Words Quotes

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

Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.

Victoria Secunda

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

There are two thing you need for a jolly good hymn.The first is a set of words that expresses the mood or sentiment of the worshipper.The second-and perhaps even more important- is a good tune..with a simple popular melody.

Sir John Betjeman

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

When deeds speak, words are nothing.

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Words are but the signs of ideas.

Samuel Johnson

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones


Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place

French Proverb

Words are but pictures of our thoughts.

John Dryden
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