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Short words are the best and old words when short are best of all.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Prose, words in their best order. Poetry, the best words in the best order.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

Author: Cliff Fadiman

Profession: American Writer

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

Profession: Scottish Essayist, Poet, Novelist

Never use big words where a diminutive one will suffice.

Author: Source Unknown


Yes and No are very short words to say, but we should think for some length of time before saying them.

Author: Source Unknown


The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Profession: Austrian Philosopher