56 Words Quotes That Show The Ultimate Power Of The Tongue

Words

One important thing we tend to forget is that words are very powerful. Words can create or ruin your future. What you say has that much power. You can speak success or failure in your life.

What you say goes ahead of you and begins manifesting itself. This is how you see people saying they will become this or they will do this, then get to become or do it in the future.

If there's something you should always handle like brittle glass, it's words. Take care of what you allow to roll out of your tongue. Have a refrain from saying some things. Remember, words can be forgiven but not forgotten.

It's better to measure and watch what you want to say than live with regrets about why you said that. You can break someone's confidence with your words as much as you can build them up with the same power of the tongue. Words can uplift the same way they can crush people.

Once you say it, it is no longer in your control. It moves with its power to either be a positive force or a negative influence. Most wise people choose to say few words or nothing in most circumstances because they know the power of words.

Remaining quiet will also give you a benefit in that people will not judge you based on the things you say. Saying a lot can lead you to say more than necessary and change people's perspectives or high regard for you. Your words speak a lot about you too.

Our collection of ‘words' quotes teaches you to have a reign over your words and be a more thoughtful speaker. This will help you to lead a more fruitful life while saying less, speaking more positive things, and creating a better future with only your words.

Words Quotes

So I know she forgives me, just as I forgive her. Thomas Edison’s last words were “It’s very beautiful over there”. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.

So I know she forgives me, just as I forgive her. Thomas Edison’s last words were “It’s very beautiful over there”. I don’t know where

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a

I walked around the library looking for books. I pulled them off the shelves, one by one. But they were all tricks. They were very dull. There were pages and pages of words that didn’t say anything. Or if they did say something they took too long to say it and by the time they said it you already were too tired to have it matter at all.

I walked around the library looking for books. I pulled them off the shelves, one by one. But they were all tricks. They were very dull. There were pages and pages of words that didn’t say anything. Or if they did say something they took too long to say it and by the time they said it you already were too tired to have it matter at all.

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You really should watch your mouth around the zodiac members, Akito. If you're not careful, they'll lose all affection for you, family head. Right, Hatori? Poor dear. I feel sor--.

You really should watch your mouth around the zodiac members, Akito. If you’re not careful, they’ll lose all affection for you, family head. Right, Hatori?

Be careful. You're still accountable for your words and actions, love is no excuse. Having feelings for someone doesn't give you the right to control them or the people in their lives. Love can become as much of a burden as it is a blessing, especially if it's one sided, forcing the full weight of your affection onto someone else can cause great pain. However intense your own may be, don't ever forget to respect their feelings, if you do, they may come to despise you in the end.

Be careful. You’re still accountable for your words and actions, love is no excuse. Having feelings for someone doesn’t give you the right to control

I found his last words without too much searching. Captured by the Bolivian army, Guevara said, 'Shoot, coward. You are only going to kill a man.'

I found his last words without too much searching. Captured by the Bolivian army, Guevara said, ‘Shoot, coward. You are only going to kill a man.’

There's a fearful term that's in fashion at the moment - closure. People apparently believe it is desirable and attainable.

There’s a fearful term that’s in fashion at the moment – closure. People apparently believe it is desirable and attainable.

Words matter, for Language is an ark. Yes, Language is an art, An articulate artifact. Language is a life craft. Yes, Language is a life raft.

Words matter, for
Language is an ark.
Yes,
Language is an art,
An articulate artifact.
Language is a life craft.
Yes,
Language is a life raft.

I had the dictionary at my elbow. Every now and then I would flip a page, find a large incomprehensible word and build a sentence or a paragraph out of the idea.

I had the dictionary at my elbow. Every now and then I would flip a page, find a large incomprehensible word and build a sentence or a paragraph out of the idea.

Mrs. Halter: But why do you have to go now, that's what college is for. Miles: I've told you why. Mrs. Halter: Because of some French poet's last words. A Great Perhaps? What does that even mean? Miles: That's what I need to find out.

Mrs. Halter: But why do you have to go now, that’s what college is for.
Miles: I’ve told you why.
Mrs. Halter: Because of some French poet’s last words. A Great Perhaps? What does that even mean?
Miles: That’s what I need to find out.

And it occured to me that I could have made up any last words for Millard Fillmore and Kevin probably would have believed me if I’d used that same tone of voice, the Colonel’s confidence rubbing off on me.

And it occured to me that I could have made up any last words for Millard Fillmore and Kevin probably would have believed me if I’d used that same tone of voice, the Colonel’s confidence rubbing off on me.

I once had a competition with adjectives, and I won, because adjectives failed to give me a word that described how much you mean to me. I love you more than words could ever describe.

I once had a competition with adjectives, and I won, because adjectives failed to give me a word that described how much you mean to me. I love you more than words could ever describe.

Giving in to fear alters God's best plan for your life. So use the power of God's Word to do what He wants you to do...even if you have to do it afraid! The rewards are great.

Giving in to fear alters God’s best plan for your life. So use the power of God’s Word to do what He wants you to do…even if you have to do it afraid! The rewards are great.

I could call everything the Colonel said and did "fine." I could try to pretend that I didn't care anymore, but it could never be true again.

I could call everything the Colonel said and did “fine.” I could try to pretend that I didn’t care anymore, but it could never be true again.

"How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" In reality, "How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" were probably not Simon Bolivar's last words (although he did, historically, say them). His last words may have been "Jose! Bring the luggage. They do not want us here." The significant source for "How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" is also Alaska's source, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's The General in his Labyrinth.

