No one was ever scolded out of their sins.
The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl.
The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.
An epigram is but a feeble thing – With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting.
Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.
Any psychology of sign systems will be part of social psychology – that is to say, will be exclusively social; it will involve the same psychology as is applicable in the case of languages.
It is only since linguistics has become more aware of its object of study, i.e. perceives the whole extent of it, that it is evident that this science can make a contribution to a range of studies that will be of interest to almost anyone.
God made the country, and man made the town.
It is useful to the historian, among others, to be able to see the commonest forms of different phenomena, whether phonetic, morphological or other, and how language lives, carries on and changes over time.