Language Quotes

As was his language so was his life.
Seneca
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
Martha Graham

Egyptian inscription recorded at the time of the invention of writing - would i had phrases that are not known,...
Dean krakel, director of the national cowboy hall of fame - metric is definitely communist. one monetary...
When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
James Earl Jones
They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.
William Shakespeare

Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
Charles Scribner, Jr.
He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
Benjamin Franklin
George santayana - to attempt to be religious without practicing a...
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain
By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency.
William Carlos Williams
Language study is a route to maturity. Indeed, in language study as in life, if a person is the same today as he was yesterday, it would be an act of mercy to pronounce him dead and to place him in a coffin, rather than in a classroom.
John A. Rassias
Language exists only on the surface of our consciousness. The great human struggles are played out in silence and in the ability to express oneself.
Franz Xavier Kroetz
We are tied down to a language that makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style.
Tom Stoppard, Rosencranz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling, Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal, Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling; The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.
George Du Maurie
Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Paul Johannes Tillich
A language is a dialect with an army and a navy.
Max Weinreich
One of the most difficult tasks confronting philosophers is to descend from the world of thought to the actual world. Language is the immediate actuality of thought. Just as philosophers have given thought an independent existence, so they were bound to make language into an independent realm.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, German Ideology, Chapter 3
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.
J. Michael Straczynski
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
The first and most important thing of all, at least for writers today, is to strip language clean, to lay it bare down to the bone.
Ernest Hemingway
For the unquiet heart and brain, A use in measured language lies.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The angels are so enamoured of the language that is spoken in heaven, that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there be any who understand it or not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Duty, then, is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.
Robert E. Lee
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence about language.
Henry David Thoreau
I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.
Jane Wagne
I have a prejudice against people who print things in a foreign language and add no translation. When I am the reader, and the other considers me able to do the translating myself, he pays me the quite a nice compliment - - But if he would do the translating for me I would try to get along without the compliment. A Tramp Abroad, 1880.
Mark Twain
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Joseph Roux
Thought is the blossom language the bud action the fruit behind it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
High thoughts must have high language.
Aristophanes, Frogs, 405 B. C.
Have the wild things no moral or legal rights? What right has man to inflict such long and fearful agony on a fellow creature, simply because that creature does not speak his language?
Ernest Thompson Seton
Only a novel... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Life is a foreign language all men mispronounce it.
Christopher Morley
Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place.
Field Marshall John French
Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.
Alford
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
Carl Sandburg, New York Times Feb. 13, 1959
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
Rita Mae Brown, Starting From Scratch, 1988
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
William Butler Yeats