13 Insta-Ready Posts That Are Perfect For Language Learners And Polyglots

We all need a little inspiration in our lives. And let’s face it; multilingual people and language learners need a little boost sometimes.

So if you want some motivation, or you feel like sharing your love of languages on Instagram, we’ve prepared and designed a list of the ultimate quotes about languages for you to enjoy!

P.S. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @europelanguagejobs !

  1. Because each language has its own soul:

To have another language is to possess a second soul — Charlemagne

2. Because you don’t know how little you know about your native tongue, until you learn about another language:

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own — Johann Wolfgang von Goeth

3. Because how else would you truly map out a culture? :

Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going — Rita Mae Brown

4. Because languages are a matter of the heart as well as the mind:

If you speak to someone in a language he understands, it goes to his head. If you talk to someone in his own language, you can reach his heart — Nelson Mandela

5. Because languages make you feel limitless:

The limits of my language are the limits of my world — Ludwig Wittgenstein

6. Because your understanding of your native language is increased by learning a second language:

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two. ‒ Geoffrey Willans

7. Because more open doors = more opportunities:

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way. — Frank Smith

8. Because language is a gift you can take everywhere:

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

9. Because you don’t have to be perfect at a language to love it:

It is astonishing how much enjoyment one can get out of a language that one understands imperfectly. ― Basil Gildersleeve

10. Because the importance translation should never be underestimated:

Without translation, we would be living in the provinces bordering on silence — George Steiner

11. Because every bit of your language knowledge is valuable:

We should learn languages because language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly. ― Kató Lomb

12. Because beauty can be found in the words we speak:

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

13. Because speaking languages changes the world:

Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world — Rumi, Persian poet

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Did you find these quotes motivational? What quotes have helped you feel inspired? Let us know in the comments!

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Originally published at europelanguagecafe.com on July 27, 2016.