"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
A riot is the language of the unheard. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul. - Martha Graham
Music is the universal language of mankind. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A spotless house is a sign of a misspent life. - Unknown
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. - Robert H Schuller
Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley
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
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority. - Alfred Adler
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. - Larry Wall
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. - Lily Tomlin
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
Changes in language often reflect the changing values of a culture. - Ravi Zacharias
The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal
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
My wife's an earth sign. I'm a water sign. Together we make mud. - Henny Youngman
The sign said "eight items or less." So I changed my name to Les. - Steven Wright
A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services. - Daniel J. Boorstin
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. - Sam Rayburn
Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. - Thomas Leonard
The most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed". - Dorothy Parker
To be satisfied with yourself is a sure sign that your forward motion has stopped. - Unknown
The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand
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
I'm having difficulty getting the doctors around here to sign the appropriate form. - Spike Milligan
Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. - Yakov Smirnoff
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
Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart. - Jose N Harris
I think those neighborhood signs that say 'slow children playing' are so very mean. - Zach Galifianakis
Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength. - Billy Graham
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. - Florida Scott-Maxwell
Language is our meeting place, the sea we live in... it is the common ground of our humanity. - Toby Wolfe
It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones
German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence. - C S Lewis
Sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in. - Jane Austen
Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world. - Noam Chomsky
I saw a sign: "Rest Area 25 Miles". That's pretty big. Some people must be really tired. - Steven Wright
Although he tortures the English language, he has not yet succeeded in forcing it to reveal its meaning. - J B Morton
The names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it's at its most powerful. - A.S. Byatt
Violence of language leads to violence of action. Angry men seldom fight if their tongues do not lead the fray. - Charles V Roman
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. - Bill Watterson
Crying doesn't indicate that you are weak. Ever since you were born it's been a sign that you are alive. - 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
Language, identity, place, home: these are all of a piece - just different elements of belonging and not-belonging. - Jhumpa Lahiri
The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited. - Alan Kay
Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain
The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless. - Unknown
Don't be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan
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
Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else. - C S Lewis
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela
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
"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin
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
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
I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell
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