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"A national language is a band of national union." - Noah Webster

"Bad English was the second language of Israel and bad Hebrew, of course, remained the national language." - George Mikes

"Is calling English our national language racist? Are we at that point?" - Tucker Carlson

"Every individual or national degeneration is immediately revealed by a directly proportional degradation in language." - Joseph De Maistre

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"Fashion is instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"All language is political ..." - Robin Lakoff

"BASIC - A programming language." - Anonymous

"They (Americans) have their national game, baseball - which is cricket played with a strong American accent - and they have a national language, entirely their own, unlike any other language spoken on the earth." - George Mikes

"A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture." - Charlie Waite

"Ideas do not respect national frontiers, and this is especially so where language and other traditions are in common." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Poetry is language in orbit." - Seamus Heaney

"Language cannot say everything, fortunately." - Mason Cooley

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Culture Clash is a national treasure." - Philip Kan Gotanda

"NDA not only stands for National Democratic Alliance but is also the National Development Alliance." - Narendra Modi

"Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language." - Slobodan Milosevic

"Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language." - Slobodan Milosevic

"Hebrew in America has a bemusing past. The Puritans, out of scriptural piety, once dreamed of establishing Hebrew as the national language." - Cynthia Ozick

"As a matter of fact, a national language which spreads beyond its own confines very quickly loses much of its original richness of content and is in no better case than a constructed language." - Edward Sapir

"The attitude of independence toward a constructed language which all national speakers must adopt is really a great advantage, because it tends to make man see himself as the master of language instead of its obedient servant." - Edward Sapir

"The supposed inferiority of a constructed language to a national one on the score of richness of connotation is, of course, no criticism of the idea of a constructed language." - Edward Sapir

"Public speaking is done in the public tongue, the national or tribal language; and the language of our tribe is the men's language. Of course women learn it. We're not dumb. If you can tell Margaret Thatcher from Ronald Reagan, or Indira Gandhi from General Somoza, by anything they say, tell me how. This is a man's world, so it talks a man's language." - Ursula K Le Guin

"As humans we speak one language..." - Avril Lavigne

"Language is the archives of history." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Music is the language spoken by angels." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Typography is what language looks like." - Ellen Lupton

"Language is also a place of struggle." - Bell Hooks

"The unconscious is structured like a language." - Jacques Lacan

"The chief merit of language is clearness." - Galen

"Acting is not my language at all." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"All language is a longing for home." - Rumi

"Touch is the first language we speak." - Stephen Gaskin

"Language betrays, in order to mean." - Terence Mckenna

"Central Europe is full of little countries standing shoulder to shoulder with no window to the sea. They are like the passengers in a rush-hour train which has stopped between stations for three centuries. And they all hate one another. And they're all crushed together waving their national flags, clanking their national chains, jabbering their national language." - Quentin Crisp

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner." - Adolf Hitler

"FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia" - Carles Puyol

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"All upright Germans will be National Socialists, but only the best National Socialists will be party members!" - Adolf Hitler

"The jelly-bean eating thug says that national defense is important. But national defense starts at home." - Dick Gregory

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart." - Sivananda

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

"Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you." - Dane Rudhyar

"Faith talks in the language of God. Doubt talks in the language of man." - E. W. Kenyon

"Poetry is either language lit up by life or life lit up by language" - Peter Porter

"One sacrifice has to be made: never use harsh or rude language. Foul language you can use; foul language doesn't hurt. Foul language is forgivable (though it is bad). But rude language cannot be forgiven." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"The basis of any independent government is a national language, and we can no longer continue aping our former colonizers... those who feel they cannot do without English can as well pack up and go." - Jomo Kenyatta

"In Europe, even more so than in national politics, we have to follow the principle laid down by Martin Luther: Use language that the people will understand, but don't just tell them what they want to hear." - Jean-Claude Juncker

"The basis of any independent government is a national language, and we can no longer continue aping our former colonizers ... those who feel they cannot do without English can as well pack up and go." - Jomo Kenyatta

"No important national language, at least in the Occidental world, has complete regularity of grammatical structure, nor is there a single logical category which is adequately and consistently handled in terms of linguistic symbolism." - Edward Sapir

