Names Quotes

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I confused things with their names: that is belief.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.

biblical proverbs

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.


The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.
Proper names are poetry in the raw.  Like all poetry they are untranslatable.
Great names abase, instead of elevating, those who do not know how  to bear them.
Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
But names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.


I have fallen in love with American names,
The sharp, gaunt names that never get fat,
The snakeskin-titles of mining-claims,
The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat,
Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.