Sentence Sayings and Quotes

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

The wisest one-word sentence? Breathe. Terri Guillemets
For a sentence is not complete unless each word, once its syllables have been pronounced, gives way to make room for the next. St. Augustine
The death sentence is a barbaric act . . . It is a reflection of the animal instinct still in human beings. Nelson Mandela
To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill. Charles Caleb Colton
A picture might be worth a thousand words but a good sentence is worth a thousand windows. Mati Klarwein
The way you live each day is a sentence in the story of your life. Every day, you make the choice whether the sentence ends with a period, question mark, or exclamation point. Steve Maraboli
In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness. Samuel Johnson
Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. Winston Churchill
It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A sentence always means more. Even a single word, within the weave of incommensurable connotation, can, and usually does. George Steiner
A sentence is born into this world neither good nor bad, and that to establish its character is a question of the subtlest possible adjustments, a process of intuition to which exaggeration and force are fatal. Rachel Cusk
If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence. Charles Bukowski
Marriage is not a word, it's a sentence--a life sentence. David Minkoff
The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace. Jhumpa Lahiri
Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe. Stephen King
A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds. Chinese Proverb
Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said. Jean Rostand
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. Miguel de Cervantes
Sentence making is an act of questing into unexplored regions, probing the anarchy of daylight, and exploring the troubling confusion and turmoil of the night. Kilroy J. Oldster
Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there. Don DeLillo
We're all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. Tennessee Williams
To hurry through the rise and fall of a fine, full sentence is like defying the role of time in human life. Kenneth Clark
Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence. Jean Baudrillard
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. George R. R. Martin
A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure. Henry David Thoreau
We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon. Douglas Horton
The sentence is the greatest human invention of civilization. John Banville
The longest sentence you can form with two words is: I do. H. L. Mencken
The sentence must also contain its own apology for being spoken. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories. Denis Diderot