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The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

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For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier PHOTO

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

 

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

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The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.
- Simon and Garfunkel

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

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

I advocate speaking words of love
with all the sincerity that can be mustered,
as frequently as possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

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

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forgiveness is the salve that heals
the wounds of unkind words and acts.
Forgive everyone for every hurt you have ever received -
for your own sake, that you may live in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
- commonly but falsely attributed to Dr. Seuss,
this misquote consists of the Bernard Baruch quote,
"Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
with additional words added anonymously.

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

In three words, I can sum up everything
I've learned about life - it goes on.
- Robert Frost

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

Words which do not give the
light of Christ increase the darkness.
- Mother Teresa

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings,
and deeds are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

I've learned that you should always
leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
- Anonymous

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
- Harold S. Geneen

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
- W. H. Auden

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Your words are my food, your breath my wine.
You are everything to me.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Oh, if only God would give me some sign.
If He would just speak to me once. Anything.
One sentence. Two words. If He would just cough.
- the movie Love and Death

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
- Winston Churchill

When words leave off, music begins.
- Heinrich Heine

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered
from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
- Thomas Gray

Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing
and manipulating of words and pictures.
- Jeffery Veen

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and
the thought has found words.
- Robert Frost

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop
speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

Where words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled
flow of words in an open forum.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I found I could say things with color and shapes that
I couldn't say any other way -
things I had no words for.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
- Thom Mayne


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