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The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'
View quotes by Larry Hardiman

I think "immoral" is probably the wrong word to use... I prefer the word "unethical." [on his style of business]
View quotes by Ivan Boesky

The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
View quotes by Tennessee Williams

In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.
View quotes by Pliny The Elder

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
View quotes by Burt Bacharach

I'm very excited with this team because they are 'playerish' - if there is such a word - they love to play [making up a word about his team]
View quotes by Arsene Wenger

A swear-word in a rustic slum
A simple swear-word is to some,
To Masefield something more.
View quotes by Max Beerbohm

The word 'conservative' is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.
View quotes by Norman Tebbit

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
View quotes by Paul Tillich

The word 'civilization' to my mind is coupled with death. When I use the word, I see civilization as a crippling, thwarting thing, a stultifying thing. For me it was always so. I don't believe in the golden ages, you see... civilization is the arteriosclerosis of culture.
View quotes by Henry Miller

Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.

View quotes by Paul Tillich

The word 'freedom' means for me not a point of departure but a genuine point of arrival. The point of departure is defined by the word 'order'. Freedom cannot exist without the concept of order.
View quotes by Prince Metternich

I never use the word 'nation' in speaking of the United States. I always use the word 'Union' or 'Confederacy.' We are not a nation but a union, a confederacy of equal and sovereign States.
View quotes by John Calhoun

The Greeks had a word for it.
View quotes by Zoe Akins

'Therefore' is a word the poet must not know.
View quotes by André Gide

What's another word for Thesaurus?

View quotes by Steven Wright

Boy, those French: They have a different word for everything!
View quotes by Steve Martin

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
View quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte

A word to the wise is enough.
View quotes by Titus Maccius Plautus

There is only one word for it: it's got be a foul.
View quotes by Brendan Foster

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