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One liners

"Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers" George Orwell

"The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle" John Ruskin

"If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world" Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it" Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people" William Butler Yeats

"Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow" Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Language is the dress of thought" Samual Johnson

"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language and for language" Gaston Bachelard

"Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone" Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Language is the archives of history" Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Language shapes the way we think and determines what we think about" Benjamin Lee Whorf

Thought is the blossom, language the bud, action the fruit behind it" Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Language is wine upon the lips" Virginia Woolf

"To have another language is to possess a second soul" Charlemagne

"Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it's a great and efficient instrument in thinking" Humphrey Davey

"The language of friendship is not words, but meanings" Henry David

"Language tethers us to the world; without it we spin like atoms" Penelope Lively

"Language is the road map of a culture" Rita Mae Brown

"Learn a new language and get a new soul" Czech

"Swearing is made as compromise between running away and fighting" Peter Finely Dunne

"Dialects are a curse to any foreigner who wants to understand a language" K.P. Uitslag

Language is like a flower bulb, take good care of it and it will develop" H.C. Steenepoorte

"A different language is a different vision of life" Federico Fellini


A cat may look at a king (meaning: an inferior isn't completely restricted in what they may do in the presence of a superior)
A leopard cannot change its spots (meaning: the notion that things cannot change their innate nature)

You are what you eat (meaning: the notion that to be fit and healthy you need to eat good)

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink (meaning: people, like horses, will only do they have a mind to do)
The pen is mightier than the sword (meaning: words and communication are more powerful than wars and fighting)
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth (meaning: don't be ungrateful when you receive a gift)

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