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Ferdinand de Saussure

Quote of Ferdinand de Saussure - Time changes all things; there...

Biography - Ferdinand de Saussure:

Swiss linguist and semiotician.
Born: 1857 - Died: 1913
Period:
1st century
1st century BC
Place of birth: Switzerland
Switzerland
Source: Course in General Linguistics

Quote

Time changes all things; there is no reason why language should escape this universal law."
Ferdinand de Saussure - Course in General Linguistics



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Translation

(French)


FrenchQuote
Le temps altère toutes choses ; il n’y a pas de raison pour que la langue échappe à cette loi universelle."
Ferdinand de Saussure - Cours de linguistique générale


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It takes a long time to become young."
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Sadness flies away on the wings of time."
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion."
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Quotes for: Language:



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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language."
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Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it."
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The meaning of a word is its use in the language."
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The language of friendship is not words but meanings."
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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;"
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An entire mythology is stored within our language."
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