Be Careful With Your Words Quotes & Sayings

It is often said that words are powerful. And this is true. Words can influence people’s emotions and thoughts, and even their actions.

The power of words lies in their ability to create images in our minds. When we hear or read a word, it evokes a mental image. And these images can be very powerful indeed.

So, next time you’re considering what to say, remember the power of words. Choose them carefully, and use them wisely.


Related: 26 Powerful Quotes About Words and Actions


Be Careful With Your Words Quotes


“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


“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” Buddha


“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” Napoleon Hill


“We are what our thoughts have made us; so, take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” Swami Vivekananda


“You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” Zig Ziglar


“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” Lao Tzu


“The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.” Florence Scovel Shinn


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy


“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.” John C. Maxwell


“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” Edgar Allan Poe


“Words are all we have.” Samuel Beckett


“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” Winston Churchill


“Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams


“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” Blaise Pascal


“Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.” Herbert Hoover


“Good words are worth much, and cost little.” George Herbert


“Good words cool more than cold water.” John Ray


“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost


“A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Joel Osteen


“Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.” Wayne Dyer


“The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.” Pythagoras


“Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.” W. Clement Stone


Short Quotes About Words


“Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.” Victor Hugo


“One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.” Voltaire


“There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.” Josh Billings


“In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.” Wallace Stevens


“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” Mark Twain


“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.” Eric Idle


“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” James Earl Jones


“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” Plautus


“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” Henri Frederic Amiel


“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” Socrates


“Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.” Wendell Johnson


“When we speak, we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” Audre Lorde


“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen


And just because I couldn’t resist 😊:


“Words are like weapons; they wound sometimes.” Cher



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