In Language in Thought and Action
Common sense is that which tells us the world is flat.
The above sentence may be not exactly what Stuart Chase said but perhaps, so to speak, a map of a map. To prevent such an unclear map from spreading, it was replaced by what Hayakawa actually mentioned. --KYPark 01:40, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Failed in finding the source from Hayakawa's book. I googled with the search term "the world is flat" and failed again from the top 100 searched items, most of which are related to the recent NYT bestseller w:The World is Flat by w:Thomas Friedman, who appears no less political than Chase and Hayakawa. His wife is an economist and a graduate of Stanford University. --KYPark 03:15, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Possible source: The Life and Writings of Stuart Chase (1888-1985) edited By Richard Vangermeersch, Kingston, RI, USA, Elsevier.
- Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.
- For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
- Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.
- The Lord prefers common looking people. That is why he made so many of them.
- The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
- Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none.
- Democracy, as has been said of Christianity, has never really been tried.
- I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.
- Quoting the ILO, "a nation can afford anything it can produce." (page 211, The Proper Study of Mankind, Harper & Brothers, 1948)