Language Quotes

The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle.

John Ruskin

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.

Thomas Hardy

Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

It is not enough for language to have clarity and content: it must also have a goal and an imperative.

Rene Daumal

A common language is the most obvious binding element in any society.

Michael Howard

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

Martha Graham

Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.

Martin Heidegger

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.

Claude Levi-Strauss

Language is the only instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.

Samuel Johnson

Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where nature's end of language is declined,And men talk only to conceal the mind

Edward Young

Even if people are suspicious of the motives I think that learning and speaking two languages can only be a good thing for people.

Stephen Harper

A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.

Joseph Brodsky

Language helps form the limits of our reality.

Dale Spender

And don't confound the language of the nation With long-tailed words in osity and ation.

John Hookham Frere

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.

Rita Mae Brown

Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words.


Conduct is more convincing than language

John Woolman

Languages are true analytical methods. Algebra, the means of expression which is the simplest, most exact and best adapted to its object, is both a language and an analytical method. In short, the art of reasoning can be reduced to a well-constructed

Antoine Lavoisier

O mouths humanity seeks a new language Beyond the reach of grammarians.

Guillaume Apollinaire

You see before you a man in his right mind Worldly-wise and with access to death Having tested the sorrow of love and its ecstasies Having sometimes even astonished the professors Good with languages Having travelled a great deal Having seen battle in the Artillery and the Infantry Wounded in the head trepanned under chloroform Having lost my best friends in the butchery As much of antiquity and modernity as can be known I know

Guillaume Apollinaire

All true language is incomprehensible, Like the chatter of a beggars teeth.

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud

I don't think the mystical experience can be verbalized. When the ego disappears, so does power over language.

Wystan Hugh Auden

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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