Jargon – the practice of never calling a spade a spade when you might instead call it a manual earth-restructuring implement.

Bill Bryson in Mother Tongue

What’s another word for Thesaurus?

Steven Wright

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.

Samuel Johnson

Language is the dress of thought.

Samuel Johnson

He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Kunst and Alterthum

A different language is a different vision of life.

Federico Fellini

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

George Orwell

To know another’s language and not his culture is a very good way to make a fluent fool of yourself.

Winston Brembe