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Morals and manners will rise or decline with our attention to grammar. (Quote by - Jason Chamberlain)

To God I speak Spanish, to women Italian, to men French, and to my horse--German. (Quote by - Jason Chamberlain)

Pedantry consists in the use of words unsuitable to the time, place, and company. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

And who in time knows whither we may vent The treasure of our tongue? To what strange shores This gain of our best glory shall be sent, T' enrich unknowing nations with our stores? What worlds in th' yet unformed Occident May come refin'd with th' accents that are ours? (Quote by - Samuel Daniel)

Who climbs the grammar-tree, distinctly knows Where noun, and verb, and participle grows. (Quote by - John Dryden)

Language is fossil poetry. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

And don't confound the language of the nation With long-tailed words in osity and ation. (Quote by - John Hookham Frere)

Language is the only instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

The accent of one's country dwells in the mind and in the heart as much as in the language. (Quote by - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld)

Language tethers us to the world; without it we spin like atoms. (Quote by - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld)

Writ in the climate of heaven, in the language spoken by angels. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. (Quote by - Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere)

A laudation in Greek is of marvellous efficacy on the title-page of a book. (Quote by - Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere)

Accent is the soul of a language; it gives the feeling and truth to it. (Quote by - Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

Syllables govern the world. (Quote by - John Selden)

Thou whoreson zed, thou unnecessary letter! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

He has strangled His language in his tears. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

You taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

There was speech in their dumbness, language in their very gesture. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Great Britain and the United States are nations separated by a common language. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

I am the King of Rome, and above grammar. (Quote by - Sigismund)

Don Chaucer. well of English undefyled On Fame's eternall beadroll worthie to be fyled. (Quote by - Edmund Spenser)

The language of truth is unadorned and always simple. (Quote by - Marcellinus Ammianus)

We are getting into semantics again. If we use words, there is a very grave danger they will be misinterpreted. (Quote by - H. R. Halderman)


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