Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
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 is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savor their songs.
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
Language is the source of misunderstandings.
Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.
Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation's culture as its language.
Language is the dress of thought.
The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language.
A language which we do not know is a fortress sealed.
Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
Our language is the reflection of ourselves.
The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.
Language exists to communicate whatever it can communicate. Some things it communicates so badly that we never attempt to communicate them by words if any other medium is available.
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?
Our native language is like a second skin, so much a part of us we resist the idea that it is constantly changing, constantly being renewed.
And who in time knows whither we may vent the treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores this gain of our best glories shall be sent, 't unknowing Nations with our stores? What worlds in the yet unformed Occident may come refined with the accents that are ours?
Language is the main instrument of man's refusal to accept the world as it is.
Verbing weirds language.
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