At my father’s request I took up the study of law at the University of Zurich In 1863.
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
In general, the philological movement opened up countless sources relevant to linguistic issues, treating them in quite a different spirit from traditional grammar; for instance, the study of inscriptions and their language. But not yet in the spirit of linguistics.
A linguistic system is a series of differences of sound combined with a series of differences of ideas.
It is one of the aims of linguistics to define itself, to recognise what belongs within its domain. In those cases where it relies upon psychology, it will do so indirectly, remaining independent.
Within speech, words are subject to a kind of relation that is independent of the first and based on their linkage: these are syntagmatic relations, of which I have spoken.
Racism is if there are spectators or, outside the field of play, there are movements to discrimination, but, on the field of play, I deny that there is racism.
True humility is contentment.
I left for Petersburg in August, 1871 and stayed there until 1879.