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Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

There is in every child a painstaking teacher, so skilful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!

Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Italian educator.

If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you've got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you're dumb and blind.

Salman Rushdie (1948-?) Anglo-Indian novelist.

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

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

The language of truth is simple.

Euripides (BC 480-BC 406) Greek tragic poet.


If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) Austrian-British philosopher.

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Irish poet, and playwright.

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

If the announcer can produce the impression that he is a gentlemen, he may pronounce as he pleases.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.