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Words about Words

Postby Sabina » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:58 am

"Words are the voice of the heart."
Confucius

"Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite."
C. S. Lewis


"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil."
Socrates
(from Plato's "Phaedrus")


"Philosophy is common sense with big words."
James Madison


"If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"When ideas fail, words come in very handy."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'."
Charlie Chaplin


PS: If you know of other good quotations about words, feel free to contribute.
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Re: Words about Words

Postby mirjana » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:33 am

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Buddha


Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Plato
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Re: Words about Words

Postby billyh50 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:21 pm

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


Sabina wrote:
"Words are the voice of the heart."
Confucius

"Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite."
C. S. Lewis


"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil."
Socrates
(from Plato's "Phaedrus")


"Philosophy is common sense with big words."
James Madison


"If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"When ideas fail, words come in very handy."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'."
Charlie Chaplin


PS: If you know of other good quotations about words, feel free to contribute.
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Re: Words about Words

Postby sound » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:46 pm

Much wisdom can be spoken in few words
~Unknown~

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Re: Words about Words

Postby mirjana » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:55 pm

Kate, this one is excellent!

"Every word is just a word until we give the meaning to it."
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Re: Words about Words

Postby sound » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:14 pm

ahhh thank you Mirjana ... likewise :) I love your name



Do not place the words of gurus, ministers, priests, scientists, psychologists, friends ... or my words ... higher than the feelings of your own being

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Re: Words about Words

Postby Sabina » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:46 pm

sound wrote:
Do not place the words of gurus, ministers, priests, scientists, psychologists, friends ... or my words ... higher than the feelings of your own being

~Seth-Jane Roberts~


Reminds me of what Buddha said:

"Believe nothing,
no matter where you read it, or who said it,
no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense."

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Re: Words about Words

Postby sound » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:31 pm

Hi Sabina :)
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