Quotes by languages
Quotes 16 till 30 of 35.
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.
American linguist and engineer 1897-1941
Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs, not nouns as in European languages.
Russian Novelist 1918-2008
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
American journalist 1960-
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
British author 1930-
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.
Canadian journalist 1967-
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.
The most heroic word in all languages is revolution.
The most sobering thing is to have a number one record across the whole entire world in all languages.
Engels writer 1948-
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.
Italian philosopher, historian 1688-1744
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.
American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
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.
Danish computer scientist 1950-
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.
Danish computer scientist 1950-
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.
American author and political activist 1941-
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
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.
Subjects in these quotes:
All languages famous quotes and sayings you will always find on greatest-quotations.com 35 found (page 2)