Latin Language Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 66 Quotes About Latin Language

#1. You've got a new Spanish-language album out now ["90 Millas," released in September of 2007], and the single ["No Llores"] is #1 on the Billboard Latin chart. - Author: Gloria Estefan
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#2. Working with the Latin language is pretty powerful. Working with a language that is not spoken vernacularly is intense. - Author: Eyvind Kang
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#3. So Newton, like all good seventeenth-century intellectuals, wrote in Latin because that was the international language of science, philosophy and, I found out later, upmarket pornography. - Author: Ben Aaronovitch
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#4. Language Barrier We use Latin terms To make us feel smart and sharp (Nobody else cares) - Author: J.D. Dupuy
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#5. 60. The use of the Latin language customary in a considerable portion of the Church is a manifest and beautiful sign of unity, as well as an effective antidote for any corruption of doctrine truth. - Author: Pope Pius XII
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#6. And once he had got really drunk on wine,
Then he would speak no language but Latin. - Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
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#7. It became the country's official language in the 13th century under the reign of Alfonso X el Sabio (the wise one) as he tried to unify a country that was housing a number of languages, including arabic, hebrew and latin. - Author: Pilar Orti
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#8. People have been warning us that language was going to the dogs ever since Latin started turning into French. Yet the dogs in question never seem to emerge yelping on the horizon. - Author: John McWhorter
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#9. We'll have, by the end of 2013, 30 local language editions of Forbes, many of those are pioneers in the markets they serve with Forbes. We launched recently in Thailand and Vietnam, and we're in China and Korea and all around Latin America. - Author: Michael Perlis
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#10. You're kidding. I thought all geniuses read Latin. Isn't that the international language for smart people?-Shane (Glass Houses) - Author: Rachel Caine
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#11. I was made to learn Latin and Greek, but I resented it, being of opinion that it was silly to learn a language that was no longer spoken. I believe that all the little good I got from years of classical studies I could have got in adult life in a month. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#12. I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people. - Author: Dan Quayle
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#13. I want to see religious instruction and sermons held in German in the mosques. The ideal, in my view, would be for imams to be trained in Germany and to speak our language, just as the Roman Catholic Church now holds mass in German and gave up Latin long ago. - Author: Wolfgang Schauble
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#14. Both French and Latin are involved with nationalistic and religious implications which could not be entirely shaken off, and so, while they seemed for a long time to have solved the international language problem up to a certain point, they did not really do so in spirit. - Author: Edward Sapir
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#15. I should think a dead language would be rather boring, socially
speaking. - Author: Sol Luckman
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#16. Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science, but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language; because it is necessary to use many Greek words to which there are none corresponding in Latin. - Author: Vitruvius
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#17. God's true language: Hebrew. Latin. Arabic. Sanskrit.

As if utterance fit into the requirements of the human mouth.

I learned how to find the new moon by looking for the circular absence of stars. [...]

I learned God's true language is only silence and breath. - Author: Kazim Ali
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#18. Far from being dominated by ideas from Paris and New York, Latin American artists were often the innovators. They were doing drip paintings in advance of Pollock, creating language art before the American conceptualists, and fashioning shaped canvases decades before Kelly or Stella. - Author: Mari Carmen Ramirez
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#19. More Latin? I was going to need a fucking guidebook to keep track of a language I thought was as dead as my mother. - Author: T.J. Klune
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#20. Princeton applicants had to know Virgil, Cicero's orations, and Latin grammar and also had to be 'so well acquainted with Greek as to render any part of the four Evangelists in that language into Latin or English. - Author: Ron Chernow
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#21. Orba (feminine), the Latin word for orphaned, parentless, childless, widowed. There was a time when I believed there was loss that could not be defined, that language had not caught up to death's enormity. But it has. Orbus, orba, orbum, orbi, orbae, orborum, orbo, orbis... - Author: Jacqueline Woodson
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#22. The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint. - Author: Lytton Strachey
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#23. In the French language, there is a great gulf between prose and poetry; in English, there is hardly any difference. It is a splendid privilege of the great literary languages Greek, Latin, and French that they possess a prose. English has not this privilege. There is no prose in English. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#24. Latin is already a dead language, man ... don't make it any deader. - Author: Jerry Scott
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#25. In English, I'm a little bit limited. I speak English as a second language, and that's a little limitation that I have to work around and I have to use it to my favor. So, yes, that's why I end up wanting to do more things in Latin America. - Author: Gael Garcia Bernal
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#26. English language is the most universal language in history, way more than the Latin of Julius Caesar. It's the most punderful language because its vocabulary has a certain critical mass that makes a lingo good for punning. - Author: Richard Lederer
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#27. The language of God is not English or Latin; the language of God is cellular and molecular. - Author: Timothy Leary
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#28. I suppose you heard him yelling as the doctor set his leg."
