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    • We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
      letter to John Adams, 1774, by Abigail Adams
    • Words are the physicians of the mind diseased.
      Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus
    • Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words.
    • High thoughts must have high language.
      Frogs, 405 B.C., by Aristophanes
    • Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
    • For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
    • Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
      Starting From Scratch, 1988, by Rita Mae Brown
    • Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
    • Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.
    • Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
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