Quotes by english-speaking

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  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
    Victor Hugo
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    When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
    Thomas B. Macaulay
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    The English Bible - a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
  • P. D. James
    P. D. James
    English crime writer 1920-2014
    P. D. James
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    A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    By speaking, by thinking, we undertake to clarify things, and that forces us to exacerbate them, dislocate them, schematize them. Every concept is in itself an exaggeration.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
    Voltaire
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    How I like the boldness of the English, how I like the people who say what they think!
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
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    I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred - that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
  • Mae West
    Mae West
    American actress 1892-1980
    Mae West
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    I speak two languages, Body and English.
  • P. D. James
    P. D. James
    English crime writer 1920-2014
    P. D. James
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    No one has it who isn't capable of genuinely liking others, at least at the actual moment of meeting and speaking. Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isn't false.
  • Louise Erdrich
    Louise Erdrich
    American author 1954-
    Louise Erdrich
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    Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer's language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures - its cruelty is its vitality.
  • Al Sharpton
    Al Sharpton
    American civil rights activist, Baptist minister and talk show host 1954-
    Al Sharpton
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    The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach 'one language.' No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break th
  • Bruno Maag
    Bruno Maag
    Swiss type designer and businessman 1962-
    Bruno Maag
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    A good typeface is like a well-crafted English or Italian suit: it always looks perfect.
  • Carole King
    Carole King
    American singer-songwriter 1942-
    Carole King
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    All I needed to do was sing with conviction, speaking my truth from the heart, honestly and straightforwardly, and to offer my words, ideas and music to the audience as if it were one collective friend that I'd known for a very long time.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
    Brendan Myers
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    All our relationships are person-to-person. They involve people seeing, hearing, touching, and speaking to each other; they involve sharing goods; and they involve moral values like generosity and compassion.
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