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Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt Quotes and Sayings

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Language makes infinite use of finite media.
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

War seems to be one of the most salutary phenomena
for the culture of human nature;
and it is not without regret that I see it disappearing
more and more from the scene.
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

Only what we have wrought into our character during
life can we take with us.
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is.
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

 

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

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If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

Smiles are the language of love.
- David Hare

Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning
which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts
in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner.
- Paul Ricoeur

I think I developed language skills to deal with threat.
It's the girl thing to do-you know, instead of pulling out a gun.
- Barbara Kruger

The translator's task is to create, in his or her own language,
the same tensions appearing in the original.
That's hard!
- Manuel Puig

Of course the other and more serious way in which it
all happens is that one finds in poems and language
some quality one appropriates for oneself and wishes to reproduce.
- Robert Fitzgerald

I belong to a specific category of writers,
those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and
poet of the English language,
lived in a time that was politically very conservative
and it's reflected in his writings.
- Alex Cox

Poetry is, first and last, language -
the rest is filler.
- Mark Strand

The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration,
and feign innocence vis a vis language,
because language is never innocent.
- Juan Goytisolo

Nothing exists except through language.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

Hope is the most important four-letter word in the language.
- Ed Markey

Lie detection is like language; there is a learning window.
Telling whoppers to small children seems to be a family
tradition in many families.
- Keith Henson

Every major question in history is a religious question.
It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
- Hilaire Belloc

There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors...
it's an extraordinarily subtle language.
Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
- Conrad Hall

I have the handicap of being born with a special language
to which I alone have the key.
- Gustave Flaubert

You have to learn the language of Hamlet.
- Edward Bond

Our culture, language, history, and values are vital
to uniting us as a nation.
- Bobby Jindal

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
- William Arthur Ward

Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
- Karl Kraus

There is a way in which all writing is connected.
In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate
the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.
- Marilyn Hacker

My favorite language for maintainability is Python.
It has simple, clean syntax, object encapsulation,
good library support, and optional named parameters.
- Bram Cohen

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing
facts as with creating images.
- Niels Bohr

High thoughts must have high language.
- Aristophanes

Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising.
- Robert Smithson

Because it equates tradition with prejudice,
the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse
with ordinary people in their common language.
- Christopher Lasch

An artist must possess Nature.
He must identify himself with her rhythm,
by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will
later enable him to express himself in his own language.
- Henri Matisse

The future author is one who discovers that language,
the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language,
will serve him in winning through to his way.
- Thornton Wilder

We are all members of a single humanity,
inside our hearts we all speak the same language,
we all love our children and our parents,
we all live in the same world.
- Marc Forne Molne

Music is the universal language of mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Body language is a very powerful tool.
We had body language before we had speech,
and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation
is read through the body,
not the words.
- Deborah Bull

True creativity often starts where language ends.
- Arthur Koestler

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
- Abbie Hoffman

Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in
reference to the structure of language.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time,
but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
- T. S. Eliot

For boredom speaks the language of time,
and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life -
the lesson of your utter insignificance.
- Joseph Brodsky

French is a language that makes those who speak it both calm and dynamic.
- Bernard Pivot

All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds.
Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our
soul now become the meaningful language of nature.
- Rudolf Steiner


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