Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
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 a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
The individual's whole experience is built upon the plan of his language.
Two monologues do not make a dialogue.
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