Iris na Gaeilge Lunasa 04 uimh 7
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"I despise and hate myself every hour for engaging in such dirty work "
Lord Cornwallis, (1738-1805). When preparing Ireland ("bribery and fraud ") for the Act of Union with Great Britain, 1801.
"To possess another language is to possess another soul", Dr Mandlebaum, a character in a John Le Carre novel.
"The Swedes have been neutral for nearly 200 years. Yet, we were
once the greatest warrior race in Europe ".
"The State is you and me and the man around the corner".
"Cromwell was very bad, but the drink was worse. For a good many
that Cromwell killed should go to
" It is not from the corruptible that Ireland has most to fear,
but from the corrupters who themselves remain incorrupt ".
"A single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer ". Gotthold Lessing (1729-1781). Dramatist.
"Three things defined President Kennedy's reign:
c) His successful moon project.
"Joyce stretched the language beyond rational containment, until
ceasing to be English, it became a fantasy of his own creation".
" There is not an event in Irish history-down to the 17th. century-
that the first enquiry of the student must be
" What do
the Four Masters say about this?"
"There is no such thing as bad publicity, except your own obituary".