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  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
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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.
  • Benjamin Whorf
    Benjamin Whorf
    American linguist and engineer 1897-1941
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    Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs, not nouns as in European languages.
  • Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Russian Novelist 1918-2008
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    Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
    American journalist 1960-
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    Relaxing at home in his 55th-floor condominium before a game, Sammy Sosa is the same as at the ball park: focused but funny, exuberant but reserved. He is in a strange country, conversing in two languages, but his every movement displays a combination of confidence and humility.
  • J. G. Ballard
    J. G. Ballard
    British author 1930-
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    Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
  • Carl Honore
    Carl Honore
    Canadian journalist 1967-
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    The journey that 'In Praise of Slowness' has made since publication shows how far this message resonates. The book has been translated into more than 30 languages. It appears on reading lists from business schools to yoga retreats. Rabbis, priests and imams have quoted from it in their sermons.
  • Eugene Debs
    Eugene Debs
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    The most heroic word in all languages is revolution.
  • Billy Paul
    Billy Paul
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    The most sobering thing is to have a number one record across the whole entire world in all languages.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    The only privilege literature deserves - and this privilege it requires in order to exist - is the privilege of being in the arena of discourse, the place where the struggle of our languages can be acted out.
  • Giambattista Vico
    Giambattista Vico
    Italian philosopher, historian 1688-1744
    Giambattista Vico
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    The universal principle of etymology in all languages: words are carried over from bodies and from the properties of bodies to express the things of the mind and spirit. The order of ideas must follow the order of things.
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
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    The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together.
  • Bjarne Stroustrup
    Bjarne Stroustrup
    Danish computer scientist 1950-
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    There are more useful systems developed in languages deemed awful than in languages praised for being beautiful--many more.
    Source: Jason Pontin (November 28, 2006). The Problem with Programming (Interview with Bjarne Stroustrup). MIT Technology Review. Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  • Bjarne Stroustrup
    Bjarne Stroustrup
    Danish computer scientist 1950-
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    There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses. Bjarne Stroustrup's FAQ: Did you really say that?. Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
    Barbara Ehrenreich
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    There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.
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