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    • Deeds, not words shall speak me.
    • When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
    • Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.
    • Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
    • He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
    • A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
    • The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
      "Politics and the English Language", 1946, by George Orwell
    • Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
    • Words have a longer life than deeds.
      Nemean Odes, by Pindar
    • No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.
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