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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.
~ Ellen Glasgow - [Words]

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Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Words]

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Every spoken word arouses our self-will.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Words]

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When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Words]

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

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Keep your words sweet -- you may have to eat them. I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
~ Stephan Grellet - [Words]

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In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
~ John B. S. Haldane - [Words]

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We are getting into semantics again. If we use words, there is a very grave danger they will be misinterpreted.
~ Harold Robbins Haldeman - [Words]

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There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them. Besides, to distrust words, and indict them for the horrors that might slumber unobtrusively within them --isn't this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual?
~ Vaclav Havel - [Words]

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Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior. We are nourished by expressions like excuse me and other such simple courtesies... Rudeness, the absence of the sacrament of consideration, is but another mark that our time-is-money society is lacking in spirituality, if not also in its enjoyment of life.
~ Ed Hays - [Words]

 

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