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XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

Adams John

You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to

Adams John Quincy

The lovely woman-child Kaa was mercilessly chained to the cruel post of the warrior-chief Beast, with his barbarian tribe now stacking wood at her nubile feet, when the strong clear voice of the poetic and heroic Handsomas roared, 'Flick your Bic, cr

Altgeld 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.

Berryman John

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

Cage John

It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being.

Cage John

No matter whether th' constitution follows th' flag or not, th' supreme court follows th' iliction returns.

Carson Johnny

The state of innocence contains the germs of all future sin.

Carson Johnny

Many a long dispute between divines may thus be abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so.

Carson Johnny

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Carson Johnny

Playing an unamplified electric guitar is like strumming on a picnic table.

Cheever 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

Ciardi John

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Ciardi John

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

Ciardi John

The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell.

Croll John

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Diefenbaker John

If you wants to get elected president, you'se got to think up some memoraboble homily so's school kids can be pestered into memorizin' it, even if they don't know what it means.

Dillinger John

If what they've been doing hasn't solved the problem, tell them to do something else.

Fisher John

Nice guys finish last.

Florio John

The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul is: WHAT DOES A WOMAN WANT?

Foreman John

Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Galbraith John Kenneth

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

Galbraith John Kenneth

Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities, requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as annoying faucet drip, merely by tur

Galbraith John Kenneth

Our sires' age was worse that our grandsires'. We their sons are more worthless than they: so in our turn we shall give the world a progeny yet more corrupt.

Galsworthy John

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Hart Johnny

We are going to give a little something, a few little years more, to socialism, because socialism is defunct. It dies all by itself. The bad thing is that socialism, being a victim of its ... Did I say socialism?

Heywood John

"You've got to have a gimmick if your band sucks."

Heywood John

"They make a desert and call it peace."

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

Heywood John

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented hell.

Heywood John

Corruption is not the #1 priority of the Police Commissioner. His job is to enforce the law and fight crime.

Heywood John

If God wanted us to have a President, He would have sent us a candidate.

Heywood 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.'

Heywood John

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

Heywood John

Audacity, and again, audacity, and always audacity.

Heywood John

When there are two conflicting versions of the story, the wise course is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst.

Heywood John

Don't buy a landslide. I don't want to have to pay for one more vote than I have to.

Heywood John

CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Heywood John

If Christianity was morality, Socrates would be the Saviour.

Heywood John

... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Heywood John

It is often the case that the man who can't tell a lie thinks he is the best judge of one.

Hinckley John

If we can ever make red tape nutritional, we can feed the world.

John LeCarre

Zounds! I was never so bethumped with words since I first called my brother's father dad.

Johnson Dave

While we are sleeping, two-thirds of the world is plotting to do us in.

Johnson Dr.

You may my glories and my state dispose, But not my griefs; still am I king of those.

Johnson Dr.

All art is but imitation of nature.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

... difference of opinion is advantagious in religion. The several sects perform the office of a common censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity,

Johnson S.

All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard, ya don't go lookin' for rutabagas.

Johnson Samuel

Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.

Johnson Samuel

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

Johnson Samuel

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnson Samuel

Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Johnson Samuel

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnston M. M.

You can't play your friends like marks, kid.

Keats John

Very few blacks will take up golf until the requirement for plaid pants is dropped.

Kennedy John F.

The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.

Kennedy John F.

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.

Kennedy John F.

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

Kennedy John F.

When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Keynes John Maynard

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

Keynes John Maynard

He who renders warfare fatal to all engaged in it will be the greatest benefactor the world has yet known.

Keynes John Maynard

"It says he made us all to be just like him. So if we're dumb, then god is dumb, and maybe even a little ugly on the side."

Lennon 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.

Lilly John

One good turn deserves another.

Locke John

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

Lubbock John

It was a female that drove me to drink and I didn't even have the kindness to thank her.

Lyly John

If you're like most homeowners, you're afraid that many repairs around your home are too difficult to tackle. So, when your furnace explodes, you call in a so-called professional to fix it. The "professional" arrives in a truck with lettering on t

Mill John Stuart

To defend the Saigon regime is not worth one more human life.

Milton John

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Milton John

"...The name of the song is called 'Haddocks' Eyes'!" "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel interested. "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed. "That's what the name is called. The nam

Morley John Viscount

It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.

O'Hara John

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.

Pollard John G.

We're only in it for the volume.

Rockefeller John D.

In regards to Oral Roberts' claim that God told him that he would die unless he received $20 million by March, God's lawyers have stated that their client has not spoken with Roberts for several years. Off the record, God has stated that "If I had w

Sinclair John

The majority of the stupid is invincible and guaranteed for all time. The terror of their tyranny, however, is alleviated by their lack of consistency.

Sloan John

Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Storm Johnny

THE MX IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY. One important reason we have a Defense Department is that when we give it money, it spends it, which creates jobs, whereas if we left the money in the hands of civilians, we don't know what they'd do with it. Probabl

Swayze John Cameron

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Updike 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"

Whorfin Lord John

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