Language Day Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 90 Quotes About Language Day

#1. One of the great secrets of the day is to know how to take possession of popular prejudices and passions, in such a way as to introduce a confusion of principles which makes impossible all understanding between those who speak the same language and have the same interests. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#2. Consider six or eight hours a day sacred to the Lord and His work, and let nothing hinder your giving this time (to language study and practice) till you can preach fluently and intelligibly. - Author: Hudson Taylor
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#3. Languages connect us and break down barriers when we unite to nurture the best in us and help each other succeed. Happy International Mother Language Day! - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#4. A lot of people probably don't realize how difficult it is to stick to that lawyer speak when you're not a lawyer. I see everyone on 'The Good Wife' - everyone, people who have been there since day one - struggling with that language because it is just not how people talk. - Author: Carrie Preston
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#5. Fire and water and smoke and incense and chanting and bells and butter and blood: this was a language whose syllables were translated into physical terms; a language of the elements. It was a language that he hoped might speak to him one day. - Author: Damon Galgut
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#6. I think that young Australians ought to be taking language education much more seriously. I mean, you know, every day I'm meeting people with expertise, ability and talent in fields where I want to learn so much more; science, for example. - Author: Quentin Bryce
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#7. Language is not only a means of speech and thought, it is a bridge with the significant function of bringing the wealth of the past to our day and conveying today's heritage and our new compositions to the future. - Author: M. Fethullah Gulen
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#8. When one wakes up in the morning, one's whole life is neatly laid out, consistent with the past, to the degree that we even (apparently) remember the same language spoken the day before, suggesting previous experience had simply entered a dormant state. - Author: James R. Swartz
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#9. I suddenly felt vulnerable. Continuing the journey without Mr. Kadam left me anxious. It felt like the first day of high school all over again-if high school was one of the biggest countries in the world and everyone spoke a different language. - Author: Colleen Houck
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#10. Modesty in dress and language and deportment is a true mark of refinement and a hallmark of a virtuous Latter-day Saint woman. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#11. Sunday, the day for the language of leisure. - Author: Elfriede Jelinek
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#12. I slept all day, face down in the pillow, a comfortable dead-man's float only remotely disturbed by a chill undertow of reality - talk, footsteps, slamming doors - which threaded fitfully through the dark, blood-warm waters of dream. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#13. When you work as a day player on a film or a TV thing, like you're visiting a foreign country, where you know a couple of words of the language and a few of the cultural abnormalities, but basically you're a stranger in a strange land. - Author: Anthony Heald
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#14. I have for a long time felt that our society is becoming more and more fractured and divisive and that you could go a whole day without really talking to another person. If you give people a good book to talk about, you can build a community out of a diverse group. A common language grows out of it. - Author: Nancy Pearl
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#15. And at the end of the day, there was an attempt to suppress a book. The book wasn't suppressed. It's freely available in whatever it is, close to 50 languages. There was an attempt to suppress the writer. And I'm happy to say the writer wasn't suppressed. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#16. I think there must be something wrong with me as a writer. Because all my friends who are writers find reasons to hate everything about their day. But I just love writing. I love starting the day with language and seeing if I can make something of it. - Author: Roger Rosenblatt
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#17. Imagine, I said, what could happen if English continues to grow as it has. Maybe one day it will be the only language left to learn. If that happens, I concluded, it will be the greatest intellectual disaster that the planet has ever known. - Author: David Crystal
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#18. Riley swings the door open and grins at me. "G'day mate!"

I frown at him. "What the hell was that?"

"Me," he says, "trying to speak your language."

