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Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.

Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658) Spanish Philosopher, and Writer.

Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

Every spoken word arouses our self-will.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

When ideas fail, words come in very handy.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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