gettysburg Address contains a mere 279 words while the Lord's Prayer comprises but 67
Quotations are a columnist's bullpen. Stealing someone else's words frequently spares the embarrassment of eating your own.
How do we meditate silently? Just by not talking, just by not using outer words, we are not doing silent meditation. Silent meditation is totally
different. When we start meditating in silence, right from the beginning we feel the bottom of a sea within us and without. The life of activity movement and restlessness is on the surface, but deep below, underneath our human life, there is poise and silence. So, either we shall imagine this sea of silence within us or we shall feel that we are nothing but a sea of poise itself
Words and thoughts concerning compassionate action that are not put into practice are like beautiful flowers that are colorful but have no fragrance.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
My life is -- as if each person I know was born with a beautiful book with golden edges on each page -- and each of us can read the language of our own book -- containing our own unique values, ideas, insights and direction, yet we cannot read the language of anyone else's book, and they cannot read our book. And, then, you and I started talking and I discovered that while the words in your book are different from mine, the language of your book is exactly the same as mine -- and words flow and flow between us without effort. Then, I looked closer in my book and I saw beautiful, happy pictures of you and your family...and I smiled
A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love
When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted as they fell.
Zen is a double-edged sword, killing words and thoughts, yet at the same time, giving them life. Although beyond human intellect and philosophy, Zen is their root and source.
No matter what verbal space you try to enclose Zen in, it resists, and spills over ... the Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.
Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.
In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use.
Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef
Words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?
A proverb is much matter decocted into a few words.
Good words are worth much and cost little.
Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.
Words are healers of the sick tempered.
Words are the voice of the heart.
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise
There are those who understand everything till one puts it into words