Words Quotes

A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart

Peggy Noonan

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

George Orwell

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement,achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

The great man is he who does not lose his child-heart. He does not think beforehand that his words shall be sincere, nor that his acts shall be resolute; he simply abides in the right.

Mencius

How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love!

Eileen Elias Freeman

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.

John Greenleaf Whittier

A nation can assume that the addition of the words "under God" to its pledge of allegiance gives evidence that its citizens actually believe in God whereas all it really proves is that they believe in "believing" in God

Huston Smith

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.

E. Y. Harburg

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent

Victor Hugo

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.

Charles Simic

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all

Wallace Stevens

Poetry: the best words in the best order.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.

Homer

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. Unless you've got a good team, you can't do much with the other two.

Lee Iacocca

Instead of forming new words I recommend to you any kind of artful management by which you may be able to give cost to old ones

Horace

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

Mahatma Gandhi

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.

Elise Boulding

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.

David Ogilvy

The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.

Leo Burnett

Values are not just words, values are what we live by. They're about the causes that we champion and the people we fight for.

Senator John Kerry

Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.

Roland Barthes

What is a vow, but an intention spoken out before the world so that the world, in hearing, might take part in aspirations of the willing heart? In our coming here today to join and bless the joy of your becoming wed, may we enter in the truth of the words you've said, "I do."

Maureen Tolman Flannery

Language is the only instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.

Samuel Johnson
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