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Top 100 Quotes About Power Of Language

#1. I have never said, as is sometimes believed, or even suggested that lower-class children should not learn the so-called educated norm of the Portuguese language of Brazil. What I have said is that the problems of language always involve ideological questions and, along with them, questions of power. - Author: Paulo Freire
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#2. It's kind of pathetic actually that we are all sitting here talking about Forth. It is not the wave of the future. It's never been the wave of the future. It's not within our power to make it the wave of the future. - Author: Charles H. Moore
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#3. The menu is not the meal. - Author: Alan W. Watts
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#4. Words have power. Use the language of leadership versus the vocabulary of a victim. - Author: Robin Sharma
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#5. In order to be heard by the oppressing class, one must speak as a member of it. Not only the language, but the diction. The accusation of tyranny, however well-founded in fact, is dismissed unless it is delivered in the manner that power recognizes as powerful. - Author: James S.A. Corey
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#6. Grammar is the breathing power for the life of language - Author: Munia Khan
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#7. It is impossible to read this opening paragraph without an involuntary feeling of religious awe; it breathed the very savor of Gospel antiquity. The sincerity of the author heightens his power of language. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#8. Power doesn't just exist. It is threaded through different mechanisms of control. I'm interested in those complexities. But I want to address that in very forthright language and sometimes with images. - Author: Barbara Kruger
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#9. A basic language-literacy of Nature is falling from us. And what is being lost along with this literacy is something perhaps even more valuable: a kind of language-magic, the power that certain words possess to enchant our imaginative relations with Nature and landscape. - Author: Robert Macfarlane
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#10. If you want to conquer civilizations, restructure their languages.
Long time ago, even god used this strategy to rule over mankind. - Author: Toba Beta
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#11. The language of Mexicans springs from abysmal extremes of power and impotence, domination and resentment. - Author: Carlos Fuentes
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#12. For Milady was well aware that her most seductive power was in her voice, which could run skilfully through the whole scale of tones, from mortal speech, upwards to the language of heaven. - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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#13. This immediate dependence of language upon nature, this conversion of an outward phenomenon into a type of somewhat in human life,never loses its power to affect us. It is this which gives that piquancy to the conversation of a strong-natured farmer or backwoodsman, which all men relish. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#14. The sad fact is that language and logic cut off from reality have a far greater power than the language and logic of reality - with all that extraneous matter weighing down like a rock on any actions we take. In - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#15. No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. - Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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#16. Indeed, if a chief question does remain: how is the power to think possible? - The power to think right and left, before and without, with and above experience? then it does not take a deduction to prove the genealogical priority of language. - Author: Johann Georg Hamann
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#17. The power of real debate is in the language and intellectual honesty of the debaters, alongside the engagement of spectators. - Author: Ruzwana Bashir
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#18. The corruption of man is followed by the corruption of language ... In due time, the fraud is manifest, and words lose all power to stimulate the understanding or the affections. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#19. With software there are only two possibilites: either the users control the programme or the programme controls the users. If the programme controls the users, and the developer controls the programme, then the programme is an instrument of unjust power. - Author: Richard Stallman
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#20. P69- word is not the privilege of some few persons but the right of everyone - Author: Paulo Freire
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#21. Mock you!" repeated he earnestly, "no I revere you! I esteem and I admire you above all human beings! you are the friend to whom my soul is attached as to its better half! you are the most amiable, the most perfect of women! and you are dearer to me than language has the power of telling. - Author: Fanny Burney
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#22. There is an extraordinary power in the possession of a language. - Author: Frantz Fanon
