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Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Adams John


Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o' Sunday.

Adams John Quincy


Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Altgeld John


If there really was a Jewish conspiracy to run the world, my rabbi would have let me in on it by now. I contribute enough to the shule.

Berryman John


If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Cage John


His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum- stances being what they

Cage John


Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

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


Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Carson Johnny


Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Carson Johnny


Housework can kill you if done right.

Cheever John


The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

Ciardi John


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

Ciardi John


Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

Ciardi John


It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Croll John


No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.

Diefenbaker John


Feminists say 60 percent of the country's wealth is in the hands of women. They're letting men hold the other 40 percent because their handbags are full.

Dillinger John


Consider well the proportions of things. It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

Fisher John


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

Florio John


Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

Foreman John


The ideal voice for radio may be defined as showing no substance, no sex, no owner, and a message of importance for every housewife.

Galbraith John Kenneth


Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Galbraith John Kenneth


What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Galbraith John Kenneth


I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.

Galsworthy John


All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

Hart Johnny


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

Heywood John


Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Heywood John


Lay off the muses, it's a very tough dollar.

Heywood John


Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish.

Heywood John


The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Heywood John


Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Heywood John


... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Heywood John


If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


L'hazard ne favorise que l'esprit prepare.

Heywood John


For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

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


The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Heywood John


Innovation is hard to schedule.

Heywood John


I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Heywood John


Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Heywood John


The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Hinckley John


Too much is just enough.

John LeCarre


It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Johnson Dave


The Public is merely a multiplied "me."

Johnson Dr.


Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Johnson Dr.


They spell it "da Vinci" and pronounce it "da Vinchy". Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.

Johnson Lyndon Baines


Real wealth can only increase.

Johnson S.


We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Johnson Samuel


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

Johnson Samuel


Genius is pain.

Johnson Samuel


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

Johnson Samuel


There is no proverb that is not true.

Johnson Samuel


Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Johnson Samuel


The trouble is, there is an endless supply of White Men, but there has always been a limited number of Human Beings.

Johnson Samuel


The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Johnston M. M.


Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Keats John


Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest r

Kennedy John F.


A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car.

Kennedy John F.


It's odd, and a little unsettling, to reflect upon the fact that English is the only major language in which "I" is capitalized; in many other languages "You" is capitalized and the "i" is lower case.

Kennedy John F.


Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Kennedy John F.


A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


What kind of sordid business are you on now? I mean, man, whither goest thou? Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?

Keynes John Maynard


I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behin

Keynes John Maynard


The best case: Get salary from America, build a house in England, live with a Japanese wife, and eat Chinese food. Pretty good case: Get salary from England, build a house in America, live with a Chinese wife, and eat Japanese food. The wo

Keynes John Maynard


Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.

Lennon John


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

Lilly John


Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

Locke John


He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Lubbock John


Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

Lyly John


Hollywood is where if you don't have happiness you send out for it.

Mill John Stuart


What you don't know won't help you much either.

Milton John


America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

Milton John


What fools these mortals be.

Morley John Viscount


We're all in this alone.

O'Hara John


The Least Successful Collector Betsy Baker played a central role in the history of collecting. She was employed as a servant in the house of John Warburton (1682-1759) who had amassed a fine collection of 58 first edition plays, including most of t

Pollard John G.


It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Rockefeller John D.


When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Sinclair John


A wise person makes his own decisions, a weak one obeys public opinion.

Sloan John


This was the most unkindest cut of all.

Storm Johnny


Authors (and perhaps columnists) eventually rise to the top of whatever depths they were once able to plumb.

Swayze John Cameron


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Updike John


Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Whorfin Lord John





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