Quotes by Max Weinreich

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

Max Weinreich

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Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, and the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat, 1889

What you keep by you, you may change and mend but words, once spoken, can never be recalled.

Earl of Roscommon

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Moshe Arens

If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favourable to him.

Seneca

No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

Epictetus »

I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty...This is my highest and best use as a human.

Ben Stein, E! Online, 12-20-03 »