"Signs" (1971) by the Canadian rock group Five Man Electrical Band
And the sign said "Long-haired freaky people need not apply"
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said "You look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do"
So I took off my hat, I said "Imagine that. Huh! Me workin' for you!"
Chorus: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?
And the sign said anybody caught trespassin' would be shot on sight
So I jumped on the fence and-a yelled at the house
"Hey! What gives you the right?"
"To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in"
"If God was here he'd tell you to your face, man, you're some kinda sinner"
Now, hey you, mister, can't you read?
You've got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat
You can't even watch, no you can't eat
You ain't supposed to be here
The sign said you got to have a membership card to get inside
And the sign said, "Everybody welcome. Come in, kneel down and pray"
But when they passed around the plate at the end of it all
I didn't have a penny to pay
So I got me a pen and a paper and I made up my own little sign
I said, "Thank you, Lord, for thinkin' 'bout me. I'm alive and doin' fine"
An old man in a house is a good sign. - Benjamin Franklin
Language is a virus from outer space. - William S Burroughs
A riot is the language of the unheard. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert
Music is the universal language of mankind. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. - Robert H Schuller
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley
To play billiards well is a sign of ill-spent youth. - Charles Roupell
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. - Steven Wright
The art of communication is the language of leadership. - James Humes
A chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up. - Brigham Young
Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind. - Terry Pratchett
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. - Lily Tomlin
A round wife and a full barn are the signs of good success. - Amish Saying
We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. - Buck Henry
There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. - John Millington Synge
To a child's ear, 'mother' is magic in any language. - Arlene Benedict
Reality can be lost when reason and language have been violated. - Ravi Zacharias
Changes in language often reflect the changing values of a culture. - Ravi Zacharias
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats
The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal
England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw
Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. - Sivananda
If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person. - Frank Luntz
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain
A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence. - Barbara Walters
Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language. - Gail Godwin
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. - Sam Rayburn
Language: The blood of the soul into which thoughts run, and out of which they grow - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner
The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand
When a man falls into his anecdotage, it is a sign for him to retire from the world. - Benjamin Disraeli
We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. - Blaise Pascal
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound
I'm having difficulty getting the doctors around here to sign the appropriate form. - Spike Milligan
The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left. - Jerry M Wright
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away. - Jack Nicholson
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? - Albert Einstein
Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart. - Jose N Harris
Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. - Florida Scott-Maxwell
It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? - Laurence J. Peter
The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason. - Marya Mannes
German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton
Sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in. - Jane Austen
If the sign on your heart says, "WELCOME", the love will come pouring in from everywhere. - Susan Jeffers
Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world. - Noam Chomsky
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Kahlil Gibran
I saw a sign: "Rest Area 25 Miles". That's pretty big. Some people must be really tired. - Steven Wright
The names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it's at its most powerful. - A.S. Byatt
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. - Woody Allen
It's a sign of age if you feel like the morning after the night before and you haven't been anywhere. - Unknown
She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman. - Oscar Wilde
Pain is a sign that we are alive. Problems are a sign that we are strong. Prayer is a sign that we are not alone. - Unknown
If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson
The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor." - Hal Eaton
Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there. - AJ Gossip
The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless. - Unknown
The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." - Maria Montessori
I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright. - Millard Kaufman
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. - Deepak Chopra
No sign of pleasure greeted the announcement. The mood in the hall was leaden.
My mood was livelier. Fright is livelier than lead. - Gail Carson Levine
Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton
Abundance and vigor of automatic movements are desirable, and even a considerable degree of restlessness is a good sign in young children. - G Stanley Hall
Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones. - Keith Richards
NASA's robot Curiosity landed on Mars. Early pictures show no signs of ESPN or beer. This makes it very clear that men are not from Mars. - Unknown
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe