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Like an arrow to its mark flies the word good man's word.

A word from the mouth is like a stone from a sling.
Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.
A single word often betrays a great design.
There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.
Words are the small change of thought.
Each group of words is processed by the brain as a single thought. And because the words are viewed in context, you retain them more accurately than if you processed the words individually.
A word too much always defeats its purpose.
Nothing can throw thee into the infernal abyss so much as this detested word -- heed well! -- this mine and thine.
It is with words as with sunbeams -- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
The last thing a political party gives up is its vocabulary.
I don't give a damn for man that can spell a word only one way.
When I look at you, the wheels of time stand still vs. Your face could stop a clock
When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language without words.
Why do social workers use five-syllable words when dealing with juvenile delinquents?
Words convey the mental treasures of one period to the generations that follow; and laden with this, their precious freight, they sail safely across gulfs of time in which empires have suffered shipwreck and the languages of common life have sunk into oblivion.
You can stroke people with words.
Good words are worth a thousand pictures.
One thing you can give and still keep is your word.
It is with a word as with an arrow -- once let it loose and it does not return.
Please God, make my words today sweet and tender, for tomorrow I may have to eat them.
Political correctness is simply a speed bump in the traffic of truth, free thought and speech.
The 500 most commonly used words have an average of 28 meanings each.
The supply of words in the world market is plentiful but the demand is falling. Let deeds follow words now.
Words are men's daughters, but God's sons are things.
One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.
The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
There's no sentence that's too short in the eyes of God.
With enough verbs and prepositions, anything can happen.
The original thoughts are like the rare and precious jewels, but remember there has always been a big market with a large number of buyers, sellers and suppliers of the imitation jewellery.
When a battle of wits begins between two people, the smarter of the two will concede knowing that the other person is unable to see any point of view other than their own.

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