Speech has both an individual and a social side, and we cannot conceive of one without the other.
Everyone, left to his own devices, forms an idea about what goes on in language which is very far from the truth.
The truths that matter most to us come always half spoken.- Baltasar Gracián
Cunning grows in deceit at seeing itself discovered, and tries to deceive with truth itsel- Baltasar Gracián
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.- Ernest Hemingway
The first casualty when war comes is truth.- Hiram Johnson
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.- Oscar Wilde
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|Birth:||26th November, 1857|
|Death:||22nd February, 1913|
Ferdinand de Saussure was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He was a Swiss linguist and semiotician whose ideas laid a foundation for many significant developments both in linguistics and semiology in the 20th century. He was awarded his doctorate at Leipzig in 1880, taught at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris from 1881 to 1891, and taught subsequently at Geneva for the remainder of his career. He is widely considered one of the fathers of 20th-century linguistics and one of two major fathers of semiotics/semiology.
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