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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. - Frank Lloyd Wright

Sooner or later, we all quote our mothers. - Unknown

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Francis Bacon

Tears at times have all the weight of speech. - Ovid

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors. - Alice Walker

Speech is the vestibule to the palace of love. - Jami of Persia

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

Bulldozing: Going to sleep during a political speech. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

He speaks English, Spanish, and he's bilingual too. - Don King

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. - W Somerset Maugham

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

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. - Warren G Bennis

The surest way to make a monkey out of a man is to quote him. - Robert Benchley

We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. - Buck Henry

Reality can be lost when reason and language have been violated. - Ravi Zacharias

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal

England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

If we are a country committed to free speech, then why do we have phone bills? - Steven Wright

Humour is practically the only thing about which the English are utterly serious. - Malcolm Muggeridge

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the first word you thought of. - Burt Bacharach

"The Hunchback Of Notre Dame" had the big fat English actor, Charles Lawson. - Archie Bunker

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

A person's name is, to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language. - Dale Carnegie

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Language is our meeting place, the sea we live in... it is the common ground of our humanity. - Toby Wolfe

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. - Moliere

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw

Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. - Unknown

Sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in. - Jane Austen

Although he tortures the English language, he has not yet succeeded in forcing it to reveal its meaning. - J B Morton

Already, companies that speak in the language of the pitch, the dog-and-pony show, are no longer speaking to anyone. - Unknown

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

It is Ireland's sacred duty to send over, every few years, a playwright to save the English theatre from inarticulate glumness. - Kenneth Tynan

Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else. - C S Lewis

Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton

Wise sayings are not only for ornament, but for action and business, having a point or edge, whereby knots in business are pierced and discovered. - Francis Bacon


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