Quotes by languages

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  • Mae West
    Mae West
    American actress 1892-1980
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    I speak two languages, Body and English.
  • Louise Erdrich
    Louise Erdrich
    American author 1954-
    Louise Erdrich
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    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.
  • Anne Seward
    Anne Seward
    English poet 1742-1809
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    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.
  • Barry Sanders
    Barry Sanders
    American football player 1968-
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    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
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    By such innovations are languages enriched, when the words are adopted by the multitude, and naturalized by custom.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
    Thomas B. Macaulay
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    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.
  • Abdul Kalam
    Abdul Kalam
    11th President of India 1931-2015
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    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.
  • Aishwarya Rai
    Aishwarya Rai
    Indian actress and model 1973-
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    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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
  • Anne Rice
    Anne Rice
    American author of gothic fiction 1941-
    Anne Rice
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    I do not read the ancient languages, but I am beginning to study Greek.
  • Anna Held
    Anna Held
    Polish-born stage performer and singer 1872-1918
    Anna Held
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    I was very adept at acquiring languages.
  • J. R. Tolkien
    J. R. Tolkien
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    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.
  • Antoine Lavoisier
    Antoine Lavoisier
    French nobleman and chemist 1743-1794
    Antoine Lavoisier
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    Languages are true analytical methods.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
    Albert J. Nock
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    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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