I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.— Oscar Wilde
Practical Single Word quotations
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
I sat with him for three hours and we did not exchange a single word.
At the end he handed me, as he had done before, an envelope with money in it. It would have been much nicer if he had enclosed a greeting or a loving word. I would have been so pleased if he had.
I want people to be sincere; a man of honor shouldn't speak a single word that doesn't come straight from his heart.
What is this true meditation? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, action, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan.
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
In Mozambique, the story goes, monkeys do not talk, because they know if they utter even a single word some man will come and put them to work.
Here is all I ask of a book- give me everything. Everything, and don't leave out a single word.
Prefer the familiar word to the far-fetched.
Prefer the concrete word to the abstract. Prefer the single word to the circumlocution. Prefer the short word to the long. Prefer the Saxon word to the Romance.
Be careful with your words, once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.
Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God. Every creature is a word of God.
...falling in love could be achieved in a single word—a glance.
For the rest of his life, Oliver Twist remembers a single word of blessing spoken to him by another child because this word stood out so strikingly from the consistent discouragement around him.
Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.
Ah, yes, divorce... from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.
Yes, I’ve made a great deal of dough from my fiction, but I never set a single word down on paper with the thought of being paid for it...I have written because it fulfilled me. ... I did it for the pure joy of the things. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever.
You don’t have to spend a jillion dollars on advertising to get your word out.
What matters is that customers have a good experience with your product at every single point of contact.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
In every single moment, we have the choice to be happy or not.
No matter what is going on, we can choose to focus on what is right, what is good and whole in ourselves and our lives, and what options we have in any given situation. In other words, we can choose to be happy no matter what.
We open our mouths and out flow words whose ancestries we do not even know.
We are walking lexicons. In a single sentence of idle chatter we preserve Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Norse: we carry a museum inside our heads, each day we commemorate peoples of whom we have never heard.
Please stop using the word "Negro."... We are the only human beings in the world with fifty-seven variety of complexions who are classed together as a single racial unit. Therefore, we are really truly colored people, and that is the only name in the English language which accurately describes us.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Seven minutes is all you get to make a positive first impression.
In the first seven minutes of contact with your church, your first-time guests will know whether or not they are coming back. That’s before a single worship song is sung and before a single word of the message is uttered.
Every single word you have spoken is sharp, sarcastic and twisted.
When I thought you were abnormal you suddenly turned out to be normal. When I thought you were normal you turned out to be abnormal.
A single word has sometimes lost or won an empire.
I don't trust words. I trust actions.
I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself. Sometimes I am so clever I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
The five most important words a leader can speak are - 'I am proud of you' The four most important are - 'What is your opinion?' The three most important are - 'If you please' The two most important are - 'Thank You' And the most important single word of all is - 'You'
Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words.
No one is moved to act, or resolves to speak a single word, who does not hope by means of this action or word to release anxiety from his spirit.
The laws of Nature are written in the language of mathematics.
..the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word.
In the simplest formulation, when we use a metaphor we have two thoughts of different things active together and supported by a single word, or phrase, whose meaning is a resultant of their interaction.
There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.
You are beautiful in every single way. Words can't bring you down.
My life, the most truthful one, is unrecognizable, extremely interior, and there is no single word that gives it meaning.
In general, life is better than it has ever been, and if you think that, in the past, there was some golden age of pleasure and plenty to which you would, if you were able, transport yourself, let me say one single word : Dentistry.
Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it's best to be quiet.
Sometimes at the best moments a single word or a look is enough.'
Love is the single most powerful and important word and notion in culture and language. Until the power of love supersedes the love of power we have no chance of ever being successful.
Outside speech, the association that is made in the memory between words having something in common creates different groups, series, families, within which very diverse relations obtain but belonging to a single category: these are associative relations.
We can actually put the essence of neurosis in a single word: blaming - or damning.
The single and most dangerous word to be spoken in business is no.
The second most dangerous word is yes. It is possible to avoid saying either.