Notes on Quotes: Words

In most of our civilized world, the use of words has utmost importance. Although words are only instruments, signals to communicate we have been conditioned to believe that a word has consistency in itself. The word is the thing, for all practical purposes. If I talk about “God,” every person has a different meaning in their head of that word, but yet their own belief, their own conditioning will filter and accept the words I use or reject them based on their view upon that word. Very seldom we realize that perhaps we have used the same word but with different meanings.

“So difficult it is to show the various meanings and imperfections of words when we have nothing else but words to do it with.”
—John Locke

Words cannot describe the indescribable. Words as they are in many languages are the invention of a dualistic mind. Their view and perception will lead an unaware individual to perceive only separation, antagonism and conflict.

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”
—Thomas Jefferson

As words intensify their confusion as they add up in sentences, less is better.

“Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning.”
—Benjamin Franklin

In our society, most have decided to select pretty and witty words given by politicians and entertainers over their word’s meaning, that is their actual actions.

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