Edward Sapir Quotes & Sayings

32 most famous Edward Sapir quotes and sayings (scientist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Edward Sapir Quotes
“Impatience translates itself into a desire to have something immediate done about it all, and, as is generally the case with impatience, resolves itself in the easiest way that lies ready to hand.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality.”
“English, once accepted as an international language, is no more secure than French has proved to be as the one and only accepted language of diplomacy or as Latin has proved to be as the international language of science.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“More and more, unsolicited gifts from without are likely to be received with unconscious resentment.”
“The modern mind tends to be more and more critical and analytical in spirit, hence it must devise for itself an engine of expression which is logically defensible at every point and which tends to correspond to the rigorous spirit of modern science.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“A common creation demands a common sacrifice, and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour of a constructed international language is the fact that it is equally foreign, or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“A common allegiance to form of expression that is identified with no single national unit is likely to prove one of the most potent symbols of the freedom of the human spirit that the world has yet known.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“The spirit of logical analysis should in practice blend with the practical pressure for the adoption of some form of international language, but it should not allow itself to be stampeded by it.”
Edward Sapir Quotes
“As a matter of fact, a national language which spreads beyond its own confines very quickly loses much of its original richness of content and is in no better case than a constructed language.”

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