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These are some of the best 'Words' quotations and sayings.

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"The last word" is the most dangerous of infernal machines; and husband and wife should no more fight to get it than they would struggle for the possession of a lighted bomb shell.

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing.

A man cannot speak but he judges and reveals himself. - With his will, or against his will, he draws his portrait to the eye of others by every word. - Every opinion reacts on him who utters it.

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

A wound heals but bad words never fade.

Among the sources of those innumerable calamities which from age to age have overwhelmed mankind, may be reckoned as one of the principal, the abuse of words.

From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.

Good words do more than hard speeches, as the sunbeams without any noise will make the traveller cast off his cloak, which all the blustering wind: could not do, but only make him bind it closer to him.

He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.

I would rather speak the truth to ten men than blandishments and lying to a million. - Try it, ye who think there is nothing in it; try what it is to speak with God behind you - to speak so as to be only the arrow in the bow which the Almighty draws.

If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.

It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.

It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no.

It's not the first time I've noticed how much more power words have than ideas, particularly in France. See quote detail

Learn the value of a man's words and expressions, and you know him. Each man has a measure of his own for everything; this he offers you inadvertently in his words. He who has a superlative for everything wants a measure for the great or small.

Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in return exercise authority on reason.

No man has a prosperity so high or firm, but that two or three words can dishearten it; and there is no calamity which right words will not begin to redress.

Not in books only, nor yet in oral discourse, but often also in words there are boundless stores of moral and historic truth, and no less of passion and imagination laid up, from which lessons of infinite worth may be derived.

Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Some so speak in exaggerations and superlatives that we need to make a large discount from their statements before we can come at their real meaning.


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