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A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
~ Robert Burton

 

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A man says what he knows, a woman says what will please.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

 

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A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

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A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words... the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.
~ Mark Twain

 

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A single word often betrays a great design.
~ Jean Racine

 

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A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
~ Burt Bacharach

 

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

 

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A wise man hears one word and understands two.
~ Yiddish Proverb

 

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A word carries far -- very far -- deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
~ Joseph Conrad

 

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A word from the mouth is like a stone from a sling.
~ Spanish Proverb

 

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A word is dead when it is said. Some say. I say it just, begins to live that day.
~ Emily Dickinson

 

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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.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

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A word once uttered can never be recalled.
~ Horace

 

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A word too much always defeats its purpose.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
~ John Adams

 

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All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
~ Ernest Hemingway

 

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All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
~ Ernest Hemingway

 

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All words are part true and part false.
~ Master Kahn

 

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All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
~ Orson Scott Card

 

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