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Words Quotes - The Best Sayings About Expression, Language And Voice

Words Quotes – 47 Sayings About Language, Expressions And The Power Of Words

Are you looking for inspirational words quotes and the best sayings about language? Then you've come to the right place! The power of words is phenomenal! They can heal and hurt, protect and betray, motivate and discourage, build and destroy, convince and manipulate, captivate and unleash. Expressions and language have a lasting and enormous influence on our thoughts and actions, our perception and our memory. Unfortunately, words and sentences often pass our lips whose serious consequences we never realize, or realize far too late.

It's time to consciously choose positive expressions! That's why I want to give you an inspiring collection of the best quotes about the power of words and language. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about words have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them and feel free to leave a corrective comment. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

47 quotes about words, word choice and language

Often our words do not match our actions. What we say and how we act differ. This describes the inner conflict of the cognitive dissonance. An example of this: you love animals but eat them. This lived contradiction is extremely exhausting and causes inner stress.

The reaction of your counterpart is much more visible, for example, when you realize that your promises were just empty words and you didn't keep your word. Whether ffalse assurances, violent insults or frightening threatswhether noun, adjective or verb - our choice of words can destroy friendships.

At the same time, however, it is also a powerful communicative tool for creating friendships, as well as for Convince people and to get carried away for positive things in the world. Be inspired now by the following quotes about the power of words.

Words Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Words only connect where our wavelengths have long since coincided." (Max Frisch)
  2. "Words are the only things that last forever; they are more durable than the eternal hills." (William Hazlitt)
  3. "I need nothing but a piece of paper and a writing tool, and I'm going to turn the world upside down." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  4. "A kind word costs nothing, and yet it is the most beautiful of all gifts." (Daphne du Maurier)
  5. "Through words we learn thoughts, and through thoughts we learn life." (Jean Baptiste Girard)
  6. "At the beginning there was the Word; at the end just the Cliche." (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
  7. "If you want to have an effect on other people, you first have to talk to them in their language." (Kurt Tucholsky)
  8. "Smooth words and flattering expressions rarely combine with a decent character." (Confucius)
  9. "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been'." (John Greenleaf Whittier)
  10. "Change your language and you change your thoughts." (Karl Albrecht)

Words Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "So difficult it is to show the various meanings and imperfections of words when we have nothing else but words to do it with." (John Locke)
  2. "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." (Mother Teresa)
  3. "Where words fail, music speaks." (Hans Christian Andersen)
  4. "Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure." (Edward Thorndike)
  5. "Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite terror of their reality." (Edgar Allan Poe)
  6. "A spoken word is like a sparrow that once has flown away, cannot be caught again." (Russian proverb)
  7. "Raise your words, not your voice. It is the rain that makes flowers grow, not thunder." (Rumi)
  8. "He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  9. "The spirit of a language reveals itself most clearly in its untranslatable words." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  10. "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." (Nelson Mandela)

Tip: Many a word helps our head to accept things that are actually unacceptable. In the Factory farming this is, for example, the preference for the more euphonious term "processing plant" instead of "slaughterhouse". At Euphemisms for animal products you will get to know more of them.

Words Quotes 21 - 30

  1. "Actions speak louder than words." (Proverb)
  2. "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter – it is the difference between the lightning and the lightning bug." (Mark Twain)
  3. "One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." (Frank Smith)
  4. "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
  5. "By words man can make another blessed or drive him to despair." (Sigmund Freud)
  6. "Of course, words are the most powerful drug mankind has ever used." (Rudyard Kipling)
  7. "Flowers are the beautiful words and hieroglyphics of Nature, by which she indicates how much she loves us." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  8. "Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them." (Samuel Butler)
  9. "Music is the only universal language which needs no translation." (Berthold Auerbach)
  10. "A different language is a different vision of life." (Federico Fellini)

Tip: You want learn a new language? Then be sure to use the tips from the linked article! I would also like to give you a little additional tip, to travel alone to the respective country. This way, you'll be less likely to switch to your native language out of habit, and you'll learn faster.

Words Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "I like good strong words that mean something…" (Louisa May Alcott)
  2. "Say not always what you know, but always know what you say." (Matthias Claudius)
  3. "I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine." (Emily Dickinson)
  4. "Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud." (Hermann Hesse)
  5. "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced." (Aldous Huxley)
  6. "When thought corrupts language, language also corrupts thought." (George Orwell)
  7. "Language is the clothing of thought." (Samuel Johnson)
  8. "The spirit of a language reveals itself most clearly in its untranslatable words." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  9. "Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed." (Abraham Joshua Heschel)
  10. "Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break." (William Shakespeare)

Words Quotes 41 - 47

"And empty words are evil." (Quote by Homer)
  1. "And empty words are evil." (Homer)
  2. "It takes two years to learn to speak and sixty to learn to keep quiet." (Ernest Hemingway)
  3. "All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." (Kahlil Gibran)
  4. "The secret of being boring is to say everything." (Voltaire)
  5. "Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten." (Unknown)
  6. "With languages, you're at home anywhere." (Edward De Waal)
  7. "Kind words cost nothing, but bring in a lot." (Blaise Pascal)

Can you think of any other sayings about the power of words or language? Then let us know your suggestions in the comments!

Using the best quotes about language and words as a source of personal inspiration

The spoken word is so fascinating because it is so incredibly powerful. It can sweep us into the mysterious world of fantasy - but it can just as easily thrust us into a world of sadness and anger. Control over the available or regularly selected words in our vocabulary plays a crucial role. In some moments, we should literally bite off our tongues rather than turn our emotional thoughts into words. Because once spoken, they are difficult to recapture.

We should all learn to communicate more compassionately with our fellow human beings. So let's focus on the conscious choice of positive words that can actually bring about lasting change in our society.

I hope this collection of the best quotes about the power of words and our language will help you. Do you have any questions, tips or other sayings that are still missing here? Then I look forward to your comment!

Stay inspired,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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