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Speech is the best show a man puts on.
— Benjamin Lee Whorf —

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.

— Benjamin Lee Whorf

We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, and ascribe significances as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in this way - an agreement that holds through our speech community and is codified in the patterns of our language.

— Benjamin Lee Whorf

The very natural tendency to use terms derived from traditional grammar like verb, noun, adjective, passive voice, in describing languages outside of Indo-European is fraught with grave possibilities of misunderstanding.

— Benjamin Lee Whorf

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