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Quotations: The Most Superlative
Words in the English Language


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Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James (1843–1916), as quoted by Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance, 1934


...the most beautiful words in the English language are "You've lost weight"... ~Christopher Buckley, "House-Guest Hell," in The New Yorker, 1995


The four most important words in the English language are: "How can I help?" ~Author unknown, c. 1960s


Five of the sweetest words in the English language begin with H, which is only a breath — Heart, Hope, Home, Happiness, and Heaven. Heart is a hope-place, and home is a heart-place; and that man sadly mistaketh, who would exchange the happiness of home for anything less than heaven. ~The Youth's Companion, 1853


I think the two most beautiful words in the English language are chocolate macadamia. ~John Mariani, "The Seasoned Cook: How Italians Say Shanks," Esquire, 1987


These were voted as the three sweetest words in the English language:
1.  I love you.
2.  Dinner is served.
3.  All is forgiven.
4.  Sleep 'til noon.
5.  Keep the change.
6.  Here's that five.
~Pelican, 1939


The four most beautiful words in our common language: "I told you so." ~Gore Vidal (1925–2012)


The most pleasant words in the English language are: "You are right." ~Author unknown


Perhaps the two most magic words in the English language are "I'm sorry." ~Joan Detz, It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It, 2000


Two of the most pleasant words in the English language are "please" and "thank you." ~Author unknown, c. 1950s


The three most important words in the English language are: "I appreciate you." ~Author unknown, c. 1960s


If the most beautiful words in the English language are "I love you," then I submit that high on the list for the number two spot is "I forgive you." ~G. Avery Lee (1916–2008), "The Second Most Beautiful Words," Affirmations of a Skeptical Believer, 1991


...and then she said the happiest words in the English language: "I understand." ~David Johansson, Skin of Sunset, 2009


Three words fall on my listening ear
      Like music from an Angel-lyre,
And when those thrilling words I hear
      My spirit burns with Heavenly fire;
The sweetest words to mortals given,
Methinks are Mother, Home and Heaven...
~W. G. Brown, "Mother, Home, Heaven," 1851


The sweetest words in the English language are: — "Welcome. Make yourself at home." ~Author unknown, c. 1949


The two most empowering words in the English language are:  I choose. ~Author unknown, c. 1990s


The most powerful words in the English language are those that come after the words  I am. ~Tommy Newberry, Success Is Not an Accident, 1999


The two biggest little words in the English language are the two little words "do right." ~Bob Jones, Sr. (1883–1968)


...the two biggest little words in the English language, "I DO!" ~James Vincent, Space Traveler: A Musician's Odyssey, 2003


‘Women’ and ‘Shakespeare’ are the two best words in the English language! ~B. W. Woodward, Old Wine in New Bottles: For Old and New Friends, 1890  [“Reverend Somebody” —tg]


As a child she'd kept a copy of Evangeline in her pocket. She'd go down by the riverside and read it until she cried her eyes out... She thought the two words — primeval forest — that's often in that book, were the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Author unknown


A good story is being told of a prominent credit man for a New York hat house which runs thus:  A Philadelphia magazine having offered a prize for the best answer to the question "Which are the four sweetest words in the English language?" our friend the credit man secured the prize by sending in a slip on which he wrote these words: "Enclosed please find check." ~The American Hatter, 1903


I believe the two greatest words in the English language are "Play ball!" ~Matt Williams


They are the two most beautiful words in the language of baseball — game seven. Game seven is a rare songbird. And as fickle as the autumn wind. The bounce of a ball, the slip of a pitch, the swing of a bat. Glory or gloom, in perpetuity, at every turn. ~Tom Verducci, 2017, Astros–Dodgers World Series Game 7  [a little altered –tg]


The most beautiful words in the English language are "not guilty." ~Maxim Gorky


I've always felt the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." ~Ronald Reagan, 1986


The saddest five words in the English language are:  I wish I would have. ~Ray M. Smythe, So You Decided To Teach, 2011


The saddest three words in the English language: "Rest in peace." ~Pelican, 1939



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