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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on friendship, language, meaning, and words

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry B. Eyring on beginning, blessings, books, exercise, experience, faith, gifts, god, gratitude, inspiration, language, memory, mind, prayer, privacy, spirit, and time

You could have an experience with the gift of the Holy Ghost today. You could begin a private prayer with thanks. You could start to count your blessings, and then pause for a moment. If you exercise faith, and with the gift of the Holy Ghost, you will find that memories of other blessings will flood into your mind. If you begin to express gratitude for each of them, your prayer may take a little longer than usual. Remembrance will come. And so will gratitude. You could try the same thing as you write an entry in your book of remembrance. The Holy Ghost has helped with that since the beginning of time. You remember in the record of Moses it says: "And a book of remembrance was kept, in the which was recorded, in the language of Adam, for it was given unto as many as called upon God to write by the spirit of inspiration." (Moses 6:5.)

Henry B. Eyring (1933 -)

Source: Ensign, November, 1989, pg. 13, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Hans Hinrich Wendt on divinity, emotion, failure, heart, language, music, soul, and words

When words fail to express the exalted sentiments and finer emotions of the human heart, music becomes the sublimated language of the soul, the divine instrumentality for its higher utterance.

Hans Hinrich Wendt (1853 - 1928)

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A Quote by Hamet Doerr on belief, friendship, good, language, nationality, and separation

Don Ricardo Evertom, said the priest, has left footprints in this soil that neither rain nor wind can scrap away. Nationality and language do not separate friends. . . . It makes no difference what a man believes if he is a good person.

Hamet Doerr

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on danger, death, language, literature, and poetry

The cliché is dead poetry. English, being the language of an imaginative race, abounds in clichés, so that English literature is always in danger of being poisoned by its own secretions.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by George Polyá on familiarity, language, order, understanding, and words

In order to translate a sentence from English into French two things are necessary. First, we must understand thoroughly the English sentence. Second, we must be familiar with the forms of expression peculiar to the French language. The situation is very similar when we attempt to express in mathematical symbols a condition proposed in words. First, we must understand thoroughly the condition. Second, we must be familiar with the forms of mathematical expression.

George Polya

Source: How to Solve It. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1945.

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A Quote by George Orwell on chaos, improvement, language, politics, and starting

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language . . . one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on appearance, language, lies, murder, politics, and purity

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: Politics and the English Language, (1946)

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A Quote by George Orwell on clarity, enemies, insincerity, language, and words

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on clarity, enemies, insincerity, and language

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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