Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
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.
You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.
Let your memory be your travel bag.
Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.
A different language is a different vision of life.
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
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
Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation's culture as its language.
The conquest of learning is achieved through the knowledge of languages.
Language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly.
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.
Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.
As a hawk flieth not high with one wing, even so a man reacheth not to excellence with one tongue.
A man reacheth not to excellence with one 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 shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
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