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Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.

Adams John

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Adams John Quincy

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

Altgeld John

Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Berryman John

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

Cage John

A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

Cage John

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

Carson Johnny

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

Carson Johnny

There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering.

Carson Johnny

Well, he thought, since neither Aristotelian Logic nor the disciplines of Science seemed to offer much hope, it's time to go beyond them... Drawing a few deep even breaths, he entered a mental state practiced only by Masters of the Universal Way of

Carson Johnny

A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.

Cheever John

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Ciardi John

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

Ciardi John

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Ciardi John

Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Croll John

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Diefenbaker 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

Dillinger John

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Fisher John

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Florio John

All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Foreman John

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

Galbraith John Kenneth

Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Galbraith John Kenneth

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Galbraith John Kenneth

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Galsworthy John

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Hart Johnny

The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me.

Heywood John

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Heywood John

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Heywood John

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Heywood John

Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

Heywood John

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Heywood John

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Heywood John

The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Heywood John

He knows not how to know who knows not also how to unknow.

Heywood John

Too much of everything is just enough.

Heywood John

I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Heywood John

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Heywood John

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Heywood John

All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Heywood John

We'll be recording at the Paradise Friday night. Live, on the Death label.

Heywood John

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Heywood John

Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Hinckley John

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

John LeCarre

... 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

Johnson Dave

Some scholars are like donkeys, they merely carry a lot of books.

Johnson Dr.

If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Johnson Dr.

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne we

Johnson Lyndon Baines

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Johnson S.

If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house.

Johnson Samuel

Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Johnson Samuel

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Johnson Samuel

If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.

Johnson Samuel

As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.

Johnson Samuel

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Johnson Samuel

The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

Johnson Samuel

A man's house is his castle.

Johnston M. M.

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.

Keats John

You can't run away forever, But there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start.

Kennedy John F.

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Kennedy John F.

At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

Kennedy John F.

Beggars should be no choosers.

Kennedy John F.

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

Keynes John Maynard

It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Keynes John Maynard

... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Keynes John Maynard

I didn't believe in reincarnation in any of my other lives. I don't see why I should have to believe in it in this one.

Lennon John

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Lilly John

But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

Locke John

To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

Lubbock John

Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry up is not nailed down.

Lyly John

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

Mill John Stuart

The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Milton John

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

Milton John

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Morley John Viscount

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

O'Hara John

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

Pollard John G.

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Rockefeller John D.

Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.

Sinclair John

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Sloan John

Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.

Storm Johnny

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

Swayze John Cameron

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Updike John

Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Whorfin Lord John

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