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#23. I am adding another language to the spoken language, and I am trying to restore to the language of speech its old magic, its essential spellbinding power, for its mysterious possibilities have been forgotten. - Author: Antonin Artaud
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#24. Exploring microhistories, cultural history can "track the changing interplay among schools of thought and language patronage and power of financing and control, teaching traditions and elites," that is, make us aware of the discursive workings of power. - Author: Martin Prochazka
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#25. Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation. - Author: Angela Carter
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#26. One of the benefits of being a mature well-educated woman is that you're not afraid of expletives. And you have no fear to put a fool in his place. That's the power of language and experience. You can learn a lot from Shakespeare. - Author: Judi Dench
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#27. I met people that I couldn't talk to - they didn't speak Spanish or English - but they knew my songs. That's what I love, the music has gone past where I thought it would get to. That's the power of music, how it can travel and break language barriers. - Author: Prince Royce
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#28. The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism. - Author: Elizabeth Hardwick
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#29. The power of mathematics is often to change one thing into another, to change geometry into language. - Author: Marcus Du Sautoy
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#30. A man's power to connect his thought with its proper symbol, and so to utter it, depends on the simplicity of his character, that is, upon his love of truth, and his desire to communicate it without loss. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#31. If literature truly possesses a mysterious power, I think perhaps it is precisely this: that one can read a book by a writer of a different time, a different country, a different race, a different language, and a different culture and there encounter a sensation that is one's very own. - Author: Yu Hua
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#32. Language is power that gets abused all the time, Robin, but we've got real enemies out there somewhere and until they're out of the picture, I won't get knotted up over people who don't get all the words right. It's a waste of energy. - Author: Tim Eldred
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#33. His prose, like the thinking it reveals, is full of cloudy suggestions of something beyond the range of mere cognition. He has been given power, if not over the entities and dyads, certainly over the ignorant and superstitious. - Author: Richard Mitchell
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#34. Meanwhile, the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different races and cultures, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation. - Author: Douglas Adams
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#35. Music is the language of all. It tames the savage beast and allows us to get over heartbreak. It helps us express what we really want to say and it has the power to lift hearts and awaken our souls ... . - Author: James A. Murphy
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#36. I think with all my books, language has been their subject as much as anything else. Language can elide or displace or sideline whole groups of people. You can't necessarily change the way language is used, but if it becomes something you're conscious of ... that gives you a certain power over it. - Author: Kate Grenville
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#37. The architect who combines in his being the powers of vision, of imagination, of intellect, of sympathy with human need and the power to interpret them in a language vernacular and time
is he who shall create poems in stone. - Author: Louis Sullivan
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#38. Twitter has already birthed an entire ecosystem of other sites that extend its power or interact with it. But Twitter isn't just a platform for technological innovation: It's showing signs as an engine of creativity for the language, too. - Author: Erin McKean
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#39. Mastery of language affords remarkable power. - Author: Frantz Fanon
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#40. God is gracious beyond the power of language to describe. - Author: Francis Asbury
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#41. The first degree of proficiency is, in painting, what grammar is in literature, a general preparation for whatever the student may afterward choose for more particular application. The power of drawing, modeling, and using colors, is very properly called the language of the art. - Author: Joshua Reynolds
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#42. The Greeks understood the mysterious power of the below things. They are the ones who gave us one of the most beautiful words in our language, the word enthusiasm. - Author: Louis Pasteur
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#43. That your power of command
with simple language was
one of the magnificent things of
our century.
