Language

Found 18 thoughts of language

I understand a fury in your words,But not the words.

William Shakespeare

Are you insinuating that I am a purveyor of terminological inexactitudes?

Winston Churchill

He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.

Abraham Lincoln

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

Sir Winston Churchill

Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.

Ingrid Bengis

Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.

Samuel Johnson

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.

Rita Mae Brown

A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.

Herman Melville

Words are the physicians of the mind diseased.

Aeschylus

Use soft words and hard arguments.

English Proverb

The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.

Lewis Thomas

Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.

William Shakespeare

Deeds, not words shall speak me.

John Fletcher

Language is the source of misunderstandings.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

Cato the Elder

Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words.

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