Language is fossil poetry.
Language is the source of misunderstandings.
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
A people without a language of its own, is only half a nation.
In general, every country has the language it deserves.
Language achieves soul only when it's applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.
You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.
Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome of internal difficulties with thought
Language may die at the hands of the schoolman: it is regenerated by the poets
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations
Language is a mixture of statement and evocation
Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire.
Language is the Rubicon that divides man from beast.
Perhaps it is the language that chooses the writers it needs, making use of them so that each might express a tiny part of what it is.
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.
Language is memory and metaphor
As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.
Language is fossil poetry
Although feminism speaks the language of liberation, self-fulfillment, options, and the removal of barriers, these phrases invariably mean their opposites and disguise an agenda at variance with the ideals of a free society.
Speech happens to not be his language
When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language
My life is -- as if each person I know was born with a beautiful book with golden edges on each page -- and each of us can read the language of our own book -- containing our own unique values, ideas, insights and direction, yet we cannot read the language of anyone else's book, and they cannot read our book. And, then, you and I started talking and I discovered that while the words in your book are different from mine, the language of your book is exactly the same as mine -- and words flow and flow between us without effort. Then, I looked closer in my book and I saw beautiful, happy pictures of you and your family...and I smiled