“Words matter.  They help us define meaning.  We think with words.  We learn with words.  Words are the fundamental tools we use for communicating.  If we use them well, we can cut, and shape, and polish our ideas precisely, and beautifully.  If we use them sloppily, we put ourselves at an intellectual disadvantage.  Words can help you think well.  If you think well, you can plan well.  If you plan well, you can work well.  If you work well, you can accomplish almost anything.”

– Michael Masterson in The Pledge