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Words Rule! Quotations

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "A Defence of Poetry," 1821

Those who tell the stories rule society. ~Author unknown

With words we govern men. ~Benjamin Disraeli, 1832

The word is mightier than the sword. ~Ahiqar, circa 5th century BCE

Grammar, which even rules o'er kings and princes
And with high hand subjects them to its laws!
~Molière, Les Femmes Savantes, 1672

The Colt must mind the Bit, the Nail the Hammer;
And even Kings obey the Laws of Grammar.
~Arthur Guiterman, "Of Discipline," A Poet's Proverbs, 1924

You perceive the force of a word. He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense. ~Joseph Conrad, A Personal Record, 1912

Ah, Madame Melba! I am the Lord of Language, and you are the Queen of Song... ~Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), as quoted in Nellie Melba (1861–1931), "London and Windsor," Melodies and Memories, 1925

Words rule the empire of expressiveness... ~Arthur Plotnik, The Elements of Expression, 2006

Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them! ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

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