Words Quotes and Sayings

Be careful of the words you say,
Keep them short and sweet.
You never know, from day to day,
Which ones you’ll have to eat. ~Anonymous

Good words are worth much, and cost little. ~George Herbert

Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words? ~Marcel Marceau

Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure. ~Edward Thorndike

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day. ~Emily Dickinson (“A Word is Dead”)

Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. ~Jim Rohn

Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence. ~George Steiner

Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad. ~Manly Hall

Write kind words in marble, insults in sand. ~Iranian proverb

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within. ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Watch your thoughts, they become your words
Watch your words, they become your actions
Watch your actions, they become your habits
Watch your habits, they become your character
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. ~Anonymous

Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning. ~Benjamin Franklin

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking. ~John Maynard Keynes

Words are the most powerful thing in the universe… Words are containers. They contain faith, or fear, and they produce after their kind. ~Charles Capps

So difficult it is to show the various meanings and imperfections of words when we have nothing else but words to do it with. ~John Locke

Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment. ~Learned Hand

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity. ~Hermann Hes

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter. ~James Earl Jones

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. ~Thomas Jefferson

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. ~Nelson Mandela

However many holy words you read,
However many you speak,
What good will they do you
If you do not act on upon them? ~Buddha

A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence. ~Barbara Walters

By words we learn thoughts, and by thoughts we learn life. ~Jean Baptiste Girard

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. ~George Gordon Byron

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. ~Benjamin Franklin

All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind. ~Kahlil Gibran

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