Words Quotes

The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.

John Milton

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.

Jane Austen

Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.

Robert MacNeil

Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.

Adlai E. Stevenson

The wounds of fire would have gone with the time but not the wounds caused by words

Tamil proverb

Good words cost no more than bad.

Thomas Fuller

It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last

William Morris

Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad.

Manly Hall

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

Marcel Proust

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.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.

Ingrid Bengis

Words are a wonderful form of communication, but they will never replace kisses and punches

Ashleigh Brilliant

Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself

Mark Twain

When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain

William Shakespeare

Oaths are but words, and words but wind.

Samuel Butler

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.


A word to the wise is enough, and many words won't fill a bushel.

Benjamin Franklin

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.


In my youth there were words you couldn't say in front of a girl; now you can't say 'girl'

Tom Lehrer

It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't.

Mignon Mclaughlin

Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.


Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

William Shakespeare

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.

Thomas Jefferson
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