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George Orwell – Political language and deception

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George OrwellPolitical language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell   (1903-1950)

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Richard Feynman – Math and the beauty of nature

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Richard FeynmanTo those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty of nature. . . . If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in.

Richard Feynman   (1918-1988)

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Theodore Roosevelt – Loose and foul of tongue

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Theodore RooseveltI ask you to remember that you cannot retain your self-respect if you are loose and foul of tongue, that a man who is to lead a clean and honorable life must inevitably suffer if his speech likewise is not clean and honorable.

Theodore Roosevelt   (1858-1919)

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Helen Keller – The mystery of language

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Helen KellerThe mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that ‘w-a-t-e-r’ meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, joy, set it free!

Helen Keller   (1880-1968)
The Story of My Life

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