Words Quotes

The man who first abused his fellows with swear-words instead of bashing their brains out with a club should be counted among those who laid the foundations of civilization.

Sir John Denham

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

John Adams

Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends; benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence; service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless

Pearl S. Buck

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.

Dan Quayle

You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise.

Maya Angelou

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.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use.

Dr. Sara Murray Jordan

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.

Bertrand Russell

Liberty and equality--lovely and sacred words!

Giuseppe Mazzini

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

Havelock Ellis

Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass

Sir John Vanbrugh

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

Frederick Douglass

Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.

Mencius

A father's words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house

Paul Lewis

To remain caught up in ideas and words about Zen is, as the old masters say, to stink of Zen.

Alan Watts

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

Thomas Gray

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.

Paul Engle

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Edgar Allan Poe

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: You liberate a city by destroying it. Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

Gore Vidal

May you have warm words on a cool evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.

Irish Toast

When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted as they fell.

John Dryden

The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we've already achieved them.

Denis Waitley
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