10 Inspirational Quotes for Language Learners

Everyone at TEFL Iberia is a language learner and every now and then we need a little inspiration. Anyone who has tried to learn a language can testify that it’s no easy task, so courtesy of the Voxy blog we present here 10 inspirational quotes to help any language learner. Try them with your students! They make interesting discussion points and you might even inspire them.

“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

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

The limits of my language are the limits of my world.”
-Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.”
-Sarah Caldwell

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”
-Chinese Proverb

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

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

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes