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.

I believe that if you'll just stand up and go, life will open up for you. Tina Turner

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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