Woe to Those Who Abuse Words
A difference in words is a very awful and important difference; a difference in words is a difference in things. Words are very awful and wonderful things, for they come from the most awful and wonderful of all beings, Jesus Christ, THE WORD. He puts words into men’s minds. He made all things, and He made words to express those things. And woe to those who use the wrong words about anything.
About the author and the source
Charles Kingsley (1819–1875) is recognized for his novels Westward Ho! and Hereward the Wake (among others) and his children’s story, The Water Babies. A churchman, he wove Christian themes throughout all his books.
Charles Kingsley. Village Sermons. 1848. Quoted in Daily Thoughts, edited by Fanny Kingsley. Macmillan and Co., 1885.