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Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
Michel de Montaigne
But even in the Christian religion, much of its real meaning is hidden by words that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
I can remember only a few of the strange and curious words now dead but living and spoken by the English people a thousand years ago.
The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Because my love for you is beyond words, I decided to shut up.
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.
Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind.
If there is on earth a house with many mansions, it is the house of words.
E. M. Forster
Good words will not give me back my children.
And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
Good words are worth much, and cost little.
The words of truth are simple.
And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?
Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.
There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.
William Tecumseh Sherman
In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words.
We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.
I just like to have words that describe things correctly. Now to me, 'black feminist' does not do that. I need a word that is organic, that really comes out of the culture, that really expresses the spirit that we see in black women. And it's just... womanish.
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
You can stroke people with words.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.
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