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I Believe That Words Are Powerful

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    I'm on my spiritual journey and one of the first things that was reveled to me that I had control over was the words that I used. Positivity all the way!!<3
    truthbetold22 truthbetold22 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    That sticks and stone stuff doesn't work with every body and the thing that you say is really I mean really hurtful can scare them for ever because those scars don't heal
    Msimperfectlyperfect Msimperfectlyperfect 13-15, F Jan 11

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    You Are What You Hear - When he said he thought I was smart…I felt like I could engineer the next NASA flight single-handedly.I was ready to conquer the world. When he told me...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 16 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    So Weird - Someone can say a sentence or a few words, and those words can make or break that person. They can inspire, they can destroy. Words can do anything, and beyond that...
    candiipup candiipup 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2008

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    Words - Words can help Words can hurt Words can start a romance Words can end a love Words can heal a weary soul, Words can crush a weary heart Words can cheer you on Words can...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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    Imprints Upon My Soul - First, let me admit, I am a sensitive person ... sometimes overly sensitive.  Unfortunately, that leads me to often take words to heart and place...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 20 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    Words Are All That Remains - I believe in the power of words. Sometimes....When we are connected as close friends are...And you speak your words...And the time is right...I feel...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    Words - I took to being very aware of me and my energy the frequency of my vibration as well as my words. Its beeen over two years since i began . Ill say I've become aware of...
    StoneColdSixx StoneColdSixx 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    "Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think." Language is an essential tool to people for communicating messages and expressing feelings. Civilizations, and an...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Apr 8

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    Perhaps The Choice Is Ours - Words can create wounds or provide healing... Make you cry or laugh...Cause weakness or renewed strength...Bring sadness or great joy...Destroy or...
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    A Good Reason To Think Before You Speak !? - Words hold much more power than people think. I have witnessed first hand the damage that words can cause, especially when being spoken...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Where's The Delete Button? - Words are spoken and heard but that's not the end of it. They are then stored in the mind where there is no delete button. Words can be replayed in...
    visionofvenus visionofvenus 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    I try to chose my words wisely because whatever I say will impact on someone else. I try to choose positive, friendly words whenever I can. Words are more powerful then one might...
    asidea asidea 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I Heard This And Thought It Was Kind Of Clever. - Always remember the saying goes, "sticks and stones key break my bones but words are merely the smallest element of language...
    Houdini94 Houdini94 18-21, M Oct 20, 2013

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    I am so sick of being lied to. And equally sick I can do nothing about it. I must say it really makes it difficult for me to like someone. Or ever have an respect for them. It is...
    NotSoPerfect777 NotSoPerfect777 36-40, F Jan 9

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    So Suddenly - I want to hear the rapture of truthful emotions so touchable to my ears. I want to be fulfilled with the strength of words so suddenly. I want an everlasting smile to...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Sancte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto præsídium. Imperet illi Deus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, princeps milíti...
    hippygod1 hippygod1 18-21, M Dec 17, 2013

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    Words are knives that cut through the heart.....Words are poison that poisons our hearts.....Words can save us from ourselves when we hear positive words. Words are what we need to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I HAVE A DREAM !!!!!!!...... * pumps fist in the air dramaticly *
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Tribute - I had someone say something nice to me today, 'You sound wonderful.' Thank you. You know what? I want to live wonderful. I want to live in the spirit of wonderful...
    jellibeanz jellibeanz 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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    Words and actions are the most powerful thing that life has, be careful how you choose and use your words because it can really effect a person mentally physically and emotionally...
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Adolf Hitler was a wordsmith, he knew that words are powerful and by manipulating people through the use of his words he could make them do whatever he wanted. His words were like...
    fyremoon fyremoon 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    One sentence can make a huge difference.
    aliciapearl5 aliciapearl5 16-17, F Jan 26

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    Choosing Words - "You can tell somebody the same thing in two, three or four different ways. One way, they can listen to you and feel terrible, and another way they can listen to...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    I think this quote sums up how powerful words are: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours." - Eric Idle
    fyremoon fyremoon 41-45, M Dec 24, 2013

