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Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Adams John

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Adams John Quincy

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Altgeld John

Business will be either better or worse.

Berryman John

The public demands certainties; it must be told definitely and a bit raucously that this is true and that is false. But there are no certainties.

Cage John

Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Cage John

Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind- bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument follows:

Carson Johnny

Every why hath a wherefore.

Carson Johnny

Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

Carson Johnny

I was in this prematurely air conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps you could buy that had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy

Carson Johnny

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Cheever John

We're only in it for the volume.

Ciardi John

Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Ciardi John

The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.

Ciardi John

I owe the public nothing.

Croll John

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Diefenbaker John

You can observe a lot just by watching.

Dillinger John

Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercio

Fisher John

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important.

Florio John

The rights you have are the rights given you by this Committee [the House Un-American Activities Committee]. We will determine what rights you have and what rights you have not got.

Foreman John

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Galbraith John Kenneth

You can't depend on the man who made the mess to clean it up.

Galbraith John Kenneth

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Galbraith John Kenneth

Ask not for whom the Bell tolls, and you will pay only the station-to-station rate.

Galsworthy John

Therefore it is necessary to learn how not to be good, and to use this knowledge and not use it, according to the necessity of the cause.

Hart Johnny

Giving money and power to governments is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

Heywood John

With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Heywood John

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

Heywood John

Once I belonged to a group that really had THE WORD. I fought like hell for them. But another group came along and exposed the word of my group as shallow and degenerate. They had a better word. So I quit the first group and lost all the friends

Heywood John

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

Heywood John

"Rights" is a fictional abstraction. No one has "Rights", neither machines nor flesh-and-blood. Persons... have opportunities, not rights, which they use or do not use.

Heywood John

Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Heywood John

The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.

Heywood John

I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed i

Heywood John

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. T

Heywood John

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Heywood John

Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Heywood John

When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.

Heywood John

The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason that He makes so many of them.

Heywood John

The United States is like the guy at the party who gives cocaine to everybody and still nobody likes him.

Heywood John

Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Heywood John

Paranoids are people, too; they have their own problems. It's easy to criticize, but if everybody hated you, you'd be paranoid too.

Hinckley John

I have always noticed that whenever a radical takes to Imperialism, he catches it in a very acute form.

John LeCarre

October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.

Johnson Dave

Sometimes when you look into his eyes you get the feeling that someone else is driving.

Johnson Dr.

Fear and loathing, my man, fear and loathing.

Johnson Dr.

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Johnson S.

I'm going to Vietnam at the request of the White House. President Johnson says a war isn't really a war without my jokes.

Johnson Samuel

Well begun is half done.

Johnson Samuel

Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

Johnson Samuel

We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm.

Johnson Samuel

Anything anybody can say about America is true.

Johnson Samuel

"Yes, that was Richard Nixon. He used to be President. When he left the White House, the Secret Service would count the silverware."

Johnson Samuel

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.

Johnson Samuel

Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.

Johnston M. M.

Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.

Keats John

For the first time we have a weapon that nobody has used for thirty years. This gives me great hope for the human race.

Kennedy John F.

I don't give a shit what happens. I want you all to stonewall it. Let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up, or anything else if it'll save the plan.

Kennedy John F.

"First World" nations are the ones where people drive Japanese cars; "Second World" nations are where First World residents go on vacation; and "Third World" nations are the ones where people still dive out of trees to prove their manhood.

Kennedy John F.

"My country, right or wrong" is a thing that no patriot would think of saying, except in a desperate case. It is like saying "My mother, drunk or sober."

Kennedy John F.

Honesty's the best policy.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.

Keynes John Maynard

The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Keynes John Maynard

The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

Keynes John Maynard

We can embody the truth, but we cannot know it.

Lennon John

Joe Cool always spends the first two weeks at college sailing his frisbee.

Lilly John

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground.

Locke John

Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.

Lubbock John

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Lyly John

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.

Mill John Stuart

[The members of the Chamberlain government] are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, all-powerful for impotency.

Milton John

I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.

Milton John

"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Morley John Viscount

Many a man that can't direct you to a corner drugstore will get a respectful hearing when age has further impaired his mind.

O'Hara John

I think... I think it's in my basement... Let me go upstairs and check.

Pollard John G.

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

Rockefeller John D.

Well, here it is, 1983, so it won't be long before you start reading a lot of boring stories about people like Vance Hartke. Hartke is a governor or mayor or something from one of the flatter states, and the reason you'll be reading about him is tha

Sinclair John

Small things make base men proud.

Sloan John

You give me space to belong to myself yet without separating me from your own life. May it all turn out to your happiness.

Storm Johnny

The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Swayze John Cameron

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.

Updike John

You've always made the mistake of being yourself.

Whorfin Lord John

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