Favorite Quotations ~  Words, 3 Free Kindle Books

"No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous." ~ Henry Adams


A word at the right time can work wonders for you and save the situation. With words, you can build a system. ~ Johann von Goethe, Faust

Behind every word flows energy. If you use your words to gossip or babble about what you are going to do before you do it, then you are siphoning off the energy needed to actually do the work. Your words become an energy leak. ~ Sonia Choquette, Your Heart's Desire, 1997

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said..."It means just what I choose it to mean--neither more or less." ~ Lewis Carroll

Passwords are the words that help you pass through the strange and bad lands of life's experience. ~ Ben Zion

I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. ~ Florence Nightingale

Words strain, crack, and sometime break, under the burden. ~ T.S. Eliot

Speak but one word to me. ~ William Morris

Man's word is God in man. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Better pointed bullets than pointed words. ~ Otto von Bismarck

I am paid by the word, so I always write the shortest words possible. ~ Bertrand Russell

Nine times out of ten it is the coarse word that condemns an evil, and the refined word that excuses it. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Words so innocent and powerless as they are, standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just Begins to live. ~ Emily Dickinson

A word out of season may mar a whole lifetime. ~ Greek Proverb

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery of party, faction, and division of society. ~ John Adams

After all is said and done, more has usually been said than done. ~ Michael W. Hamrick

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

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