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"I hope we can all overcome any differences of culture, race, and language." - James E Faust

"In a language, in the system of language, there are only differences. Therefore, a taxonomical operation an undertake the systematic, statistical, and classificatory inventory of a language." - Jacques Derrida

"Language cares." - Howard Nemerov

"music alone can abolish differences of language or culture between two people and evoke something indestructible within them." - Irene Nemirovsky

"One of the most important differences I see between prose and poetry is the music of the language." - Pattiann Rogers

"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open." - J K Rowling

"Differences were meant not to divide but to enrich." - J. H. Oldham

"Fashion is instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"I love body language." - Anton Corbijn

"We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don't make us weak. They're the source of our strength." - Jimmy Carter

"While women across the globe have many differences - language, culture, environment - our similarities are undeniable, and the impact of abuse and oppression affects us all." - Carre Otis

"The language of the poem is the language of particulars." - Mary Oliver

"Silence is God's first language." - John of the Cross

"Fashion is an instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"Christians have their own language." - Mike Warnke

"Music is the universal language." - John Wilson

"Nothing exists except through language." - Hansgeorg Gadamer

"Music is the universal language." - Swizz Beatz

"What we need to do is learn to respect and embrace our differences until our differences don't make a difference in how we are treated." - Yolanda King

"I've traveled around the world, and what's so revealing is that, despite the differences in culture, politics, language, how people dress, there is a universal feeling that we all want the same thing. We deeply want to be respected and appreciated for our differences." - Howard Schultz

"The subtle differences in language and humor that get lost in translation, for example, make it almost impossible for big companies to do something that will appeal at home and abroad." - Larry Gelbart

"By bridging the literacy barrier through the use of 3D interactive models we overcome the inherent limitations of text. At the same time, language differences become much less important as text is replaced by interactive, 3D images." - Fay Chung

"Speaking Spanish and Japanese has opened doors in my career and helped me bridge cultural differences, both in my personal and business life. During my football career I realised quickly what difference language skills can make" - Gary Lineker

"The very special place that a language occupies among institutions is undeniable, but there is much more to be said-, a comparison would tend rather to bring out the differences." - Ferdinand De Saussure

"Merely quantitative differences, beyond a certain point, pass into qualitative changes." - Karl Marx

"Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Give others freedom to be themselves. Appreciate the differences between their ways an yours." - Jennifer Chen

"I'll teach you differences." - William Shakespeare

"Differences challenge assumptions." - Anne Wilson Schaef

"After studying the Hungarian language for years, I can confidently conclude that had Hungarian been my mother tongue, it would have been more precious. Simply because through this extraordinary, ancient and powerful language it is possible to precisely describe the tiniest differences and the most secretive tremors of emotions." - George Bernard Shaw

"All the different nations in the world, despite their differences of appearance and religion and language and way of life, still have one thing in common, and that is what's inside of all of us. If we X-rayed the insides of different human beings, we wouldn't be able to tell from those X-rays what the person's language or background or race is." - Abbas Kiarostami

"Typography is what language looks like." - Ellen Lupton

"All language is a longing for home." - Rumi

"There is no language without deceit." - Italo Calvino

"I can understand bitchiness in any language." - Richelle Mead

"Language is a machine for making falsehoods." - Iris Murdoch

"The language of truth is simple." - Euripides

"The English language is nobody's special property." - Derek Walcott

"Great men, like nature, use simple language." - Luc De Clapiers

"The greatest single programming language ever designed" - Alan Kay

"Invent a new language anyone can understand." - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"Language is a form of organized stutter." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Every man prays in his own language." - Duke Ellington

"The original language of Christianity is translation." - Lamin Sanneh

"Language can do what it ca' say." - William Stafford

"But ordinary language is all right." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"This is brave Bear-Garden language!" - Jeremy Collier

