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386 Language quotes:

"Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality."
"Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people."
"Women speak two languages - one of which is verbal."
"The words of language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The physical entities which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images."
Author: Einstein Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"Ours is a mongrel language which started with a child's vocabulary of three hundred words, and now consists of two hundred and twenty-five thousand; the whole lot, with the exception of the original and legitimate three hundred, borrowed, stolen, smo"
Author: Twain Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language."
"If the announcer can produce the impression that he is a gentlemen, he may pronounce as he pleases."
"Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicide --that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life --are alike forbidden."
Author: Holmes Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"There neither is, nor can be, any essential" difference between the language of prose and metrical composition."
"There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry."
"Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connection with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle."
Author: Rilke Quotes Category: Language Quotes Cities And City Life Quotes
"There is no such thing as ''the Queen's English.'' The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!"
Author: Twain Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"Retirement is the ugliest word in the language."
"The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense."
"It was Greek to me."
Author: Shakespeare Quotes Category: Language Quotes Greek Quotes
"Oh that those lips had language! Life has passed With me but roughly since I heard thee last"
Author: Cowper Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"You just don't know how to use the English language."
Author: Kipling Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"Language was not powerful enough to describe the infant phenomenon."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Language Quotes

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