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"And don't confound the language of the nation With long-tailed words in osity and ation." - John Hookham Frere

"And don't confound the language of the nation With long-tailed words in osity and ation." - John Hookham Frere

"The rest of my life belongs to my culture, my language, my God and my nation." - Eugene Terre'Blanche

"Our culture, language, history, and values are vital to uniting us as a nation." - Bobby Jindal

"Tell me how much a nation knows about its own language, and I will tell you how much that nation knows about its own identity." - John Ciardi

"Art is a universal language and through it each nation makes its own unique contribution to the culture of mankind." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"A people without a language of its own is only half a nation. A nation should guard its language more than its territories, 'tis a surer barrier and a more important frontier than mountain or river." - Thomas Davis

"America is not a nation of separation. All our citizens are Americans. The common denominator is our language. Our language is English. The glue that binds generation after generation is both our Constitution and our English language." - James Traficant

"Language is the spiritual exhalation of the nation." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"Know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity...[For] we are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth." - Barack Obama

"A people without a language of its own, is only half a nation." - Thomas Davis

"America is destined to be peopled by one nation, speaking one language, professing one general system of religious and political principles, and accustomed to one general tenor of social usages and customs." - John Adams

"Before the rise of the nation-state, between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, the world was mostly tribal. Tribes were united by language, religion, blood, and belief. They feared other tribes and often warred against them." - Robert Reich

"I believe that our Great Maker is preparing the world, in His own good time, to become one nation, speaking one language, and when armies and navies will be no longer required." - Ulysses S Grant

"Uncontrolled immigration threatens to deconstruct the nation we grew up in and convert America into a conglomeration of peoples with almost nothing in common - not history, heroes, language, culture, faith, or ancestors. Balkanization beckons." - Pat Buchanan

"I believe that our Great Maker is preparing the world in His own good time to become one nation, speaking one language, when armies and navies will no longer be required." - Ulysses S Grant

"It always trips me out that America, the most powerful and magnificent nation in the history of the world, whose might was built by immigrants from all over the world, only speaks one language." - Cheech Marin

"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom." - Bible

"I believe it is our values and our ideals that ultimately bind us together as a nation. But it is the English language which serves as the means by which we can communicate these values to those around us. Our common language, English, is that which unites us." - Asa Hutchinson

"Woe to that nation whose literature is disturbed by the intervention of power. Because that is not just a violation against "freedom of print", it is the closing down of the heart of the nation, a slashing to pieces of its memory. The nation ceases to be mindful of itself, it is deprived of its spiritual unity, and despite a supposedly common language, compatriots suddenly cease to understand one another" - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Language is memory and metaphor." - Storm Jameson

"I love language, and I love the failure of language." - Nate Lowman

"Africa is one continent, one people, and one nation. The notion that in order to have a nation it is necessary for there to be a common language, a common territory and common culture has failed to stand the test of time or the scrutiny of scientific definition of objective reality... The community of economic life is the major feature within a nation, and it is the economy which holds together the people living in a territory. It is on this basis that the new Africans recognise themselves as potentially one nation, whose dominion is the entire African continent." - Kwame Nkrumah

"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language." - Gaston Bachelard

"Each man is contained and constrained, on entering social life, to fit his own life in, just as he fits his words and thoughts into a language that was formed without and before him and which is impervious to his power. Entering the game, as it were, whether of belonging to a nation or of using a language, a man enters arrangements which it does not fall to him to determine, but only to learn and respect the rules." - Alain Finkielkraut

"in order to confer their lost Nationality upon exiled Jews , the British with the help of the League of Nations began to rehabilitate the old Hebrew country, Palestine, with its long lost children. The Jews had maintained their race, religion, culture and language; and all they wanted was their natural territory to complete their Nationality. The reconstruction of the Hebrew Nation on Palestine is just an affirmation of the fact that Country, Race, Religion, Culture and Language must exist unequivocally together to form the Nation idea." - M. S. Golwalkar

