10 Quotes Regarding Words


The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men.
Dionysius Cato

Words are but pictures of our thoughts.
John Dryden

It's strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words.
T. S. Eliot

Words are but the signs of ideas.
Samuel Johnson

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope

O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
Sir Walter Scott

If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.
Robert Southey

Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words.
Josh Billings

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catchwords
Robert Louis Stevenson

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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