“How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!” In reality, “How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!” were probably not Simon Bolivar’s

“But why Alaska?” I asked her. She smiled with the right side of her mouth. “Well, later, I found out what it means. It’s from an Aleut word, Alyeska. It means ‘that which the sea breaks against,’ and I love that. But at the time, I just saw Alaska up there. And it was big, just like I wanted to be. And it was damn far away from Vine Station, Alabama, just like I wanted to be.”

“But why Alaska?” I asked her.
She smiled with the right side of her mouth. “Well, later, I found out what it means. It’s from an Aleut word, Alyeska. It means ‘that which the sea breaks against,’ and I love that. But at the time, I just saw Alaska up there. And it was big, just like I wanted to be. And it was damn far away from Vine Station, Alabama, just like I wanted to be.”

All of which is to say, I didn’t pay a hell of a lot of attention to grammar, and when I write it is for the love of the word, the color, like tossing paint on a canvas, and using a lot of ear and having read a bit here and there, I generally come out ok, but technically I don’t know what’s happening, nor do I care.

All of which is to say, I didn’t pay a hell of a lot of attention to grammar, and when I write it is for the love of the word, the color, like tossing paint on a canvas, and using a lot of ear and having read a bit here and there, I generally come out ok, but technically I don’t know what’s happening, nor do I care.

My favorite kind of people are those who keep their head up in every situation and let everyone know who is the boss by their actions, not words.

My favorite kind of people are those who keep their head up in every situation and let everyone know who is the boss by their actions, not words.

Realizing the power that I have in my words and my actions, they really hurt people. It’s a sad world when people look at such a great person and you place your fears and traumas on others because of what you’ve been through. Everybody has not walked the same life that I have. Taking accountability is saying, ‘What can I do to make myself better?

Realizing the power that I have in my words and my actions, they really hurt people. It’s a sad world when people look at such a great person and you place your fears and traumas on others because of what you’ve been through. Everybody has not walked the same life that I have. Taking accountability is saying, ‘What can I do to make myself better?

The things that are most difficult for me to put into words and speak about, I put into my music. I’m just super passionate about my craft and super passionate about what I do.

The things that are most difficult for me to put into words and speak about, I put into my music. I’m just super passionate about my craft and super passionate about what I do.

I can’t see Kyoko-san ever again, but she left a lot behind for me. Her words, her feelings…and Tohru. All of them are things that will help me grow.

I can’t see Kyoko-san ever again, but she left a lot behind for me. Her words, her feelings…and Tohru. All of them are things that will help me grow.

That’s lovely. She’s so… how shall I say it? By putting it into words I’m afraid the nobility of it all would only be obscured.

That’s lovely. She’s so… how shall I say it? By putting it into words I’m afraid the nobility of it all would only be obscured.

And, anyway, we didn’t know how much it might mean. Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone’s about to die.

And, anyway, we didn’t know how much it might mean. Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone’s about to die.

Nineteenth-century preacher Henry Ward Beecher's last words were "Now comes the mystery." The poet Dylan Thomas, who liked a good drink at least as much as Alaska, said, "I've had eighteen straight whiskeys. I do believe that's a record," before dying. Alaska's favorite was playwright Eugene O'Neill: "Born in a hotel room, and -- God damn it -- died in a hotel room." Even car-accident victims sometimes have time for last words. Princess Diana said, "Oh God. What's happened?" Movie star James Dean said, "They've got to see us," just before slamming his Porsche into another car. I know so many last words. But I will never know hers.

Nineteenth-century preacher Henry Ward Beecher’s last words were “Now comes the mystery.” The poet Dylan Thomas, who liked a good drink at least as much as Alaska, said, “I’ve had eighteen straight whiskeys. I do believe that’s a record,” before dying. Alaska’s favorite was playwright Eugene O’Neill: “Born in a hotel room, and — God damn it — died in a hotel room.” Even car-accident victims sometimes have time for last words. Princess Diana said, “Oh God. What’s happened?” Movie star James Dean said, “They’ve got to see us,” just before slamming his Porsche into another car. I know so many last words. But I will never know hers.

Meriwether Lewis's last words were, 'I am not a coward, but I am so strong. So hard to die.' I don't doubt that it is, but it cannot be much harder than being left behind.

Meriwether Lewis’s last words were, ‘I am not a coward, but I am so strong. So hard to die.’ I don’t doubt that it is, but it cannot be much harder than being left behind.

But a lot of times, people die how they live. And so last words tell me a lot about who people were, and why they became the sort of people biographies get written about. Does that make sense?

But a lot of times, people die how they live. And so last words tell me a lot about who people were, and why they became the sort of people biographies get written about. Does that make sense?

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

Gratitude begins with thankfulness. Gratitude is the final step in the process of expressing gratitude. Gratitude doesn't have to be more than words. Gratitude is shown via deeds.

Gratitude begins with thankfulness. Gratitude is the final step in the process of expressing gratitude. Gratitude doesn’t have to be more than words. Gratitude is shown via deeds.

Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. The truth, Venus, is that nobody gets over anything.

Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. The truth, Venus, is that nobody gets over anything.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

He was just one of those Englishmen who was always saying silly things to sound less pompous, and pompous things to sound less silly.

He was just one of those Englishmen who was always saying silly things to sound less pompous, and pompous things to sound less silly.

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