I push past him and plonk myself down on his sofa. "That was Australian. - Author: Beckie Stevenson
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#19. The only thing I can say that is wonderful about my mother is she forced me to learn three verses of the Bible every day of my life, and I've read the Bible now five times and it taught me the English language. - Author: Bryce Courtenay
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#20. Thirty minutes a day is ideal for language study. - Author: William E. Linney
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#21. He that would speak Divine things in a language which living men of to-day can comprehend, must keep up with the researches and discoveries of men who study nature, and put her words into the speech of the present. - Author: John H. Vincent
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#22. That ambiguous area of culture where something unfailingly political, though separate from the political choices of the day, infiltrates judgment and language. - Author: Roland Barthes
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#23. There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. - Author: John Millington Synge
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#24. waging war against inane language that circulates almost automatically is a writer's eternal mission, and the day will never come when this battles are unnecessary. - Author: Minae Mizumura
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#25. The complexities of the English language are such that even native speakers cannot always communicate effectively, as almost every American learns on his first day in Britain. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#26. I was on 'SVU' for 11 years. I developed a muscle in my brain that could memorize things much more easily than people who don't do it every day. I got used to the language, and some of it got to be repetitive language, so you build your vocabulary. - Author: B. D. Wong
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#27. Animals praise a good day, a good hunt. They praise rain if they're thirsty. That's prayer. They don't live an unconscious life, they simply have no language to talk about these things. But they are grateful for the good things that come along. - Author: Mary Oliver
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#28. The Language of the Dream/Night is contrary to that of Waking/Day. It is a language of Images and Sensations, the various dialects of which are far less different from each other, than the various Day-Languages of Nations. - Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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#29. Mr. O'Shea," his wife said coolly. "Such language - " "One day you'll call me Nick." "One day I might call you Beelzebub. What of it? - Author: Meredith Duran
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#30. We even had a different word for Christmas in my language, Bengali: Baradin, which literally meant 'big day.' - Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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#31. To be functionally fluent in a language, for instance, in most cases you need about 1,200 words. To acquire a total of vocabulary words, if you really train someone well they can acquire 200 to 300 words a day, which means that in a week they can acquire the vocabulary necessary to speak a language. - Author: Timothy Ferriss
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#32. On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag! - Author: Alexander Henry
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#33. You drink a language, you speak a language, and one day it owns you; - Author: Kamel Daoud
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#34. At the end of the day, flirting is a pretty universal language. Americans are more direct. British people are more indirect about everything - Author: Rachel Weisz
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#35. One day you're cut off, at the very start you're cut off and can't go back, the language you learn and the whole business of walking and all the rest is for the sake of the single thought, how to get back again. - Author: Thomas Bernhard
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#36. It always felt good to have that moment of resolve, like saying, "I'm gonna learn French!" It doesn't matter if you do it or not, deciding is the high, right? - Author: Felicia Day
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#37. The painting cannot be laid aside even for a day; for it takes constant work to keep 'flowing,' but above that it takes concentration, which in our language is consecration. - Author: Morris Graves
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#38. Regardless of whether one is dealing with assembly language or compiler language, the number of debugged lines of source code per day is about the same! - Author: Fernando J. Corbato
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#39. I very much wish that some day or other you may have time to learn Greek, because that language is an idea. Even a little of it is like manure to the soil of the mind, and makes it bear finer flowers. - Author: Sara Coleridge
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#40. To this day, good English usually means the English wealthy and powerful people spoke a generation or two ago. - Author: Jack Lynch
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#41. She could be affectionate, generous, and optimistic one day; vengeful, depressed, and irritable the next. In the colloquial language of her friends, she was "either in the garret or cellar." In either mood, she needed attention, something the self-contained Lincoln was not always able to provide. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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#42. A living language is like a man suffering incessantly from small hemorrhages, and what it needs above all else is constant transactions of new blood from other tongues. The day the gates go up, that day it begins to die. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#43. On the hill behind her crows flew one by one into the bare trees, arranging their dark blots in the scrim of branches and adding their warnings to the drear sounds of this day. Gone, gone, they rasped. Here was a dead world learning to speak in dissonant, unbearable sounds. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#44. We live in our language like blind men walking on the edge of an abyss. This language is laden with future catastrophes. The day will come when it will turn against those who speak it. - Author: Gershom Scholem
