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The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
In the history of human inquiry, philosophy has the place of the initial central sun, seminal and tumultuous; from time to time it ...
To anyone who still feels that there must be an identity of logical form between language and reality, I can only plead that the c ...
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
The traveller, however virginal and enthusiastic, does not enjoy an unbroken ecstasy. He has periods of gloom, periods when he ask ...
Thou art my life, my love, my heart,
The very eyes of me:
And hast command of every part
To live and die for thee.
Language is simply alive, like an organism. We all tell each other this, in fact, when we speak of living languages, and I think w ...
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudd ...
All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually re ...
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