Yehuda Berg, a current author and a former co-owner of Kabbalah Centre said "Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble." Which are all true, throughout the various examples given in history.
When Abraham Lincoln delivered his Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865, his words and tone alike had a considerable positive impact, affecting not only the citizens then, but even society today. Whereby, some consider it to be “the greatest speech of any kind ever delivered in the United States.” (Lincoln). Lincoln said,
“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation 's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.” (Lincoln).
In view of the aforementioned quote, Lincoln was a “noble realist”, mentioning the brokenness and division of t...
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...n culture. This is our desire. We hope for it and we believe in it.” (Hitler)
It was with words such as these and the inspiring tone of hope for the nationalism and recovery of the German society that enabled Hitler to coax the German people into believing that his leadership would enable the Germans to excel past the effects of World War I. Moreover, it was with these same words that Hitler brought about some of the most horrific crimes in history.
In essence, our words and the manner in which we speak truly should not be taken for granted. Being so powerful as to shape the characteristics, behaviors and values of individuals, societies, and even a manifold of future lineages. Therefore, take great caution with the words you speak and the manner in which you speak them. Words kill, words give life; they can be poison to the heart or a remedy for the soul― you choose.
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