Language Quotes

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
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

Jeremy taylo - meditation is the tongue of the soul and the...
George orwell - the great enemy of clear language is insincerity....
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 language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence about language.
Henry David Thoreau

As was his language so was his life.
Seneca
Perl - The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.
Keith Bostic
Black hawk - how smooth must be the language of the whites,...
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell
Life is a foreign language all men mispronounce it.
Christopher Morley
England and America are two countries seperated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw
Ours is a precarious language, as every writer knows, in which the merest shadow line often separates affirmation from negation, sense from nonsense, and one sex from the other.
James Grover Thurbe
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
William Butler Yeats
We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us.
Eric Hoffe
The two most beautiful words in the English language are ``check enclosed.'
Dorothy Parke
The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity so have some little frocks but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Language is the picture and counterpart of thought.
Mark Hopkins, The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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
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
The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
Lewis Thomas
A language is a dialect with an army and a navy.
Max Weinreich
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain
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
In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.
Mark Twain
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
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
Doug Larson
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.
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
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Own only what you can carry with you know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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
Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities.
John A. Rassias
What is important - what lasts - In another language is not what is said but what is written. For the essence of an age, we look to its poetry and its prose, not its talk shows.
Peter Brodie
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
We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language.... We have affection We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a common goal of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music.
Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail (1979)
I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.
Jane Wagne
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. : -
Larry Wall in
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
George Santayana
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