85 Mother Tongue Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of mother tongue quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about mother country.

Top 10 Mother Tongue Quotes (BEST)

  1. He who does not love his mother tongue is worse than a rotten fish. — Filipino Proverbs
  2. I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue. — William Tyndale
  3. A grandmaster needs to retain thousands of games in his head, for games are to him what the words of their mother tongue are to ordinary people, or notes or scores to musicians. — Garry Kasparov
  4. The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner. — William Cameron Townsend
  5. Rhythm is our universal mother tongue. It's the language of the soul. — Gabrielle Roth
  6. For us Indians, I don't think English can ever exude that magic of emotions which our mother tongue can. — Kailash Kher
  7. Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. — John Brown
  8. I am not ashamed to reply to you in my mother tongue, however imperfectly, and am glad to be able to show that my fatherland means more to me than anything else — Bedrich Smetana
  9. This universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one's mother tongue. — Tahar Ben Jelloun
  10. The fact of simultaneously being Christian and having as my mother tongue Arabic, the holy language of Islam, is one of the basic paradoxes that have shaped my identity. — Amin Maalouf

Short Mother Tongue Quotes

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  • The mother tongue is propaganda. — Marshall McLuhan
  • Silence is become his mother tongue. — Oliver Goldsmith
  • What is a nation without a mother tongue? — Jack Edwards
  • They call our language the mother tongue because the father seldom gets to speak. — George W. Bush
  • Chess was Capablanca's mother tongue. — Richard Reti
  • I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers. — Ogden Nash
  • Simple English is no one’s mother tongue. It has to be worked for. — Jacques Barzun
  • We're one race. No matter our religion, beliefs, mother tongue, or skin color. — Claudia Black
  • A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in. — Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • My father's wit, and my mother's tongue, assist me! — William Shakespeare
Mother tongue quote When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to l
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life

Native Language Quotes

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How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right. — Black Hawk

My art speaks and will continue to speak, transcending barriers of nationality, language and other forces that may be divisive, fortifying the greatness of the spirit that has always been the foundation of the Ojibwa people. — Norval Morrisseau

I believe the United States should allow all foreigners in this country, provided they can speak our native language... Apache. — Steve Martin

Mother tongue quote All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.

Our native language is like a second skin, so much a part of us we resist the idea that it is constantly changing, constantly being renewed. — Casey Miller

Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespeare and Milton and The Bible; and don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon. — George Bernard Shaw

In the UK, most of the nasheeds that I did were in my native language, Urdu. Youngsters who could not understand the language came up to me... [and] said it was a great experience to just listen. That was actually very heart warming for me. — Junaid Jamshed

Mother tongue quote Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.

Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one's native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer. — Edsger Dijkstra

We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. — Benjamin Lee Whorf

To be successful in my native France, where people speak the same language and understand me, is nothing. — Edith Piaf

A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty people unless he goes abroad. A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens. — George Stigler

Mother Country Quotes

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Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens. — Ella Baker

A country's greatness lies in its undying ideals of love and sacrifice that inspire the mothers of the race. — Sarojini Naidu

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit. — George III

Mother tongue quote One of the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their moth
One of the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. — Abdul Kalam

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

My mother would take groups of students to different countries and always brought us along, so by the time I was 10, I had been to Russia, China, Nicaragua and several other countries. — Eliza Dushku

Mother tongue quote  Always love your mother, because you will never get another.
Always love your mother, because you will never get another.

Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want. — Mother Teresa

A lot of people don't understand the Black Panthers Party's relationship with white mother country radicals. — Fred Hampton

We take the star from Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing liberty. — George Washington

The strength of my country lies in the huts of the poor; in the villages; in the youth, mothers and sisters; in the farmers...I believe in your strength and hence I believe in the future of our country. — Narendra Modi

People Writing About Mother Tongue

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Read quotes by Filipino Proverbs

Filipino Proverbs
quotes on life, friendship and love

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Read quotes by Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith
quotes on education, life and art

345 2129
Read quotes by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan
quotes on love, education and death

129 615
Read quotes by Claudia Black

Claudia Black
quotes on life, love and education

48 139
Read quotes by Jacques Barzun

Jacques Barzun
quotes on education, life and love

108 495
Read quotes by Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash
quotes on marriage

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More Mother Tongue Quotes

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Mother tongue quote A narrow mind has a broad tongue.
A narrow mind has a broad tongue.

Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited. — Shinichi Suzuki

After studying the Hungarian language for years, I can confidently conclude that had Hungarian been my mother tongue, it would have been more precious. Simply because through this extraordinary, ancient and powerful language it is possible to precisely describe the tiniest differences and the most secretive tremors of emotions. — George Bernard Shaw

I learnt to sing in Bengali, my mother tongue, then went on to sing in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati and every possible Indian language. — Shreya Ghoshal

The rhythm of my body is the same as my mother tongue. It is in this rhythm where I find sanctity, that I can return to my mother who is everywhere in the universe. — Kim Hyesoon

The greatest propaganda in the world is our mother tongue, that is what we learn as children, and which we learn unconsciously. That shapes our perceptions for life. That is propaganda at its most extreme form. — Marshall McLuhan

An art of expression should begin with childhood, and the lucid use of one's mother tongue should be typical of that art. The sense of reality should be strengthened from the beginning, yet by no means at the cost of those lofty illusions we call patriotism, veneration, love. — Louis Sullivan

[My mother tongue is] Albanian. But, I am equally fluent in Bengali (language of Calcutta) and English. — Mother Teresa

See that your children are properly educated in the rudiments of their mother tongue, and then let them proceed to higher branches of learning. — Brigham Young

I recognize but one mental acquisition as a necessary part of the education of a lady or gentlemen, namely, an accurate and refined use of the mother tongue. — Charles William Eliot

I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River, when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals, when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

German is my mother tongue and as such more natural to me, but I consider Czech much more affectionate, which is why your letter removes several uncertainties; I see you more clearly, the movements of your body, your hands, so quick, so resolute, it’s almost like a meeting. — Franz Kafka

If the English educated neglect, as they have done and even now continue, as some do, to be ignorant of their mother tongue, linguistic starvation will abide. — Mahatma Gandhi

When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry weep weep weep weep. So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. — William Blake

A poet, qua poet, has only one political duty, namely, in his own writing to set an example of the correct use of his mother tongue, which is always being corrupted. When words lose their meaning, physical force takes over. — W. H. Auden

Evangelicalism is like my religious mother tongue. I revert to it whenever I’m angry or excited or surrounded by other people who understand what I’m saying. And it’s the language in which I most often hear God’s voice on the rare occasion that it rises above the noise. — Rachel Held Evans

Letters to the editors of English and American newspapers often contain expressions of horror about the new terms that creep into the language, and these expressions are usually accompanied by dire predictions about ruination of the mother tongue. — Peter Farb

Why are we so attached to the severities of the past? Why are we so proud of having endured our fathers and our mothers, the fireless days and the meatless days, the cold winters and the sharp tongues? It's not as if we had a choice. — Hilary Mantel

Will we allow the decline of our language-the language of Shakespeare, Shaw and Steinbeck? Will we abuse our precious gift of communication? Will we bite our mother tongue with the teeth of indifference, crushing the taste buds of clarity and, without prompt application of the antiseptic of education, causing the gangrene of strained metaphors? Stand up, America, and let me hear your answer: Ain't no way, dude! — Mike Nichols

"What Thou wilt, when Thou wilt, how Thou wilt." I had rather speak these three sentences from my heart in my mother tongue than be master of all the languages in Europe. — John Newton

When I was in south Sudan, people used to rap in my village. But the rapping was more in the mother tongue, Nuer. — Emmanuel Jal

I've had the privilege of learning foreign languages. Instead of merely speaking a watered-down form of my mother tongue, like most people, I'm also helpless in two or three other languages. — Peter Høeg

When I hear the hypercritical quarreling about grammar and style, the position of the particles, etc., etc., stretching or contracting every speaker to certain rules of theirs. I see that they forget that the first requisite and rule is that expression shall be vital and natural, as much as the voice of a brute or an interjection: first of all, mother tongue; and last of all, artificial or father tongue. Essentially your truest poetic sentence is as free and lawless as a lamb's bleat. — Henry David Thoreau

Long looking at paintings is equivalent to being dropped into a foreign city, where gradually, out of desire and despair, a few key words, then a little syntax make a clearing in the silence. Art... is a foreign city, and we deceive ourselves when we think it familiar... We have to recognize that the language of art, all art, is not our mother-tongue. — Jeanette Winterson

I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language, but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor. — Max von Sydow

Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race. — Johann Georg Hamann

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