Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
A different language is a different vision of life.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
The most important words in the English language are not 'I love you' but 'it's benign.'
The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English language as in the French.
Every Englishman is an average Englishman: it is a national characteristic.
The English love for privacy is proverbial, and has not been exaggerated. A stranger who strikes up a conversation is looked upon with suspicion - unless he happens to be an American, when his ignorance of good manners is indulged.
More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding of the English language than any other single factor.
The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'.
A foreign observer is struck by our gentleness: by the orderly behaviour of the English crowds, the lack of pushing and quarrelling, the willingness to form queues.
The English take everything with an exquisite sense of humour. They are only offended if you tell them that they have no sense of humour.
Most Englishmen are convinced that God is an Englishman, probably educated at Eton.
The gentleman is generous and treats all men as his equals, especially those whom he feels to be inferior in rank and wealth.
When two Eglishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather.
When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.
Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language.
The English language was carefully, carefully cobbled together by three blind dudes and a German dictionary
In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who loses a child.
For I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me.
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