Verbal communication is an essential part of your personality. Language quotes can help you use it on a day-to-day basis. View the article for some famous verbal communication quotations and sayings.

Language Quotes

You have definitely heard of the term creating first impression, haven’t you? This is what one shot at good verbal communication is about. It can make or break your relationship with any person. Bad verbal communication comes from improper use of grammar and pronunciation. To avoid this, learn and practice well. It is said that - words once spoken cannot be taken back. So it is time to sharpen those skills and read some of these famous verbal communication sayings and quotations in the next piece of the article.

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

- Stephen King

We may come to Jesus and ask Him; He will know all about it; if He comes to a little child, he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child.

- Joseph Smith, Jr.

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

I really have reached a point where I can write a book about all of this.

- O. J. Simpson

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

- 1984 , George Orwell

We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself.

- Robin Williams

The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything.

- Maria Montessori

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.

- Far from the Madding Crowd , Thomas Hardy

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

- Ezra Pound

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

- William Shakespeare

Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.

- Leonard Cohen

Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.

- David Ogilvy

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.

- G. H. Hardy

The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.

- Abbie Hoffman

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.

- Toni Morrison

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.

- Marlene Dietrich

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.

- Martha Graham

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.

- Abraham Maslow

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.

- Patrick Henry

We are Englishmen; that is one good fact.

- Oliver Cromwell

Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.

- J. G. Ballard

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.

- William Osler

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language.

- Conan O\'Brien

Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.

- Cecil Rhodes

Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.

- Cesar Chavez

To have another language is to possess a second soul.

- Charlemagne

Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they’ll say, ‘God, he said exactly what I was thinking.’ And when they begin to respect you, they’ll follow you to the death.

- Lee Iacocca

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

Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.

- Ho Chi Minh

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.

- Hippocrates

I am a lover of truth, a worshiper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.

- Stephen Fry

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand.

- Marshall McLuhan

More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest, it sometimes seems, try to.

- Bill Bryson

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.

- Adrienne Rich

Sentences are not as such either true or false.

- J. L. Austin

Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing.

- J. L. Austin

I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.

- J. R. R. Tolkien

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