|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Language is always wise.|
|Articulate words are a harsh clamor and dissonance. When man arrives at his highest perfection, he will again be dumb! for I suppose he was dumb at the Creation, and must go around an entire circle in order to return to that blessed state.|
Hawthorne.American Note-Books, April, 1841.
|Language,human language,after all, is but little better than the croak and cackle of fowls and other utterances of brute nature,sometimes not so adequate.|
Hawthorne.American Note-Books, July 14, 1850.
|Every language is a temple in which the soul of those who speak it is enshrined.|
Holmes.The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. II.
|Language!the blood of the soul, Sir, into which our thoughts run and out of which they grow.|
Holmes.The Professor of the Breakfast Table, Chap. II.
|Language is the picture and counterpart of thought.|
Mark Hopkins.Address, delivered at the dedication of Williston Seminary, Dec. 1, 1841.