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#1. McDonalds in Tokyo is a terrible revenge for Pearl Harbor. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#2. I like America anyway. In Japan we are much more formal. If two friends are separated for a long time and they meet they bow and bow and bow. They keep bowing without exchanging a word. Here they slap each other on the back and say: Hello, old man, how goes everything. - Author: Sessue Hayakawa
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#3. I believe we are being dishonest with language minority groups if we tell them they can take full part in American life without learning the English language. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#4. So I will say it with relish. Give me a hamburger but hold the lawsuit. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#5. We should keep [the Panama Canal]. After all, we stole it fair and square. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#6. You guys are both saying the same thing. The only reason you're arguing is because you're using different words. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#7. In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#8. Those terrifying verbal jungles called laws are simply such directives, accumulated, codified, and systematized through the centuries. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#9. When you are with the people you like, you tend to be happier. - Author: Tomoko Hayakawa
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#10. He's always been something like a star to me - Author: Nojiko Hayakawa
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#11. English is the key to full participation in the opportunities of American life. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#12. To perceive how language works, what pitfalls it conceals, what its possibilities are, is to comprehend a crucial aspect of the complicated business of living the life of a human being. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#13. How anybody dresses is indicative of his self-concept. If students are dirty and ragged, it indicates they are not interested in tidying up their intellects either. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#14. Love is an illusion. It's nothing but a mirage. It doesn't matter how he looks on the outside, or who he is on the inside. Right now, you're convinced that you love your darling, but... try thinking about it logically. - Author: Tomoko Hayakawa
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#15. Citizens of a modern society need [ ... ] more than that ordinary "common sense" which was defined by Stuart Chase as that which tells you that the world is flat. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#16. Agreement is brought about by changing people's minds - other people's. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#17. The meanings of words are not in the words, they are in us. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#18. It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#19. Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#20. Good teachers never say anything. What they do is create the conditions under which learning takes place. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#21. The language we share is at the core of our identity as citizens, and our ticket to full participation in American political life. We can speak any language we want at the dinner table, but English is the language of public discourse, or the marketplace and of the voting booth. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#22. Republicans are people who, if you were drowning 50 feet from shore, would throw you a 25-foot rope and tell you to swim the other 25 feet because it would be good for your character. Democrats would throw you a hundred-foot rope and then walk away looking for other good deeds to do. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#23. Patriotic societies seem to think that the way to educate school children in a democracy is to stage bigger and better flag-saluting. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#24. I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#25. I shall ask to see whether they want me in dress clothes or in Japanese. - Author: Sessue Hayakawa
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#26. Exactitude is the lowest form of pictorial gratification. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#27. Ever since man began to till the soil and learned not to eat the seed grain but to plant it and wait for harvest, the postponement of gratification has been the basis of a higher standard of living and of civilization. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#28. The English Language Amendment says above all, 'Let's see to it that our children, our young people, learn English. Let us not deny them the opportunity to participate in American life, so that they can go as far as their dreams and talents can take them. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#29. If I spoke no English, my world would be limited to the Japanese-speaking community, and no matter how talented I was, I could never do business, seek employment or take part in public affairs outside that community. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#30. Advertising is a symbol-manipulating occupation - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#31. That is one reason so many of the Japanese pictures are not good, they cannot spare all the footage necessary for that bow, which is repeated over and over again. - Author: Sessue Hayakawa
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#32. I have come East to find what the public likes. - Author: Sessue Hayakawa
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#33. Definitions, contrary to popular opinion, tell us nothing about things. They only describe people's linguistic habits; that is, they tell us what noises people make under what conditions. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#34. If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#35. English, our common language, binds our diverse people. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#36. My one ambition is to play a hero. - Author: Sessue Hayakawa
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#37. Learning to write is learning to think. You don't know anything clearly unless you can state it in writing. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#38. It is not true that 'we have only one life to live'; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#39. Bilingualism for the individual is fine, but not for a country. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#40. The United States is enriched by many cultures, and united by a single common language. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#41. Dianetics, Hayakawa noted, was neither science nor fiction, but something else: "fictional science. - Author: Lawrence Wright
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#42. We live in a highly competitive society, each of us trying to outdo the other in wealth, in popularity or social prestige, in dress, in scholastic grades or golf scores. One is often tempted to say that conflict, rather than cooperation, is the great governing principle of human life. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#43. You just don't know anything unless you can write it. Sure you can argue things out in your own head and bring them out at parties, but in order to argue anything thoroughly, you must be able to put it down on paper. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#44. There is only one thing age can give you, and that is wisdom. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#45. Language is a unifying instrument which binds people together. When people speak one language they become as one, they become a society. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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#46. The last thing a scientist would do is cling to a map because he inherited it from his grandfather, or because it was used by George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. - Author: S.I. Hayakawa
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