Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words.
All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them.
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Poetry is music in words; and music is poetry in sound: both excellent sauce, but those have lived and died poor, who made them their meat
Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
Summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
I like business because it is competitive, because it rewards deeds rather than words. I like business because it compels earnestness and does not permit me to neglect today's task while thinking about tomorrow. I like business because it undertakes to please, not reform; because it is honestly selfish, thereby avoiding hypocrisy and sentimentality. I like business because it promptly penalizes mistakes, shiftlessness and inefficiency, while rewarding well those who give it the best they have in them. Lastly, I like business because each day is a fresh adventure.
To remain caught up in ideas and words about Zen is, as the old masters say, to stink of Zen.
Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't.
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.
A word to the wise is enough, and many words won't fill a bushel.
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
Oaths are but words, and words but wind.
When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain
Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself
Words are a wonderful form of communication, but they will never replace kisses and punches
For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
Words -- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two
Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad.
Modern science is still trying to produce a tranquilizer more effective than a few kind words
Good words cost no more than bad.
Myth is the hidden part of every story, the buried part, the region that is still unexplored because there are as yet no words to enable us to get there. Myth is nourished by silence as well as by words.
The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.