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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #language




For us chess players the language of artist is something natural.


Vladimir Kramnik


#chess #language #natural #players #something

The sacrifices of time and money that Chinese friends will make for one another often go far beyond what is expected or accepted in Western society.


Larry Herzberg


#chinese #culture #language #proverbs #sayings

You can define a net two ways, depending on your point of view. Normally you would say it is a meshed instrument designed to catch fish. But you could, with no great injury to logic, reverse the image and define the net as a jocular lexicographer once did: he called it a collection of holes tied together with string.


Julian Barnes


#language #design

Personally I think that grammar is a way to attain beauty.


Muriel Barbery


#speech #writing #beauty

With languages, you can move from one social situation to another. With languages, you are at home anywhere.


Edmund de Waal


#languages #travel #art

Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.


Aldo Leopold


#beauty #language #nature #art

In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.


Theodore Bikel


#art #battles #cares #comes #down

It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content... it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion.


Rene Daumal


#babble #chatter #clarity #confusion #content

Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world.


Augustine Birrell


#books #course #five #forward #given

For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity.


Christopher Dawson


#appeals #blood #class #common #common language






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