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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
Large-scale problems do not require large-scale solutions; they require small-scale solutions within a large-scale framework.
– David Fleming
Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate. (Abandon all hope, all ye who enter here)
– Alighieri Dante
Last Monday a string of amendments were presented to the lower House these altogether respect personal liberty...
– Senator William Grayson
Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone.
– Tommy Cooper
Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
– Steven Wright
Last night somebody broke into my apartment and replaced everything with exact duplicates... When I pointed it out to my roommate, he said, 'Do I know you'
– Steven Wright
Last night's homer was Willie Stargell's 399th career home run, leaving him one shy of 500.
– Jerry Coleman
Last week, I went to Philadelphia, but it was closed.
– W. C. Fields
Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.
– Steven Wright
Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.
– Douglas MacArthur
Lat Love me faithfullySee how I am faithfulWith all my heartAnd all my soulI am with youThough I am far away.
– Anonymous
Lat., Now I know what love is.
– Virgil
Late have I loved thee oh beauty so ancient yet so new
– Saint Augustine
Lately... Americans have begun to understand that trouble does not start somewhere on the other side of town. It seems to originate inside the absolute middle of the homemade cherry pie. In our history, the state has failed to respond to the weak. You could be white, male, Presbyterian and heterosexual besides, but if you get fired or if you get sick tomorrow, you might as well be Black, for all the state will want to hear from you.
– June Jordan

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