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O, they have lived long on the alms-basket of words. I marvel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word; for thou art not so long by the head as honorificabilitudinitatibus. Thou art easier swallowed than a flapdragon.
      - William Shakespeare, Love's Labor's Lost
         (Costard at V, i)

Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise,
  Three-piled hyperboles, spruce affection,
    Figures pedantical--these summer flies
      Have blown me full of maggot ostentation.
      - William Shakespeare, Love's Labor's Lost
         (Berowne at V, ii)

He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose, like an honest man and a soldier; and now is he turned orthography; his words are a very fantastical banquet--just so many strange dishes.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Much Ado About Nothing
         (Benedick at II, iii)

Words are words; I never yet did hear,
  That the bruis'd heart was pierced through the ear.
      - William Shakespeare, Othello

There sentences, to sugar, or to gall,
  Being strong on both sides, are equivocal.
    But words are words. I never yet did hear
      That the bruised heart was pierced through the ear.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Othello the Moor of Venice
         (Brabantio at I, iii)

I think thou dost;
  And, for I know thou'rt full of love and honesty
    And weigh'st thy words before thou giv'st them breath,
      Therefore these stops of thine fright me the more;
        For such things in a false disloyal knave
          Are tricks of custom; but in a man that's just
            They are close dilations, working from the heart
              That passion cannot rule.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Othello the Moor of Venice
         (Othello at III, iii)

O, know, sweet love, I always write of you,
  And you and love are still my argument;
    So all my best is dressing old words new,
      Spending again what is already spent:
        For as the sun is daily new and old,
          So is my love still telling what is told.
      - William Shakespeare, Sonnet LXXVI

Words pay no debts, give her deeds; but she'll bereave you o' th' deeds too if she call your activity in question.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The History of Troilus and Cressida
         (Pandarus at III, i)

Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart;
  Th' effect doth operate another way.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The History of Troilus and Cressida
         (Troilus at V, iii)

Zounds! I was never so bethumped with words
  Since I first called my brother's father dad.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life and Death of King John
         (Bastard at II, i)

'Tis well said again,
  And 'tis a kind of good deed to say well;
    And yet words are no deeds.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of King Henry the Eighth
         (King Henry at III, ii)

Then shall our names,
  Familiar in his mouth as household words--
    Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
      Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester--
        Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of King Henry the Fifth
         (King Henry at IV, iii)

Madam, you have bereft me of all words.
  Only my blood speaks to you in my veins,
    And there is such confusion in my powers
      As, after some oration fairly spoke
        By a beloved prince, there doth appear
          Among the buzzing pleased multitude,
            Where every something being blent together
              Turns to a wild of nothing, save of joy
                Expressed and not expressed.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Merchant of Venice
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O sweet Portia,
  Here are a few of the unpleasant'st words
    That ever blotted paper!
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Merchant of Venice
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How long a time lies in one little word!
  Four lagging winters and four wanton springs
    End in a word, such is the breath of kings.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
         (Bolingbroke at I, iii)

O, but they say the tongues of dying men
  Enforce attention like deep harmony.
    Where words are scarce, they are seldom spent in vain,
      For they breathe truth that breathe their words in pain.
        He that no more must say is listened more
          Than they whom youth and ease have taught to glose.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
         (Gaunt at II, i)

A fine volley of words, gentlemen, and quickly shot off.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Two Gentlemen of Verona
         (Silvia at II, iv)

These words are razors to my wounded heart.
      - William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus
         (Titus at I, i)

Words are grown so false, I am loath to prove reason with them.
      - William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Troth, sir, I can yield you none without words, and words are grown so false I am loath to prove reason with them.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Twelfth Night, or, What You Will
         (Clown at III, i)

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
      - George Bernard Shaw

Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap.
      - George Bernard Shaw

Men who have much to say use the fewest words.
      - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words.
      - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

We know not what we do
  When we speak words.
      - Percy Bysshe Shelley, Rosalind and Helen
         (l. 1,108)


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