The 5 Best Inspirational Language Quotes

Are you trying to learn a language, but need some inspiration? These 5 kernels of wisdom are sure to motivate!
February 4, 2015
The 5 Best Inspirational Language Quotes

Are you desperate to learn a language, or already taking on the challenge, but find it difficult to stay motivated? When your ultimate goal, language fluency, seems months or years away motivation becomes the most important factor during the long haul.

So here are five inspiring quotes to remind you that learning a foreign language is totally worth the effort. Being bilingual expands your opportunities in life, keeps your brain fit and broadens your perspective. It even gives you a special insight into your own mother tongue and the culture you take for granted. So don’t give up! Every new word is a milestone on your journey to mastering another language.

“He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

language quote Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”

– Ludwig Wittgenstein

language quote by Federico Fellini A different language is a different vision life

“A different language is a different vision of life.”

– Federico Fellini

Geoffrey Wiffans quote

“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.”

– Geoffrey Willans

Frank Smith language quote

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”

– Frank Smith

Illustrations by Claudia Egholm Castrone

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John-Erik Jordan
John-Erik was born in Los Angeles and grew up in a suburb named after Tarzan (yes, really). He's lived in Berlin since 2009 and has been Babbel Magazine's managing editor since 2015. Most of his free time is taken up by unhealthy obsessions with science fiction, tabletop games and the Dodgers.
John-Erik was born in Los Angeles and grew up in a suburb named after Tarzan (yes, really). He's lived in Berlin since 2009 and has been Babbel Magazine's managing editor since 2015. Most of his free time is taken up by unhealthy obsessions with science fiction, tabletop games and the Dodgers.

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