Tag Archives: Words

First Principles: Speeches Should Be Given For Reason Not Word Count

“Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.” –  Benjamin Franklin (1735) Just ask Nancy Pelosi.. or anyone forced to listen that eight hours of nothing….    

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Thought For the Day: True Belief Is In How We Live, Not Our Professed Creed

“True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.” – Louis Nizer, lawyer (6 Feb 1902-1994)    

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Thought For the Day: The Printed Word Prevails Over Bullets

“Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.” – Georg Brandes, critic and scholar (4 Feb 1842-1927) Force is never the preference over persuasion.       … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Words Are Action

“For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.” – Ingrid Bengis, writer and teacher (b. 1944)        

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Inkling

Walking through the woods one day I happened to spy along the way Up in the trees, an inkling of blackbirds Tossing about a few choice words About the man disturbing their peace They couldn’t have weighed but an ounce … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Study

Skipping down a dirt road memory lane So many thoughts slipping through my brain In a mental study of Autumn’s slow breeze As multicolored leaves fall from the trees Seems only a moment ago that I was there My enjoyment … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To Write Well, Read and Listen Often

“One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment. “ – Hart Crane, poet (1899-1932)    

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Evoke

There behind all the present faces Were all the solemn traces Each serving to evoke All the words unspoken and those He spoke Memories of this family dinner Evoke deeper layers for this beginner As each year seems to swing … Continue reading

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By Words Condemned

By Words Condemned by Michael Romani All these playground rhymes Chasing around in uneasy times Too many words are lies And there are no alibis I wish that I was wise But, instead I despise The life I examine now … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Words Are Actions Are Words

“Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)      

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