S. I. Hayakawa

-I’m going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose.

-If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it.

-In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.

-In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance.

-It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die.

-Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, ‘I have failed three times’ and what happens when he says, I’m a failure.

-So I will say it with relish. Give me a hamburger but hold the lawsuit.

-You guys are both saying the same thing. The only reason you’re arguing is because you’re using different words.

-How anybody dresses is indicative of his self-concept. If students are dirty and ragged, it indicates they are not interested in tidying up their intellects either.
S. I. Hayakawa