10 Inspirational Quotes for Language Learners

Do you – or your students – need some extra motivation when it comes to language learning? Even though most of us will agree that it pays to be bilingual, it can be difficult to remain optimistic when the journey to multilingualism feels like a never-ending road trip with countless dead ends.

The following quotes are a simple reminder that learning another language opens our minds and can lead to unforeseen opportunities.

Do you have another quote to add to this list? Share it with us in the comments section below!


 

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

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.
‒Frank Smith

The limits of my language are the limits of my world.
‒Ludwig Wittgenstein

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
‒Sarah Caldwell

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
‒Chinese Proverb

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.
‒Geoffrey Willans

To have another language is to possess a second soul.
‒Charlemagne

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
‒Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
‒Rita Mae Brown

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
‒Oliver Wendell Holmes

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wonderful quotes

wonderful quotes

wonderful quotes

“Those who know many languages live as many lives as the languages they know.”
‒Czech proverb

Thanks for the wonderful quote, Michele! We just shared it with our Twitter followers: http://twitter.com/#!/voxy/status/62579254088581120

it is actually like that in czech language:)) One is worth as many people as the languages he knows.

“Those who know many languages live as many lives as the languages they know.”
‒Czech proverb

Thanks for the wonderful quote, Michele! We just shared it with our Twitter followers: http://twitter.com/#!/voxy/status/62579254088581120

“Those who know many languages live as many lives as the languages they know.”
‒Czech proverb

Thanks for the wonderful quote, Michele! We just shared it with our Twitter followers: http://twitter.com/#!/voxy/status/62579254088581120

it is actually like that in czech language:)) One is worth as many people as the languages he knows.

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” (Maya Angelou) “ Pick a destination, go there, be open-minded and talk to the locals. Eat the things they eat and go where they go. You don’t need to be fluent, just as long as you’ve got a smile on your face- people will be jumping over themselves to show you the stuff they’re proud of.” Jamie Oliver “They wound their way through a labyrinth… Read more »
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” (Maya Angelou) “ Pick a destination, go there, be open-minded and talk to the locals. Eat the things they eat and go where they go. You don’t need to be fluent, just as long as you’ve got a smile on your face- people will be jumping over themselves to show you the stuff they’re proud of.” Jamie Oliver “They wound their way through a labyrinth… Read more »
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” (Maya Angelou) “ Pick a destination, go there, be open-minded and talk to the locals. Eat the things they eat and go where they go. You don’t need to be fluent, just as long as you’ve got a smile on your face- people will be jumping over themselves to show you the stuff they’re proud of.” Jamie Oliver “They wound their way through a labyrinth… Read more »

Wittgestein: “τα όρια του κόσμου μου τα όρια της σκέψης μου, τα όρια της σκέψης μου, τα όρια της γλώσσας μου”.

Wittgestein: “τα όρια του κόσμου μου τα όρια της σκέψης μου, τα όρια της σκέψης μου, τα όρια της γλώσσας μου”.

Wittgestein: “τα όρια του κόσμου μου τα όρια της σκέψης μου, τα όρια της σκέψης μου, τα όρια της γλώσσας μου”.

Gud thoughts !!

Gud thoughts !!

Gud thoughts !!

so nice. thank you

Thanks for reading, Bahram! 

so nice. thank you

Thanks for reading, Bahram! 

so nice. thank you

Thanks for reading, Bahram! 

Fantastic post, I absolutely look ahead to fresh news of your stuff.

Fantastic post, I absolutely look ahead to fresh news of your stuff.

Fantastic post, I absolutely look ahead to fresh news of your stuff.

