quote by Roger Bacon

Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.

— Roger Bacon

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Language acquisition quote Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

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

As a hawk flieth not high with one wing, even so a man reacheth not to excellence with one tongue.

We become full human agents, capable of understanding ourselves, and hence of defining our identity, through our acquisition of rich human languages of expression.

Language acquisition quote A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

What is a nation without a mother tongue?

A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.

A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.

Language acquisition quote Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.

A man reacheth not to excellence with one language.

Learn Languages the Right Way. Language acquisition games and abstract communicative method are bullshit. The second-best way to learn a foreign language is alone in a room doing skull-numbing rote memorization of vocabulary, grammar, key phrases, and colloquialisms. The best way is in bed.

The very properties of the human mind that provide an enormous scope for human genius in some domains will serve as barriers to progress in other domains, just as the properties that enable each child to acquire a complex and highly articulated human language block the acquisition of other imaginable linguistic systems.

Language acquisition quote The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.

The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.

In fact, by universal grammar I mean just that system of principles and structures that are the prerequisites for acquisition of language, and to which every language necessarily conforms.

I never taught language for the purpose of teaching it;

but invariably used language as a medium for the communication of thought; thus the learning of language was coincident with the acquisition of knowledge.

UG [universal grammar] may be regarded as a characterization of the genetically determined language faculty. One may think of thisfaculty as a 'language acquisition device,' an innate component of the human mind that yields a particular language through interaction with present experience, a device that converts experience into a system of knowledge attained: knowledge of one or another language.

Language acquisition quote Love will find its way through all languages on its own.

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

English orthography satisfies all the requirements of the canons of reputability under the law of conspicuous waste. It is archaic, cumbrous, and ineffective; its acquisition consumes much time and effort; failure to acquire it is easy of detection.

Literacy, written language is a very late acquisition in terms of human evolution.

Years should not be devoted to the acquisition of dead languages or to the study of history which, for the most part, is a detailed account of things that never occurred. It is useless to fill the individual with dates of great battles, with the births and deaths of kings. They should be taught the philosophy of history, the growth of nations, of philosophies, theories, and, above all, of the sciences.

Language acquisition quote The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your

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

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To use two languages familiarly and without contaminating one by the other, is very difficult; and to use more than two is hardly to be hoped. The prizes which some have received for their multiplicity of languages may be sufficient to excite industry, but can hardly generate confidence.

Now when I had mastered the language of this water, and had come to know every trifling feature that bordered the great river as familiarly as I knew the letters of the alphabet, I had made a valuable acquisition. But I had lost something, too. I had lost something which could never be restored me while I lived. All the grace, the beauty, the poetry, had gone out of the majestic river!

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