A Quote by Thomas Szasz on america, death, good, liberty, life, names, and people

Had the white settlers in North America called the natives 'Americans' instead of 'Indians', the early Americans could not have said that the 'only good Indian is a dead Indian' and could not have deprived them so easily of their lands and lands and lives. Robbing people of their proper names is often the first step in robbing them of their property, liberty, and life.

Thomas Szasz (1920 - ?)

Source: The Untamed Tongue: a Dissenting Dictionary

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on names


Fools' names, like fools' faces, Are often seen in public places.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on age and names


The Pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Source: Of Tombs.

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A Quote by Thomas Edwards on immortality and names

Thus Raleigh, thus immortal Sidney shone (Illustrious names!) in great Eliza's days.

Thomas Edwards (1699 - 1757)

Source: Canons of Criticism.

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A Quote by Stephen Spender on fighting, life, and names

I think of those who were truly great. The names of those who in their lives fought for life, Who wore at their hearts the fire's center.

Stephen Spender

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A Quote by Stephen Vincent Benét on losing, love, medicine, names, and war

I have fallen in love with American names The sharp names that never get fat, The snakeskin titles of mining claims, The plumed war bonnet of Medicine Hat, Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.

Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)

Source: American Names, 1927

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on animals, good, names, and science

I'm very good at integral and differential calculus, I know the scientific names of beings animalculous; In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

Source: The Pirates of Penzance. Act 1.

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on honesty, men, and names

I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Robert Hall on names and water

Call things by their right names . . . Glass of brandy and water! That is the current but not the appropriate name: ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation.

Robert Hall (1764 - 1831)

Source: Gregory's Life of Hall.

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on belief, companions, dogs, feeling, food, mountains, names, people, pets, and wonder

The best feeling I have ever had about dogs came in a primitive Akah village in the mountains of northern Thailand. The Akah keep dogs like we keep chickens and pigs. They treat their cattle as useful working companions, give them names and would never, ever think of eating one. But they eat dogs. They are not pets - dogs are simply food. There are other ways to look at dogs. I am embarrassed by how people talk to dogs. I wonder what dogs must think. You know what I mean. You have heard it. Even dogs think it is weird. Watch a dog when a human does this. The dog can not believe what his is hearing, either. "Does Poochie wantum drinky? No. Poochie wantum go outside."

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

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