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Biography - Ferdinand de Saussure:

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

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



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le temps altère toutes choses ; il n’y a pas de raison pour que la langue échappe à cette loi universelle.

German
Die Zeit ändert alles; es gibt keinen Grund, warum die Sprache diesem allgemeinen Gesetz enthoben sein sollte.




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Quotes for: change


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Quotes about change:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.





Change alone is the constant.





They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.











Quotes for: time


Quotes

Quotes about time:


In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Time is a great master; it regulates things well.





It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.





Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.





What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.











Quotes for: Language


Quotes

Quotes for: Language


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.





The language of truth is simple.





Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.





Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.





The meaning of a word is its use in the language.





Language is a source of misunderstanding.











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Ferdinand de Saussure also said...


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





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.





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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