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Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.

Adams John

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Adams John Quincy

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

Altgeld John

(1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. (2) If your stomach antagonizes you, pacify it with cool thoughts. (3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. (4) Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society, as

Berryman John

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and open a vein.

Cage John

Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

Cage John

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

Carson Johnny

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Carson Johnny

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Carson Johnny

Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Carson Johnny

The optimum committee has no members.

Cheever John

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

Ciardi John

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.

Ciardi John

I hate quotations.

Ciardi John

This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.

Croll John

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

Diefenbaker John

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

Dillinger John

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Fisher John


Florio John

The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people, and don't come in clearly enough.

Foreman John

Art is a jealous mistress.

Galbraith John Kenneth

There is no proverb that is not true.

Galbraith John Kenneth

The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm.

Galbraith John Kenneth

Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

Galsworthy John

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Hart Johnny

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Heywood 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

Heywood John

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.

Heywood John

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

Heywood John

Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Heywood John

If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Heywood John

To teach is to learn twice.

Heywood John

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.

Heywood John

But you shall not escape my iambics.

Heywood John

A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

Heywood John

Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Heywood John

Imagine what we can imagine!

Heywood John

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

Heywood 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.

Heywood John

There's no justice in this world.

Heywood John

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Heywood John

Eeny, Meeny, Jelly Beanie, the spirits are about to speak!

Hinckley John

Luke, I'm yer father, eh. Come over to the dark side, you hoser.

John LeCarre

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Johnson Dave

Prizes are for children.

Johnson Dr.

A woman occasionally is quite a serviceable substitute for masturbation. It takes an abundance of imagination, to be sure.

Johnson Dr.

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

Johnson Lyndon Baines

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Johnson S.

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Johnson Samuel

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Johnson Samuel

Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]

Johnson Samuel

A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine! [From the fury of the norsemen deliver us, O Lord!]

Johnson Samuel

Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

Johnson Samuel

Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnson Samuel

If I had any humility I would be perfect.

Johnston M. M.

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Keats John

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

Kennedy John F.

The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".

Kennedy John F.

Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra and sank.

Kennedy John F.

The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Kennedy John F.

Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful as woman.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.)

Keynes John Maynard

I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Keynes John Maynard

The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.

Keynes John Maynard

If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

Lennon John

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Lilly John

What excuses stand in your way? How can you eliminate them?

Locke John

Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Lubbock John

He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.

Lyly John

I used to be disgusted, now I find I'm just amused.

Mill John Stuart

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Milton John

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

Milton John

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Morley John Viscount

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

O'Hara John

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Pollard John G.

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

Rockefeller John D.

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

Sinclair John

The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

Sloan John

[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

Storm Johnny

Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.

Swayze John Cameron

I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Updike John

The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the worl

Whorfin Lord John

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I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
Tolkien J. R. R.

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