Language Quotes

BASIC - A programming language. Related to certain social diseases in that those who have it will not admit it in polite company.
Anon.
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
Jeremy Taylo

George orwell, 1946 - political language - and with variations this is...
Tom stoppard, rosencranz and guildenstern are dead - we are tied down to a language that makes up in...
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
Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable.
J. Martin Kohe

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (1916) preface
Our common language is... English. And our common task is to ensure that our non - English - Speaking children learn this common language.
William John Bennett
George bernard shaw - england and america are two countries seperated...
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
Samuel Johnson
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
Music is the last true voice of the human spirit. It can go beyond language, beyond age, and beyond color straight to the mind and heart of all people.
Ben Harpe
If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.
Doug Larson
Would I had phrases that are not known, utterances that are strange, in new language that has not been used, free from repetition, not an utterance which has grown stale, which men of old have spoken.
Egyptian Inscription Recorded at the Time of the Invention of Writing
To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he takes a different view of this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human... Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.
John Comenius
We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.
Benjamin Lee Whorf
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
Galileo Galilei
There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.
William Osle
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.
Horace Bushnell
Poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language.
Johnson
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
We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.
Henry David Thoreau
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
Neither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.
Cicero
We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate we can imagine or explore. All you have to do to educate a child is leave him alone and teach him to read. The rest is brainwashing.
Ellen Gilcrist
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
I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.
Mario M Cuomo
The two most beautiful words in the English language are ``check enclosed.'
Dorothy Parke
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
Mark Twain
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can read.
Mark Twain
Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities.
John A. Rassias
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
Robert Benchley
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
A man who does not know foreign language is ignorant of his own.
Johann von Goethe
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
Larry Wall
As was his language so was his life.
Seneca
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
Thought is the blossom language the bud action the fruit behind it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language without words.
Author Unknown