Today I am going to share with you some power of words quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Plato and others.
You have heard this old children’s saying: “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” But we all know that the power of words can hurt even more.
As I have mentioned in my last post, words create images on our minds. They have effect on our belief system. Words influence how we think and act.
Let’s check out some of these power of words quotes:
“Words are alive. Cut them and they bleed.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Speak when you are angry– and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” – Laurence J. Peter
“Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is.” – Publilius Syrus
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are endless.” – Mother Theresa
“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” – Plato
“To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.” – Ben Jonson
“If you think little of a person, you ought to say as little as you think.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Great minds talk about ideas, Average minds talk about things, Small minds talk about other people.’ – Anonymous
“Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.” – William Butler Yeats
“Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“The most precious things in speech are the pauses.” – Sir Ralph Richardson
“Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.” – Spanish Proverb
“When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.” – Arabian Proverb
“After all is said and done, more is said than done.” – Anonymous
“No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.” – Henry B. Adams
“Of those who say nothing, few are silent.” – Thomas Neiel