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Thomas Hearne Quotes and Sayings

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The English race is the best at weeping and the worst at laughing.
- Thomas Hearne

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb PHOTO

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

 

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which
occur more frequently in memory than in life.
- P. D. James

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

I feel I have a lot to learn from English football
and I am completely open to good influences in my way of thinking football.
But I also have things to give them.
- Jose Mourinho

English should be our official language.
Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
- Ernest Istook

Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language,
English, which is the language of success in America.
- Ernest Istook

These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French,
all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied
almost without limit and apply to all national languages.
- Edward Sapir

Oh that's very English, that's probably why.
They just go "LOL" in America.
- Kelly Osbourne

I was born in Texas and I lived there 'till I was 8.
Then I moved to the Dominican Republic with my mom,
lived there for two years and forgot every word of English I knew.
- Michelle Rodriguez

If the English want a king, it is their business.
If the Russians want communism, it is their business.
If the Americans want our form of government,
it is our business.
- Julius Rosenberg

German and English firms operate internationally,
while French firms do not.
The only place where they all have work is in China.
Anybody can sell himself in China!
- Helmut Jahn

What we know is that Shakespeare wrote perhaps the
most remarkable body of passionate love poetry in the
English language to a young man.
- Stephen Greenblatt

I get work because I'm primarily a novelist but I've become script doctor.
I can work back and forth between French and English.
- Norman Spinrad

In the past when I was in Hollywood,
I was like a dog.
I felt humiliated.
My English was not good.
People would even ask me 'Jackie Who?'.
- Jackie Chan

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within
five years to learn English or leave the country.
- Theodore Roosevelt

In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make
use of the Latin element in our vocabulary.
- Robert Fitzgerald

I board with a poor Scotchman: his wife can talk scarce any English.
- David Brainerd

The English are polite by telling lies.
The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
- Malcolm Bradbury

I was an English major in college with minors in Fine Arts and Humanities.
- Sue Grafton

Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature
than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
- Wallace Stevens

My favorite pudding is good old English apple pie.
- Jeremy Bulloch

The English approach to ideas is not to kill them,
but to let them die of neglect.
- Jeremy Paxman

In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the
different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names.
- Mortimer Adler

The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
- Charles Dickens

I must confess, my Spanish is not so good -
except I read a little,
so I started with the English but then determined that
it would have to be in Spanish.
- George Crumb

President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio
address in both English and Spanish.
Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying
to figure out which one was which.
- Dennis Miller

I obtained a job at the Library of Congress.
I loved books, so I felt at home.
I was going to end up, I thought, majoring in English
and teach at the college level.
- Tom Glazer

I unfortunately don't speak French, but my wife is now fluent in English,
which really reflects rather badly on me.
- Sean Connery

From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger
there was but one man without whom English history
must have taken a different turn,
and that was William Pitt the elder.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The American mind, unlike the English,
is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me...
by newspapers and the Bible.
- Van Wyck Brooks

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution.
What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.
- Karl Marx

I can remember only a few of the strange and curious
words now dead but living and spoken by the English
people a thousand years ago.
- Carl Sandburg

Seeing The English Patient is wonderfully draining,
but imagine acting in it for six months.
- Kristin Scott Thomas

In English every word can be verbed.
Would that it were so in our programming languages.
- Alan Perlis

For 180 years, we voted in English.
That is the true American tradition,
and this amendment is true to our heritage,
not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years.
- Spencer Bachus

Isaac Singer was born in Poland and doesn't write in English.
Still, he's an American.
- Irwin Shaw

Even if you do learn to speak correct English,
whom are you going to speak it to?
- Clarence Darrow

After I learn more English, I'll work hard and make more films.
- Zhang Ziyi

Myspace alone has just over 80 million users and ranks
as the sixth most popular English language website
and the eighth most popular site in the world.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

My least favorite phrase in the English language is "I don't care."
- James Caan

Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin.
- Aristotle Onassis

In fact, it is amazing how much European films -
Italian,
French, German and English - have recovered a certain
territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.
- Wim Wenders

Realistically, English is a universal language;
it's the number one language for music and for communicating
with the rest of the world.
- Enrique Iglesias

By the by, if the English race had done nothing else,
yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman,
they would have done a great service to mankind.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Everything has changed.
When I was at school and was told I had better learn English,
I said: What for? The English are a hell of a long way away!
- Juan Manuel Fangio

I went to a catholic public school St Helens and learned
English by watching bugs bunny cartoons.
- Nick Mancuso

Our common language is English.
And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking
children learn this common language.
- William Bennett

I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language,
but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor.
- Max von Sydow

I am just like 99% of my friends in France,
who say on their resume they can speak fluent English.
In reality, they can't even count up to three.
- Greg Akcelrod

The English sent all their bores abroad,
and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
- Edward Bond

The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'.
- Maxim Gorky

In 1763 the English were the most powerful nation in the world.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

I always serve the writer first because I'm English trained,
even though I'm American.
- Robert Englund

I love to laugh, it's my main thing.
I love to abuse the English language.
- Dan Fogelberg

Ironically, for a few million people in the Far East,
I did become an English teacher through my music.
- Pat Boone

It was always said that the big distinction between
the French and the English is that the English are
intelligent and the French are intellectual.
- Kenneth Baker

The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem
to love that eavesdropping.
- Michael Hutchence

I read the greens in Spanish, but putt in English.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez

There are some sounds that English singers find quite difficult to manipulate.
- Neville Marriner


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