Quotes to inspire
Quotes to keep you focused on your English language journey
Learning new things, whether that be a sport, a skills, or a language, is a challenging task where the challenges do not come as and where you expect them and they come in various guises. Learning a second or third language is filled with challenges which when first encountered appear to be insurmountable, but through perseverance those once mountains become mole hills. The important thing to note in any study is the perseverance, the motivation. Keeping in mind the why of why you are studying.
Here are some quotations about language and language study which can provide you with some motivation when you hit that brick wall or your study seems to plateau. Kick on and you will overcome and improve over time. You just need to keep going.
Which quotation do you like best? Let me know win the comments below.
If you want too print off these postcards, you can download a booklet for ease of sharing and printing.
These are great to print off and place around your workstation, so that if motivation leaves you, you have a favourite quote to help breathe new inspiration into your work life.
Here we go:
"A different language is a different vision of life." - Federico Fellini
"We should learn languages because language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly" - Kató Lomb
"Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." - Ludwig Wittgenstein
"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way."
"Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going." - Rita Mae Brown
"He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"You can never understand one language until you understand at least two." - Geoffrey Willans
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." - Nelson Mandela
"To have another language is to possess a second soul." - Charlemagne
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"Change your language and you change your thoughts." - Karl Albrecht
"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things." - Flora Lewis
"Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom." - Roger Bacon
"Language is wine upon the lips". – Virginia Woolf
"Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club – the community of speakers of that language." - Frank Smith
"One should not aim at being possible to understand but at being impossible to misunderstand." - Marcus Fabius Quintilian
"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language." - Gaston Bachelard
"A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding." - Bob Dylan
"Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some ancient wisdom now:
"A new language is a new life." – Persian proverb
"Learn a new language and get a new soul." - Czech Proverb
"You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once." - Czech proverb
"Learn a language, and you’ll avoid a war." - Arab proverb
"A man who knows two languages is worth two men." - French proverb
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." - Chinese Proverb
"One who speaks only one language is one person, but one who speaks two languages is two people." - Turkish proverb
Learning a language is not about recitation of words or sentences. Learning a second language is about an exchange of ideas, thoughts, emotions and part of your soul. A second language learned is a means to get your thoughts from your head and into the head of another person, whether for fun, for building relationships, for an exchange of information or for business. It is nothing more than a medium for exchanging those thoughts, so start learning another language and feel your confidence grow and your place in the world will change.
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Happy travels in your English journey.
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Jonathan Moore is the founder of Accent on Training, an English language specialist company and digital marketing agency based in Seoul, South Korea. For over ten years, he has helped clients in developing their businesses online through branding, website design and bespoke social media marketing solutions, as well as optimising their English language efficiency for business on the global stage.