Proverbs and quotations always talk to me in an inspirational way. This time I have chosen something about foreign languages.


1.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
‒Nelson Mandela

2.
“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.”
Geoffrey Willans

3.
Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”
Rita Mae Brown

4.
“A different language is a different vision of life.”
Federico Fellini

5.
“A man who knows twolanguages is worth two men.”
French Proverb

6.
“Change your language and you change your thoughts.”
Karl Albrecht
7.
Language is the means of getting an idea from my brain into yours without surgery
‒Mark Amidon
8.
Any man who does not make himself proficient in at least two languages other than his own is a fool.
‒Martin H. Fischer
9.
Be not the slave of Words.
‒Thomas Carlyle

10.
Hawaiian I ka ‘ōlelo no ke ola; i ka ‘ōlelo no ka make
In the language there is life; in the language there is death

 

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