"Perhaps no man is an island, but every man and woman is a nation unto herself. I actually had to look up the definition of "nation"; this is how awkward my relation is to this concept. And it is defined as, "a large aggregate of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory." Perhaps if you replace "descent" with "dissent" the definition becomes more meaningful." - Sabina Murray

"This nation loves singing and loves acting." - Kate Smith

"It made and preserves us a nation." - George Pope Morris

"Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation - at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers." - Barack Obama

"People in Israel would write in a high register, they wouldn't write colloquial speech. I do a special take on colloquial speech. When I started writing, I thought [the language] was telling the story of this country: old people in a young nation, very religious, very conservative, very tight-assed, but also very anarchistic, very open-minded. It's all in the language, and that's one thing that doesn't translate." - Etgar Keret

"Independence is a complex word in a foreign tongue. To resist occupation, whether you're a nation or merely a woman, you must understand the language of your enemy. Conquest and liberation and democrac and divorce are words that mean squat, basically, when you have hungry children and clothes to get out on the line and it looks like rain." - Barbara Kingsolver

"India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system." - Abdul Kalam

"India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system." - A P J Abdul Kalam

"Poetry transcends the nation-state. Poetry transcends government. It brings the traditional concept of power to its knees. I have always believed poetry to be an eternal conversation in which the ancient poets remain contemporary, a conversation inviting us into other languages and cultures even as poetry transcends language and culture, returning us again and again to primal rhythms and sounds." - Sam Hamill

"Neither an enlightened philosophy, nor all the political wisdom of Rome, nor even the faith and virtue of the Christians availed against the incorrigible tradition of antiquity. Something was wanted, beyond all the gifts of reflection and experience - a faculty of self government and self control, developed like its language in the fibre of a nation, and growing with its growth." - Lord Acton

"Historically and culturally, New York City and our entire nation simply would not be the same without the infusion of Asian traditions. Whether it is food, art, language or any other facet of cultural life, Asian Americans have made our city and our country stronger and richer." - Nydia Velazquez

"In grade school I was taught that the United States is a melting pot. People from all over the world come here for freedom and to pursue a better life. They arrive with next to nothing, work incredibly hard, learn a new language and new customs, and in a generation they become an integral part of our amazing nation." - Jeff Hawkins

".. free and responsible development of the individual, so that he may place his powers freely and gladly in the service of all mankind. There is no room in this for the divinization of a nation, of a class, let alone of an individual. Are we not all children of one father, as it is said in religious language?" - Albert Einstein

"How can diverse Americans become "one people"? I believe that one path is for us to pursue the study of the past that includes all of us, making all of us feel connected to one another as "we the people," working and living in a nation, founded and "dedicated" (to use Lincoln's language) to the "proposition" that "all men are created equal."" - Ronald Takaki

"And it is a singular truth that, though a man may shake off national habits, accent, manner of thinking, style of dress, - though he may become perfectly identified with another nation, and speak its language well, perhaps better than his own, - yet never can he succeed in changing his handwriting to a foreign style." - Benjamin Disraeli

"And it is a singular truth that, though a man may shake off national habits, accent, manner of thinking, style of dress,-though he may become perfectly identified with another nation, and speak its language well, perhaps better than his own,-yet never can he succeed in changing his handwriting to a foreign style." - Benjamin Disraeli

"The one and only substitute for experience which we have not ourselves had is art, literature. We have been given a miraculous faculty: Despite the differences of language, customs and social structure we are able to communicate life experience from one whole nation to another, to communicate a difficult national experience many decades long which the second of the two has never experienced." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Out of the chaos of post-Roman Dark Age Britain, the English had created the world's first nation-state: One king, one country, one church, one currency, one language and a single unified representative national administration. Never again in England would sovereignty descend to the merely regional level. Never again would the idea of England and the unity of England ever be challenged." - David Starkey

"No nation can survive without passing its heritage, language and, yes, faith to the next generation. A country must be built on something substantial and if the cultural elitists think it can be built on 'diversity,' that is a foundation of shifting sand." - Cal Thomas

