Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A man who does not know a foreign language is ignorant of his own.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832)
[Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen.]

Nelson Mandela

“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 (1918 – 2013)

Quotes

“A man who does not know a foreign language is ignorant of his own.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832)
[Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen.]

“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 (1918 – 2013)

“To solve most of the major problems facing our country today will require every young person to learn more about other regions, cultures, and languages.” – Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State 2001-2005