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Ben, why didn't you tell me?

Adams John


Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Adams John Quincy


Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.

Altgeld John


You get what you pay for.

Berryman John


We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb your cities.

Cage John


You always introduce the younger person to the older person, using the wording: "Miss Brown, I'd like to introduce you to an older person" (unless her name is not "Miss Brown"). If you do not know a person's age, ask for a driver's license and a ma

Cage John


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

Carson Johnny


XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

Carson Johnny


Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Carson Johnny


I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Carson Johnny


Luck can't last a lifetime, unless you die young.

Cheever John


No good deed goes unpunished.

Ciardi John


The Public is merely a multiplied "me."

Ciardi John


If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Ciardi John


The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Croll John


He thought of Musashi, the Sword Saint, standing in his garden more than three hundred years ago. "What is the 'Body of a rock'?" he was asked. In answer, Musashi summoned a pupil of his and bid him kill himself by slashing his abdomen with a knife.

Diefenbaker John


It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

Dillinger John


The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

Fisher John


"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

Florio John


It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse-races.

Foreman John


Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired.

Galbraith John Kenneth


The faster we go, the rounder we get.

Galbraith John Kenneth


"I understand this is your first dead client," Sabian was saying. The absurdity of the statement made me want to laugh but they don't call me Deadpan Allie and lie.

Galbraith John Kenneth


They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom for trying to change the system from within. I'm coming now I'm coming to reward them. First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. I'm guided by a signal in the heavens. I'm guided by this birthmark

Galsworthy 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

Hart Johnny


"You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you fit to hear his view of things?" "Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming you have integrit

Heywood John


We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

Heywood John


Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Heywood John


Many a writer seems to think he is never profound except when he can't understand his own meaning.

Heywood John


Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Heywood John


If you catch a man, throw him back.

Heywood John


A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

Heywood John


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Heywood John


War is like love, it always finds a way.

Heywood John


Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Heywood John


The less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag.

Heywood John


"I wonder", he said to himself, "what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet

Heywood John


Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Heywood John


Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

Heywood John


I stick my neck out for nobody.

Hinckley John


Remember folks. Street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.

John LeCarre


An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

Johnson Dave


"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.

Johnson Dr.


A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Johnson Dr.


Grub first, then ethics.

Johnson Lyndon Baines


When the sun shineth, make hay.

Johnson S.


I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

Johnson Samuel


The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Johnson Samuel


Men will fuck mud.

Johnson Samuel


Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Johnson Samuel


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

Johnson Samuel


A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Johnson Samuel


It is necessary for the welfare of society that genius should be privileged to utter sedition, to blaspheme, to outrage good taste, to corrupt the youthful mind, and generally to scandalize one's uncles.

Johnson Samuel


Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

Johnston M. M.


If you don't strike oil in twenty minutes, stop boring.

Keats John


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Kennedy John F.


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

Kennedy John F.


The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

Kennedy John F.


Politicians speak for their parties, and parties never are, never have been, and never will be wrong.

Kennedy John F.


You guys have been practicing discrimination for years. Now it's our turn.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


Government [is] an illusion the governed should not encourage.

Keynes John Maynard


The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Keynes John Maynard


Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.

Keynes John Maynard


My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Lennon John


Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

Lilly John


"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."

Locke John


The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Lubbock John


Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Lyly John


The man who has never been flogged has never been taught.

Mill John Stuart


The sunlights differ, but there is only one darkness.

Milton John


When the President does it, that means it is not illegal.

Milton John


Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Morley John Viscount


I went to a Grateful Dead Concert and they played for SEVEN hours. Great song.

O'Hara John


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

Pollard John G.


If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Rockefeller John D.


It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Sinclair John


Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Sloan John


Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Storm Johnny


They will only cause the lower classes to move about needlessly.

Swayze John Cameron


Life is a concentration camp. You're stuck here and there's no way out and you can only rage impotently against your persecutors.

Updike John


"Spare no expense to save money on this one."

Whorfin Lord John





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