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Bu'' is a word that cools many a warm impulse, stifles many a kindly thought, puts a dead stop to many a brotherly deed. No one would ever love his neighbor as himself if he listened to all the ''Buts'' that could be said.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

My general theory since 1971 has been that the word is literally a virus, and that it has not been recognized as such because it has achieved a state of relatively stable symbiosis with its human host; that is to say, the word virus (the Other Half) has established itself so firmly as an accepted part of the human organism that it can now sneer at gangster viruses like smallpox and turn them in to the Pasteur Institute.

Author: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Profession: American Writer

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.

Author: Robert Burton (1576-1640)

Profession: British Clergyman, Scholar

Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbors, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Profession: American Author

You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.

Author: Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Profession: American Author, Trainer

When I use a word,'' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,'' it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.

Author: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Profession: British Writer, Mathematician

Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.

Author: Willa Cather (1876-1947)

Profession: American Author

I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.

Author: Stuart Chase (1888-1985)

Profession: American Writer

Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us.''

Author: Malcolm De Chazal (1902-1981)

Profession: French Writer

I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Eating words has never given me indigestion.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Tsze-Kung asked, saying, is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?'' The Master said, ''Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher