"Cĕlhe - halăh huralĕ. Cĕlhemĕr pĕtmesĕr, epir pĕtmestpĕr. Cĕlhe purripe, cĕlhemĕre syhlasa upranipe, juratnipe, hiseplenipe, şyrnipe, kalanipe halăhămăr ta purănĕ, văl pĕtmĕ, jut halăha juhsa anmĕ, şuhalmĕ."
— Vuk St. Karadzic, Serbi cĕlheşi.
"Language is guardian of a nation. As long as the language exists, as long as we keep it, love it, and respect it, as long as we write in it and speak it; the nation exists as well, and it doesn't flow over into another one, nor it will disappear."
— Vuk St. Karadzic, Serbian linguist.