Language Quotes

Whoever has the greatest command of the language, holds the power.
Susan Johnson
Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

George bernard shaw - england and america are two countries separated...
Peter brodie - what is important - what lasts - in another...
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
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

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
The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.
J. Michael Straczynski
Charles scribner, jr. - language is the soul of intellect, and reading is...
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
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
Ours is the age of substitutes instead of language, we have jargon instead of principles, slogans and instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas.
Eric Bentley
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.
Sam Rayburn
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
Whoever said Marriage is a 5 - 5 proposition laid the foundation for more divorce fees than any other short sentence in our language.
Austin Elliot
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. : -
Larry Wall in
They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.
William Shakespeare
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
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
We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us.
Eric Hoffe
Political language - And with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - Is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell, 1946
England and America are two countries seperated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
As was his language so was his life.
Seneca
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
Jeremy Taylo
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
Grammar and logic free language from being at the mercy of the tone of voice. Grammar protects us against misunderstanding the sound of an uttered name; logic protects us against what we say have double meaning.
Rosenstock - Huessy
The structure of language determines not only thought, but reality itself.
Noam Chomsky, Ruth Anshen, Biography of an Idea (Mt. Kisco, NY: Moyer Bell Limited, 1986), pg. 196
A different language is a different vision of life.
Federico Fellini
Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more. You should never wish to do less.
Robert E. Lee
High thoughts must have high language.
Aristophanes, Frogs, 405 B. C.
Music is the soul of language.
Max Heindel
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
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Nelson Mandela
The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
Lewis Thomas
Metric is definitely communist. One monetary system, one language, one weight and measurement system, one world - All communist! We know the West was won by the inch, foot, yard, and mile.
Dean Krakel, Director of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame
Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.
General Robert E. Lee
I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.
Lily Tomlin
A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.
Chinese Prove