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Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes, and thanks to words, we have sunk to the level of the demons. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

Language is memory and metaphor. (Quote by - Storm Jameson)

All language reflects the prejudices of the society in which it evolved. (Quote by - Casey Miller)

Look wise; say nothing and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. (Quote by - William Osler)

Spoken language is merely a series of squeaks. (Quote by - Alfred North Whitehead)

Language is the roadmap of a culture. It tells you where its people came from and where they are going. (Quote by - Rita Mae Brown)

Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it. (Quote by - Andrea Dworkin)

Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place. (Quote by - John French)

For I am a bear of very little brain and long words bother me. (Quote by - Ludwig Wittgenstein)

Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome of internal difficulties with thought. (Quote by - Elizabeth Bowen)

The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation. (Quote by - Angela Carter)

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

If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of humn thought. (Quote by - Helen Keller)

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. (Quote by - Casey Miller)

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have a different effect. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

The most precious things in speech are pauses. (Quote by - Ralph Richardson)

Language is wine upon the lips. (Quote by - Virginia Woolf)

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. (Quote by - William Butler Yeats)

I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out. (Quote by - Katherine Dunn)

How can I tell what I think till I see what I say? (Quote by - E.m. Forster)

Like a diaphanous nightgown, language both hides and reveals. (Quote by - Karen Elizabeth Gordon)

Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth. (Quote by - Anna Jameson)

To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot. (Quote by - Joseph Conrad)

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