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The words of the world want to make sentences.

Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) French philosopher and poet.

Words are all we have.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) Irish writer, dramatist and poet,

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918) American historian, journalist and novelist.

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

John Adams (1735-1826) Second President of the USA.

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) British novelist.


When I use a word,'' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,'' it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) English mathematician and novelist.

Eating words has never given me indigestion.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

The 500 most commonly used words have an average of 28 meanings each.

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