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You Cannot Slander Human Nature; It Is Worse Than Words Can Paint It.
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In The End, We Will Remember Not The Words Of Our Enemies, But The Silence Of Our Friends.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr
The Sufis Advise Us To Speak Only After Our Words Have Managed To Pass Through Three Gates. At The First Gate We Ask Ourselves, Are These Words True? If So, We Let Them Pass On; If Not, Back They Go. At The Second Gate We Ask, Are They Necessary? At The Last Gate We Ask, Are They Kind?
~ Eknath Easwaran
A Torn Jacket Is Soon Mended But Hard Words Bruise The Heart Of A Child.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Quotation... A Writer Expresses Himself In Words That Have Been Used Before Because They Give His Meaning Better Than He Can Give It Himself, Or Because They Are Beautiful Or Witty, Or Because He Expects Them To Touch A Cord Of Association In His Reader, Or Because He Wishes To Show That He Is Learned And Well Read. Quotations Due To The Last Motive Are Invariably Ill-advised; The Discerning Reader Detects It And Is Contemptuous; The Undiscerning Is Perhaps Impressed, But Even Then Is At The Same Time Repelled, Pretentious Quotations Being The Surest Road To Tedium.
~ Henry W. Fowler, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926)
May No Portent Of Evil Be Attached To The Words I Say.
~ Anonymous
All The Big Corporations Depreciate Their Possessions, And You Can, Too, Provided You Use Them For Business Purposes. For Example, If You Subscribe To The Wall Street Journal, A Business-related Newspaper, You Can Deduct The Cost Of Your House, Because, In The Words Of U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger In A Landmark 1979 Tax Decision: Where Else Are You Going To Read The Paper? Outside? What If It Rains?
~ Dave Barry, "Sweating Out Taxes"
He Can Compress The Most Words Into The Smallest Ideas Of Any Man I Ever Met.
~ Abraham Lincoln
Deeds, Not Words Shall Speak To Me.
~ John William Fletche
Who Knows Why We Live, And Struggle, And Die... Wise Men Write Many Books, In Words Too Hard To Understand. But This, The Purpose Of Our Lives, The End Of All Our Struggle, Is Beyond All Human Wisdom.
~ Alan Stewart Paton
When Someone Is Giving You Their Theology, Their God Words, You Should Listen Hard And Be Very Gentle. The Time To Deliver Your God Words Is When You Are Asked.
~ Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 03-25-05
James, You Ought To Discover Some Day That Words Have An Exact Meaning.
~ Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957