"Will the American Southwest become a giant Kosovo, a part of the nation separated from the rest by language, ethnicity, history and culture, to be reabsorbed in all but name by Mexico from whom we took these lands in the time of Jackson and Polk?" - Pat Buchanan

"Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification" - Robert Smithson

"Language transcends us and yet we speak." - Maurice Merleau-Ponty

"Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification." - Robert Smithson

"The nation was founded and "dedicated," to use Lincoln's language in the "Gettysburg Address," to equality as a "self-evident truth." But this very principle of equality, as Lincoln also noted, was a "proposition." To make it a reality remained "the unfinished work" of Americans." - Ronald Takaki

"As mankind grew obsessed with its hours, the sorrow of lost time became a permanent hole in the human heart. People fretted over missed chances, over inefficient days; they worried constantly about how long they would live, because counting life's moments had led, inevitably, to counting them down. Soon, in every nation and in every language, time became the most precious commodity." - Mitch Albom

"As mankind grew obsessed with its hours, the sorrow of lost time became a permanent hole in the human heart. People fretted over missed chances, over inefficient days; they worried constantly about how long they would live, because counting life's moments had led, inevitably, to counting them down. Soon, in every nation and in every language, time became the most precious commodity." - Mitch Albom

"Though representatives of many ethnic groups came together in the United States, English became their common language. Apparently, this was a natural choice. One can imagine what would have happened if members of each nation moving to the U.S. had spoken only their own tongues and refused to learn English." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"Britain, as a pop music nation, used to have this very 'empire' kind of attitude. We used to 'invade' the world with our bands, you know? That's obviously changed, because in Europe they're much more interested in bands speaking their own language. Especially in France and Germany. They're starting to develop their own bands much more." - James Dean Bradfield

"In order for a man to really understand himself he must be part of a nation; he must have some land of his own, a God of his own, a language of his own. Most of all he must have love and devotion for his own kind." - Malcolm X

"The writing has been on the wall for some years now, but we are a nation illiterate in the language of the wall. The writing just gets bigger. Something will eventually bring down the charming, infuriating naivete of Americans that allows us our blithe consumption and cheerful ignorance of the secret ugliness that bring us whatever we want." - Barbara Kingsolver

"The writing has been on the wall for some years now, but we are a nation illiterate in the language of the wall. The writing just gets bigger. Something will eventually bring down the charming, infuriating naivete of Americans that allows us our blithe consumption and cheerful ignorance of the secret ugliness that bring us whatever we want." - Barbara Kingsolver

"A nation for a continent, and a continent for a nation." - Edmund Barton

"We have become more and more not a nation of athletes but a nation of spectators." - John F Kennedy

"India is not a capitalist nation and should never be a capitalist nation." - Anil Agarwal

"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous." - Frederick Douglass

"We are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants." - Bob Inglis

"When the French nation gradually came into existence among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul, a new language was at the same time slowly evolved." - Lytton Strachey

"Photography is and is not a language; language also is and is not a photography." - William J. Mitchell

"Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams." - Paul Gauguin

"Everyone prays in their own language, and there is no language that God does not understand." - Duke Ellington

"Silence is God's language, and it's a very difficult language to learn." - Thomas Keating

"Thinking about language, while thinking _in_ language, leads to puzzles and paradoxes." - James Gleick

"Those who read in a second language write and spell better in that language." - Stephen D. Krashen

"Truth and falsity is something that concerns language, it's a property of language." - Errol Morris

"We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has" - Deborah Tannen

"Design is just language and the real issue is what you use that language to do." - Tibor Kalman

"The only living language is the language in which we think and have our being." - Antonio Machado

"A man who has a language consequently possesses the world expressed and implied by that language." - Frantz Fanon

"Speak the language of high intelligence, and thus you speak the language of God." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"There is the English language and then there's the Trump language." - David Brooks

"We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has." - Deborah Tannen

"I call the language of political figures, pundits and administrators 'the haute couture of language.'" - Anna Deavere Smith

