He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
~ Victor Hugo
People's fates are simplified by their names.
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
Thomas C. Haliburton
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Women have had the power of naming stolen from us.
Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.
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Name is a fence and within it you are nameless.
If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.
Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names..
What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
You have but to know an object by its proper name for it to lose its dangerous magic.
I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp, gaunt names that never get fat.
Stephen Vincent Benet
Tigers die and leave their skins; people die and leave their names.
From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors.
Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.
Logan Pearsall Smith
And we were angry and poor and happy, and proud of seeing our names in print.
Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable.
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.
The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.
A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man.
It is a sneaking piece of cowardice for Authors to put feigned names to their works, as if like Bastards of their Brain they were afraid to own them.
Names are an important key to what a society values. Anthropologists recognize naming as 'one of the chief methods for imposing order on perception.'
David S. Slawson
Words have meaning and names have power.
I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.