Saturday, 28 December 2013


A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword. - Robert Burton

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever. - Jessamyn West

A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck a life. A timely word may level stress; a loving word may heal and bless. - Unknown

A single word can scar another. - Unknown

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. - Henrik Ibsen

A word from the wise is like a sign post telling us where to go when we are lost. - Unknown

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

A word of encouragement is as refreshing as a cold drink on a hot summer day. - Unknown

A word once let out of the cage cannot be whistled back again. - Horatius

A word or a simple expression may be a key to the door, an opening to a new understanding. - Everett E. Bishop

A word to the wise is sufficient. - Terence

All too often we say the cruel and destructive things, because it is so much easier to be clever than to be kind. But in the long run, proud and abusive words are the ones that cause trouble for us. - Unknown

Although words exist for the most part for the transmission of ideas, there are some which produce such violent disturbance in our feelings that the role they play in the transmission of ideas is lost in the background. - Albert Einstein

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken. - Orson Rega Card

An honest, kind word spoken in love lifts the spirit and refreshes the soul. A kind word not spoken leaves an empty hole. - Unknown

Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten. - Unknown

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it. - Thomas Fuller

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. - The Buddha

By words the mind is winged. - Aristophanes

Cold words freeze people, hot words scorch them, bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their own image on men’s souls; they soothe, quiet, and comfort the hearer. - Unknown

Consider carefully before you say a hard word to a man, but never let a chance to say a good one go by. - George Horace Lorimer 

Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. - Mandy Hale

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: “It might have been!” - John Greenleaf Whittier

For one word a man is often deemed to be wise, and for one word he is often deemed to be foolish. We should be careful indeed what we say. - Confucius

Four swiftest horses cannot overtake the word once spoken. - Chinese Proverb

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

Good words cool more than cold water. - John Ray

If words are to enter men’s minds and bear fruit, they must be the right words shaped cunningly to pass men’s defenses and explode silently and effectually within their minds. - J. B. Phillips

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words. - Chinese Proverb

It doesn’t pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke. Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he’ll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn’t say. - Jules Renard

It is easier to swallow angry words than to have to eat them. - Unknown

Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world. - Lawrence G. Lovasik

Keep your words soft and tender, because tomorrow, you may have to eat them. - Unknown

Kind words are the music of the world. - Unknown

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa

Like a beautiful flower that is colorful but has no fragrance, even well spoken words bear no fruit in one who does not put them into practice. - The Buddha

Look out how you talk about others for these words, empty and arrogant, hit back at you even harder than they may hit them. - Unknown

Many a true word is spoken in jest. - English Proverb

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

Oaths are but words, and words are but wind. - Samuel Butler

One kind word can warm three winter months. - Unknown

One man’s word is no man’s word; we should quietly hear both sides. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Pay attention to the words spoken. Sometimes, people accidentally say what they mean. - Unknown

Pretty words are not always true. True words are not always pretty. - Unknown

Provoking, isn't it? that when one is most in need of sensible words, one finds them not. - Charlotte L. Forten Grimke

Some words are like rays of sunshine, others like barbed arrows or the bite of a serpent. And if hard words cut so deep, how much pleasure can kind ones give? - Sir John Lubbock

Someone of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. - Unknown

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart. - Unknown

Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts. - Robert Fulghum

Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons. - Aldous Huxley

The best way to get the last word is to apologise. - Unknown

The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit. - Fnelon

The oldest, shortest words – “yes” and “no” – are those which require the most thought. - Pythagoras

The power of words is immense. A well-chosen word has often sufficed to stop a flying army, to change defeat into victory and to save an empire. - Emile De Girardin 

The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath. - Gautama Buddha.

The unspoken word never does harm. - Louis Kossuth 

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels. - Hazrat Inayat Khan

The words you speak become the house you live in. - Hafiz

There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one. - Baltasar Gracian

To utter pleasant words without practicing them, is like a fine flower without fragrance. - The Buddha

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. - Lao Tzu

We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. - Abigail Adams

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. - The Buddha

When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. - Buddha

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it. - Arabian Proverb

Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can have a word with him? - Chuang Tzu

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. - Arthur Helps  

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men. - Confucius

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

Words are but pictures of our thoughts. - John Dryden 

Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall. - Jodi Picoult

Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them. - Samuel Butler

Words are one of our chief means of adjusting to all the situations of life. The better control we have of our words, the more successful our adjustment will be. - Unknown

Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little. - Unknown

Words are free. It’s how you use them, that may cost you. - Unknown

Words are seductive and dangerous material to be used with caution. - Unknown

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. - Elie Wiesel

Words differently arranged have a different meaning and meanings differently arranged have a different effect. - Blaise Pascal

Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. - The Buddha

Words have the power to build, to store and create, as well as tear down and destroy. We think with words, we organize our world with words, we communicate with words, we inform with words, we build relationships with words. - Leo Buscaglia

Words of comfort, skilfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man. - Louis Nizer

Words provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. - Jim Rohn

Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision. - Joseph Joubert

Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled. - Unknown

You cannot unsay a cruel word. - Unknown

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