Language Quotes

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

Language is fossil poetry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Language is the source of misunderstandings.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.

Carl Sandburg

A people without a language of its own, is only half a nation.

Thomas Osborne Davis

In general, every country has the language it deserves.

Jorge Luis Borges

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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