Not the same at all.
"Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me." is more than just a saying!
Physical assault=physical pain.
The only way words can hurt you is if you give those words power by your interpretation of them.
Words do not have power.
Example: Somebody says the most vile, hurtful, nasty things they can think of to you.
But they said them in a a language you don't understand.
You could'nt be "hurt" by those words cause you could'nt think about what was said to you.
Now lets say the same thing to 10 people in a language they can understand.
If words have power, all 10 should have the same reaction.
Don't bet on it!
Some may take it personally and hurt them selfs.
Some will think "I wonder what flew up his nose?"
Some will think "The mans a lunatic, I wonder where his meds are?"
Others may try to calm the poor soul down before his head explodes.
But it will ALL be based on what was THOUGHT about what was said.
There could be 1,000,000 reactions to the same words depending on what the idividual thinks about them.
Simple put: If you change what you think you WILL change what you feel.
Change your mind!