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16 Language Learning Quotes for Language Learners

Although learning a language have many benefits, sometimes this is not enough to keep you motivated. Learning a new language, in fact, is hard and time consuming, which can discourage you from keeping studying. When the lack of motivation invades you, inspirational language learning quotes come into play. They can help you recover the motivation you have lost.

Here, you will find 16 of the most popular language learning quotes to keep you motivated. Keep them close so you can read them when you feel deflated.

16 Most Popular Languages Learning Quotes

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein
A picture of Monument Valley with one of the language learning quotes
Monument Valley, AZ, USA

Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.

 Rita Mae Brown

To have another language is to possess a second soul.

Charlemagne
A picture of Zaragoza with one of the language learning quotes
Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.

Benjamin Lee Whorf

A different language is a different vision o life.

Federico Fellini
A picture of Badalona beach with one of the language learning quotes
Badalona (Barcelona), Cataluña, Spain

The more languages you know, the more you are human. 

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

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

Frank Smith
A picture of some mountain peaks with of of the language learning quotes
Mt. Evans, CO, USA 

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

With languages you are at home anywhere.

Edmun De Waal
A picture of Sitges beach with one of the language learning quotes
Sitges (Barcelona), Cataluña, Spain

Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club – the community of speakers of that language.  

Frank Smith

Change your language and you change your thoughts.

Karl Abercht
Glacier National Park, MT, USA

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

Flora Lewis

Learning another language is like becoming another person.

Haruki Murakami
A picture of the Riscos de Tavertet with one of the language learning quotes
Riscos Tavertet, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.

Geoffrey Willans

The more languages you know, the more you are human.

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Montjuic Barcelona Language learning quotes
Montjuïc, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, these language learning quotes can keep you focused and give you extra motivation during your language learning journey. And who knows, they may also inspire you to start practicing a new language, such as Spanish.

If you are interested in practicing Spanish then, you may find our online Spanish classes helpful. With these classes, you will practice your speaking and listening skills with a native speaker from Spain.

Now, I would love to hear from you. Which is your favorite quote? Do you know any more quotes?

Please, let us know in the comment section below.


Hola and hi, I am Inés and I am the author of all the posts in the ConvoSpanish blog. My goal is to offer free content for people to practice their Spanish. Creating and maintaining the blog takes a lot of my free time however, due to my love of sharing Spanish with you, I will keep adding and updating the content in the blog. If you like the content of this post and believe that it helps you, please consider donating. I need coffee to keep me going while creating the posts. Aren´t they worth at least a cup of coffee? 😛 Any amount is appreciated. Donations will be used to support the free blog.


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