"That means that every human being - without distinction of sex, age, race, skin color, language, religion, political view, or national or social origin - possesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity." - Hans Kung

"Every relationship has its own language. It takes a long time to evolve and read one another. Just as it's true for people, it's also true on a national or cultural level." - David Mitchell

"It is intended to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups." - Raphael Lemkin

"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

"There is no language that love does not speak." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Music begins where the possibilities of language end." - Jean Sibelius

"Jazz music is a language of the emotions." - Charles Mingus

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

"For me, myth is the 'common' language of us all." - Janet Morris

"God's first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation." - Thomas Keating

"As was his language so was his life." - Seneca the Younger

"Retirement is the ugliest word in the language." - Ernest Hemingway

"We photographers are poets in the language of symbols." - Jan Phillips

"TV shapes thought as surely as language shapes it." - Jennifer Stone

"That is not good language which all understand not." - George Herbert

"In plain proletarian worker's language, it takes two to tango." - Fred Hampton

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

"I can read your body language like a conversation" - Dom Kennedy

"The only love language is 'die to self.'" - Christine Caine

"False language, evil in itself, infects the soul with evil." - Socrates

"The philosopher caught in the nets of language." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The spiritual activity of millennia is deposited in language." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Fancy language, like poplin, too often conceals an eczema." - Albert Camus

"The most important word in the English language is hope." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"I want to understand you, I study your obscure language." - Alexander Pushkin

"I went with my very being toward language." - Paul Celan

"No, she wasn't losing language. She was choking on it." - Gregory Maguire

"God is gracious beyond the power of language to describe." - Francis Asbury

"I can ask for cigarettes in every language" - David Bowie

"Without language, thought is a vague, uncharted nebula." - Ferdinand De Saussure

"Empathy is even better than talking in one language" - Rumi

"A filthy mouth will not utter decent language." - Proverbs

"As was his language so was his life." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Language cares." - Howard Nemerov

"Dance is so important in the world. It needs no language. Our bodies speak a language of its own." - Ibrahim Farah

"We all laugh and cough with the same language and will die with the same language as well!" - Javad Alizadeh

"The word right should be excluded from political language, as the word cause from the language of philosophy." - Auguste Comte

"It is not humanly possible to gather immediately from it what the logic of language is. Language disguises thought." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Our world today is in need of peace, tolerance and brotherhood. The values of the Olympic Games can deliver these to us. May the Games be held in peace, in the true spirit of the Olympic Truce. Athletes of the 80 national Olympic committees, show us that sport unites by overcoming national, political, religious and language barriers. You can show us a world we all long for." - Jacques Rogge

"I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning." - Ronald Reagan

"And now, in the interest of equal time, here is a message from the National" - George Carlin

"We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism." - Zach Wamp

"Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest." - Thomas Sowell

"Be of good cheer, for sadness cannot heal the national wounds." - Dorothea Dix

"This Mayaguez gold, my third consecutive with the national team, has a strawberry flavor." - Milagros Cabral

"For national and social disasters, for moral and financial evils, the cure begins in the Household." - Julia McNair Wright

"I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism." - Cintra Wilson

"The primary cause of this national crisis is the feminization of men." - Tony Evans

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"I believe it is essential to have English as the official language of our National Government, for the English language is the tie that binds the millions of immigrants who come to America from divergent backgrounds. We should, and do, encourage immigrants to maintain and share their traditions, customs and religions, but the use of English is essential for immigrants and their children to participate fully in American society and achieve the American dream." - Jim Sensenbrenner

"The funny thing is, nationalism only could have come about in Europe after the invention of printing. You could have this thing that was a book in a vernacular language, and you could imagine there were other readers of this book who you couldn't see, but they were a theoretical union of readers who all use the same language. That is kind of a prerequisite for a national fantasy. You need that thing, and it's a strange thing." - Ben Katchor

"English language is the most universal language in history, way more than the Latin of Julius Caesar. Its the most punderful language because its vocabulary has a certain critical mass that makes a lingo good for punning." - Richard Lederer

