To have another language is to possess a second soul.

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.
‒Frank Smith

“Learning a foreign languagenot only reveals how other societies think and feel, what they have experienced and value, and how they express themselves, it also provides a cultural mirror in which we can more clearly see our own society.”
Chancellor Edward Lee Gorsuch


“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

“One who speaks only onelanguage is one person, but one who speaks two languages is two people.”
Turkish Proverb


“The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language.”
‒Ezra Pound

“No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby – so helpless and so ridiculous.”
‒Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Words, too, have genuine substance – mass and weight and specific gravity. ”
‒Tim O’Brien

Czech language Kolik jazyků znáš, tolikrát jsi člověkem.
The more languages you know, the more you are human.
or lit. “As many languages you know, as many times you are a human being”

– Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

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