If I am selling to you, I speak your language. If I am buying, dann müssen sie Deutsch sprechen.— Willy Brandt
Most Powerful Foreign Languages quotations
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
My neighbor has two dogs. One of them says to the other, "Woof!" The other replies, "Moo!" The dog is perplexed. "Moo? Why did you say 'Moo'?" The other dog says, "I'm trying to learn a foreign language."
Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
Do you know what a foreign accent is? It's a sign of bravery.
I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to ya'll!
I believe the United States should allow all foreigners in this country, provided they can speak our native language... Apache.
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.
More than ever, I feel that the human race is one.
There are differences of colour, language, culture and opportunities, but people's feelings and reactions are alike. People flee wars to escape death, they migrate to improve their fortunes, they build new lives in foreign lands, they adapt to extreme hardship….
Independent India's leaders will neither use a foreign language nor rule from a remote place.
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.
I suggest that US foreign policy can still be defined as "kiss my ass or I'll kick your head in." But of course it doesn't put it like that. It talks of "low intensity conflict..." What all this adds up to is a disease at the very centre of language, so that language becomes a permanent masquerade, a tapestry of lies.
Language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly.
Happiness is the most natural thing in the world when you have it, and the slowest, strangest, most impossible thing when you don't. It's like learning a foreign language: You can think about the words all you want, but you'll never be able to speak it until you suck up your courage and say them out loud.
Love will find its way through all languages on its own.
[When her daughter suggested the President refer in his conversation with foreign dignitaries about lawn care to 'fertilizer' instead of to 'manure':] But remember, it took me almost thirty years to get him to call it manure.
I say I'm in love with her. What does that mean? It means I review my future and my past in the light of this feeling. It is as though I wrote in a foreign language that I am suddenly able to read. Wordlessly, she explains me to myself. LIke genius she is ignorant of what she does.
The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift.
Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club -the community of speakers of that language.
Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language.
Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.
The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless.
Writing in a foreign language - has brought me to the cries of the women silently rebelling in my youth, to my own true origins.
No one would starve in independent India.
Its grain would not be exported. Cloth would not be imported by it. Its leaders would not use a foreign language and finding justice in it would be neither costly nor difficult.
If only I could visit you as a foreigner goes into a new country, learn the language of you, wander past all borders into every private and secret place, I would stay forever. I would become a citizen of you.
In your silence, when there are no words, no language, nobody else is present, you are getting in tune with existence.
Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language.
The soul inside me is the last foreign language I'm learning.
Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages
We all smile in the same language.
Columbia University, where I went to study in 1993, insisted its undergraduates learn a foreign language, so I discovered French.
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
A common creation demands a common sacrifice, and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour of a constructed international language is the fact that it is equally foreign, or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities.
There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile speaks them all.
Math and science fields are not the only areas where we see the United States lagging behind. Less than 1 percent of American high school students study the critical foreign languages of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian, combined.
He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.
Basketball, in America, is like a culture.
It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
English is full of booby traps for the unwary foreigner.
Any language where the unassuming word fly signifies an annoying insect, a means of travel, and a critical part of a gentleman's apparel is clearly asking to be mangled.
Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.
If you do not know his language, you will never understand a foreigner's silence.
The walls were lined with books, many of them in foreign languages, like insulation against the immediate present.
The intellectual is called on the carpet.
.. Don't you conceal something? You talk a language which is suspect. You don't talk like the rest of us, like the man in the street, but rather like a foreigner who does not belong here. We have to cut you down to size, expose your tricks, purge you.