45 Language Learning Quotes For Linguists & Language Lovers

In an age of increasing globalization, the ability to speak multiple languages can not only open new doors but also have various other advantages. From broadening horizons to appreciating the beauty of other languages these inspirational language learning quotes will give you a much-needed morale boost and motivate you to never give up.

In this diverse and interconnected world, learning a foreign language adds a good amount of value to your CV. From students to employees, today, everyone is considering learning a second language because of its varied benefits.

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Although learning a new language can be fun because you get to discover new cultures, cuisines, people, and more, at the same time it can be very challenging and frustrating at times.

It is a complex and time-taking task that requires dedication, persistence, and hard work.

One of the main reasons why people fail to learn a foreign language is the lack of proper motivation. Getting discouraged while facing difficulties in learning a new language is quite natural.

But all you need is to stay optimistic, not give up, and keep trying harder to pursue the new language of your choice (be it French, German, Spanish, or any other).

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Whether you are a language enthusiast, a seasoned interpreter, or someone who has just started their linguistic journey, these best language learning quotes will inspire you, motivate you, and remind you of the importance of learning a new language.

Top 10 Language Learning Quotes

  1. “Learn a new language and get a new soul.” — Czech Proverb                                      

    Quotes About Language Learning
    Quotes About Language Learning
  2. “With languages, you are at home anywhere.” — Edmund De Waal
  3. “A different language is a different vision of life.” — Federico Fellini            

    Quotes For Learning Languages
    Quotes For Learning Languages
  4. “Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.” — Roger Bacon                             

    Language Learning Quotes
    Language Learning Quotes                                      
  5. “To have another language is to possess a second soul.” — Charlemagne                                          

    Learning A New Language Quotes
    Learning A New Language Quotes
  6. “You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” — Geoffrey Willans    

    Quotes About Language
    Quotes About Language
  7. “He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  8. “To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.” — Chinese Proverb
  9. “Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” — Flora Lewis
  10. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela

Best Language Quotes

  1. “Language is a metaphor for thought.”  —Unknown
  2. “Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery.” — Amy Chia
  3. “Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.” — William Gibson
  4. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” — Chinese Proverb
  5. “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein
  6. “New languages give you opportunities to shift your perspective on the world.” — Unknown
  7. “A language is difficult in inverse proportion to the strength of motivation for learning it.” — Reg Hindley
  8. “Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  9. “Speaking only the languages we already speak systematically limits our field of vision and perception.” — Unknown
  10. “A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.” — Gaston Bachelard
  11. “Language is the basis of our culture, and if we don’t learn another language, then people will lose a lot.” — Mr. Jayesh Ranade
  12. “Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.” — Rita Mae Brown
  13. “It is astonishing how much enjoyment one can get out of a Language that one understands imperfectly.” — Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve
  14. “One should connect language learning with either work or leisure. And not at the expense of them but to supplement them.” — Kató Lomb
  15. “Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club – the community of speakers of that language.” — Frank Smith

Famous Quotes About Language Learning 

  1. “Learn a language and you’ll avoid a war!” — Arab Proverb
  2. “A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.” — Bob Dylan
  3. “Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.” — Rumi
  4. “Change your language and you change your thoughts.” — Karl Albrecht
  5. “Learning another language is like becoming another person.” — Haruki Murakami
  6. “Learning a language? Speak it like you’re playing a video game.” — Marianna Pascal
  7. “The conquest of learning is achieved through the knowledge of Languages.” — Roger Bacon
  8. “Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.” — Benjamin Lee Whorf
  9. “The only normal way to begin speaking in a new language is to begin speaking badly.” — Greg Thomson
  10. “We should learn languages because language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly.” — Kato Lomb

Inspirational Quotes For Language Learners

  1. “A new language is a new life.” — Persian Proverb
  2. “If I am learning trough learning, I am through.” — John Wooden
  3. “The more languages you have, the more worlds you belong too.” — Marta Dziurosz
  4. “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” — Frank Smith
  5. “Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint.” — Gates Mcfadden
  6. “Language learning deserves special mention. It is, bar none, the best thing you can do to hone clear thinking. ” — Tim Ferriss
  7. “One should not aim at being possible to understand but at being impossible to misunderstand.” — Marcus Fabius Quintilian
  8. “Learning another language is not only learning different worlds for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” — Hora Lewis
  9. “The great enemy of foreign language learning is a sense of shame, an inability or unwillingness to become like a child again and let one’s inadequacies show.” — Herbert A. Simon
  10. “Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.” — Michael Gove


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