Quotes by Max Weinreich

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

Max Weinreich

Other Great Authors

Fools rush in and get the best seats.

Alfred E. Neuman probably William Gaines, MAD Magazine

When the waves are round me breaking,As I pace the deck alone,And my eye in vain is seekingSome green leaf to rest uponWhat would not I give to wanderWhere my old companions dwellAbsence makes the heart grow fonder,Isle of Beauty, fare thee well

John Milton

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.

Phyllis McGinley

There is no shame in not knowing the shame lies in not finding out.

Assyrian Proverb

My candle burns at both endsIt will not last the night;But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -It gives a lovely light.

Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles, 1920

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost »

As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

George Washington »

The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.

Henry David Thoreau »