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A Month of Language Quotes

Day 1
Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place.
-- John French

Day 2
To have another language is to possess a second soul.
-- Charlemagne

Day 3
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
-- Gaston Bachelard

Day 4
A thing well said will be wit in all languages.
-- John Dryden

Day 5
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
-- William A. Ward

Day 6
All people smile in the same language.
-- Unknown

Day 7
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
-- Martin Buber

Day 8
Art is an extension of language -- an expression of sensations too subtle for words.
-- Robert Henri

Day 9
Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks he can talk about language.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Day 10
By such innovations are languages enriched, when the words are adopted by the multitude, and naturalized by custom.
-- Miguel de Cervantes

Day 11
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
-- Martha Graham

Day 12
Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Day 13
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of language.
-- Samuel Johnson

Day 14
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.
-- T. S. Eliot

Day 15
Great Literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
-- Ezra Pound

Day 16
Great men, like nature, use simple language.
-- Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues

Day 17
If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
-- George Orwell

Day 18
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
-- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Day 19
It is not the language but the speaker that we want to understand.
-- Veda Upanishads

Day 20
Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand.
-- Christian Nestell Bovee

Day 21
Language most shews a man: Speak, that I may see thee.
-- Ben Jonson

Day 22
Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
-- Christopher Morley

Day 23
The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.
-- Unknown

Day 24
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
-- John Erskine

Day 25
Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
-- Abbie Hoffman

Day 26
No literature is complete until the language it was written in is dead.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Day 27
Numbers constitute the only universal language.
-- Nathanael West

Day 28
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Day 29
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the "N th" power.
-- Paul Engle

Day 30
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
-- Carl Sandburg

Day 31
The root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
-- James Baldwin


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