Words hurt more than swords
In general, every country has the language it deserves.
Jorge Luis Borges
(August 24, 1899 - June 14, 1986)
For a large class of cases -- though not for all -- in which we employ the word ''meaning'' it can be defined thus: the meaning of a word is its use in the language.
(April 26, 1889 - )
Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
Benjamin Lee Whorf
(April 24, 1897 - July 26, 1941)
Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire.
Sometimes we just stop running the offense and have a hard time shooting our way out of trouble against really tough defenses.
It's one of nature's ways that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.
(June 17, 1882 - April 06, 1971)
While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight; while children go hungry, as they do now I'll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight, I'll fight to the very end!