Quotes by: S. I. Hayakawa

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S. I. Hayakawa
United States Senator
from California
In office
January 2, 1977 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by John V. Tunney
Succeeded by Pete Wilson
Personal details
Born Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa
(1906-07-18)July 18, 1906
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died February 27, 1992(1992-02-27) (aged 85)
Greenbrae, California, US
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Manitoba
McGill University
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Profession English professor

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