41 Quotes About Language

We all speak different languages; some more fluently than others. But it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re not communicating. A child who is able to speak multiple languages is capable of expressing thoughts and ideas in an effective way. So language is a form of communication, but it can also be a barrier when trying to make meaningful connections Read more

We’ve put together a list of all the very best quotes about languages to help you celebrate the people who are able to make you laugh at their jokes, inspire you with their stories, or hug you with their compassion.

Different languages, the same thoughts; servant to thoughts and their...
Different languages, the same thoughts; servant to thoughts and their masters. Dejan Stojanovic
The language of light can only be decoded by the...
The language of light can only be decoded by the heart. Suzy Kassem
Since there is no real silence, Silence will contain all...
Since there is no real silence, Silence will contain all the sounds, All the words, all the languages, All knowledge, all memory. Dejan Stojanovic
In the absence of a formally agreed, worldwide dictionary definition of 'Quotography' (in 2016), here are my two cents worth: 'Quotography is the art of pairing unique quotations with complementary images in order to express thought-provoking ideas, challenging concepts, profound sentiments'. Alex Morritt
Vin paused. "And you have all of these religions memorized?"" As much as is possible, " Sazed said. "Their prayers, their beliefs, their mythologies. Many are very similar -- break-offs or sects of one another."" Even still, how can you remember all of that?"" I have..methods, " Sazed said." But, what's the point?" Sazed frowned. "The answer should be obvious, I think. People are valuable, Mistress Vin, and so--therefore--are their beliefs. Brandon Sanderson
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own. Unknown
We awaken by asking the right questions.
We awaken by asking the right questions. Suzy Kassem
Here's a resume of crucial knowledge you should have in today's world but universities are not providing: Financial - Not just on management, but also on how to profit, how to manage and control flows of income; Linguistic - In today's world, speaking only a language is prove of lack of education. Knowing two languages is a basic necessity, and knowing three languages is essential, while knowing four is merely the ideal situation. Which four languages? Chinese, English, Spanish, and another of your choice, just for fun; Intellectual - It's not about what you know; it’s all about how you think about what you know. Therefore, it's ridiculous to think that there’s only one answer and one way to examine our life. Most students are extremely dumb because they lack the ability to educate themselves, despite their certificates or where they’ve studied. They never read with an intention in mind. And as they graduate, they become completely futile as individuals. This situation is the same all over the world. Millions are graduating every year, without any significant knowledge to live with. Their books are often outdated once they graduate and they're unable to learn by themselves and develop the necessary skills to adjust to the economic society in which we live. Maybe they can keep a job for 3 or 5 years of their life, but then are surprised to lose it and never finding a suitable job again. The world is changing very fast and most people can’t or are unwilling to recognize this fact. Robin Sacredfire
WONDERLANDIt is a person's unquenchable thirst for wonder That sets them on their initial quest for truth. The more doors you open, the smaller you become. The more places you see and the more people you meet, The greater your curiosity grows. The greater your curiosity, the more you will wander. The more you wander, the greater the wonder. The more you quench your thirst for wonder, The more you drink from the cup of life. The more you see and experience, the closer to truth you become. The more languages you learn, the more truths you can unravel. And the more countries you travel, the greater your understanding. And the greater your understanding, the less you see differences. And the more knowledge you gain, the wider your perspective, And the wider your perspective, the lesser your ignorance. Hence, the more wisdom you gain, the smaller you feel. And the smaller you feel, the greater you become. The more you see, the more you love --The more you love, the less walls you see. The more doors you are willing to open, The less close-minded you will be. The more open-minded you are, The more open your heart. And the more open your heart, The more you will be able to Send and receive --Truth and TRUEUnconditionalLOVE. Suzy Kassem
The secretary of education recently unveiled an initiative for curriculums to place more emphasis on history and language. Within the decade, proficiency in at least three languages will be required of all American schoolchildren by graduation. And along with its other recommendations, the CDC has issued a promulgation that every U.S. citizen “unplug” for at least two hours each day.location 6374. Alena Graedon
English is the language through which I reach hearts from various corners of the world. English is the language through which I flirt with my species. English is the language through which I make my species think. Abhijit Naskar
