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He who is ignorant of foreign languages, knows not his own. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

He attempts to use language which he does not know. (Quote by - Persius)

A Babylonish dialect Which learned pedants much affect. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

Away with him, away with him! He speaks Latin. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Egad, I think the interpreter is the hardest to be understood of the two! (Quote by - Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

Lash'd into Latin by the tingling rod. (Quote by - John Gay)

He plays o' th' viol-de-gamboys, and speaks three or four languages word for word without book, and hath all the good gifts of nature. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Everything is Greek, when it is more shameful to be ignorant of Latin. (Quote by - Juvenal)

Languages are no more than the keys of Sciences. He who despises one, slights the other. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

He Greek and Latin speaks with greater ease Than hogs eat acorns, and tame pigeons peas. (Quote by - Lionel Cranfield, Earl of Middlesex)

This is your devoted friend, sir, the manifold linguist and the armipotent soldier. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

But those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads; but for mine own part, if was Greek to me. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Philologists, who chase A painting syllable through time and space Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark, To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah's Ark. (Quote by - William Cowper)

But to the purpose--for we cite our faults That they may hold excused our lawless lives; And partly, seeing you are beautified With goodly shape, and by your own report A linguist, and a man of such perfection As we do in our quality much want-- (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

For though to smatter ends of Greek Or Latin be the rhetoric Of pedants counted, and vain-glorious, To smatter French is meritorious. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

Besides 'tis known he could speak Greek As naturally as pigs squeak; That Latin was no more difficile That to a blackbird 'tis to whistle. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

O, good my lord, no Latin! I am not such a truant since my coming As not to know the language I have lived in. A strnage tongue makes my cause more strnage, suspicious. Pray speak in English. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)


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