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Picture quote by William Arthur Ward about smile

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. ⏤ William Arthur Ward

Picture quote by Mark Twain about positive

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ⏤ Mark Twain

Picture quote by Rumi about love

Love will find its way through all languages on its own. ⏤ Rumi

Picture quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. about language

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. ⏤ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Picture quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow about music

Music is the universal language of mankind. ⏤ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Picture quote by Mark Twain about kindness

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ⏤ Mark Twain

Picture quote by Federico Fellini about language

A different language is a different vision of life. ⏤ Federico Fellini

Picture quote by George Steiner about language

Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence. ⏤ George Steiner

Picture quote about silence

The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless.

Picture quote by Sayings about music

Where words fail music speaks. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Osho [Chandra Mohan Jain] about existence

In your silence, when there are no words, no language, nobody else is present, you are getting in tune with existence. ⏤ Osho [Chandra Mohan Jain]

Picture quote about communication

There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile speaks them all.

Picture quote by Ezra Pound about literature

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. ⏤ Ezra Pound

Picture quote by Christopher Morley about life

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. ⏤ Christopher Morley

Picture quote about education

He who does not know foreign languages know nothing of his own.

Picture quote by Stevie Wonder about music

Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand. ⏤ Stevie Wonder

Picture quote by Anthony Burgess about culture

Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture. ⏤ Anthony Burgess

Picture quote by Miuccia Prada about fashion

Fashion is instant language. ⏤ Miuccia Prada

Picture quote by Steve Maraboli about success

Action is the universal language of success. ⏤ Steve Maraboli

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A different language is a different vision of life.

Federico Fellini, director

Art provides the language we need to appreciate life.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich, theologian

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela and The Language of Leaders.

Nelson Mandela, statesman

Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.

Judith Wright, poet

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell, author

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

W. H. Auden, poet

To have another language is to possess a second soul.

Charlemagne, emperor

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

Clarence Darrow, lawyer

I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out.

Katherine Dunn, novelist

Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.

George Orwell, author

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

William Butler Yeats, poet

The language of truth is simple.

Euripides, poet

Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.

Thomas Hardy, novelist

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.

Lily Tomlin, actress

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.

Paul Engle, poet

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

George Orwell, author

All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

G. K. Chesterton, writer

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.

Franklin P. Jones, journalist

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.

Fisher Ames, statesman

Language should find itself in the physical world, and not end up locked in an idea in somebody's head.

Robert Smithson, artist

Fashion is instant language.

Miuccia Prada, fashion designer

I've always said that I learned the English I know through two sources -- Marvel Comics and Finnegans Wake.

Umberto Eco, novelist

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.

Rita Mae Brown, writer

Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.

Carl Sandburg, poet

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

Stephen King, author

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.

Gail Godwin, novelist

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.

Aristotle, philosopher

Show a people as one thing - as only one thing - over and over again, and that is what they become.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,

After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?

Russell Hoban, novelist

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.

George Orwell, author

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

Language is the archives of history.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.

Adrienne Rich, poet

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

All language is but a poor translation.

Franz Kafka, novelist

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.

Claude LeviStrauss,

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

George Eliot, author

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.

Thomas Hardy, novelist

Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Do not be troubled for a language, cultivate your soul and she will show herself.

Eugene Delacroix, artist

I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.

J. R. R. Tolkien, novelist

There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.

Conrad Hall, film cinematographer

The eyes have one language everywhere.

George Herbert, poet

What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.

Jacques Derrida, philosopher

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland --and no other.

E. M. Cioran,

Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.

Judith Martin, author

As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.

George Will, journalist

Language is a dangerous tool, that when misused, can result in nonsense.

Michael Wakcher,

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Ronald Reagan, president

We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.

Booker T. Washington, educator

No literature is complete until the language it was written in is dead.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Poetry is all nouns and verbs.

Marianne Moore, poet

There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?

Barbara Ehrenreich, writer

Meow” means “woof” in cat.

George Carlin, comedian

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.

Gaston Bachelard, philosopher

Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb.

Italo Calvino, journalist

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

John Ruskin, writer

The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.

Marcellinus Ammianus,

Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express.

James C. Maxwell, mathematician

He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.

Jose Rizal, writer

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.

Abraham Maslow, psychologist

I have an acquired taste for language, yet it is seldom an actual focus of mine.

Saul Williams, musician

The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.

J. Michael Straczynski, producer

I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality.

Morris Graves, artist

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.

George Orwell, author

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world.

Heinrich Heine, poet

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.

Jimmy Carter, president

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.

Benjamin Lee Whorf,

We may come to Jesus and ask Him; He will know all about it; if He comes to a little child, he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child.

Joseph Smith, Jr., clergyman

I dislike math, yet I respect and appreciate the fact that math is the language of the universe.

Lucas Grabeel, actor

I think my prose reads as if English were my second language. By the time I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm dodging bullets and gasping for breath.

Lynn Abbey, author

Poetry is the language of feeling.

W. Winter,

'Wasichu' is a Lakota word that means 'non-Indian,' but another version of this word means 'the one who takes the best meat for himself.'

Aaron Huey,

The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.

Benjamin Franklin, president

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.

Joseph Brodsky, poet

Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas.

Bodhidharma, leader

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

Herbie Hancock, musician

Language is the dress of thought.

Samuel Johnson, author

Might, could, would --they are contemptible auxiliaries.

George Eliot, author

Anything well written with good language and clarity and honesty is worth doing. It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare.

Michael Moriarty, actor

The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of musical tension in the language that interests me.

Marilyn Hacker, poet

Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.

Andrea Dworkin, critic

You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.

Antonin Artaud, dramatist

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.

Jean Baudrillard, sociologist

Because language is the carrier of ideas, it is easy to believe that it should be very little else than such a carrier.

Louise Bogan, poet

Language is a virus from outer space

William S. Burroughs, writer

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

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.

Roland Barthes, critic

Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.

Lou Rawls, musician

All I know is that I operate by going out to each of them and trying to learn the territory in which they operate. My language to each of them has to suit their brain.

Sam Mendes, director

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

Eric Hoffer, writer

A programming language is for thinking about programs, not for expressing programs you've already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen.

Paul Graham, scientist

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.

George Orwell, author

We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture. When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture.

Edward T. Hall, scientist

But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘Thou mayest’—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.

John Steinbeck, author

The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.

T. S. Eliot, poet

We assume, to begin with, that the individual is at least as complex in his internal structure as the language is which he speaks - otherwise, how could he speak a language which is complex?

Kenneth L. Pike, sociologist

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