…the only normal way to begin speaking in a new language is to begin speaking badly!! –Greg and Angela Thomson, Growing Participator Approach

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Learning languages is like learning history from the inside out. It encompasses the battles of ethnicity, religion, compromise, politics. So much can be learned from language because it’s been shaped by history. –David Webb, The Bourne Sanction, Eric van Lustbader

…the only normal way to begin speaking in a new language is to begin speaking badly!! –Greg and Angela Thomson, Growing Participator Approach

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Learning languages is like learning history from the inside out. It encompasses the battles of ethnicity, religion, compromise, politics. So much can be learned from language because it’s been shaped by history. –David Webb, The Bourne Sanction, Eric van Lustbader

…the only normal way to begin speaking in a new language is to begin speaking badly!! –Greg and Angela Thomson, Growing Participator Approach

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Learning languages is like learning history from the inside out. It encompasses the battles of ethnicity, religion, compromise, politics. So much can be learned from language because it’s been shaped by history. –David Webb, The Bourne Sanction, Eric van Lustbader

have you guys got any quotes on why we shouldnt learn a foreign language? Thanks.

have you guys got any quotes on why we shouldnt learn a foreign language? Thanks.

have you guys got any quotes on why we shouldnt learn a foreign language? Thanks.

Thank you, really nice quotes, helped me alot in my assignment. thanks

Thank you, really nice quotes, helped me alot in my assignment. thanks

good quotes ! I love them . do you have like .. quotes about the subject english ? if so , please reply immediately and tell me what you got . thank you loves. by the way, i’m from britain. 🙂

good quotes ! I love them . do you have like .. quotes about the subject english ? if so , please reply immediately and tell me what you got . thank you loves. by the way, i’m from britain. 🙂

good quotes ! I love them . do you have like .. quotes about the subject english ? if so , please reply immediately and tell me what you got . thank you loves. by the way, i’m from britain. 🙂

Nice! Some of these give me “goose bumps”!!! My language learning journey to gain proficiency in Spanish has been much longer than I planned for, but has sparked learning in so many other things: art, history, politics, fashion, religion, customs, holidays, etc… My list is long.

Nice! Some of these give me “goose bumps”!!! My language learning journey to gain proficiency in Spanish has been much longer than I planned for, but has sparked learning in so many other things: art, history, politics, fashion, religion, customs, holidays, etc… My list is long.

Fantastic quotes from all of you! I plan on using these on my website. Thank you so so much! 🙂

Fantastic quotes from all of you! I plan on using these on my website. Thank you so so much! 🙂

Fantastic quotes from all of you! I plan on using these on my website. Thank you so so much! 🙂

i need quotes on Hindi lang someone help me plz

i need quotes on Hindi lang someone help me plz

i need quotes on Hindi lang someone help me plz

Learning new languages is having the world in your hands. All the doors are open to those who are efficient in communication. You don’t have to be a perfectionist in grammar in order to communicate efficiently.

In every language there are shortcuts & key words that allow you to understand & make yourself understood in that language. that’s how I am able to speak 7 languages.

Learning new languages is having the world in your hands. All the doors are open to those who are efficient in communication. You don’t have to be a perfectionist in grammar in order to communicate efficiently.

In every language there are shortcuts & key words that allow you to understand & make yourself understood in that language. that’s how I am able to speak 7 languages.

Learning new languages is having the world in your hands. All the doors are open to those who are efficient in communication. You don’t have to be a perfectionist in grammar in order to communicate efficiently.

In every language there are shortcuts & key words that allow you to understand & make yourself understood in that language. that’s how I am able to speak 7 languages.

belle frasi complimenti, ma per favore, boicottate google traduttore, è osceno e non promuove certo l’apprendimento delle lingue!

belle frasi complimenti, ma per favore, boicottate google traduttore, è osceno e non promuove certo l’apprendimento delle lingue!

belle frasi complimenti, ma per favore, boicottate google traduttore, è osceno e non promuove certo l’apprendimento delle lingue!

wonderful… I’ll share them with my students. Thx a million.

wonderful… I’ll share them with my students. Thx a million.

“LEARNING GIVES CREATIVITY,

CREATIVITY LEAD TO THINKING,

THINKING PROVIDES KNOWLEDGE,

KNOWLEDGE MAKE YOU A GREAT PERSON………………”

“LEARNING GIVES CREATIVITY,

CREATIVITY LEAD TO THINKING,

THINKING PROVIDES KNOWLEDGE,

KNOWLEDGE MAKE YOU A GREAT PERSON………………”

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