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Quotes about Language

I heard Nelson Mandela’s quote about language a couple of times last week and it inspired to collect my favourite ones together and put them on the blog. Whether you’re working in the language industry, teaching languages, studying language or just here for fun we’re sure one of these will make you smile.

Which one’s your favourite? or do you have any more? let me know in the comments.


Nelson Mandela

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

George Bernard Shaw

England and America are two countries separated by the same language.

George Bernard Shaw

Walt Disney

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

Walt Disney
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