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:

“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”

“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.” – Charlemagne

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

“The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.” -Victor Hugo

“The conquest of learning is achieved through the knowledge of languages.” – Roger Bacon, The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I wanted to learn a few foreign languages, and therefore I had to go abroad.” – Ella Maillart

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