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Humor is a universal language. - Joel Goodman

Language is a virus from outer space. - William S Burroughs

The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

I'm a supporter of my free speech. - Howard Stern

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Francis Bacon

I am the Roman Emperor and am above grammar. - Emperor Sigismund

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. - Larry Wall

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. - Warren G Bennis

The English winter - ending in July, to recommence in August. - Lord Byron

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. - Leonard Bernstein

I respect a man who knows how to spell a word more than one way. - Mark Twain

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English. - Winston Churchill

The 3 fastest means of communication: Twitter; Telephone; Tell a woman. - Unknown

Civilization - a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures. - Malcolm Muggeridge

There are ways of singing in English that are not just the same as in French. - Coeur de Pirate

I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov

The first 40 years of life give us the text; the next 30 supply the commentary. - Arthur Schopenhauer

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. - Peter Drucker

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. - Sam Rayburn

Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character. - Johann Kasper Lavater

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

You don't really understand something unless you can communicate it in a simple way. - Albert Einstein

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

I never made a mistake in grammar but once in my life, and as soon as I done it. I seen it. - Carl Sandburg

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. - Franklin P Jones

Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world. - Noam Chomsky

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story. Worse than that, the character suffers from amnesia. - Jack Horner

The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor." - Hal Eaton

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right. - A. A. Milne

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. - Robert G Ingersoll

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

The best managers figure out how to get great outcomes by setting the appropriate context, rather than by trying to control their people. - Reed Hastings

More people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting. - Stephen Covey


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