The Power of Words


“And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light.”  — Genesis 1:3

“Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.” –Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling

“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

“But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.” — Lord Byron

“Be careful of the words you say,
Keep them short and sweet.
You never know, from day to day,
Which ones you’ll have to eat.” — Anonymous

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” –Robert Frost

“Watch your thoughts, they become your words
Watch your words, they become your actions
Watch your actions, they become your habits
Watch your habits, they become your character
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” — Anonymous

“A word fitly spoken
    is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” — Proverbs 25:11