Quotes of the Day for 16 October 2001 – Words
Noah Webster was born at West Hartford, Connecticut on this day in 1758. In his honor, here are some quotes on words.
It seems to me that the soul, when alone with itself and speaking to itself, uses only a small number of words, none of them extraordinary.
- Paul Valéry
The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
I must use beautiful words, I never know when I might have to eat them.
- Everett McKinley Dirksen, 1896 - 1969
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