Language Quotes

How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right.
Black Hawk
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

J. michael straczynski - the quality of our thoughts is bordered on all...
James earl jones - when i read great literature, great drama,...
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
BASIC - A programming language. Related to certain social diseases in that those who have it will not admit it in polite company.
Anon.

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
They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.
William Shakespeare
Henry david thoreau - we are armed with language adequate to describe...
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
William Butler Yeats
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
Language is the dress of thought.
Samuel Johnson
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
Mark Twain
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
Unknown
A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.
Chinese Prove
Accent is the soul of language it gives to it both feeling and truth.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
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
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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
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
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.
Johann von Goethe
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
For the unquiet heart and brain, A use in measured language lies.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
A man who does not know foreign language is ignorant of his own.
Johann von Goethe
Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists though their field - work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science.
Robert Graves
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (1916) preface
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to.... The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent Van Gogh
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
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)
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
Larry Wall
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.
Sam Rayburn
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
English is the easiest language to speak badly.
George Bernhard Shaw
We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us.
Eric Hoffe
The human language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out a tune for a dancing bear, when we hope with our music to move the stars.
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
Jeremy Taylo
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
Martha Graham
The two most beautiful words in the English language are ``check enclosed.'
Dorothy Parke
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.