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

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

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

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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