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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on anxiety, language, and lies

When you're lying awake with a dismal headache, and repose is taboo'd by anxiety, I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in, without impropriety.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

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A Quote by Sandra Bartky on body, language, and women

Women's body language speaks eloquently, though silently, of her subordinate status in a hierarchy of gender.

Sandra Bartky

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on future, language, mind, past, and weapons

Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on future, language, mind, past, and weapons

Language is the armoury of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on language, quotations, and stability

Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Dictionary of the English Language, Preface

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on language, mind, thought, and time

Language is the dress of thought; every time you talk your mind is on parade.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on language, losing, and nations

I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Sam Rayburn on language

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

Sam Rayburn (1882 - 1961)

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A Quote by Rudolph Carnap on certainty, change, conflict, experience, kindness, language, logic, mathematics, physics, radicals, revolution, rules, science, truth, and value

I should make a distinction between two kinds of readjustment in the case of a conflict with experience, namely, between a change in the language, and a mere change in or addition of, a truth-value ascribed to an indeterminate statement (i.e. a statement whose truth value is not fixed by the rules of language, say by the postulates of logic, mathematics and physics). A change of the first kind constitutes a radical alteration, sometimes a revolution, and it occurs only at certain historically decisive points in the development of science. On the other hand, changes of the second kind occur every minute. A change of the first kind constitutes, strictly speaking, a transition from a language Ln into a new language Ln+1.

Rudolph Carnap

Source: "Replies and Systematic Expositions," Schlipp, The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap [Carnap63], p921

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A Quote by Rudolf Steiner on beginning, language, meaning, nature, secrets, and soul

All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature.

Rudolf Steiner

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