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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on wisdom and words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on assumptions, life, rest, seriousness, and words

On the stage . . . masks are assumed with some regard to procedure; in everyday life, the participants act their parts without consideration either for suitability of scene or for the words spoken by the rest of the cast: the result is a general tendency for things to be brought to the level of farce even when the theme is serious enough.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

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A Quote by Anna Quindlen on experience, heart, knowledge, mind, people, poetry, soul, wine, and words

People who are knowledgeable about poetry sometimes discuss it in that knowing, rather hateful way in which oenophiles talk about wine: robust, delicate, muscular. This has nothing to do with how most of us experience it, the heart coming around the corner and unexpectedly running into the mind. Of all the words that have stuck to the ribs of my soul, poetry has been the most filling.

Anna Quindlen

Source: New York Times

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A Quote by Ann Landers on life, trouble, and words

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; This, too, shall pass.

Ann Landers (1918 -)

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A Quote by André Maurois on conversation, improvement, simplicity, value, and words

The value of the average conversation could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: "I do not know."

Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)

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A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on art, communication, experience, reason, and words

The most awkward means are adequate to the communication of authentic experience, and the finest words no compensation for lack of it. It is for this reason that we are moved by the true Primitives and that the most accomplished art craftsmanship leaves us cold.

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on words

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Beware of allowing a tactless word, a rebuttal, a rejection to obliterate the whole sky.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. III, 1969, January 1944

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on cities, kindness, and words

URBANITY, n. The kind of civility that urban observers ascribe to dwellers in all cities but New York. Its commonest expression is heard in the words, "I beg your pardon," and it is not consistent with disregard of the rights of others.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on character, dignity, ridicule, and words

RIDICULE, n. Words designed to show that the person of whom they are uttered is devoid of the dignity of character distinguishing him who utters them.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on insults, prudence, violence, war, and words

REPARTEE, n. Prudent insult in retort. Practiced by gentlemen with a constitutional aversion to violence, but a strong disposition to offend. In a war of words, the tactics of the North American Indian.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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