Wilhelm von Humboldt Quote

Words well up freely from the breast, without necessity or intent, and there may well have been no wandering horde in any desert that did not already have its own songs. For man, as a species, is a singing creature, though the notes, in his case, are also coupled with thought.


On Language (1836), trans. Peter Heath (1988)

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Words well up freely from the breast, without necessity or intent, and there may well have been no wandering horde in any desert that did not already ...

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Words well up freely from the breast, without necessity or intent, and there may well have been no wandering horde in any desert that did not already ...

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Words well up freely from the breast, without necessity or intent, and there may well have been no wandering horde in any desert that did not already ...

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Words well up freely from the breast, without necessity or intent, and there may well have been no wandering horde in any desert that did not already ...