Words Quotes

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

If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be of no help.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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.

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