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A Quote by unknown on language and reality

"Reality" is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes.

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A Quote by John Shepler on abuse, beauty, books, jealousy, language, love, lovers, marriage, passion, poetry, and unity

In the 1600's, a language of flowers developed in Constantinople and in the poetry of Persia. Charles II introduced the Persian poetry to Europe, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu brought the flower language from Turkey to England in 1716. It spread to France and became a handbook of 800 floral messages known as the Book Le Language des Fleurs. Lovers exchanged messages as they gave each other selected flowers or bouquets. A full red rose meant beauty. Red and white mean unity. Crocus said "abuse not", while a white rosebud warns that one is too young for love. Yellow roses were for jealousy, yellow iris for passion, filbert for reconciliation and ivy for marriage.

John Shepler

Source: Valentine's Day Love Traditions, johnshepler.com

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A Quote by unknown on language and laughter

Laughter translates into any language.

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on judgment, language, and poets

Yeats was the greatest poet of our times . . . certainly the greatest in this language, and so far as I am able to judge, in any language.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on emptiness, language, seasons, and words

Last season's fruit is eaten And the fullfed beast shall kick the empty pail. For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Little Gidding

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on christ, colors, god, jesus, jokes, language, vulgarity, and words

How you speak and the words you use tell much about the image you choose to portray. Use language to build and uplift those around you. Profane, vulgar, or crude language and inappropriate or off-color jokes are offensive to the Lord. Never misuse the name of God or Jesus Christ. The Lord said, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain" (Ex. 20:7).

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: Friend December, 1990, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on journeys, language, life, perfection, simplicity, sincerity, and spirit

Gracias, danke, merci - whatever language is spoken, "thank you" frequently expressed will cheer your spirit, broaden your friendships, and lift your lives to a higher pathway as you journey toward perfection. There is a simplicity - even a sincerity - when "thank you" is spoken.

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: Friend December, 1998, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on language, obstacles, patience, and perseverance

To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on existence, familiarity, language, writing, and youth

No instance exists of a person's writing two language perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Ted E. Brewerton on communication, darkness, ethics, language, speech, truth, and words

If we are not most careful with our thoughts and speech, the words we use will use us. Language has its own ethics, and one who communicates truth is like a bright light in the darkness.

Ted E. Brewerton (1925 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1983, p. 73., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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