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Ferdinand de Saussure

Quote of Ferdinand de Saussure - It is often easier to discover...

Biography - Ferdinand de Saussure:

Swiss linguist and semiotician.
Born: 1857 - Died: 1913
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Switzerland

It is often easier to discover a truth than to assign to it its proper place.





(French, German)

Il est souvent plus aisé de découvrir une vérité que de lui assigner la place qui lui revient.

Es es ist oft leichter, eine Wahrheit zu entdecken, als ihr den gehörigen Platz anzuweisen.

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Quotes for: truth


Quotes for: truth

Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Love truth, but pardon error.

The language of truth is simple.

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.


Ferdinand de Saussure also said...

Language can also be compared with a sheet of paper: thought is the front and the sound the back; one cannot cut the front with out cutting the back at the same time; likewise in language, one can neither divide sound from thought nor thought from sound;

Speech has both an individual and a social side, and we cannot conceive of one without the other.

Language is a system of signs that express ideas.

Time changes all things; there is no reason why language should escape this universal law.

Language is a system whose parts can and must all be considered in their synchronic solidarity.

The value of just any term is accordingly determined by its environment.

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