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16 Inspirational Quotes About Language

  |   CultureShocks Blog

Languages put our worlds in focus, give structure to our thoughts and help us to communicate with the people around us. They are fluid concepts, built from our heritage, our people and our interactions with the world, growing and changing to keep up with the modern day whilst reminding us of our past. These quotes are just some of the many amazing ways we can appreciate the depth, variety and power of understanding language and the people behind it.

 

“Our language is the reflection of ourselves.

A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers” by Cesar Chavez.

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

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

Everybody smiles in the same language by George Carlin.

 

Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation” by Jalaluddin Rumi.

The art of communication is the language of leadership” by James Humes.

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

 

The difference between the almost right word and the right word

is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning” by Mark Twain.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.

If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart” by Nelson Mandela.

 

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed,

but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied.

Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation” by Noam Chomsky.

 

If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something,

it seems to me you should use their language, the language in which they think” by David Ogilvy.

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow

by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Language is the road map of a culture.

It tells you where its people come from and where they are going” by Rita Mae Brown.

 

Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom” by Roger Bacon.

French is the language that turns dirt into romance” by Stephen King.

 

The limits of my language means the limits of my world” by Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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19 Insightful Quotes About Culture

  |   CultureShocks Blog

Every country, every community are strongly tied together by an intricate tapestry of individual values, norms and a specific history, so to understand their culture is to understand them. Speaking to a person in a way which is sensitive to their own distinct, unique culture enables a brand to not only elicit the intended emotional response through branded communications, but also shows that the brand can be trusted to understand their consumer.

Culture and its impact on the communities it was born of is a beautiful, multifaceted entity which gives strength, identity and purpose to its people, and these culture quotes explore the reasons why we emphasise obtaining a true insight into the cultures we help brands to speak to.

 

culture quote - Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear, their table-talk, gossip, controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization.

“Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models,

the books they read and the speeches they hear” by Walter Lippmann.

culture quote - the beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people

“The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.”

culture quotes - culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs

“Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs” by Thomas Wolfe.

culture quote - strength lies in differences not in similarities

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” by Stephen R. Covey.

culture quote - Never judge someone By the way he looks Or a book by the way it's covered; For inside those tattered pages, There's a lot to be discovered

“Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered;
For inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered” by Stephen Cosgrove.

culture quote - One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be,

rather than being yourself” by Shannon L. Alder.

culture quote The crucial differences which distinguish human societies and human beings are not biological. They are cultural.

“The crucial differences which distinguish human societies and human beings

are not biological. They are cultural.” by Ruth Benedict.

culture quote - “Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.

“Cultural differences should not separate us from each other,

but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity” by Robert Alan.

culture quote - You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture.

Just get people to stop reading them.” by Ray Bradbury.

culture quote - Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.

“Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.” by Malcolm Bradbury.

culture quote - No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people” by Mahatma Gandhi.

culture quote - We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race."

We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin,

but we all belong to one human race” by Kofi Annan.

culture quote - “Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.”

“Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore
never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a
most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.” by John Hume.

culture quote - Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.

“Every man’s ability may be strengthened or increased by culture” by John Abbot.

culture quote - If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.   

If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it” by Johan Huizinga.

cultural quote - Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.

“Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm.

But try to march together with men of different languages,

remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.” by  Hélder Câmara.

culture quote - Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of.

“Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds.

The most powerful ones are those we can’t even describe, aren’t even aware of” by Ellen Goodman.

culture quote - Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

“Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle.

This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future” by Albert Camus.

culture quote - We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own.

For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent,

but which were given to us by our society” by Alam W. Watts.

 

When we become the transcreation partner of a brand, we ensure that all our services have deep roots in the culture of each target market. Our project managers connect with a network of in-house language specialists who become their trusted knowledge-base to ensure all assets are produced with a true understanding of the market’s consumer mindset.

Find out more about our transcreation and languages services here.

 

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