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Daemon
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Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
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Daemon wrote:
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)


If "magic" is using incantation to change reality, then "magic" can be used to accurately describe rhetoric, the third element of the Trivium Method of learning.

Words are deceptively powerful... especially "The Big Lie."

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
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"Do you like Kipling?"
"I don't know,I've never kippled."
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There is inherent power in words which can be used to heal or fester a wound.
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Daemon wrote:
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)


All's well until you start to abuse its power. And don't overestimate power over words: words are powerful and versatile enough to have life of its own.
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Rousing speeches are quite intoxicating, yet the intoxication stems from thoughts and ideas, the words of which merely convey.
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It is said that if someone hits you with his fist, it is possible to eventually forgive him.

But if he says some wounding words to you, you will never, ever really forgive him.

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In his book "The Name of the Wind" Patrick Rothfuss Says:

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
monamagda
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But what I really love, is "Kim", by Rudyard Kipling

A novel about children, colonialism, cross-cultures, abandonment, freedom, human worth....... Absolutely a master piece! (Un Cappo Lavoro!)
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The pen is mightier than the sword
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Words, language. Communicating through a complex system made the least adapted creature on earth to conquer all the other species and become the master of the planet.
Words, language, is the most powerful weapon on this world.
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I always love to read Capitan's post. He always hits the nail on the head. Words can be as intoxicating as a drug only you don't have to pay for a single one.
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ALWAYS NEW WEBSTER WAS A PHARMACISTThink .
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I think it is so depressing when I hear someone say one of the politicians is a brilliant speaker. When I ask what has the speaker actually said we discover they just spoke a load of rhetoric; nothing of real substance but for some reason the masses appear to have heard some sort of message. They speak with passion but could be reciting a nursery rhyme for all the people care and that's why we all end up with idiots running our countries.
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I think Rudyard Kipling(and all great writers) definition of word is different from normal people(like me).
I think when he wrote "rain", the sky had to rain!
when he wrote "sing", birds had to sing!
I think he believed in what he wrote!
That's why he believed in the efficiency of words he used.
His sentence(words) is like a drug for me.
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words are more powerful than weapons .
capitán
Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:24:33 PM

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Marguerite wrote:
I always love to read Capitan's post. He always hits the nail on the head. Words can be as intoxicating as a drug only you don't have to pay for a single one.

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Thank you so much, Marguerite! It is very comforting to now someone thinks that way.
I'm very flattered.


It takes a thinker too to appreciate good words, even when there's little to be seen.
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Alluring the unwary ears.
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johnfl wrote:
ALWAYS NEW WEBSTER WAS A PHARMACISTThink .


It took a while but I finally got it. Nice one John.

"You reveal your character by what you do with what you have."
Verbatim
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Daemon wrote:
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)


Not all words, of course, but the right words with the right intonation. Joseph Conrad likened such words to Archimedes's lever and fulcrum:
"" Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.""

But don't blame the words should that be proven wrong. Words seldom fail us, they can only fail the use to which we put them.
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Has this man ever said or written anything wrong?

**DISCLAIMER**
Mustafa Barakat
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How true what you stated Mr. The Parser
Hearing offending words is more painful than a blow in the face.
Mustafa Barakat
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Haz wrote:
I think it is so depressing when I hear someone say one of the politicians is a brilliant speaker. When I ask what has the speaker actually said we discover they just spoke a load of rhetoric; nothing of real substance but for some reason the masses appear to have heard some sort of message. They speak with passion but could be reciting a nursery rhyme for all the people care and that's why we all end up with idiots running our countries.

Thanks friend you have expressed it so lucidly
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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:45:37 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)


The most powerful drug used by demagogues, agitators and politicians of the mankind, for instance:
We The People; Liberty, Equality, Fraternity; Workers of the World, Unite!; War on Terror; Spreading democracy.
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