Language Quotes - Page 4

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
– Robert Benchley

There was speech in their dumbness, language in their very gesture.
– William Shakespeare

We learn what we have said from those who listen to our speaking.
– Kenneth Patton

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
– George Eliot

Write in the climate of heaven, in the language spoken by angels.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Language tethers us to the world; without it we spin like atoms.
– Francois Rochefoucauld

I like the word “indolence.” It makes my laziness seem classy.
– Bern Williams

Words signify man’s refusal to accept the world as it is.
– Walter Kaufmann

A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.
– Wendell L. Willkie

To have another language is to possess a second soul.
– Charlemagne

The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.
– Marcellinus Ammianus

Language is a mixture of statement and evocation.
– Elizabeth Bowen

One man’s frankness is another man’s vulgarity.
– Kevin Smith

Thou whoreson zed, thou unnecessary letter!
– William Shakespeare

He has strangled His language in his tears.
– William Shakespeare

I am the King of Rome, and above grammar.
– Sigismund

Learn a new language and get a new soul.
– Czech Proverb

Language is the dress of thought.
– Samuel Johnson

Language is fossil poetry.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson