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The Power Of Utterance

Looking up quotes about how powerful words can be.. Not all of these are exactly pertaining, but may have run across them during the search and found them worthy of reposting :-) enjoy

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. --Margaret Millar


Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. – Plato


A lot of these are more or less reminders and things that i would like to apply for myself, but i hope you can enjoy them as well :-)



The flood of careless, unconsidered, cheap words is the greatest enemy of the profound word. -- Stephen L. Talbott

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. --Winston Churchill

When you are arguing with a fool, make sure he isn't doing the same thing. —Unknown

Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening ... when you'd have preferred to talk. --D.J. Kaufman

Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence. --Spanish Proverb

The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone? --
Ecclesiastes 6:11

The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone? --
Ecclesiastes 6:11

Loud speech, profusion of words, and possessing skillfulness in expounding scriptures are merely for the enjoyment of the learned. They do not lead to liberation.-- Adi Shankaracharya (c. 650) Hindu reformer


Great minds talk about ideas, Average minds talk about things, Small minds talk about other people. --Unknown

Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is. --Blaise Pascal

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






Raynefall Raynefall 22-25, F 1 Response May 9, 2012

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What a wonderful post. Thank you. I read that you are undertaking a vow of silence. What a wonderful experiment. I look forward to learning about your adventure.