Novelists and the literary world play an important part in shaping languages. The Swahili they write influence the readers and their languages. The literary obstacle in Tanzania is not that people do not read, but that they don’t read because there are no interesting writers. Enock Maregesi
BELLADONNA, n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a...
BELLADONNA, n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. Ambrose Bierce
But I can't translate it the right way, that's why I always use so many languages around you, because there're some things that simply can't translate, that are beautiful when you read them the original way. DarknessAndLight
But I cant' translate it the right way, that's why I always use so many foreign languages around you, because there're some things that simply can't translate, that are beautiful when you read them the original way. DarknessAndLight
A ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel.. he must lay the best coffee hearth to attract the finest men.. a good ruler has to learn his world's language.. it's different for every world.. the language of the rocks and growing things.. the language you don't hear just with your ears.. the Mystery of Life.. not a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.. Understanding must move with the flow of the process. Frank Herbert
The joy of knowing a foreign language is inexpressible. I find it really difficult to express such joy in my mother tongue. Munia Khan
Philosophers call this state of isolation and disconnection “species loneliness”–a deep, unnamed sadness stemming from estrangement from the rest of Creation, from the loss of relationship. As our human dominance of the world has grown, we have become more isolated, more lonely when we can no longer call out to our neighbors. It’s no wonder that naming was the first job the Creator gave Nanabozho. Robin Wall Kimmerer
We Americans are reluctant to learn a foreign language of our own species, let alone another species. But imagine the possibilities. Imagine the access we would have to different perspectives, the things we might see through other eyes, the wisdom that surrounds us. We don’t have to figure out everything by ourselves: there are intelligences other than our own, teachers all around us. Imagine how much less lonely the world would be. Robin Wall Kimmerer
Grammar is the breathing power for the life of language Munia Khan
A brain is like a muscle, a serial connection that you should train everyday; if you don't use it, you loose it Ana Claudia Antunes
Thanks. Seriously, you must have better things to do with your life than waste it on the hopeless?'' I've already learned Parseltongue. What else is there?'' Elvish. Michelle Hodkin
In Japanese and Italian, the response to ["How are you?"] is "I'm fine, and you?" In German it's answered with a sigh and a slight pause, followed by "Not so good. David Sedaris
The fort. Where the pair stored their painted scenes and books of made-up languages, their two-man band, and the tiny matchbox bed plus accessories that they made in case, someday, their experiments in the world of shrinking finally panned out. Michelle Cuevas
When he is dissected after his death, " a disrespectful interpreter said of a foreign dignitary, "a million predicates will be found in his stomach: those he swallowed in the past decades without saying them. Unknown
My love for languages and my love for travel really go hand in hand and feed off of each other. There’s no better way to learn a language than by immersing yourself in a culture where it’s spoken, and there’s no better way to immerse yourself in a culture than by learning to speak the local language. Wendy Werneth
With languages, you can move from one social situation to another. With languages, you are at home anywhere. Edmund De Waal
With languages, you are at home anywhere. Edward De Waal
If the goal you've set for yourself has a 100 percent chance of success, then frankly you aren't aiming high enough. Benny Lewis
Each letter of the alphabet is a steadfast loyal soldier in a great army of words, sentences, paragraphs, and stories. One letter falls, and the entire language falters. Vera Nazarian
People think that other international languages are smarter and more business wise. But they have to understand that we have to preserve our culture. Enock Maregesi
Love and hate had their own secret languages, and Mark and Kieran were speaking in them now. Cassandra Clare
Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to speak French. P.g. Wodehouse
Do you wish to speak in Provençal, French, or Latin? They are all I can manage, I'm afraid."" Any will do, " the rabbi replied in Provençal."Splendid. Latin it is, " said Pope Clement. Iain Pears
England and America are two countries separated by the same language. George Bernard Shaw
To God I speak Spanish, to women Italian, to men French, and to my horse - German. Emperor Charles V
The gospel of the glory of Christ spreads better and flourishes more because of 6, 500 languages, not in spite of them. John Piper
Color speaks all languages. Anthony T. Hincks
Her English was sweet, an effort for her, anachronistic and unpractised. Ruth Ahmed
Languages are true analytical methods. Antoine Lavoisier