Douglas Hyde

Douglas Hyde

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Author Profession: Irish Politician
Born: January 17, 1860
Died: July 12, 1949
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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Every crag and gnarled tree and lonely valley has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it.

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends of the far-off centuries fade and pass away. No one sees their influence upon culture; no one sees their educational power.

I do not share the wish to see my language dead and decently buried.

It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish.

I - and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject as I do - have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation; it is a national trait of character, and I cannot help it.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

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