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S. I. Hayakawa

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

— S. I. Hayakawa

#going #i #lose #mind #nothing

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

— S. I. Hayakawa

#becomes #image #important #more #substance

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.

— S. I. Hayakawa

#culture #else #everybody #everybody else #given

In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.

— S. I. Hayakawa

#good #literature #lived #more #people

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.

— S. I. Hayakawa

#life #live #lives #many #more

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.

— S. I. Hayakawa

#before #chance #die #finding #how

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

— S. I. Hayakawa

#between #difference #failed #failure #happens

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

— S. I. Hayakawa

#give me #hamburger #hold #i #lawsuit

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

— S. I. Hayakawa

#because #both #different #guys #only

About S. I. Hayakawa

Did you know about S. I. Hayakawa?

senator in the late 1980s he opposed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 which provided for apologies and monetary reparations to persons of Japanese ancestry who were interned by the federal government during World War II. In popular culture
Hayakawa's work in General Semantics is referred to extensively in A. Political career

Hayakawa was elected in California to the United States Senate as a Republican in 1976 defeating incumbent Democrat John V.

Born in Vancouver British Columbia Canada he was educated in the public schools of Calgary Alberta and Winnipeg Manitoba and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba in 1927 and graduate degrees in English from McGill University in 1928 and the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1935. He was an English professor and served as president of San Francisco State University and then as United States Senator from California from 1977 to 1983. Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (July 18 1906 – February 27 1992) was a Canadian-born American academic and political figure of Japanese ancestry.

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