Quotes on Word-Sound-Power
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
The words we say will teach if we practice what we preach.
But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.
~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 12:36-38)
When you are arguing with a fool, make sure he isn't doing the same thing.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
~ Mark Twain
Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.
~ Spanish Proverb
The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?
~ Ecclesiastes 6:11
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