Inspiring Quotes to Learn A Language

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Are you learning a language and want some motivation to keep on learning? Here’re some inspiring quotes to remind you how languages will open your mind and make your life more meaningful. Read on:
你正在学习一门语言吗?你想得到坚持学习该语言的动力吗?以下是一些激发灵感的语录,来提醒你学习语言是怎样开阔视野、怎样使生活更有意义的。

“It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.” -Michael Gove”
“学习语言确实使人更聪明。因为语言的学习使得大脑中的神经网络加以强化。”——迈克尔 戈夫

“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
“当和人交谈的时候,以一种他懂的语言与之交流,他便会记在脑海里:若是用他自己的语言和他交流,他将铭记于心。”——纳尔逊 曼德拉

“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” – Charlemagne
“掌握另一门语言就是拥有第二个灵魂。”——查理曼大帝

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“那些对外语一窍不通的人,不能真正的认识自己。”——约翰 沃尔夫冈 冯 歌德

“The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.” -Victor Hugo
“那些不懂得其他语言的人们,除非他们是天才,否则必然在他们的观点中存在不足。”——维克多雨果

“The conquest of learning is achieved through the knowledge of languages.” – Roger Bacon, The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon
“学习的征服是通过语言知识实现的。”——罗吉尔 培根 选自其著作

“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” – Geoffrey Willans
“你绝不可能精通一种语言,直到你至少学习第二种语言。”——杰弗里 威廉斯

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” – Frank Smith
“第一门语言置你于生命的长廊中,第二门语言帮你打开沿途的各个大门。”——弗兰克 史密斯

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
“我的语言的局限,就是看世界的盲点。”——路德维希 维特根斯坦

“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.” – Rita Mae Brown
“语言即有关文化的一份路线图,告诉你人们从哪里来,将要去何方。”——丽塔 梅 布朗

“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“语言是灵魂之血,在思想中流淌,在成长中渗出。”——奥利弗 温戴尔 河马

“With languages, you can move from one social situation to another. With languages, you are at home anywhere.” – Edmund de Waal, The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss
“通过语言,你可以从一个社会地位跳到另一个。通过语言,你可以到处安家。”——艾德蒙大瓦尔,《琥珀色眼睛的兔子:一个家庭的世纪艺术和损失》

“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
“学你所能学的,在任何你所能学的时间,问你任何你能学习的对象。终将有那么个时刻,你对你的所作所为心存感激。”——萨拉 考德威尔

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb
“一技在手,天下任我走。”——中国谚语

“I wanted to learn a few foreign languages, and therefore I had to go abroad.” – Ella Maillart
“我想学习几门外语,所以我必须出国。”——艾拉 玛亚尔 (via:Chinadaily)

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