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A man who can speak two languages is worth two men.
At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
I would never use a long word, even, where a short one would answer the purpose.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
In certain...circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words...
It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
Franklin P. Jones
Language is by its very nature a communal thing...
Thomas Ernest Hulme
Language is the means of getting an idea from my brain into yours without surgery.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
The English language is nobody's special property.
The head cannot take in more than the seat can endure.
When words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom.