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The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

Speech is of time; silence is of eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Francis Bacon

I will not down to posterity talking bad grammar. - Benjamin Disraeli

The English never draw a line without blurring it. - Winston Churchill

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown

The English have three vegetables and two of them are cabbage. - Walter Page

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

I failed kindergarten because I couldn't spell my last name. - Zach Galifianakis

To a child's ear, 'mother' is magic in any language. - Arlene Benedict

When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. - Luqman

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. - Alphonse de Lamartine

The English are not an inventive people; they don't eat enough pie. - Thomas Edison

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain

Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. - John Brown

I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong. - Barbra Streisand

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

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. - Sam Rayburn

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

If you cannot understand me in my speech, how can you understand me in my silence? - Ravi Zacharias

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

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

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

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman

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

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

The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. - Oscar Wilde

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

If you find yourself saying, "But I can't speak English...", try adding the word "... yet". - Jane Revell

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

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless. - Unknown

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. - Robert G Ingersoll

Englishmen learn Christ's law best in English. Moses heard God's law in his own tongue; so did Christ's apostles. - John Wycliffe

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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