S. I. Hayakawa Quotes

S. I. Hayakawa Quotes: In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.
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S. I. Hayakawa Quote: There is only one thing age can give you, and that is wisdom.
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Quotes about S. I. Hayakawa: 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.
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Quote about S. I. Hayakawa: Language is a unifying instrument which binds people together. When people speak one language they become as one, they become a society.
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S. I. Hayakawa Sayings: The United States, a land of immigrants from every corner of the world, has been strengthened and unified because its newcomers have historically chosen ultimately to forgo their native language for the English language. We have all benefited from the sharing of ideas, of cultures and beliefs, made possible by a common language. We have all enriched each other.
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S. I. Hayakawa Saying: English, our common language, binds our diverse people.
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Sayings about S. I. Hayakawa: In the case of drama (stage, movies, television ), there appear to be people in almost every audience who never quite fully realize that a play is a set of fictional, symbolic representations. An actor is one who symbolizes other people, real or imagined. [...] Also some years ago it was reported that when Edward G. Robinson, who used to play gangster roles with extraordinary vividness, visited Chicago, local hoodlums would telephone him at his hotel to pay their professional respects.
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Saying about S. I. Hayakawa: 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.
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S. I. Hayakawa Quotes: The United States is enriched by many cultures, and united by a single common language.
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S. I. Hayakawa Quote: 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.
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Quotes about S. I. Hayakawa: America is an open society, more open than any other in the world. People of every race, of every color, of every culture are welcomed here to create a new life for themselves and their families. And what do these people who enter into the American mainstream have in common? English, our shared common language.
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Quote about S. I. Hayakawa: If everybody is rewarded just for being alive, you get the same sort of effect as you do when you reward every student just for being enrolled. You destroy not only education, you destroy society by giving A's to everyone. This is a philosophical consideration that bothers me very much as I sit in the United States Senate and see the great budget allocations going through.
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