Sure, hard words break no bones.
Nehemiah felt it keenly. "Hear, O our God; for we are despised" (ver. 4). And the imprecation (ver. 6) that follows shows very deep and intense feeling. Derision may be easily produced, but it is very hard to bear. It is but a shallow philosophy that says "hard words break no bones:" they do not break bones, but they bruise tender hearts. They crush sensitive spirits, which is more, and worse. "A wounded spirit who can bear?" (). The full force of a human soul's contempt directed against a sensitive spirit, the brutal trampling of heartless malignity on the most sacred and cherished convictions of the soul, this is one of the worst sufferings we can be called to endure. But we have -
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Hard words break no bones - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
VLADIMIR PUTIN: No, it doesn’t. You know what they say in Russia: "Hard words break no bones". It is not what your supporters, friends or your political adversaries call you that matters.
Hard words break no bones - Oxford Reference
Putin on Being Called a Tsar: 'You know what they say in Russia: "Hard words break no bones". It is not what your supporters, friends or your political adversaries call you that matters'