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Remark of Dr. Baldwin's concerning upstarts: We don't care to eat toadstools that think they are truffles.

Adams John


Never buy from a rich salesman.

Adams John Quincy


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

Altgeld John


The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

Berryman John


The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Cage John


Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Cage John


I have always noticed that whenever a radical takes to Imperialism, he catches it in a very acute form.

Carson Johnny


An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

Carson Johnny


I am convinced that the truest act of courage is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice. To be a man is to suffer for others.

Carson Johnny


Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work ... I did not, when a slave, understand the deep meanings of those rude, and apparently incoherent songs. I was myself within the circle, so that I neither saw nor heard as those without might

Carson Johnny


The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Cheever John


Let your conscience be your guide.

Ciardi John


The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

Ciardi John


It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Ciardi John


Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.

Croll John


I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

Diefenbaker John


Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Dillinger John


I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Fisher John


The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Florio John


Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Foreman John


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.

Galbraith John Kenneth


Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Galbraith John Kenneth


Has the great art and mystery of politics no apparent utility? Does it appear to be unqualifiedly ratty, raffish, sordid, obscene and low down, and its salient virtuosi a gang of umitigated scoundrels? Then let us not forget its high capacity to soo

Galbraith John Kenneth


There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Galsworthy John


A word to the wise is enough.

Hart Johnny


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

Heywood John


With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Heywood John


Never promise more than you can perform.

Heywood John


All is well that ends well.

Heywood John


I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Heywood John


It's from Casablanca. I've been waiting all my life to use that line.

Heywood John


It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

Heywood John


The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Heywood John


She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Heywood John


Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the men are strong, the women are pretty, and the children are above-average.

Heywood John


Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Heywood John


I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed i

Heywood John


Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

Heywood John


Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Heywood John


If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Heywood John


I can't understand why a person will take a year or two to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Heywood John


It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Hinckley John


The more the merrier.

John LeCarre


A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

Johnson Dave


"It's a summons." "What's a summons?" "It means summon's in trouble."

Johnson Dr.


Grub first, then ethics.

Johnson Dr.


I needed the good will of the legislature of four states. I formed the legislative bodies with my own money. I found that it was cheaper that way.

Johnson Lyndon Baines


A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Johnson S.


The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Johnson Samuel


Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Johnson Samuel


There appears to be irrefutable evidence that the mere fact of overcrowding induces violence.

Johnson Samuel


XI: If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off. XII: I

Johnson Samuel


The plot was designed in a light vein that somehow became varicose.

Johnson Samuel


As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.

Johnson Samuel


To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

Johnson Samuel


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

Johnston M. M.


I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

Keats John


There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.

Kennedy John F.


Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Kennedy John F.


The faster we go, the rounder we get.

Kennedy John F.


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Kennedy John F.


"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."

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

Keynes John Maynard


There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering.

Keynes John Maynard


If you don't count some of Jehovah's injunctions, there are no humorists in the Bible.

Keynes John Maynard


Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.

Lennon John


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

Lilly John


Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all.

Locke John


Acting is not very hard. The most important things are to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. And if I have to laugh, well, I think of my sex life.

Lubbock John


Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Lyly John


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

Mill John Stuart


Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Milton John


Plato, by the way, wanted to banish all poets from his proposed Utopia because they were liars. The truth was that Plato knew philosophers couldn't compete successfully with poets.

Milton John


Every why hath a wherefore.

Morley John Viscount


All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.

O'Hara John


"Remember, if it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's ___not the U.S. Army doing it!"

Pollard John G.


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

Rockefeller John D.


War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Sinclair John


You tread upon my patience.

Sloan John


A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Storm Johnny


To be or not to be.

Swayze John Cameron


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,

Updike John


"... an experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite often picturesque liar."

Whorfin Lord John





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