Quotation Explorer - 'Languages'

Voltaire expected that within fifty years of his lifetime there would not be one Bible in the world. His house is now a distribution centre for Bibles in many languages. - Corrie ten Boom
Interpreter: One who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter's advantage for the other to have said. - Ambrose Bierce
I wonder if anyone will know what I mean when I say that some people make the world seem like a large place filled with different lands, languages and cultures and others make it seem like a small place where a new Tom Hanks movie is being released on video this week - Tales of Mere Existence
human eyes know to converse well in many a languages & human smiles know well to conceal many a things !!! - pro moods pramodh govindan
I think it's fair to say that I don't pick up languages. If anything, I roll around in them gracelessly and pray that something sticks. - Elizabeth Little
Your first love is like your first language. No matter how many other languages you speak, you can never be as good as in your first. - Ahmed Alibage
Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. 'Immortality' may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean. - G. H. Hardy
Since there is no real silence, Silence will contain all the sounds, All the words, all the languages, All knowledge, all memory. - Dejan Stojanovic
They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps. - William Shakespeare
It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable. - M.H. Abrams
These people live in many lands, speak different languages, practice different religions, may even hate one another- yet none of these differences prevented them from cooperating to produce a pencil. How did it happen? Adam Smith gave us the answer two hundred years ago. - Milton Friedman
I am a tale, I am a book, written in different languages and styles I can’t be read, can’t be understood,neither by me nor the greatest of minds I am too big, I am too small, to be processed or seen by the naked eyeI am too dim, I am too bright, to appear in the shadows or the sunshine. - Sanober Khan
With languages, you are at home anywhere. - Edward DeWall
All that they lacked was the gift that descended upon the chosen disciples at Pentecost, in tongues of flame; symbolizing, it would seem, not the power of speech in foreign and unknown languages, but that of addressing the whole human brotherhood in the heart's native language. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
No instance exists of a person's writing two languages perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth. - Thomas Jefferson
No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality. The worlds in which different societies live are distinct worlds, not merely the same world with different labels attached. - Amy Tan
Your first love is like your first language. No matter how many other languages you learn to speak, you can never be as good as in your first. - Ahmed Alibage
Educating hearts precedes educating minds.Investment in children precedes investment in the future. .'Despite of our different languages ,countries & religions ,we all share the same humanity'.- - Fida Qutob
There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile, speaks them all. - -
We humans speak many languages; flowers on the contrary speak only one language: The language of beauty! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Du hast so viele Leben, wie du Sprachen sprichst. (You have as many lives as the number of languages you speak.) - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn't love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. - Anonymous
We have always been sort of monosyllabic in terms of languages, and that extends into ignorance or wariness of other cultures.
The man up there raged aloud in two languages, and with a sincerity in his fury that almost convinced me I had, in some way, sinned against the harmony of the universe - Joseph Conrad
People think that other international languages are smarter and more business wise. But they have to understand that we have to preserve our culture. - Enock Maregesi
human eyes know to converse well in all languages & human smiles know to conceal well many a things !!! - pro moods pramodh govindan
It is hard indeed to notice anything for which the languages available to us have no description. - Alan W. Watts
Not everyone who knows how to write can be a writer. Not everyone who knows two languages can be a translator. - Nataly Kelly
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. - Richard Feynman
That woman speaks eighteen languages and can't say "No" in any of them. - Dorothy Parker
In some languages (Hindi is one), every perception is called "seeing". Maybe, the trick is to rely on the eyes less and less as one perceives more and more. - R. N. Prasher
Music happens to be a form that transcends all languages.
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. 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. - James D. Nicoll
Novelists and the literary world play an important part in shaping languages. The Swahili they write influence the readers and their languages. The literary obstacle in Tanzania is not that people do not read, but that they don’t read because there are no interesting writers. - Enock Maregesi
Screw technicolor, red, and foreign languages. I dream in status updates. - Fierce Dolan
Philosophy is the abstract art of thoughts and perceptions that form colors of words and languages that paint the canvas of our minds. - Debasish Mridha
The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma. - Larry Wall
If there's any interaction between genes and languages, it is often languages that influence genes, since linguistic differences between populations lessen the chance of genetic exchange between them. - Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
The walls were lined with books, many of them in foreign languages, like insulation against the immediate present. - Ross Macdonald
I was certain about this: In the best new language, there would be no words for me or you. Those words have caused all the trouble started by the old languages. In any new language, there should only be we. - Andrew Smith
Knowing all the languages in the world could help you to really understand all the jokes you can hear... from my future Kids' Funny Business. - Ivan Stoikov
Languages for me have a secret venom that every so often foams up and for which there is no antidote. - Elena Ferrante
Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute. - J.G. Ballard
Gods were preserved but languages were exterminated: thus was the conqueror’s will - Belcampo
It's it, it's them it really doesn't matter. The languages are complex, as far I can tell. - Deyth Banger
We all have different needs, thoughts, ideas, visions, languages, colors, and creeds, but we all want peace and happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes we speak different languages, but our hearts are the same. - Mykyta Isagulov
When a man is in love how can he use old words? Should a woman desiring her lover lie down with grammarians and linguists? I said nothing to the woman I loved but gathered love's adjectives into a suitcase and fled from all languages. - Nizar Qabbani
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. - Alan W. Watts
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