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#45. It is as if the ordinary language we use every day has a hidden set of signals, a kind of secret code. - Author: William Stafford
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#46. On the other hand, in a society whose communication component is becoming more prominent day by day, both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that language assumes a new importance. - Author: Jean-Francois Lyotard
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#47. Why covet a knowledge of new facts? Day and night, house and garden, a few books, a few actions, serve us as well as would all trades and all spectacles. We are far from having exhausted the significance of the few symbols we use. We can come to use them yet with a terrible simplicity. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#48. Marriage is the internationally recognised system of relationship recognition. It is the global language of love. When we were young, most of us dreamed of one day getting married. We didn't dream about having a civil partnership. - Author: Peter Tatchell
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#49. This is how Tack and Raven work: It's their private language of push and return, argument and concession. With the cure, relationships are all the same, and rules and expectations are defined. Without the cure, relationships must be reinvented every day, languages constantly decoded and deciphered. - Author: Lauren Oliver
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#50. I thought English is a strange language. Now I think French is even more strange. In France, their fish is poisson, their bread is pain, and their pancake is crepe. Pain and poison and crap. That's what they have every day. - Author: Xiaolu Guo
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#51. When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don't even understand the language the people speak. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#52. Nor do I think that any other nation than this of Wales, nor any other language, whatever may hereafter come to pass, shall on the day of severe examination before the Supreme Judge, answer for this corner of the earth. - Author: Giraldus Cambrensis
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#53. People in day-to-day life tend to skim the surface of things and be polite and careful, and that's not the language I speak. I like talking about feelings, fears and memories, anguish and joy, and I find it in music. - Author: Shirley Manson
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#54. I invented the colors of the vowels!
A black, E white, I red, O blue, U green
I made rules for the form and movement of each consonant, and, and with instinctive rhythms, I flattered myself that I had created a poetic language accessible, some day, to all the senses. - Author: Arthur Rimbaud
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#55. Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism? - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#56. Master storytellers like Jeffrey Archer and Arthur Hailey use simple language. But they manage to grab the attention of the readers right from page one. I'll consider myself a good storyteller the day people believe it's OK to be late for work or postpone deadlines just to finish reading my book. - Author: Ashwin Sanghi
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#57. Sunday is a likely day to write a poem. Because poetry is a piece of language flying around: you'll find notebooks, something on your phone. It's about finding them and getting them off that crumpled piece of paper and onto my computer. - Author: Eileen Myles
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#58. Mastery of the art and spirit of the Germanic language enables a man to travel all day in one sentence without changing cars. - Author: Mark Twain
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#59. Platitudes are poor substitutes for emotions, this negative space hollowed out and without words. I know the shape of you and it has no name. I know the sound of you and the smell of you and the touch and sight and taste of you. But language departed the same day you did, leaving my mouth empty. - Author: Tania De Rozario
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#60. And I have to work so hard at talking positively to myself. If I don't, it's just real hard to get through the day, and I'll get really down, and just want to cry. My whole body language changes. I get more slumped over. - Author: Delta Burke
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#61. Reality prior to my language exists as an unthinkable thought ... life precedes love, bodily matter precedes the body, and one day in its turn language shall have preceded possession of silence. - Author: Clarice Lispector
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#62. Linguists are no different from any other people who spend more than nineteen hours a day pondering the complexities of grammar and its relationship to practically everything else in order to prove that language is so inordinately complicated that it is impossible in principle for people to talk. - Author: Ronald W. Langacker
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#63. With every day that passes, David Blunkett becomes more insensitive in his language and more intemperate in his actions. - Author: Charles Kennedy
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#64. There is a quiet humor in Yiddish and a gratitude for every day of life, every crumb of success, each encounter of love ... In a figurative way, Yiddish is the wise and humble language of us all, the idiom of a frightened and hopeful humanity. - Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
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#65. It's easy to talk to a horse if you understand his language. Horses stay the same from the day they are born until the day they die. They are only changed by the way people treat them. - Author: Laura Hillenbrand
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#66. They who in folly or mere greed
Enslaved religion, markets, laws,
Borrow our language now and bid
Us to speak up in freedom's cause. - Author: Cecil Day-Lewis