"Let us not be unmindful that liberty is power, that the nation blessed with the largest portion of liberty must in proportion to its numbers be the most powerful nation upon earth. Our Constitution professedly rests upon the good sense and attachment of the people. This basis, weak as it may appear, has not yet been found to fail. Always vote for a principle, though you vote alone, and you may cherish the sweet reflection that your vote is never lost. America, in the assembly of nations, has uniformly spoken among them the language of equal liberty, equal justice, and equal rights." - John Quincy Adams

"This nation is daring and decent and ready for change." - George W Bush

"Science in England is not a profession: its cultivators are scarcely recognised even as a class. Our language itself contains no single term by which their occupation can be expressed. We borrow a foreign word [Savant] from another country whose high ambition it is to advance science, and whose deeper policy, in accord with more generous feelings, gives to the intellectual labourer reward and honour, in return for services which crown the nation with imperishable renown, and ultimately enrich the human race." - Charles Babbage

"We will not wish we had made more money, acquired more stuff, lived more comfortably, taken more vacations, watched more television, pursued greater retirement, or been more successful in the eyes of this world. Instead, we will wish we had given more of ourselves to living for the day when every nation, tribe, people, and language will bow around the throne and sing the praises of the Savior who delights in radical obedience and the God who deserves eternal worship." - David Platt

"Let us teach our people again to be proud that they are Filipinos. Let us teach them to realize anew that being a Filipino means having as rich and noble a heritage of language, culture, patriotism and heroic deeds as any nation on earth. Let us teach a steadfast faith in Divine Providence, a stable family institution, the unhampered enjoyment of civil liberties, the advantages of constitutional government, the potentials of a rich and spacious land." - Carlos P. Romulo

"Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store." - Charles Krauthammer

"No nation being under another nation can accept gifts, and kick at the responsibility attached to those gifts, imposed by the conquering nation." - Mahatma Gandhi

"You live in a society that is shaped in every possible way by the Bible. The language you use, the laws you obey (and disobey), the founding principles of your nation, the disputes about abortion, homosexuality, adultery - these and so much else in your world are rooted in the Bible. You don't have to read it for its truth value. You should read it to understand how your world got the way it is, the way you would read the constitution or Shakespeare." - David Plotz

"The EU Constitution is something new in human history. Though it is not as eloquent as the French and U.S. constitutions, it is the first governing document of its kind to expand the human franchise to the level of global consciousness. The language throughout the draft constitution speaks of universalism, making it clear that its focus is not a people, or a territory, or a nation, but rather the human race and the planet we inhabit." - Jeremy Rifkin

"This nation asks for action, and action now." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"We rise and fall as one people, one nation." - Barack Obama

"Manchester is the belly and guts of the nation" - George Orwell

"Africa is one continent, one people and one nation" - Kwame Nkrumah

"An educated, healthy and confident nation is harder to govern." - Tony Benn

"We wish the happiness and prosperity of every nation." - Thomas Jefferson

"Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"Save the child and you save the nation." - L Ron Hubbard

"Great anger and violence can never build a nation." - Nelson Mandela

"Without law and order our nation cannot survive." - Adolf Hitler

"Our alliances and partnerships are not directed against any nation." - Barack Obama

"Great men stamp their mind upon their age and nation." - Samuel Smiles

"Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Any nation has the right and will indeed defend herself." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"If a nation's literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays." - Ezra Pound

"Can one serve God and one's nation in parliament?" - William Wilberforce

"America is a giving nation and very compassionate." - David Wilkerson

"Every colonized people-in other words, every people in whose soul an inferiority complex has been created by the death and burial of its local cultural originality-finds itself face to face with the language of the civilizing nation; that is, with the culture of the mother country. The colonized is elevated above his jungle status in proportion to his adoption of the mother country's cultural standards." - Frantz Fanon

"A republican form of government requires four standards: It demands a highly educated population manifesting critical thinking that participates in the affairs of the nation. It requires that citizens invest in a similar moral code. It insists on a mutual ethical system abided by all. It must engender a single language whereby all citizens can discuss, debate, come to resolution and initiate mutual beneficial action for their society." - Frosty Wooldridge

