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Language Lover Quotes

These are quotes that I absolutely love and want to share.

"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.

"You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once." -Czech proverb

"Learning a new language is like becoming a new person." -Haruki Murakami.

"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." -Ludwig Wittgenstein.

"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language." -Gaston Bachelard

"Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. " -Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you have more quotes, feel free to post them here!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Diogo.D
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It's amazing to see someone esle in this world who collect quotes as well!

I want to share this one:

"Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tachy90
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Ooh, I especially like that one! Very true.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage
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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KyledelPue
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According to that Czech proverb, my father has lived three lives and died once.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Why2.
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"It's not that language that grows out of consciousness. If you haven't got language, you can't be conscious." -Alan Moore "The limits of my language are the limits of the world." -Ludwig Wittgenstein

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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"The more you speak more languages, the more you understand about yourself." ~ Sandra Cisneros

I like this quote because it's very direct and true. All the other quotes I see are equally inspirational; I like Mandela's quote and the proverb.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bufferz91

To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagicalMaya13

Wow, these are amazing quotes! I love qutoes, and I collect them like I collect languages. Great website for finding great quotes: https://www.brainyquote.com/

My favorite quote: Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present! - Bil Keane.

I love that quote, and about 1,000 more. :D

Language quotes that I literally just searched up: A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. - William Arthur Ward

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.- Walt Disney

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bersalon
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I love this! These are very good quotes.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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"The entirety of human wisdom is not contained in any one language."

"Knowledge is a treasure that follows its owner everywhere."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tonywangtj
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Interesting quotes ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AchwaqKhalid
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So far my favorite ❤️

1 year ago
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