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    Test Of Faith - I believe that words are powerful...... and so is silence...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    Powerful Weapons - You may not touch me or shoot me down but your tongue slices through me with each word, one by one You may not have bullets or knives but each syllable you...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 10 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    One word that makes me cry is the word stupid or dumb... It always makes me cry.. Well when used to call someone dumb or stupid. People used to call me that all the time so it just...
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    The Plea To Be Heard, Recognized, Loved - I recall being told that once words are out, they are etched in stone. In other words, you can't take them back. So the choices that we...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    And don’t go to bed yet love, I think it’s too early And we just need a little time to ourselves If my wall clock tells me that it's 4 in the morning I'll give it hell Cause I...
    foolishlylovingthee foolishlylovingthee 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I'm Sorry, I Don't Understand - This may not exactly fit in this group, and I can't say why I find it so amusing, but I do.  Perhaps, many of us have been in this situation or...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    I Am Denied You - You painted your vibrant colours upon my soul... You splashed your reds, your blues, your greens...all...... They blended, melded, flowed together like your love...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 6 Responses May 31, 2013

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    Narrativium Shapes Our Lives - Words are so important and I think that because we've all grown up with language, we take for granted just how much they create our world. Nuances in...
    salaciouslyyours salaciouslyyours 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    The Power Of Listening -          By virtue of belonging to or posting in this group, we apparently agree that words, written as well as spoken, are powerful, but...
    CuriousNomad CuriousNomad 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I don't understand that the people with good hearts and good intentions have to hurt the most sometimes. If shes angry- theres a reason. If shes quiet when usually talkative...
    katrinapaytonxo katrinapaytonxo 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Potential - Words, I feel, possess a tremendous significance in our lives.They are the holders of all that is beautiful and good in this world...but at the same time, they can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 19, 2013

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    Miscellaneous Terms ADULT: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle. BEAUTY PARLOUR: A place where women curl up and dye. CANNIBAL...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Fun With Words -             Oh Strunk, you know how to make a grammar geek laugh. I've been rereading Strunk and White's The Elements of Style for the first time since high...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    Words are my profession. Advertising writer for +25 years -- which comes down to, most of the time, telling stories. Sometimes I tell a story with five words in a headline...
    beboru beboru 51-55 1 Response Mar 5

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    Names Have Power - People tend not to use real names on EP. One reason, of course, is identity protection (As if you could really track someone down using their first name). The...
    ToughEddie ToughEddie 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    Yes...I Believe Its True... - Just a little reason why I think so....my EP friends hardly know me in real life..hardly have met me or spoken on phone..I never had a video chat with...
    papri papri 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    The Power Of Words - We've been taught as children that "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me". Terribly false. Sticks and stones break your bones but...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    How High Do You Bounce? :) - I think this quote has a lot to be said with few words. It really is true, sometimes when we fall hard, we bounce back higher. Sometimes we need to hit...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    LOVE. A simple world with a whole lot of different meanings behind them. You define, I listen. You give, I get. You don't, I do. You do, I don't.
    UnknownGuyAround UnknownGuyAround 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    The Phone Call - What I didn't say:"I understand what you are going through, better than you probably think I do.And yes, I love you too." 
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    And To All A Silent Night - Isn't it funny how a silent night can mean so much and give one time to reflect, to organize one's thoughts, to come to grip with things, to pray, to...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    I listen carefully to what others say to me. I appreciate honesty and truth and deliver the same to others.
    Epin Epin 41-45, F Feb 1

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    Words Can Never Hurt Me ... Not True At All - My greatest hurts and my greatest peace has come from words. When I was feeling very alone the word that I loved the most was 'we...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 8 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    I am officially done putting myself out there for people. No one will EVER get close to me again or know the real me. I swear this to myself and the "world" today.
    NotSoPerfect777 NotSoPerfect777 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    So I know someone who a week back was extremely emotional cause of being rebuked in public. Because this person matters to me a lot, I took it upon myself to ensure things change...
    SDominicS SDominicS 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Powerful Words And Hurtful Words... - This is for a friend I met on EP. Words can be hurtful and words can scar you but instead of scars you put those hurtful words into a file and...
    3LPmademe 3LPmademe 18-21, F