Quoteland.com Home Topics Resources Groups
Education FAQs Site Info Contact Us About the Authors
RATE A QUOTE
Bookmark and Share
Language
BooksBooks about Language
Engrave a QuoteClick this icon to engrave the quote on mugs, bookmarks, t-shirts and much more
Bad                     Good
Thomas Babington Macaulay
View all quotes from this author
Engrave this Quote Language, the machine of the poet, is best fitted for his purpose in its rudest state. Nations, like individuals, first perceive, and then abstract. They advance from particular images to general terms. Hence the vocabulary of an enlightened society is philosophical, that of a half-civilized people is poetical.
-Thomas Babington Macaulay Tell a Friend


 


Copyright © 1997-2001 Quoteland.com, Inc., all rights reserved unless otherwise noted.  

 
Quoteland would like to thank Quotations Book for its extensive contribution to our database
Follow Quoteland on twitter: