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American actress 1892-1980
I speak two languages, Body and English.
American author 1954-
Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer's language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures - its cruelty is its vitality.
English poet 1742-1809
A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.
American football player 1968-
According to the United Nations' latest count, of the approximately 3,000 languages spoken in the world today, only some 78 have a literature. Of those 78, a scant five or six enjoy a truly international audience.
Miguel de Cervantes
Spanish writer 1547-1616
By such innovations are languages enriched, when the words are adopted by the multitude, and naturalized by custom.
Thomas B. Macaulay
American essayist and historian 1800-1859
Charles V. said that a man who knew four languages was worth four men; and Alexander the Great so valued learning, that he used to say he was more indebted to Aristotle for giving him knowledge that, than his father Philip for giving him life.
11th President of India 1931-2015
English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
Indian actress and model 1973-
Even in India the Hindi film industry might be the best known but there are movies made in other regional languages in India, be it Tamil or Bengali. Those experiences too are different from the ones in Bombay.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
English writer 1709-1784
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
American author of gothic fiction 1941-
I do not read the ancient languages, but I am beginning to study Greek.
Polish-born stage performer and singer 1872-1918
I was very adept at acquiring languages.
I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.
French nobleman and chemist 1743-1794
Languages are true analytical methods.
Albert J. Nock
American libertarian author 1870-1945
Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge; history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone.
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