Celebrating International Translation Day: The Power of Language

You might say International Translation Day is our favorite day of the year. Established in 1953, this special day was created to honor the world’s translators and the important work they do in breaking down language barriers and encouraging communication across borders. This cause is near and dear to our hearts here at Smartling. We couldn’t be happier to have a day to recognize and thank the network of translators and language service providers who help our customers and businesses around the world speak to new and existing international audiences.

To celebrate International Translation Day, we’ve selected a few inspiring quotes that you can tweet out and spread the language love. Check them out in the post below, and see more in our latest eBook, “The Power of Language: Quotes from 10 Brilliant Minds Across Time and History.”

“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” – Charlemagne (Click to Tweet!)

“Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.” – Sir John Denham (Click to Tweet!)

“Language is the dress of thought.” – Samuel Johnson (Click to Tweet!)

“Without translation, we would be living in provinces bordering on silence.” – George Steiner (Click to Tweet!)

“Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it.” –Ludwig Wittgenstein (Click to Tweet!)

“Learn a new language and get a new soul.” –Czech Proverb (Click to Tweet!)

“Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” –Anthony Burgess (Click to Tweet!)


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