Language Quote: A different language is a different vision of life - Federico Fellini

50 of the Best Quotes to Learn a Foreign Language

You can never understand one language
until you understand at least two.

Geoffrey Willans

(1911 – 1958, English author and journalist)

Language Quote: He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you talk to a man
in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him
in his own language,
that goes to his heart.

Nelson Mandela

(1918 – 2013, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary,
politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa)

A different language is
a different vision of life.

Federico Fellini

(1920 – 1993, Italian film director and screenwriter)

Our language is the reflection of ourselves.
A language is an exact reflection
of the character and growth of its speakers.

Cesar Chavez

(1927 – 1993, American labour leader and civil rights activist
who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association)

Every language is a world.
Without translation,
we would inhabit
parishes bordering on silence.

Francis George Steiner

(*1929, French-born American literary critic,
essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator)

One language sets you
in a corridor for life.
Two languages open
every door along the way.

Frank Smith

(*1928, British-born Canadian contemporary psycholinguist;
recognized for his contributions in linguistics and cognitive psychology)

Language reflects the soul of people.
Paul Schibler

(1930 – 2015, Swiss aphorist)

Language and thinking.
Language is the infrastructure
in the land of thought.

Rainer Kohlmayer

(*1940, Professor of Intercultural German Studies
at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz,
author and translator of theatre plays)

Language is the road map of a culture.
It tells you
where its people come from
and where they are going.

Rita Mae Brown

(*1944, American writer, activist, and feminist;
best known for her first novel Rubyfruit Jungle)

Language is to the mind more
than light is to the eye.

William Ford Gibson

(*1948, American-Canadian speculative fiction writer and essayist
widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk)

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