How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) English philosopher, biologist and sociologist.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.
Please God, make my words today sweet and tender, for tomorrow I may have to eat them.
Political correctness is simply a speed bump in the traffic of truth, free thought and speech.
Tsze-Kung asked, saying, is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?'' The Master said, ''Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.
We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams (1744-1818) First Lady of the United States.
Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what we are given by the senses.
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) German-born American political philosopher.
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton (1577-1640) English scholar.
A word is dead when it is said. Some say. I say it just, begins to live that day.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.