55 Name Quotes That Show the Virtue of Names

55 Name Quotes That Show the Virtue of Names
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Tripboba.com - A name can hold great value and meaning to a person and even carry their legacy long after their lifetime. And yet, sometimes people also use offensive names just to win an argument or insult others, which is an unpleasant thing. So, it’s important to acknowledge the importance of names and the power they hold.

Find some great, insightful name quotes right here! In this segment, Tripboba has compiled over fifty name quotes that discuss how you’re addressed can give so much impact on you. So, keep the ball rolling and pick your favorite name quotes down below.

Insightful name quotes

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  • "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." — William Shakespeare
  • "Good name in man and woman is the immediate jewel of their souls." — William Shakespeare
  • "Proper names are poetry in the raw.   Like all poetry they are untranslatable." — W. H. Auden
  • "People's fates are simplified by their names." — Elias Canetti
  • "To name oneself is the first act of both the poet and the revolutionary." — Erica Jong
  • "In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be." — Hubert H. Humphrey
  • "Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." — Robert Kennedy
  • "Does a name stick because it suits a man or does the man, unconsciously, evolve into his name?" — Robert Harris
  • "One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die." — Evelyn Waugh
  • "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." — Salman Rushdie
  • "The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love." — Margaret Atwood
  • "He lives who dies to win a lasting name." — Henry Drummond
  • "It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things. Names are everything. I never quarrel with actions. My one quarrel is with words. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for." — Oscar Wilde
  • "We wear our names heavily. And though we have tried to escape their influence, they have seeped into us, and we find ourselves living their patterns again and again." — Eleanor Brown
  • "In ancient days the Pythagoreans were used to change names with each other,--fancying that each would share the virtues they admired in the other." — Henry David Thoreau
  • "God has many names, though He is only one Being." — Aristotle

Your name quotes

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  • “Your name still rings a bell when you say something good, not by causing catastrophe in a bid to sound more interesting.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
  • “WHAT am I, after all, but a child, pleas’d with the sound of my own name? repeating it over and over; I stand apart to hear—it never tires me. To you, your name also; Did you think there was nothing but two or three pronunciations in the sound of your name?” ― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
  • “They've said your name sounds like an astronaut, but you don't go ascend above the sky. Don't you know you are a fall from the shooting star?” ― HonouriaBread
  • “A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” — Charles Spurgeon
  • “It's not how big your pencil is; it's how you write your name.” — Dave Mustaine
  • “Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee.” — James Cameron
  • “It's nice to see a friendly face or have someone know your name.” — Jillionaire
  • “You’re not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.” — Humphrey Bogart
  • “Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.” — Charles M. Schulz

Name calling quotes

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  • "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name." — Confucius
  • "Once you label me you negate me." — Soren Kierkegaard
  • "If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names." — Elbert Hubbard
  • "You have but to know an object by its proper name for it to lose its dangerous magic." — Elias Canetti
  • "It is an easy thing to call names; any fool is equal to that ... and the weapon of vituperation is generally used by those who lack brains for argument or are upon the wrong side." — Martha Finley
  • "There's a passion about this because people take it very close to their hearts and they have grown up with James Bond - and so have I. But I was being criticized before I had presented anything, so it was name calling." — Daniel Craig
  • "Women comedy is different than men comedy. Guy comedy is very aggressive, it's about insulting each other, name-calling, and kind of busting each other's chops, and that's not what women's comedy is." — Paul Feig
  • "There seems to be a lot of name-calling going on, but I want to remind you what our good dad told me one time. Labels are for soup cans." — George W. Bush
  • "A false argument should be refuted, not named. That's the basic idea behind freedom of speech. Arguments by name-calling, rather than truth and light, can generally be presumed fraudulent." — Ann Coulter
  • "It's hard to have a dialogue when you're name-calling." — Joan Jett

My name quotes

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  • "My name may have buoyancy enough to float upon the sea of time." — Richard Watson Gilder
  • "A name pronounced is the recognition of the individual to whom it belongs. He who can pronounce my name aright, he can call me, and is entitled to my love and service." — Henry David Thoreau
  • "The blackest ink of fate are sure my lot, And when fate writ my name it made a blot." — Henry Fielding
  • "He that filches from me my good name robs me of that which enriches him and makes me poor indeed." — William Shakespeare
  • "Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!" — Arthur Miller
  • "I sometimes think I was born to live up to my name. How could I be anything else but what I am having been named Madonna? I would either have ended up a nun or this." — Madonna Ciccone
  • “If I'm gonna tell a real story, I'm gonna start with my name.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • “I don't care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right.” — George M. Cohan
  • “I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it.” — Debbie Harry
  • “My name is Adam Sandler. I'm not particularly talented. I'm not particularly good-looking. And yet I'm a multi-millionaire.” — Adam Sandler

Nick name quotes

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  • "Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable." — William Hazlitt
  • "Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive." — Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • "A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man." — William Hazlitt
  • My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet, soon the feet start looking big. Satchel Paige
  • "Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith." — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • "Proper names are poetry in the raw.  Like all poetry they are untranslatable." — W. H. Auden
  • “I put 'hope' in my name to be a hopeful existence in the group.” — J-Hope
  • “I was never top of the class at school, but my classmates must have seen potential in me, because my nickname was 'Einstein.'” — Stephen Hawking
  • “Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.” — Thomas Paine
  • “When I had long hair, I used to tie it back, so the guys would say I would look like the 'Gypsy.' I used to hate that, but the less you like a nickname, the more it sticks.” — Junior dos Santos


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