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A Quote by A. A. Milne on difficulty and words

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"

A. A. Milne

Source: Pooh's Little Instruction Book

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A Quote by A. A. Milne on words

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I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me.

A. A. Milne

Source: Winnie-the-Pooh,1926

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A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on guidance, heart, life, maxims, prudence, and words

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

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A Quote by Alfred Jules Ayer on character, concern, consequences, facts, logic, philosophy, questions, and words

In other words, the propositions of philosophy are not factual, but linguistic in character - that is, they do not describe the behaviour of physical, or even mental, objects; they express definitions, or the formal consequences of definitions. Accordingly we may say that philosophy is a department of logic. For we will see that the characteristic mark of a purely logical enquiry, is that it is concerned with the formal consequences of our definitions and not with questions of empirical fact.

A.J. Ayer

Source: Language Truth and Logic, Ayer, Ch. 2, p.76

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A Quote by Aeschylus on kindness, lies, and words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on words

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Words are healers of the sick tempered.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Prometheus Bound, Line 380

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A Quote by Aeschylus on disease, mind, and words

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Prometheus Bound, 378

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A Quote by Aeschylus on despair, god, grace, heart, pain, sleep, wisdom, and words

In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. Quoted by Robert F. Kennedy, delivering an extemporaneous eulogy to Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening of April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana. These words, lacking "own," have been used as one of the inscriptions at the Robert F. Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon. This translation used by R.F Kennedy.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on despair, god, grace, heart, memory, pain, sleep, sorrow, wisdom, and words

Drop, drop - in our sleep, upon the heart sorrow falls, memory's pain, and to us, though against our very will, even in our own despite, comes wisdom by the awful grace of God. The above lines are from Edith Hamilton, translator, Three Greek Plays, p. 170 (1937). Other translations of this passage from Aeschylus vary. Robert F. Kennedy, delivering an extemporaneous eulogy to Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening of April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, said, "Aeschylus wrote: 'In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.'" These words, lacking "own," have been used as one of the inscriptions at the Robert F. Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon.

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A Quote by Adrienne Cecile Rich on belief, choice, language, life, respect, soul, and words

I believe that words can help us move or keep us paralysed, and that our choices of language and verbal tone have something - a great deal - to do with how we live our lives and whom we end up speaking with and hearing; and that we can deflect words by trivialization, of course, but also by ritualized respect, or we can let them enter our souls and mix with the juices of our minds.

Adrienne Cecile Rich (1929 -)

Source: (Toward a More Feminist Criticism)

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