Inspiring quotes for language learners

As you’ll know if you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, each week we share a quote that we think is particularly helpful or inspiring. So for today’s blog post, we’ve collected together a few of our favourites, to help motivate and encourage anyone learning a language. Feel free to share any that grab you.

You’ll find more of our weekly quotes on Pinterest and We Heart It. And if you have a quote you think we should share, please let us know!

"There is no such thing as an ugly language." Elias Canetti

"If I am through learning, I am through." John Wooden

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis

"A different language is a different vision of life." Federico Fellini

"As a hawk flieth not high with one wing, even so a man reacheth not to excellence with one tongue." Roger Ascham

"If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it." John Mayer

"Knowledge of languages is the key to wisdom." Roger Bacon

"With languages, you are at home anywhere." Edmund De Waal

"For last year's words belong to last year's language, And next year's words await another voice." T.S. Eliot

"I love commuting between languages just like I love commuting between cultures and cities." Elif Safak

"Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was." Richard L. Evans

"There are no short cuts to any place worth going." Beverly Sills

"Everyone smiles in the same language." George Carlin

"Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly." Robert H. Schuller

"To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world." Chinese proverb

"Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye." William Gibson

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams." Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Every artist was at first an amateur." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Without language, thought is a vague, uncharted nebula." Ferdinand de Saussure

"Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world." Rumi


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