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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874–1965)
QUOTATION: The gift of a common tongue is a priceless inheritance and it may well some day become the foundation of a common citizenship.
ATTRIBUTION: Prime Minister WINSTON CHURCHILL, speech at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 6, 1943.—Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897–1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James, vol. 7, p. 6825 (1974).
SUBJECTS: English language