When was the last time you carefully listen to yourself speaking? I’m not talking about the way you speak, but the words that you say to yourself or to others. Even the words you hear in your head have great effect on us.
All our actions, decisions and resolutions, they are come from words we hear from ourselves.
So always, pay close attention to the words you use and the words you speak. If they are not chosen or use appropriately, they could harm you.
In other words, words have power. Choose and use them wisely.
Here a good list of quotes about the use and the power of words:
“One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.” – Voltaire
“The words we speak, echo in our heart, in our mind, in our soul.” – Unknown
“When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.” – Arabian Proverb
“Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When ideas fail, words come in very handy.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“By words we learn thoughts, and by thoughts we learn life.” – Jean Baptiste Girard
“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill
“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Dorothy Nevill (My Own Times)
“It is with words as with sunbeams, the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.” – Robert Southey
“Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
“A politician’s words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about his audience.” – George Will (A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred)
“Words are the voice of the heart” – Confucius
“Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.” – Edward Thorndike (Educational Psychology: The Psychology of Learning)
“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make.” – Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories)
“Tears are words the heart can’t express” – Unknown
“Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.” – Pythagoras
“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 (Hawthorne’s Short Stories :Vintage Classics)
“You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.” – Joel Osteen (You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities of a Winner)
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela (Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela)
“A bad word whispered will echo a hundred miles.” – Chinese Proverbs
“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – Mohandas Gandhi