"... greatest single programming language ever designed." - Alan Kay

"No means yes in grasshopper language." - Noel Fielding

"Music is indeed the Universal Language." - L Ron Hubbard

"Coffee is a language in itself." - Jackie Chan

"Music truly is the universal language." - Herbie Hancock

"I've always loved rhyming. I love language." - Mos Def

"Arabs respect only the language of force." - Moshe Sharett

"Language is wine upon the lips." - Virginia Woolf

"Language is the dress of thought." - Samuel Johnson

"The eyes have one language everywhere." - George Herbert

"Body language is more powerful than words." - Ricky Gervais

"The Soviet Union came apart along ethnic lines. The most important factor in this breakup was the disinclination of Slavic Ukraine to continue under a regime dominated by Slavic Russia. Yugoslavia came apart also, beginning with a brutal clash between Serbia and Croatia, here again 'nations' with only the smallest differences in genealogy; with, indeed, practically a common language. Ethnic conflict does not require great differences; small will do." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you." - Dane Rudhyar

"Silence is God's language, and it's a very difficult language to learn." - Thomas Keating

"Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation." - Toni Morrison

"We sleep in language if language does not come to wake us up with its strangeness." - Robert Kelly

"Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks he can talk about language." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If you will scoff at language study how, save in terms of language, will you scoff?" - Mario Pei

"Photography is and is not a language; language also is and is not a photography." - William J. Mitchell

"Unlearn'd, he knew no schoolman's subtle art, No language, but the language of the heart." - Alexander Pope

"We think in language. We think in words. Language is the landscape of thought." - George Carlin

"The jargon of authenticity ... is a trademark of societalized chosenness, ... sub-language as superior language." - Theodor Adorno

"We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has." - Deborah Tannen

"By suppressing differences and peculiarities, by eliminating different civilizations and cultures, progress weakens life and favors death" - Octavio Paz

"Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"Respecting differences is very difficult." - Rod Steiger

"Differences can be a strength." - Condoleezza Rice

"Poverty makes social differences equal." - Pedro Munoz Seca

"Talent perceives differences; genius, unity." - William Butler Yeats

"Part of what makes a language 'alive' is its constant evolution. I would hate to think Britain would ever emulate France, where they actually have a learned faculty whose job it is to attempt to prevent the incursion of foreign words into the language. I love editing Harry with Arthur Levine, my American editor-the differences between 'British English' (of which there must be at least 200 versions) and 'American English' (ditto!) are a source of constant interest and amusement to me." - J K Rowling

"Most of our life is miscommunication, and when you add a language barrier to it, it just becomes total mayhem and confusion. It just adds to it with all of the cultural differences. It could be an American family meeting another American family and you could still have a total clash. With family, it's like visiting another planet." - Julie Delpy

"It by no means follows, that because two men utter the same words, they have precisely the same idea which they mean to express: language is inadequate to the variety of ideas which are conceived by different minds, and which, could they be expressed, would produce a new variety of characteristic differences between man and man." - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

"More than ever, I feel that the human race is one. There are differences of colour, language, culture and opportunities, but people's feelings and reactions are alike. People flee wars to escape death, they migrate to improve their fortunes, they build new lives in foreign lands, they adapt to extreme hardship...." - Sebastiao Salgado

"Today, getting people to hear your story on social media, and then act on it, requires using a platform's native language, paying attention to context, understanding the nuances and subtle differences that make each platform unique, and adapting your content to match." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"The one and only substitute for experience which we have not ourselves had is art, literature. We have been given a miraculous faculty: Despite the differences of language, customs and social structure we are able to communicate life experience from one whole nation to another, to communicate a difficult national experience many decades long which the second of the two has never experienced." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"In an age when other fantastically speedy, widespread media are triumphing, and running the risk of flattening all communication onto a single, homogenous surface, the function of literature is communication between things that are different simply because they are different, not blunting but even sharpening the differences between them, following the true bent of written language." - Italo Calvino

"Today, getting people to hear your story on social media, and then act on it, requires using a platform's native language, paying attention to context, understanding the nuances and subtle differences that make each platform unique, and adapting your content to match." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Marking the differences between them was really important. It just became second nature. When we were choosing pajamas or something, instantly you'd be able to spot: those are [princess] Margaret, those are [princess] Elizabeth. It became this sort of language, really, of the two sisters." - Vanessa Kirby

