Words Quotes

When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you get away from the text, it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there.

Dan Quayle

You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise.

Maya Angelou

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use.

Dr. Sara Murray Jordan

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.


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
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