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If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things. - Confucius

To have another language is to possess a second soul. - Charlemagne

He attempts to use language which he does not know. [La., Negatas artifex sequi voces] - Persius [Aulus Persius Flaccus]

Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. - Christian Nestell Bovee

The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but still 'tis nonsense. - Benjamin Franklin

As a poet there is only one political duty, and that is to defend one's language against corruption. When it is corrupted, people lose faith in what they hear and this leads to violence. - Wystan Hugh Auden

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. - Albert Einstein

The language of truth is unadorned and always simple. [La., Veritatis absolutus sermo ac semper est simplex] - Ammianus Marcellinus

The chief merit of language is clearness, and we know that nothing detracts so much from this as do unfamiliar terms. - Claudius Galen [Galenus]