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Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understoo
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"Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society"

- Edward Sapir

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This quote by Edward Sapir suggests that humans are greatly affected by the language they use to interact. Language is not only a tool for expressing our thoughts as well as sensations, but it likewise forms our perception of the world. We are not only influenced by the physical world around us, however likewise by the language we make use of to interact with it. Language can be seen as a filter through which we interpret the world, as well as it can form our understanding of truth. Sapir's quote indicates that language is an effective device that can shape our understanding of the world and our location in it. It is very important to acknowledge the impact of language on our lives, as it can have a profound result on our ideas, sensations, and also activities.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by Edward Sapir between January 26, 1884 and February 4, 1939. He/she was a famous Scientist from USA. The author also have 30 other quotes.

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