motivational quotes language learning

Ask most people what new thing they would like to learn, learning a language will be top of the list. Desire, however, is one thing, finding the motivation to start is another.

Even after starting, as a French language learner myself, I can tell you that there would be times when you would feel you’ve hit a brick-wall, with little or no more room for improvement.

However, considering the many benefits of being a polyglot, such as career enhancement; potential to travel the world; building self-esteem etc. it’s important to stay motivated, and I have curated 15 quotes to help you do just that.

Motivational Quotes for language learning

“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

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

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.”
Flora Lewis

“Learn a language, and you’ll avoid a war.”
Arab Proverb

“The conquest of learning is achieved through the knowledge of languages.”
Roger Bacon

“With languages, you’re at home anywhere.”
Edward De Waal

“A Different language is a different vision of life.”
Federico Fellini

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

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club – the community of speakers of that language.”
Frank Smith

“Change your language, change your thoughts.”
Karl Albrecht

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

“The most intimate temper of a people, its deepest soul, is above all in its language.”
Jules Michelet 

“We should learn languages because language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly.”
Kato Lomb


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