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Adams John

If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Adams John Quincy

VI: A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. VII: Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base. VIII: The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade ari

Altgeld John

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Berryman John

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Cage John

"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Cage John

Briefly stated, the findings are that when presented with an array of data or a sequence of events in which they are instructed to discover an underlying order, subjects show strong tendencies to perceive order and causality in random arrays, to perc

Carson Johnny

If any man wishes to be humbled and mortified, let him become president of Harvard.

Carson Johnny

Nothing succeeds like excess.

Carson Johnny

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Carson Johnny

The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Cheever John

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Ciardi John

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Ciardi John

British education is probably the best in the world, if you can survive it. If you can't there is nothing left for you but the diplomatic corps.

Ciardi John

The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

Croll John

He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Diefenbaker John

Rome was not built in one day.

Dillinger John

Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Fisher John

When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, "The handle is one of us!"

Florio John

Try not to have a good time ... This is supposed to be educational.

Foreman John

If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

Galbraith John Kenneth

There is no proverb that is not true.

Galbraith John Kenneth

... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

Galbraith John Kenneth

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

Galsworthy John

The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.

Hart Johnny

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Heywood John

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Heywood John

Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Heywood John

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

Heywood John

To have died once is enough.

Heywood John

The first rule of all intelligent tinkering is to keep all the parts.

Heywood John

He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Heywood John

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Heywood John

If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Heywood John

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Heywood John

When I have one foot in the grave I will tell the truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me, and say, "Do what you like now."

Heywood John

He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

Heywood John

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Heywood John

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Heywood John

Turn the other cheek.

Heywood John

I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Heywood John

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Hinckley John

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

John LeCarre

Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

Johnson Dave

A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Johnson Dr.

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Johnson Dr.

Let your conscience be your guide.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

There is no sin but ignorance.

Johnson S.

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

Johnson Samuel

Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Johnson Samuel

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

Johnson Samuel

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

Johnson Samuel

A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.

Johnson Samuel

If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

Johnson Samuel

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Johnson Samuel

Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Johnston M. M.

We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Keats John

What makes you think graduate school is supposed to be satisfying?

Kennedy John F.

The sunlights differ, but there is only one darkness.

Kennedy John F.

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Kennedy John F.

Since everything in life is but an experience perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

Kennedy John F.

There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Keynes John Maynard

I will make you shorter by the head.

Keynes John Maynard

If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.

Keynes John Maynard

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Lennon John

Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

Lilly John

"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Locke John

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

Lubbock John

It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Lyly John

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Mill John Stuart

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Milton John

Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Milton John

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Morley John Viscount

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

O'Hara John

If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

Pollard John G.

If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Rockefeller John D.

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Sinclair John

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

Sloan John

Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

Storm Johnny

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Swayze John Cameron

The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

Updike John

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Whorfin Lord John

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