Language Quotes - Page 3

It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
– Franklin P. Jones

I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.
– Jane Wagner

Language is the means of getting an idea from my brain into yours without surgery.
– Mark Amidon

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.
– J. Michael Straczynski

To God I speak Spanish, to women Italian, to men French, and to my horse German.
– Jason Chamberlain

Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
– Carl Sandburg

Pedantry consists in the use of words unsuitable to the time, place, and company.
– Samuel Taylor

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catch words.
– Robert Louis

Great Britain and the United States are nations separated by a common language.
– William Shakespeare

The meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.
– Johann Wolfgang

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
– Benjamin Lee Whorf

A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.
– Samuel Butler

Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.
– Johann Wolfgang

Morals and manners will rise or decline with our attention to grammar.
– Jason Chamberlain

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
– George Orwell