Words hurt more than swords
In general, every country has the language it deserves.
Jorge Luis Borges
(August 24, 1899 - June 14, 1986)
For a large class of cases -- though not for all -- in which we employ the word ''meaning'' it can be defined thus: the meaning of a word is its use in the language.
(April 26, 1889 - )
Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
Benjamin Lee Whorf
(April 24, 1897 - July 26, 1941)
Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire.
The man who rows the boat seldom has time to rock it.
The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly
(November 14, 1889 - May 27, 1964)
The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor
George Bernard Shaw