The meaning of a word is its use in the language.[Die Bedeutung eines Wortes ist sein Gebrauch in der Sprache.]
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.[Die Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt.]
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
Speech, originally, was the device whereby Man learned, imperfectly, to transmit the thoughts and emotions of his mind. By setting up arbitrary sounds and combinations of sounds to represent certain mental nuances, he developed a method of communication – but one which in its clumsiness and thick-thumbed inadequacy degenerated all the delicacy of the mind into gross and gutteral signaling.
Never had he felt the joy of the word more sweetly, never had he known so clearly that Eros dwells in language.
Language is originally and essentially nothing but a system of signs or symbols, which denote real occurrences, or their echo In the human soul.