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All our words from loose using have lost their edge.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

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

Chinese proverb

You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American writer.

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

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) British writer.

Words are like eyeglasses they blur everything that they do not make clear.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.


But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

A word carries far -- very far -- deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) British novelist.

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

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801) Swiss theologian and poet.

A word from the mouth is like a stone from a sling.

Spanish proverb

What you keep by you, you may change and mend but words, once spoken, can never be recalled.

Wentworth Dillon (1633-1685) English poet and scholar.