"One of my favorite literary theorists, Mikhail Bakhtin, wrote that the defining characteristic of the novel is its unprecedented level of "heteroglossia" - the way it brings together so many different registers of language. He doesn't mean national languages, but rather the sublanguages we all navigate between every day: high language, low language, everything. I think there's something really powerful about the idea of the novel as a space that can bring all these languages together - not just aggregate them, like the Internet is so good at doing, but bring them into a dialogue." - Elif Batuman

"It the Senator can find in Title VII any language which provides that an employer will have to hire on the basis of percentage or quota related to color, race, religion, or national origin, I will start eating the pages one after another, because it is not in there." - Hubert H Humphrey

"My loyalties will not be bound by national borders, or confined in time by one nation's history, or limited in the spiritual dimension by one language and culture. I pledge my allegiance to the damned human race, and my everlasting love to the green hills of Earth, and my intimations of glory to the singing stars, to the very end of space and time." - Edward Abbey

"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

"The Second Amendment's language and historical and philosophical background demonstrated that it was designed to guarantee individuals the possession of certain kinds of arms for three purposes: (1) crime prevention or what we would today describe as self-defense; (2) national defense; and (3) preservation of individual liberty..." - Don Kates

"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

"My hope is for a literature that raises the language above the ordinary, makes words both functional and emotional, and to resonate at the frequency of the human spirit - the skill and insight of the writer lifting the parochial novel above the level of regional concern. Making it personal, national, and universal." - Theresa Breslin

"I am a very simple man. I am a man first, an artist second. My first obligation is to the welfare of my fellow man. I will endeavour to meet this obligation through music, since it transcends language, politics and national boundaries." - Pablo Casals

"Just remember, the language of gesture is more effective than the spoken word. Body language is very powerful. Bring the balance within you and project that balance." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Put a symbol, or language of some sort, in a painting and it will be noticed by the viewer whether or not they can read that particular language." - Mike Svob

"Gore speaks to America as if English is its second language; George W. speaks as if English is his second language." - Adam Clymer

"Bush and Blair ... don't understand any language but the language of force. Every time they kill us, we kill them, so the balance of terror is achieved." - Osama Bin Laden

"Language is the only chimera whose illusory power is endless, the inexhaustibility which keeps life from being impoverished. Let men learn to serve language." - Karl Kraus

"Notes and chords have become my second language and, more often than not, that vocabulary expresses what I feel when language fails me." - Slash

"I learned that to be amusing was not to be frivolous and that language - always the language - was the magic key as much to prose as to poetry." - Christopher Hitchens

"Language, - human language, - after all, is but little better than the cloak and cackle of fowls, and other utterances of brute nature, - sometimes not so adequate." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Music is a language, a universal language." - Sun Ra

"Language, - human language, - after all is but little better than the croak and cackle of fowls, and other utterances of brute nature, - sometimes not so adequate." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"If slavery, as a national evil, is to be abolished, and it be just that it be done at the national expense, the amount of the expense is not a paramount consideration." - James Madison

"we make a great fuss about national conscience, but it consists mainly in insisting upon everyone ascribing our national policy to highly moral motives, rather than in examining what our motives really are." - Joan Robinson

"It is the glory of English Law, that its roots are sunk deep into the soil of national history; that it is the slow product of the age long growth of the national life." - Edward Jenks

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William Ewart Gladstone

"These are national problems that require national solutions." - Thomas Menino

"National honor is the national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"On the House Un-American Activities Committee: They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the National Anthem." - Humphrey Bogart

"Patriotism has become a mere national self assertion, a sentimentality of flag-cheering with no constructive duties." - H G Wells

"National pride is to countries what self-respect is to individuals: a necessary condition for self-improvement." - Richard Rorty

"I have little need to remind you that water has become one of our major national concerns." - Ezra Taft Benson

"If all our national holidays were observed on Wednesdays, we could wind up with nine-day weekends." - George Carlin

"The National Rifle Association says, 'Guns don't kill people. People do'. But I think the gun helps." - Eddie Izzard

"Augusta National is a young man's golf course, and you really need a young man's nerves to play on it." - Jack Nicklaus



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