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Monogamy: A synonym for monotony. - Gregory Nunn

What's another word for thesaurus? - Steven Wright

Speech is the small change of silence. - George Meredith

The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

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

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

A story is told as much by silence as by speech. - Susan Griffin

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. - Charles de Talleyrand

The English contribution to world cuisine. The chip. - John Cleese

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

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

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. - Pythagoras

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

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

The English winter - ending in July, to recommence in August. - Lord Byron

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. - John Millington Synge

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. - Martin Buber

If the French were really intelligent, they'd speak English. - Wilfred Sheed

I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. - Mark Twain

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

Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. - Sivananda

When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly. - Michel de Montaigne

Civilization - a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures. - Malcolm Muggeridge

There are ways of singing in English that are not just the same as in French. - Coeur de Pirate

The English should give Ireland home rule - and reserve the motion picture rights. - Will Rogers

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect. - Owens L. Pomeroy

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. - Yakov Smirnoff

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

If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise, we do not believe in it at all. - Noam Chomsky

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. - Aeschylus

The trouble with quotes about death is that 99.999 percent of them are made by people who are still alive. - Joshua Bruns

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized. - Oscar Wilde

The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor." - Hal Eaton

Grammar: 1. Lives with granpar; 2. The difference between Feeling Your Nuts and Feeling You’re Nuts. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. - Deepak Chopra


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