"I never knew there were so many rude words in the English language. Or French, German, Italian, Latin,or ... there was another language I didn't quite recognize."
"Greek. - Author: Karen Hawkins
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#29. It's in Latin."
"So? What does it say?"
"I don't read Latin!"
"You're kidding. I thought all geniuses read Latin. Isn't that the international language for smart people? - Author: Rachel Caine
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#30. Writing is the Latin of our times. The modern language of the people is video and sound. - Author: Lawrence Lessig
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#31. A silly remark can be made in Latin as well as in Spanish. - Author: Miguel De Cervantes
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#32. From antiquity, Latin died but is still studied in seminaries and elite universities. So did Sanskrit in Asia. iI was replaced by Pali, but even Pali died, too. Linguists say the only ancient language which was resuscitated from the grave was Hebrew of Israel. - Author: F. Sionil Jose
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#33. Fools laugh at the Latin language. -Rident stolidi verba Latina - Author: Ovid
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#34. The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity is of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin and more exquisitely refined than either. - Author: William Jones
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#35. When I need to be precise about a plant, I use its Latin name, even if my nongardening friends sometimes look at me a little funny for using big words in a dead language - or in the kind of horticultural Esperanto that botanical names make up. - Author: Allen Lacy
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#36. In accordance with the centuries-old tradition of the Latin rite, the Latin language is to be retained by clerics in the divine office. - Author: Pope Paul VI
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#37. If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found the time to conquer the world. - Author: Heinrich Heine
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#38. Latin! The language of God! Or perhaps He speaks Hebrew? I suppose that's more likely and it will make things rather awkward in heaven, won't it? Will we all have to learn Hebrew? - Author: Bernard Cornwell
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#39. Courage, the original definition of courage, when it first came into the English language - it's from the Latin word cor, meaning heart - and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. - Author: Brene Brown
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#40. He called it potentia because there's nothing quite like Latin for disguising the fact you're making it up as you go along. - Author: Ben Aaronovitch
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#41. But suppose it was truth double strong, it were no truth to me if I couldna take it in. I daresay there's truth in yon Latin book on your shelves; but it's gibberish and no truth to me, unless I know the meaning o' the words. - Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
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#42. All gentlemen of any rank with whom he holds conversations can speak Latin, French, Spanish or Italian. They are aware that the English language is only used in this island and would consider themselves uncivilized if they knew no other tongue than their own. - Author: Ian Mortimer
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#43. Mystics throughout the world have spoken of the inner experience of unity with the Self, a reality defined in our language by the Sanskrit term yoga, meaning union, and the word "religion", which comes from the Latin religare, meaning to bind or link. - Author: Gwenael Verez
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#44. Throughout the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, Latin was the language of learning and international communication. But in the early modern period, it was gradually displaced by French. By the eighteenth century, all the world - or at least all of Europe - aspired to be Parisian. - Author: Michael Dirda
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#45. I speak Swedish, it's my first language. Of course, growing up with Latin American parents from Argentina, I also have some other influences from other cultures. But Sweden is where I feel the most at home. - Author: Jose Gonzalez
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#46. Few words in any language carry such a load of meaning as 'honor.' It is an old word, unchanged even in its spelling from classical Latin to modern English. Spoken or written, it does not seem to require much explanation; most people think they know what it means. - Author: Edmund Morgan