"He that is to govern a whole Nation , must read in himself, not this, or that particular man; but Mankind; which though it be hard to do, harder than to learn any Language, or Science; yet, when I shall have set down my own reading orderly, and perspicuously, the pains left another, will be only to consider, if he also find not the same in himself. For this kind of Doctrine, admitteth no other Demonstration." - Thomas Hobbes

"Anyway, culture and nation are partners, inextricable from each other. National culture and nation, they are reciprocities." - Mark McMorris

"Sign language is my first language. English and Spanish are my second languages. I learned Spanish from my grandparents, sign language from my parents, and English from television." - Jack Jason

"We are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation." - Barack Obama

"Prosperous farmers make for a prosperous nation, and when farmers are in trouble, the nation is in trouble." - Harry S Truman

"Women are the field that produces our nation. And if you can't protect your women, you can't protect your nation." - Muhammad Ali

"When it comes to cyber conflicts between, say, America and China or even a Middle Eastern nation, an African nation, a Latin American nation, a European nation, we have more to lose." - Edward Snowden

"Ronald Reagan said a nation without borders is not a nation. Donald Trump is committed to restoring the borders of this nation and securing our nation, enforcing our laws." - Mike Pence

"Language is the instrument in all cases and can language be trusted?If it were not for language, could we lie?" - Joyce Carol Oates

"The official language of the State of Illinois shall be known hereafter as the American language, and not the English language." - Frank Church

"All women speak two languages: ?the language of men ?and the language of silent suffering.? Some women speak a third, ?the language of queens." - Mohja Kahf

"In a language, in the system of language, there are only differences. Therefore, a taxonomical operation an undertake the systematic, statistical, and classificatory inventory of a language." - Jacques Derrida

"All women speak two languages: the language of men and the language of silent suffering. Some women speak a third, the language of queens." - Mohja Kahf

"My shirt and my hat always say 'World Champion' in some language. English, Spanish, Chinese, 'Star Wars' language, which is also known as Aurebesh, mermaid language." - Judah Friedlander

"To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language." - Thomas Jefferson

"Act averse to nasty language and partial to fruity tea." - Al Swearengen

"Everything she did and love, everything she was, required language." - Lisa Genova

"Close the language-door, and open the love-window" - Rumi

"Language is generated by the intellect and generates the intellect." - Peter Abelard

"Like a diaphanous nightgown, language both hides and reveals." - Karen Elizabeth Gordon

"Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind see" - Anonymous

"The language of truth is unadorned and always simple." - Ammianus Marcellinus

"In my world, history comes down to language and art." - Theodore Bikel

"The two great dividers are religion and LANGUAGE" - Immanuel Kant

"Knowledge and Experience do not necessarily speak the same language." - Benjamin Hoff

"All language is rhetorical, and even the senses are poets." - George Santayana

"Every language has influences and is an influence." - Amos Oz

"Human language is mythological and metaphorical by nature." - W H Auden

"He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." - Edward R Murrow

"...and we're weighed down by a crappy implementation language (C++)." - Eric S Raymond

"Learn a new language and get a new soul." - Proverbs

"A language is a dialect with an army and navy." - Max Weinreich

"The language of truth is unadorned and always simple." - Marcellinus Ammianus

"and we're weighed down by a crappy implementation language (C++)." - Eric S Raymond

"Good temper and moderation are the characteristics of parliamentary language." - Betty Boothroyd

"Marriage is a language of love, equality, and inclusion." - Evan Wolfson

"Language is magic: it makes things appear and disappear." - Nicole Brossard

"Language is conceived in sin and science is its redemption." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"The Germans and I no longer speak the same language." - Marlene Dietrich

"Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful." - Rita Dove

"95% on content and the computer language remains the same." - Steve Mcconnell

"Language is a mixture of statement and evocation." - Elizabeth Bowen

"Our language is primarily for expressing human goodness and beauty." - Yasunari Kawabata

"Language is the picture and counterpart of thought." - Mark Hopkins



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