All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.
‘Ouch’ is not independent of social training. One has only to prick a foreigner to appreciate that it is an English word.
If only I was as eloquent as Demosthenes, I would have to do no more than repeat a single word three times.
It’s interesting that one of the definitions of the word ‘human’ is ‘sympathetic.’ More and more people are beginning to show that they understand why that is important.
Every creature is a word of God.
If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
I think of America not so much as a single country but as a constellation of groups out there competing for air time, energetically expressing themselves and luxuriating in their right to govern themselves. Freedom is that great vaunted word that’s always applied to our country – and rightly so.
Words have a genealogy and it’s easier to trace the evolution of a single word than the evolution of a language.
In the language of poetry, where every word is weighed, nothing is usual or normal. Not a single stone and not a single cloud above it. Not a single day and not a single night after it. And above all, not a single existence, not anyone’s existence in this world.
I wish the word whimsical wasn’t used now.