More inspiring quotes for language learners

We love languages, and we love helping you to learn them. But we also know it’s not always easy – life has a way of throwing obstacles in your path, and then even when you’ve found time to learn, it can be scary the first time you go to use your new language skills.

So if you’re feeling in need of some motivation, here are a few more of our favourite quotes. If you’d like to share any of them, please do – and if you’ve got a quote you personally find helpful or inspiring, please let us know in the comments.

"Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back." Babe Ruth

"Mistakes - call them unexpected learning experiences." Richard Bach

"There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet." Roald Dahl

"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try." Seth Godin

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky

"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." Napoleon Hill

"A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for." Grace Hopper

"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." Michael Jordan

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela

"Seek out distant horizons, and cherish those you attain." Maori proverb

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." Henry Miller

"Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world."

"Learning another language is like becoming another person." Haruki Murakami

"It's never too late to start over. If you weren't happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don't stay stuck. Do better."

"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." Pablo Picasso

"Consuetudo certissima est loquendi magistra... Usage is the best language teacher." Marcus Fabius Quintilianus

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." Shakespeare

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover." Mark Twain

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." Robin Williams

Happy learning!


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