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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Language
 
Language is always wise.
        Emerson.—Education.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Language is the picture and counterpart of thought.
        Mark Hopkins.—Address, delivered at the dedication of Williston Seminary, Dec. 1, 1841.
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