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A Quote by George Herbert on language

The eyes have one language everywhere.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

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A Quote by George Hart on ability, language, order, possibility, simplicity, study, and thought

A little studied, but essential aspect of human natural-language production is the ability to form concise descriptive expressions. . . . A very simple model of sentence production involves two steps: first one has a thought, and then a sentence is chosen out of an infinite number of possibilities which expresses the thought. For example, a formal semantic model can be given in which the same "thought" (an expression in first-order predicate calculus) is expressed by the following four sentences: I see the big red thing I see the thing that both big and red It is the thing which is red and which is big I see What I here and now see is the thing which is big and not small and that is either round or not round and which has the property of being red.

George Hart

Source: Minimum Information Estimation of Structure, Ph.d., MIT, 1987

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A Quote by George Eliot on language, simplicity, and words

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Carlin on airplanes, humor, and language

What does it mean to pre-board?  Do you get on before you get on?

George Carlin

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on children, impossibility, language, and respect

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. . . . It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth, without making some other Englishman despise him.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Pygmalion (1912)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on language, life, and rest

In mathematical analysis we call x the undetermined part of line a: the rest we don't call y, as we do in common life, but a-x. Hence mathematical language has great advantages over the common language.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on language, poetry, and reading

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on future, language, poetry, and speech

Poetry is one of the destinies of speech. . . . One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on beauty, existence, kindness, and language

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on language, prayer, and soul

Prayer is not asking. It is a language of the soul.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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