(from the poem: result) - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#44. UKIP trades in the language of fear and division; it seeks power in order to reject responsibility. - Author: Robert Webb
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#45. There's a certain power in vague language, but I started to get more into the idea of really trying to have a discrete thought in the lyrics and to have songs that were about stuff - to try to make things more coherent. - Author: David Longstreth
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#46. Striving to convey to this beloved audience of one what was going on around me during those five years, I learned the power of language to map a life, to overcome a distance, to focus attention on what matters most. - Author: Scott Russell Sanders
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#47. All that has been integrated into NVC has been known for centuries about consciousness, language, communication skills, and use of power that enable us to maintain a perspective of empathy for ourselves and others, even under trying conditions. - Author: Marshall B. Rosenberg
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#48. Anger is the fire of the soul, love is the language of the heart ... - Author: Stephen Richards
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#49. Language conveys a certain power. It is one of the instruments of domination. It is carefully guarded by the superior people because it is one of the means through which they conserve their supremacy. - Author: Sheila Rowbotham
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#50. Language is inexorably tied to power and understanding. And power and understanding are the roots of magic. Just the act of writing something down is a magical act. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#51. Music is the universal language of mankind. - Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#52. You can use the power of words to bury meaning or to excavate it. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#53. My passion is to open people's eyes to the sea using the power of photography as a universal language to convince the unconvinced among us that the oceans are fragile and finite. - Author: David Doubilet
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#54. If by fate anyone means the will or power of God, let him keep his meaning but mend his language; for fate commonly means a necessary process which will have its way apart from the will of God and men. - Author: Saint Augustine
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#55. Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#56. The language of sword is less powerful than the language of word, but most of
the people understand the language of sword with greater power than the
language of word. - Author: Kedar Joshi
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#57. The business of obscuring language is a mask behind which stands the much greater business of plunder. - Author: Frantz Fanon
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#58. Pop music has greater power to change people and to affect people because it's a universal language. You don't have to understand music to understand the power of a pop song. - Author: Paul Epworth
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#59. Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#60. Make a promise to yourself right now, that you will choose your thoughts and words wisely, that you will no longer use disempowered language about yourself, and nor will you ever negatively define yourself by what has occurred in your past. - Author: Miya Yamanouchi
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#61. A painting is a universal language which everyone can read, understand, and interpret in his own way through the power of imagination. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#62. The River of Baptism I met, my spiritual adoption confirmed. The changing dramas in my life I experienced. The Holy language preceded my salvation found tongue, candidate of heavenly power I'm made. - Author: Darmie Orem
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#63. The words we choose can build communities, reunite loved ones, and inspire others. They can be a catalyst for change. However, our words also have the power to destroy and divide: they can start a war, reduce a lifelong relationship to a collection of memories, or end a life. - Author: Simon S. Tam
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#64. This I have observed: There are no language barriers in the Church. There is a mighty power that transcends the power of messages conveyed by words alone, and this is the power of messages communicated by the Spirit to our hearts. - Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin
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#65. TV is a language all its own, a land of one dimensional stereotypes that destroys culture, not adds to it. TV is anti-art, a reflection of consumerism that serves the power structure. TV is about demographics. - Author: Roseanne Barr
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#66. It is hard indeed to notice anything for which the languages available to us have no description. - Author: Alan W. Watts
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#67. I suggest that the emergence of descriptive language is at the root of the human power of imagination, of human inventiveness, and therefore the emergence of world 3. - Author: Karl R. Popper
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#68. So our task as stewards of the word begins and ends in love. Loving language means cherishing it for its beauty, precision, power to enhance understanding, power to name, power to heal. And it means using words as instruments of love. - Author: Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
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#69. We need language. We need language to tell stories. We need stories to create a self. We need a self because the complexity of the chemical processes that make up our individual humanities exceeds the processing power of our brains. The self we create is a fiction. - Author: Mohsin Hamid
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#70. What was once the language of secrecy is now the language of power. - Author: Sarah Dunant
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#71. Music is a second language to my heart. - Author: Mara Arps
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#72. Air power speaks a strategic language so new that translation into the hackneyed idiom of the past is impossible. - Author: Alexander P. De Seversky
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#73. I think we use a lot of words and labels when trying to describe people: ones with autism, ones without autism. In general, I think that labeling people is a major issue, and people don't understand the power of language. - Author: Nikki Reed
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#74. The power of nature exists in its silence. Human words cannot encode the meaning because human language has access only to the shadow of meaning. - Author: Malidoma Patrice Some
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#75. In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables. - Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon
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#76. Every form of power comes down to language. In law, there's all kinds of words you don't know if you're not a lawyer and that gives them power. In business, it's the same thing. - Author: Tony Robbins
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#77. 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. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#78. All that they lacked was the gift that descended upon the chosen disciples at Pentecost, in tongues of flame; symbolizing, it would seem, not the power of speech in foreign and unknown languages, but that of addressing the whole human brotherhood in the heart's native language. - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#79. ABOUT: KAHLIL GIBRAN
"His power came from some great reservoir of spiritual life else it could not have been so universal and so potent, but the majesty and beauty of the language with which he clothed it were all his own."
