Quotes by Max Weinreich

A language is a dialect with an army and a navy.

Max Weinreich

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What matters is this: you can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing. Try to understand.

Sherri Reynolds, A Gracious Plenty

Because he once wrote, "We must love one another or die," he can command me to follow him.

E.M. Forster

The stupidity of people comes from having an answer to everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything... it seems to me that all over the world people nowadays prefer to judge rather than to understand, to answer rather than to ask, so that the voice of the novel can hardly be heard over the noisy foolishness of human certainties.

Milan Kundera, Interview on The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.

Alice Jones

So long as thou are ignorant be not ashamed to learn. Ignorance is the greatest of all infirmities, and when justified, the chiefest of all follies.

Izaak Walton

Even as the cell is the unit of the organic body, so the family is the unit of society.

Ruth Nanda Anshen »

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

Barbara DeAngelis »