5 Inspirational Quotes for English Language Learners

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Hero Asked on 25/03/2014 in international.
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[Tweet “”Language is the dress of thought.” ‒ Samuel Johnson “]

I like this quote a lot because it’s so visual. Imagine negative thoughts wearing dirty, black clothes and positive ones dressed in lovely, colourful silk. The way you present your thoughts is extremely important. If you’d like to come across as a nice person, you should learn how to speak nicely. In any language.

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[Tweet ““We breathe in our first language, and swim in our second.” ‒Adam Gopnik”]

It’s a nice one too. Of course, we need to learn our mother tongue if we are to succeed in life. However, for more fun, we can jump in the pool and learn a second or a third language. You can move more freely in water…

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[Tweet ““Change your language and you change your thoughts.” ‒ Karl Albrecht”]

While feelings tend to be the same regardless of the language we speak, you’ll be amazed to see how different your way of thinking becomes when you switch to a foreign language. Languages often express and interpret ideas in quite different ways.

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[Tweet ““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”]

“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

This is possibly the most famous quote of all. It’s easy to see how reaching out to people in their own language makes for a very good start to build relationships.

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[Tweet ““Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” ‒ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe”]

One must agree with Goethe. I have developed a much greater understanding and appreciation of my mother tongue since I learnt how to speak some other languages. While learning a foreign language, you also learn how your own language works as opposed to the foreign one.

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Promoter Answered on 25/03/2014.

Brilliant selection of quotes Mel. The cream of the crop! Nadia

on 25/03/2014.

Thanks a bunch, Nadia 🙂

on 25/03/2014.

Thanks a lot, very motivational!

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