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Lady you bereft me of all words,
Only my blood speaks to you in my veins,
And there is such confusion in my powers.

– William Shakespeare
Lake is jealous of mountain; mountain is jealous of lake!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Lakes, rivers, streams...all are water and all travel to the same destination. So it is with religion.
– Muhammed Ali, in a television interview
Lament not Fortune?s mutability, And seize her fickle favours ere they flee; If others never mourned departed bliss, How should a turn of Fortune come to thee?
– Omar Khayyam
Land and Freedom!
– Emiliano Zapata
Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.
– George Steiner
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
– Alcaeus
Language exists only on the surface of our consciousness. The great human struggles are played out in silence and in the ability to express oneself.
– Franz Xavier Kroetz
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
– Mark Twain
Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
– Claude Lévi-Strauss
Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities.
– John A. Rassias
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.
– Noah Webster
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
– Samuel Johnson
Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. Because, in other words, the powerful don't play; they mean to keep that power, and those who are the powerless (you and me) better shape up --mimic/ape/suck --in the very image of the powerful, or the powerful will destroy you --you and our children.
– June Jordan
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Language is the dress of thought.
– Samuel Johnson
Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
– Karl Kraus
Language is the picture and counterpart of thought.
– Mark Hopkins, The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
– Charles Scribner, Jr.
Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
– Ben Jonson
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
– George Orwell
Language study is a route to maturity. Indeed, in language study as in life, if a person is the same today as he was yesterday, it would be an act of mercy to pronounce him dead and to place him in a coffin, rather than in a classroom.
– John A. Rassias
Language, the machine of the poet, is best fitted for his purpose in its rudest state. Nations, like individuals, first perceive, and then abstract. They advance from particular images to general terms. Hence the vocabulary of an enlightened society is philosophical, that of a half-civilized people is poetical.
– Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.
– John Ruskin

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