Bilingual Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bilingual quotes, bilingual sayings, and bilingual proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Learning another language is not only learning for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.      

Flora Lewis

No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality.     

Edward Sapir

He who has two languages has two souls.     

Quintus Ennius

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

If you know two languages, the level of your intelligence is multiplied a hundredfold in other people's eyes.     

Bill Cosby

To have another language is to possess a second soul.     

Charlemagne

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.      

Frank Smith

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.     

Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle

A man who can speak two languages is worth two men.     

Napoleon Hill

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.     

Nelson Mandela