World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 language Quotes, Quotations, and Sayings
102 language Quotes

It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase "As pretty as an airport" appear

Douglas Adams Quotes

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Thou whoreson zed, thou unnecessary letter!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (Kent at II, ii)

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.

Marcellinus Ammianus Quotes

5 out of 5 stars
2 votes

To have another language is to possess a second soul.

Charlemagne Quotes

5 out of 5 stars
6 votes

Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.

Aldous Huxley Quotes

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Language is the roadmap of a culture. It tells you where its people came from and where they are going.

Rita Mae Brown Quotes

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?

E.m. Forster Quotes

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean

Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

4 out of 5 stars
3 votes

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

4 out of 5 stars
5 votes

Change your language and you change your thoughts.

Karl Albrecht Quotes

4 out of 5 stars
5 votes

To God I speak Spanish, to women Italian, to men French, and to my horse--German.

Jason Chamberlain Quotes , Source: in inaugural address at University of Vermont, 1811

4 out of 5 stars
4 votes

And who in time knows whither we may vent The treasure of our tongue? To what strange shores This gain of our best glory shall be sent, T' enrich unknowing nations with our stores? What worlds in th' yet unformed Occident May come refin'd with th' accents that are ours?

Samuel Daniel Quotes , Source: Musophilus (last lines)

4 out of 5 stars
3 votes

Who climbs the grammar-tree, distinctly knows Where noun, and verb, and participle grows.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Sixth Satire of Juvenal (l. 583)

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Language tethers us to the world; without it we spin like atoms.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maximes (342)

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

A laudation in Greek is of marvellous efficacy on the title-page of a book. [Fr., Une louange en grec est d'une merveilleuse efficace a la tete d'un livre.]

Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere Quotes , Source: Preface--Les Precieuses Ridicules

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib.

Robert Burchfield Quotes

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

4 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place.

John French Quotes

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.

Anna Jameson Quotes

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.

Benjamin Lee Whorf Quotes

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

I speak two languages, Body and English.

Mae West Quotes

3 out of 5 stars
3 votes

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

3 out of 5 stars
5 votes

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

3 out of 5 stars
3 votes

Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages

Dave Barry Quotes

3 out of 5 stars
5 votes