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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.

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Political correctness is simply a speed bump in the traffic of truth, free thought and speech.

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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.