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.
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.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
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.
For I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me.
Language is the source of misunderstandings.
In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who loses a child.
Making English grammar conform to Latin rules is like asking people to play baseball using the rules of football.
English grammar is so complex and confusing for the one very simple reason that its rules and terminology are based on Latin, a language with which it has precious little in common.
The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor.
Every American child should grow up knowing a second language, preferably English.
The way I see it is, I am a boon to the English language.
Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords.
FEAR is an acronym in the English language for 'False Evidence Appearing Real'.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
I speak two languages, Body and English.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
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