Words can confer strength; they can drain it off; Words can gain friends; they can turn them into enemies; words can elevate or lower the individual. One must learn the habit of making one’s words sweet, soft, and pleasant.
We have no word for ‘nation’ in our language.
One kind word can warm three winter months.
There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life.
Words lead us to the doorway of truth, but only by contemplating their meaning can we pass through.
I do not see what use a man can be put to, whose word cannot be trusted. How can a wagon be made to go if it has no yoke-bar, or a carriage if it has no collar-bar?
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.