Found 2,244 quotes starting with L:

Lake is jealous of mountain; mountain is jealous of lake!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Lakes, rivers, streams...all are water and all travel to the same destination. So it is with religion.
– Muhammed Ali, in a television interviewRate it:
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 KhayyamRate it:
Land and Freedom!
– Emiliano ZapataRate it:
Lane and I got turned down in a lot of places because people thought the manuscript of The Three Little Pigs was too sophisticated. That became a curse word—the 'S' word… People don't give kids enough credit for knowing the fairy tales and being able to get what parody is.
– Jon ScieszkaRate it:
Language achieves soul only when it's applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.
– Vanna BontaRate it:
Language achieves soul only when it’s applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.
– Vanna BontaRate it:
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 SteinerRate it:
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
– AlcaeusRate it:
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 KroetzRate it:
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
– Mark TwainRate it:
Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
– Claude Lévi-StraussRate it:
Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities.
– John A. RassiasRate it:
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.
– Roland BarthesRate it:
Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
– Roland BarthesRate it:
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 WebsterRate it:
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
– Samuel JohnsonRate it:
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 JordanRate it:
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 ColeridgeRate it:
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
– Oliver Wendell HolmesRate it:
Language is the dress of thought.
– Samuel JohnsonRate it:
Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
– Karl KrausRate it:
Language is the picture and counterpart of thought.
– Mark Hopkins, The Forbes Book of Business QuotationsRate it:
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.Rate it:

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