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#47. I had been learning Italian for years. I always loved Latin, but Italian is a living language; I'm writing in it now as well as reading it. It is so interesting delving further into language. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#48. That's so," said Eliza. "Vacation ends next month. I start Latin this year. They say it's awful. You decline nouns. All _I_ can say is, who wouldn't? - Author: Edward Eager
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#49. Sometimes, when she's out here alone, she can feel the pulse of something bigger, as if all things animate were beating in unison, a glory and a connection that sweeps her out of herself, out of her consciousness, so that nothing has a name, not in Latin, not in English, not in any known language. - Author: T.C. Boyle
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#50. I think we can all agree that the official language of the United States should be Latin. - Author: Michel Templet
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#51. Well, with the French language, which I understood and spoke, however imperfectly, and read in great quantities, at certain times, the matter I suppose was slightly different from either Latin or Greek. - Author: Robert Fitzgerald
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#52. In the history of humanity, there have been many languages, including French, that have served as universal languages: Latin, Chinese, Arabic, and more. Yet none of them ever ruled the world the way English does today. - Author: Minae Mizumura
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#53. My first year in Japan was very tough, just like my first year in the minors. But at least there I had a lot of Dominican people and Latin people I can talk to. If you don't have anybody to talk to, you can get depressed. But if you find someone who talks your language, it's easier. - Author: Alfonso Soriano
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#54. I must confess the language of symbols is to me
A Babylonish dialect
Which learned chemists much affect;
It is a party-coloured dress
Of patch'd and piebald languages:
'T is English cut on Greek and Latin,
Like fustian heretofore on satin. - Author: Sir Richard Phillips
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#55. English grammar is so complex and confusing for the one very simple reason that its rules and terminology are based on Latin, a language with which it has precious little in common. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#56. I pointed at Ascanio. Not another word. Latin is a dead language, but that doesn't mean you get to molest its corpse. Finish sweeping, ianitor. - Author: Ilona Andrews
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#57. It is noteworthy, the researcher further argued, that the inscription on the sword was engraved in the Romanian language, and, consequently, we see that Latin was actually Romanian, and not the invented language that for many centuries has passed for ancient Latin. - Author: Vladimir Lorchenkov
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#58. It's Latin, which is an excellent language for mischief-making, which is why governments are so fond of it. - Author: Catherynne M Valente
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#59. English, once accepted as an international language, is no more secure than French has proved to be as the one and only accepted language of diplomacy or as Latin has proved to be as the international language of science. - Author: Edward Sapir
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#60. I'd studied Latin for five years now, which meant that I could, on rare occasions, actually translate something. - Author: Kate Hattemer
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#61. Latin is a dead tongue
And Romans made songs!
Then no one disagree:
It delighted them in theory
Now it's "the Latin" in me. - Author: Ana Claudia Antunes
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#62. I miss Latin. So much fun
all those exciting verbs that don't come until the end of the sentence. It's like a movie trailer for language. - Author: Libba Bray
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#63. Chemistry is a gibberish of Latin and German; but in Leibig's hands it becomes a powerful language. - Author: Jacob Grimm
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#64. English has been this vacuum cleaner of a language, because of its history meeting up with the Romans and then the Danes, the Vikings and then the French and then the Renaissance with all the Latin and Greek and Hebrew in the background. - Author: David Crystal
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#65. The most satisfying of languages, Latin. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#66. I much preferred Latin to Greek. I loved the language being such a pattern that you could not shift a word without the whole sentence falling to pieces. - Author: Alice Oswald
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