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" Yet nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words, they understand the ideas they stand for. "
The Welkening: A Three Dimensional Tale - Seite 107
von Gregory Spencer - 2010 - 413 Seiten
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Parochial Sermons, Band 1

John Henry Newman - 1843
...language, which is obviously absurd. Yet nothing is more common than for men to think that bocause they are familiar with words, they understand the ideas they stand for. Educated persons despise this fault in illiterate men who use hard words as if they comprehended them....
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Parochial and Plain sermons

John Henry Newman (card.) - 1875
...in a proposition the terms of which belong to some foreign language, which is obviously absurd. Yet nothing is more common than for men to think that...with words, they understand the ideas they stand for. Educated persons despise this fault in illiterate men who use hard words as if they comprehended them....
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Wit and Wisdom: A Public Affairs Miscellany

Colin Bingham - 1982 - 357 Seiten
...for bears to dance to, when all the time we are longing to move the stars to pity. GUSTAVE FLAUBERT Nothing is more common than for men to think that...with words they understand the ideas they stand for. CARDINAL NEWMAN The reader brings something with him to every act of reading. He brings his own experience...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 Seiten
...labour and laughter as a tired man looks at flies. GK Chesterton (1874-1936) British author Language Nothing is more common than for men to think that...with words they understand the ideas they stand for. Cardinal John Newman (1801-1890) English churchman, theologian One of the difficulties in the language...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 580 Seiten
...old philosophy tutor used to observe. Iris Murdoch, 1975, 'Monday' (first week), in A Word Child 5:41 Nothing is more common than for men to think that...words, they understand the ideas they stand for. John Henry Newman, quoted as an epigraph in Max Black (ed.), The Importance of Language (1962) 5:42 The...
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