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The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them.

Anatole France (1844-1924) French writer.

Words are the money of fools.

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) British philosopher.

Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them: but they are the money of fools.

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) British philosopher.

People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

A word once uttered can never be recalled.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

Words from the thread on which we string our experiences.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbors, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

Bu' is a word that cools many a warm impulse, stifles many a kindly thought, puts a dead stop to many a brotherly deed. No one would ever love his neighbor as himself if he listened to all the 'Buts' that could be said.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.

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