Quotes On Words

A set of diverse quotes that use the word “word” in meaningful ways.


It has not been for nothing that the word has remained man’s principal toy and tool: without the meanings and values it sustains, all man’s other tools would be worthless. Lewis Mumford

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. Robert Frost

The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people. Maria Montessori

How often misused words generate misleading thoughts. Herbert Spencer

Words without thoughts never to heaven go. William Shakespeare

All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time. Ernest Hemingway

Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness. Mother Teresa

Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say ‘infinitely’ when you mean ‘very’; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. C. S. Lewis

When grief is deepest, words are fewest. Ann Voskamp

I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream. Temple Grandin

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. William Strunk, Jr.

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Rudyard Kipling

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. Philip K. Dick

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life. Zig Ziglar

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart. John Bunyan

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. Maya Angelou

Words are power. And a book is full of words. Be careful what power you get from it. But know that you do. Yoko Ono

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. Yehuda Berg

Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as 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

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt


Nice list on technology used as a word.

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