Language Sayings and Quotes

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

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth. George Carlin
It is said that life and death are under the power of language. Helene Cixous
Let language be the divining rod that finds the sources of thought. Karl Kraus
Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation's culture as its language. Wilhelm Von Humboldt
Language forces us to perceive the world as man presents it to us. Julia Penelope
Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities. John A. Rassias
Learn a language, and you’ll avoid a war. Anonymous
With languages, you are at home anywhere. Edward De Waal
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. George Orwell
Because without our language, we have lost ourselves. Who are we without our words? Melina Marchetta
Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going. Rita Mae Brown