Bilingual Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bilingual quotes, bilingual sayings, and bilingual proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language. Gaston Bachelard
A different language is a different vision of life. Federico Fellini
The more languages you know, the more human you are. Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning. Michael Gove
We invent the world through language. The world occurs through language. Mal Pancoast
Bilingual means someone who speaks more than one language! Susan Harris
Now I'm not the kid you want to go with, know it / Good and well that I'm the bilingual poet Julio R Gonzalez
I marvel at people who are bilingual--that it is, who use two or more languages in their everyday life. François Grosjean
With so many languages in the world , a lot of contact is bound to take place between people of different language groups. And with such language contact, bilingualism will arise. François Grosjean
Among other factors leading to bilingualism, three come to mind: bilingual families, peoples professions, and deafness. François Grosjean
Today's workplace is very often bilingual, if not multilingual. François Grosjean
Bilingualism is a topic which must be treated on two levels at once - simultaneously as sociology and a psychology, just as learning a second language must be seen both as acquiring a culture and as embracing a new personal identity. Colin Baker
Bilingualism is a field of paradoxes as well. Colin Baker
Bilingualism exits as a possession of an individual. It is also possible to talk about bilingualism as a characteristic of a group or community of people. Colin Baker
A bilingual person's competence in a language may vary over time and according to changing circumstances. Colin Baker
It is more normal than not for people in most parts of the world to speak more than one language. Safder Alladina
A bilingual person knows, understands and uses two or more languages. Bilingual person may read and write in two languages. Safder Alladina
In most part of the world, people speak more than one language simply because they grow up doing so. Safder Alladina
Like many social issues receives the most attention in the press when legislation is being contested. Josue M. Gonzalez
Bilingualism emerges when two different language communities come into sustained contact. Josue M. Gonzalez
Bilingualism is more valuable when some members of each language are not bilingual. Josue M. Gonzalez
The language people speak influence the cultural values they acquire as part of their bilingual worlds. Josue M. Gonzalez
Learning another language is not only learning for the same things, but learning another way to think about things. Flora Lewis
No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality. Edward Sapir
He who has two languages has two souls. Quintus Ennius
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world. Ludwig Wittgenstein
If you know two languages, the level of your intelligence is multiplied a hundredfold in other people's eyes. Bill Cosby
To have another language is to possess a second soul. Charlemagne
One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way. Frank Smith
You can never understand one language until you understand at least two. Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle
A man who can speak two languages is worth two men. Napoleon Hill
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela