Words Quotes

If the sea were ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would be spent before the Words of my lord are spent.

Quran

Good free verse is not at all easy to write, for there is no repetitive beat to lull the reader's critical faculty, much pattern and discipline is to be found in it, though the pattern of sounds and choice of exact words, gives it its beauty.

Marjorie Boulton

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 to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

Gore Vidal

Private and public life are subject to the same rules-- truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better then policy or tact or expediency or other words that were devised to conceal a deviation from a straight line.

Robert E. Lee

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.

Robert Southey

Christ of his gentleness, / Thirsting and hungering / Walked in the wilderness; / Soft words of grace he spoke / Unto lost desert-folk / That listened wondering.

Robert Graves

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.

Stevenson, Adlai E.

Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning

Benjamin Franklin

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Socrates

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.

George Sand

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.

Jean Paul Richter

The land is sacred. These words are at the core of your being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take our land away and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies.

Mary Brave Bird

Words are but the signs of ideas.

Samuel Johnson

So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.

Fr. Jerome Cummings

Men of few words are the best men.

William Shakespeare

Wisdom is not in words; Wisdom is meaning within words.

Kahlil Gibran

Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.

Winston Churchill

No one has a prosperity so high and firm that two or three words can't dishearten it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”

Judy Garland

“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”

Pearl Strachan Hurd

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.

Winston Churchill

Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue. Words you can’t have back, so they linger.

Coco J. Ginger

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -- in other words, of absurdity --the more energetically meaning is sought.

Vaclav Havel
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