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A blush is no language; only a dubious flag - signal which may mean either of two contradictories
George Eliot
And among His Signs Is the creation of the heavens And the earth, and the variations In your languages And your colors; verily In that are Signs For those who know
Quran
Another segment of society that has constructed a language of its own is business. ... [The businessman] is speaking a language that is familiar to him and dear to him. Its portentous
nouns and verbs invest ordinary events with high adventure; the executive walks among ink erasers caparisoned like a knight. This we should be tolerant of--every man of spirit wants to ride a white horse. ... A good many of the special words of business seem designed more to express the user's dreams than to express his precise meaning.
E. B. White
Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
Ambrose Bierce
Charles V said that a man who knew four languages was worth four men; and Alexander the Great so valued learning, that he used to say he was more indebted to Aristotle for giving him knowledge that, than his father Philip for giving him life.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
Marshall McLuhan
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations
Samuel Johnson
I am very sorry, but I cannot learn languages. I have tried hard, only to find that men of ordinary capacity can learn Sanskrit in less time that it takes me to buy a German Dictionary
George Bernard Shaw
I bought a self learning record to learn Spanish. I turned it on and went to sleep; the record got stuck. The next day I could only stutter in Spanish.
Stephen Wright
I speak two languages, Body and English.
Mae West
I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
Tom Lehrer
If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.
Confucius
If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things
Confucius
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
Doug Larson
In general, every country has the language it deserves.
Jorge Luis Borges
Indeed, in many respects she was quite English and was an excellent example of the fact that we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, the language
Oscar Wilde
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to... The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent van Gogh
It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
Franklin P. Jones
It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase "As pretty as an airport" appear
Douglas Adams
Language as the technology of human extension, whose powers of division and separation we know so well, may have been the "Tower of Babel" by which men sought to scale the highest heavens. Today computers hold out the promise of a means of instant tr
Marshall McLuhan
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