Words Quotes

The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement.

Henry David Thoreau

Words differently arranged have a different meaning and meanings differently arranged have a different effect.

Blaise Pascal

Style in painting is the same as in writing a power over materials, whether words or colours, by which conceptions or sentiments are conveyed.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.

Jean Paul Richter

No two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is in other words, not a thing, but a think.

Penelope Fitzgerald

There is a sort of Witchcrafts in those things, whereto the Temptations of the Devil would inveigle us. To worship the Devil is Witchcraft, and under that notion was our Lord urged unto sin. We are told in 1 Samuel 15:23, "Rebellion is as the sin of Witchcraft." When the Devil would have us to sin, he would have us to do the things which the forlorn Witches use to do. Perhaps there are few persons, ever allured by the Devil unto an Explicit Covenant with himself. If any among ourselves be so, my counsel is, that you hunt the Devil from you, with such words as the Psalmist had, "Be gone, Depart from me, ye evil doers, for I will keep the commandments of my God."

COTTON MATHER

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.

Lydia M. Child

Many companies have long contended that stress in the home causes productivity loss in the market place.. and it does. But research now reveals that stress on the job causes stress at home. In other words, they feed off each other.

Zig Ziglar

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.

Theophile Gautier

A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity, like the word livewire.

Laurie Anderson

Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.

Archibald MacLeish

If a seperate personal Paradise exists for each of us mine must irreparably be planted with trees of words which the wind silvers like poplars, by people who see their confiscated justice given back, and by birds that even in the midst of the truth of death insist on singing in Greek and saying, eros, eros, eros.

Odysseas Elytis

The Eskimos have hundreds of word for snow but we've invented three times that many words for relationships. What really defines a relationship?

Sarah Jessica Parker

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.

Baruch Spinoza

This is one of the disadvantages of wine: it makes a man mistake words for thought.

Samuel Johnson

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me

Sarah Bernhardt

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

Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things.

Aldous Huxley

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

Plautus

They call it golf because all of the other four-letter words were taken.

Raymond Floyd

We never know through what Divine mysteries of compensation the great Father of the universe may be carrying out His sublime plan; but those three words, "God is love " ought to contain, to every doubting soul, the solution of all things.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain

Epictetus

Lao-tzus words, was: place all your feelings outside of yourself and you will be renewed.

Paulo Coelho

It's time that we move from good words to good works, from sound bites to sound solutions.

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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