Words Quotes

Words are weapons, and it is dangerous . . . to borrow them from the arsenal of the enemy.

George Santayana

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters

Norman Fitzroy Maclean

Be careful of the words you say, keep them soft and sweet; You never know from day to day which ones you'll have to eat.


Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.

Adlai Stevenson

The wounds of fire would vanish with time but the wounds caused by words never

Tamil proverb

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

George Eliot

Thoughts cannot form themselves in words so horrid As can express my guilt.

John Dryden

He swears, but he, is sick at heart; He laughs, but he turns deadly pale; His restless eye and sudden start-- These tell the dreadful tale That will be told: it needs no words from thee Thou self-sold slave to guilt and misery.

Richard Henry Dana, Sr.

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

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

With respect to the two words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators. If the words obtained so readily a place in the "Articles of Confederation," and received so little notice in their admission into the present Constitution, and retained for so long a time a silent place in both, the fairest explanation is, that the words, in the alternative of meaning nothing or meaning everything, had the former meaning taken for granted

James Madison

Chinese are wise in comprehending without many words what is inevitable and inescapable and therefore only to be borne.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Please don't say maana if you don't mean it I have heard those words for so very long. Don't try to describe the ocean if you've never seen it. Don't ever forget that you just may wind up being wrong.

James William "Jimmy" Buffett

You can say a lot in a little time, if you stick to words of one syllable.

Lois McMaster Bujold

He had made one mistake in an otherwise flawless performance: he hadn't told me his name. Have you ever exchanged three words with an American without being told his name?

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

The central fact of my life has been the existence of words and the possibility of weaving those words into poetry.

Jorge Luis Borges
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