Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.
Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club -the community of speakers of that language.
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.
He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own.
The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.
The conquest of learning is achieved through the knowledge of languages.
You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.
Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
A man reacheth not to excellence with one language.
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
As a hawk flieth not high with one wing, even so a man reacheth not to excellence with one tongue.
A different language is a different vision of life.
Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
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.
Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby - so helpless and so ridiculous.
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
Language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly.
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages
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