One Word Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old one word quotes, one word sayings, and one word proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

When you're writing, your mind has a place where the stories happen. With one word, you can get the idea of where you are.     

Luis Negron

One word is worth a thousand pictures. If it's the right word.     

Edward Abbey

For one word a man is often deemed to be wise, and for one word he is often deemed to be foolish. We should be careful indeed what we say.     


One kind word can warm three winter months.     


You just write one word and that tells you what the next word is going to be.     

Terry Bozzio

One word of truth outweighs the whole world.     

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

One word can give someone the strength they needed at the moment or it can shred them down to nothing.     

Sherrilyn Kenyon

One word of love is worth more than a thousand clever speeches.     

Harold Klemp

In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.     

Swami Vivekananda

In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.     

Czeslaw Milosz

One word could change the whole world.     

Sarah Dessen

You will not pit one word of God against another word of God.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever you want to say, there is only one word to express it, only one verb to give it movement, only one adjective to qualify it.     

Guy De Maupassant

Sometimes one word can recall a whole span of life.     

Edna O'Brien

One man's word is no man's word; we should quietly hear both sides.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.     

Neil Gaiman

There is only one word of tenderness we could say, which we have not said oftentimes before ; and there is no consolation in it. The happy never say, and never hear said, farewell.     

Walter Savage Landor

One word of God can do more than ten thousand words of men to relieve a distressed soul.     

John Flavel

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.     


You never know when one act, or one word of encouragement can change a life forever.     

Zig Ziglar