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Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them: but they are the money of fools.

Author: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Profession: British Philosopher

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

A word once uttered can never be recalled.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Strong words are required for weak principles.

Author: Doug Horton


Without words to objectify and categorize our sensations and place them in relation to one another, we cannot evolve a tradition of what is real in the world.

Author: Ruth Hubbard (1924)

Profession: American Biologist

Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.

Author: Pearl Strachan Hurd


Words from the thread on which we string our experiences.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

Words are tools which automatically carve concepts out of experience.

Author: Julian S. Huxley (1877-1975)

Profession: British Writer, Biologist

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

Author: Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

Profession: Norwegian Dramatist

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.

Author: Eric Idle


As a poet and writer, I deeply love and I deeply hate words. I love the infinite evidence and change and requirements and possibilities of language; every human use of words that is joyful, or honest or new, because experience is new... But as a Black poet and writer, I hate words that cancel my name and my history and the freedom of my future: I hate the words that condemn and refuse the language of my people in America.

Author: June Jordan (1939)

Profession: American Poet, Civil Rights Activist

Words are like eyeglasses they blur everything that they do not make clear.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

All words are part true and part false.

Author: Master Kahn


Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.

Author: John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

Profession: British Economist