"There is no language that love does not speak." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Music begins where the possibilities of language end." - Jean Sibelius

"Jazz music is a language of the emotions." - Charles Mingus

"To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language." - Thomas Jefferson

"For me, myth is the 'common' language of us all." - Janet Morris

"As was his language so was his life." - Seneca the Younger

"The most important word in the English language is hope." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"I want to understand you, I study your obscure language." - Alexander Pushkin

"i couldn't speak the language of his feelings" - Jonathan Safran Foer

"C++ is the only current language making COBOL look good" - Bertrand Meyer

"Jargon: any technical language we do not understand." - Mason Cooley

"A man reacheth not to excellence with one language." - Roger Ascham

"English is my second language. Laughter is my first." - Paul Krassner

"Armenian is the language to speak with God." - Lord Byron

"I don't think in any language. I think in images." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Music is the most spiritual language for the human being." - Celedonio Romero

"If only. The saddest two words in any language." - Maggie Osborne

"Painting is literature in colors. Literature is painting in language." - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

"I can ask for cigarettes in every language" - David Bowie

"At every moment where language can't go, that's your mind." - Bodhidharma

"Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing." - Mark Twain

"Philosophical problems arise when language goes on holiday" - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"You need a team that speaks your language." - Bahman Ghobadi

"A national language is a band of national union." - Noah Webster

"Language helps form the limits of our reality." - Dale Spender

"Language is by its very nature a communal thing..." - T. E. Hulme

"Poetry is ordinary language raised to the "N th" power." - Paul Engle

"Lisp isn't a language, it's a building material." - Alan Kay

"...language is not the frosting, it's the cake." - Tom Robbins

"Ay, is it not a language I speak?" - William Shakespeare

"The language of sin was universal, the original Esperanto." - Joe Hill

"Well it is sometimes difficult to act in another language" - Sophie Marceau

"I love language as I love life itself!" - Jacques Derrida

"Samskrit is the greatest language of the world." - Max Muller

"Unintelligible language is a lantern without a light." - Samuel Johnson

"Language instruction should start in the first grade. Writing, also." - Nikki Giovanni

"Donald Trump's language has been atrocious, his behavior toward women." - Bernie Sanders

"All language designers are arrogant. Goes with the territory... :-)" - Larry Wall

"You can prove anything by mentioning another computer language. :-)" - Larry Wall

"Larry's 2nd Law of Language Redesign: Larry gets the colon." - Larry Wall

"Loonies speak their own language, like educated people." - Patrick White

"Mythology... is in truth a disease of language." - Max Muller

"Ordinary language blinkers the already feeble imagination. -Austin, Papers 68." - J L Austin

"The language of truth is unadorned and always simple." - Marcellinus Ammianus

"Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea." - Jack Kerouac

"A different language is a different vision of life." - Federico Fellini

"I love theater. I also love radio. I love language." - Indira Varma

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

"Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction." - Gregory Bateson

"No language is rude that can boast polite writers." - Aubrey Beardsley

"Faith is more basic than language or theology." - Sydney Carter

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

"Good music is very close to primitive language." - Denis Diderot

"Language is froth on the surface of thought." - John Mccarthy

"95% on content and the computer language remains the same." - Steve Mcconnell

"Writers let themselves be enticed by the language." - Peter Bichsel

"Our language is primarily for expressing human goodness and beauty." - Yasunari Kawabata

"The language of women should be luminous, but not voluminous." - Douglas William Jerrold

"Spoken language is merely a series of squeaks." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Poetry is the language of a state of crisis." - Stephane Mallarme

"Language is the picture and counterpart of thought." - Mark Hopkins

"I'm a language-oriented writer who proceeds sentence by sentence." - Jayne Anne Phillips

"I feed on good soup, not beautiful language." - Moliere

"I don't hate language. I have my own language, but I also enjoy the English language. Obviously, you don't read a lot of literature and not care about language." - Twyla Tharp

"Music is a great energizer. It's a language everybody knows." - Bill Hicks



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