Claude Bragdon - Author: Claude Bragdon
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#80. It is said that life and death are under the power of language. - Author: Helene Cixous
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#81. The view of life as a struggle for power generates a language in which life has no significance and only power matters. - Author: Marilyn French
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#82. There's no doubt in my mind that 'Slam' is going to be huge. It's a film about the power of language. People are going to see this and get blown away. - Author: Saul Williams
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#83. Having replaced instinct with language, society, and culture, we are the only species that depends on teaching and learning. We aren't human without them. In them is true power. But are they the occupations of the rich and mighty? - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#84. Language is power. When you turn "torture" into "enhanced interrogation," or murdered children into "collateral damage," you break the power of language to convey meaning, to make us see, feel, and care. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#85. Sometimes the signs and signals of the non-language speaking world are not very clear. Then we have to walk in trust, move forward step by small step, until we are sure of the proper path. - Author: Elaine Seiler
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#86. The natural, proper, fitting shape of the novel might be that of a sack, a bag. A book holds words. Words hold things. They bear meanings. A novel is a medicine bundle, holding things in a particular, powerful relation to one another and to us. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#87. But like every kiss, this one is an answer, a clumsy but tender answer to a question that eludes the power of language. - Author: Sandor Marai
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#88. New concepts should be introduced by the power of imagery. - Author: Douglas Coop
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#89. In the context of fiercely monolingual dominant cultures like that of the United States, code-switching lays claim to a form of cultural power: the power to own but not be owned by the dominant language...Code-switching is a rich source of wit, humour, puns, word play, and games of rhythm and rhyme. - Author: Mary Louise Pratt
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#90. I can feel the power of the words doing the work. Must trust language more. - Author: Antony Sher
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#91. The most evident difference springs from the important part which is played in man by a relatively strong power of imagination and by the capacity to think, aided as it is by language and other symbolically devices. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#92. Words are sigils that can hide the coded language of your Soul. - Author: Luis Marques
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#93. A good story or a book is all about it's power to hold it's readers still till the very last word of it's climax - complexity in language, dialogues, descriptions, everything else is secondary! - Author: Mehek Bassi
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#94. Language is power ... Language can be used as a means of changing reality. - Author: Adrienne Rich
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#95. Art-making is learned by immersion. You take in vocabularies of thought and feeling, grammar, diction, gesture, from the poems of others, and emerge with the power to turn language into a lathe for re-shaping, re-knowing your own tongue, heart, and life ... - Author: Jane Hirshfield
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#96. There is no man on this earth that has the right to tell you how beautiful you are, for no words we use has enough power to tell that truth. Your beauty can only be describe by the heavens above in a language none of us know. - Author: Vincent Edwards
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#97. The "self-actualization" philosophy from which most of this new bureaucratic language emerged insists that we live in a timeless present, that history means nothing, that we simply create the world around us through the power of the will. - Author: David Graeber
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#98. A marvellous power of expression over language often distinguishes genius; but Shakespeare in his phrases seems independent of the bonds of language as of the bonds of metre. - Author: George Edward Woodberry
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#99. Saint Francis of Assisi understood the power of faith put into action to change the human heart, for it was he who said, "Preach the gospel always; when necessary use words." We had not yet spoken a word in their language, but the village elders had already "heard" the gospel. - Author: Richard Stearns
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#100. In other words, all the highest aims of language are decisively the work
of God. They are decisively supernatural. And no amount of poetic
effort or expertise in the use of words can bring about the great aims
of life if God withholds his saving power. - Author: John Piper
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