Language Quotes

Life is a foreign language all men mispronounce it.
Christopher Morley
We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us.
Eric Hoffe

Galileo galilei - mathematics is the language with which god has...
Field marshall john french - words are the leaves of the tree of language, of...
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
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

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
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
George Santayana
Doug larson - if the english language made any sense,...
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
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.
Sam Rayburn
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
How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right.
Black Hawk
England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
George Bernard Shaw
Me, we. Supposedly the shortest quote in the English language delivered at a Harvard graduation.
Muhammad Ali
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
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
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagne
Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably togethe.
Clyde Kluckhohn
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
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
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)
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
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.
Noah Webste
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
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
Accent is the soul of language it gives to it both feeling and truth.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
Rita Mae Brown, Starting From Scratch, 1988
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
A language is a dialect with an army and a navy.
Max Weinreich
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 our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.
Robert E. Lee
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
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
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
William Butler Yeats
Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Henry James