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#67. Eleanor had followed Richard, marveling, as always, at the male inability to speak the language of the heart. "One day I hope to understand why men see sentiment as the ultimate enemy," she said dryly, "but I'll not be holding my breath until it happens. - Author: Sharon Kay Penman
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#68. She decided that day to study Russian, the language of violence, terror, and absurdity. She knew she would never be bored. - Author: Natalie Standiford
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#69. I'm pretty good with languages. I know a bit of French and actually want to live in France some day so that I can get fluent. I think it'd be tragic to go through life only knowing one language. - Author: Juliana Hatfield
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#70. I think the best writers use the language they use every day when they talk to friends. When we talk to each other, we tend to talk in short grabs rather than in long flowing sentences. I think that's not a bad way to write. - Author: Morris Gleitzman
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#71. Most adults have a vocabulary of around 60,000 words, meaning that children must learn 10 to 20 words a day between the ages of eight months and 18 years. And yet the most frequent 100 words account for 60% of all conversations. The most common 4000 words account for 98% of conversation. - Author: David Miller
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#72. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy the language which the field and the work-yard made. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#73. It was important to me to become day-to-day fluent and functional in another language, and about 10 years ago, I went to Rome for the first time and felt an instant gut connection and wanted to get to know the city. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#74. They're on their way to the foreign-language wing. That's no surprise. The foreign kids are always here, like they need to breathe air scented with their native language a couple times a day or they'll choke to death on too much American. - Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
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#75. The ultimate storyteller is Shakespeare, who was able to get the 'groundlings' to laugh at his bawdy humor and storylines but could still be studied by scholars to this day for the complexity of his language, meter, and symbolism. That's the real guy. - Author: Jon Favreau
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#76. What are your drawn to?"
"Language, Words, No, not teaching. Perhaps one day I'll write something. - Author: Ellen Sussman
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#77. There were seven men, but just one language. They also moved as one and ate one meal a day and slept in the same bed and knew the same women with whom they'd made the same child. They worked for the same firm as the father. They were the future. - Author: Blake Butler
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#78. Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language-One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap - Author: Red Skelton
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#79. An orange day, a happy day, a brand-new day in the secret language that only the three of us seemed to understand.
"Mmmmm," Daddy said, taking a bite of his roll. "Orange wakes you up, but cinnamon makes you remember. - Author: Judith Fertig
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#80. On the day of the show, I sit down with someone that speaks very good English and someone who speaks the local language very well and work out what I'm going to say. - Author: Phil Collins
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#81. The grim, grand African forests are like a great library, in which, so far, I can do little more than look at the pictures, although I am now busily learning the alphabet of their language, so that I may some day read what these pictures mean. - Author: Mary Kingsley
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#82. At eight, I made a commitment to poetry. Until then, I thought I'd be a policeman. But I went a whole night without sleeping, and the next day the world had changed. It needed a different language. - Author: Alice Oswald
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#83. Sometimes it's like that. I go, 'You know what? I'm going to just change scales. I'm going to even change instruments. And I'm going to go into the chromatics of the Spanish language,' and I do. You know, the poem is totally different. It's like a lunar voice versus a day voice, a solar voice. - Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
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#84. My heart trips over itself in a race to get closer to her. Something is happening. Something strange and completely foreign. My heart is speaking a language I don't understand as it tries to fling itself at Charlotte. Great. Now, that's two organs I have to do battle with every day. - Author: Lauren Blakely
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#85. Wind does not need translation. It speaks the language of men, of animals and birds, of rocks and trees and earth and sky and water. It does not eat or sleep, or take shelter from the weather. It is the weather.
And it lives. - Author: Jessica Day George
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#86. If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection. - Author: Jean Baudrillard
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#87. in which great difficulties are found to the present day by Englishmen, whose language presents no certain laws for rendering any given sound into a fixed combination of letters. - Author: James Cook
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#88. Actually, my correspondent's language is better than mine. He can put his sentiment into words. - Author: Alfred Day Hershey
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#89. I come from not just a household but a country where the finesse of language, well-balanced sentence, structure, syntax, these things are driven into us, and my parents, bless them, are great custodians of the English language. - Author: Daniel Day-Lewis
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#90. For the happy man prayer is only a jumble of words, until the day when sorrow comes to explain to him the sublime language by means of which he speaks to God. - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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