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Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Adams John

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Adams John Quincy

Charity begins at home.

Altgeld John

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Berryman John

There must be more to life than having everything.

Cage John


Cage John

There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Carson Johnny

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Carson Johnny

... 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

Carson Johnny

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

Carson Johnny

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Cheever John

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Ciardi John

Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house.

Ciardi John

I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Ciardi John

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Croll John

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Diefenbaker John

Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

Dillinger John

We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Fisher John

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

Florio John

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.

Foreman John

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Galbraith John Kenneth

If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Galbraith John Kenneth

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.

Galbraith John Kenneth

I just got off the phone with Sonny Barger [President of the Hell's Angels]. He wants me to appear as a character witness for him at his murder trial and said he'd be glad to appear as a character witness on my behalf if I ever needed one. Needless

Galsworthy John

"If a camel flies, no one laughs if it doesn't get very far."

Hart Johnny

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Heywood John

Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Heywood John

Objectivity is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.

Heywood John

When in doubt, use brute force.

Heywood John

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.

Heywood John

Never buy from a rich salesman.

Heywood John

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Heywood John

Nothing succeeds like success.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Heywood John

What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Heywood John

Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Hinckley John

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

John LeCarre

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Johnson Dave

In charity there is no excess.

Johnson Dr.

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Johnson Dr.

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

Johnson Lyndon Baines

There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Johnson S.

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Johnson Samuel

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Johnson Samuel

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Johnson Samuel

Set the cart before the horse.

Johnson Samuel

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.

Johnson Samuel

A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.

Johnson Samuel

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Johnson Samuel

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Johnston M. M.

"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Keats John

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Kennedy John F.

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.

Kennedy John F.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Kennedy John F.

In case of fire, stand in the hall and shout "Fire!"

Kennedy John F.

All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: "Just lie down on the floor and keep calm

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

Keynes John Maynard

The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

Keynes John Maynard

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

Keynes John Maynard

The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Lennon John

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

Lilly John

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

Locke John

Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Lubbock John

There are no answers, only cross-references.

Lyly John

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Mill John Stuart

Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Milton John

I will make you shorter by the head.

Milton John

Love the sea? I dote upon it

Morley John Viscount

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

O'Hara John

"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500." "Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?"

Pollard John G.

Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing.

Rockefeller John D.

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs.

Sinclair John

If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.

Sloan John

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Storm Johnny

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Swayze John Cameron

The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.

Updike John

Ninety percent of the time things turn out worse than you thought they would. The other ten percent of the time you had no right to expect that much.

Whorfin Lord John

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