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A Quote by Alexander Pope on words

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In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 133.

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A Quote by Alexander Graham Bell on words

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Mr. Watson, come here, I want you. The first understandable words transmitted over a telephone.

Alexander Graham Bell (1847 - 1922)

Source: to his assistant, March 10, 1876

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on words

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Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Adonis and the Alphabet.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on good, inventions, sleep, and words

I'm pretty good at inventing phrases - you know, the sort of words that suddenly make you jump, almost as though you'd sat on a pin, they seem so new and exciting even though they're about something hypnopaedically* obvious. But that doesn't seem enough. It's not enough for the phrases to be good; what you make with them ought to be good too. *Training and instruction during sleep.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Brave New World, 1932

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on facts, nonsense, wisdom, and words

Facts are ventriloquists' dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer nonsense.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Albert W. Emery on discipline, ideas, marketing, thinking, and words

Marketing is merely a civilized form of warfare in which most battles are won with words, ideas, and disciplined thinking.

Albert W. Emery

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on feeling, ideas, losing, play, violence, and words

Although words exist for the most part for the transmission of ideas, there are some which produce such violent disturbance in our feelings that the role they play in the transmission of ideas is lost in the background.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on thought and words

These thoughts did not come in any verbal formulation. I rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterward.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1977.

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A Quote by Albert Camus on despair, hope, lies, life, understanding, and words

There are some words that I have never really understood, such as sin. . . . For if there is sin against life, it lies perhaps less in despairing of it than in hoping for another life and evading the implacable grandeur of the one we have.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Alan Paton on books, death, life, men, purpose, struggle, understanding, wisdom, and words

Who knows for what we live, struggle and die?. . . Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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