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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Adams John


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

Adams John Quincy


Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Altgeld John


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

Berryman John


It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Cage John


Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Cage John


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

Carson Johnny


I'll turn over a new leaf.

Carson Johnny


It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Carson Johnny


Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

Carson Johnny


'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Cheever John


Indeed, the first noble truth of Buddhism, usually translated as `all life is suffering,' is more accurately rendered `life is filled with a sense of pervasive unsatisfactoriness.'

Ciardi John


I hate quotations.

Ciardi John


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

Ciardi John


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Croll John


Let me assure you that to us here at First National, you're not just a number. Youre two numbers, a dash, three more numbers, another dash and another number.

Diefenbaker John


Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

Dillinger John


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Fisher John


Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Florio John


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Foreman John


Better late than never.

Galbraith John Kenneth


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

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


Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Galsworthy John


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Hart Johnny


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

Heywood John


He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Heywood John


"No job too big; no fee too big!"

Heywood John


Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

Heywood John


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"

Heywood John


He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Heywood John


Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

Heywood John


The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

Heywood John


In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Heywood John


Fear is the greatest salesman.

Heywood John


The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

Hinckley John


The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

John LeCarre


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 Dave


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

Johnson Dr.


...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Johnson Dr.


The Bible says that woman was the last thing God made. Evidently He made her on Saturday night. She reveals his fatigue.

Johnson Lyndon Baines


A full belly makes a dull brain.

Johnson S.


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

Johnson Samuel


Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Johnson Samuel


If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Johnson Samuel


I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

Johnson Samuel


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

Johnson Samuel


No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Johnson Samuel


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.

Johnson Samuel


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Johnston M. M.


The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Keats John


The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Kennedy John F.


No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Kennedy John F.


As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Kennedy John F.


Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Kennedy John F.


I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Keynes John Maynard


Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired.

Keynes John Maynard


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

Keynes John Maynard


Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

Lennon John


Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

Lilly John


Look ere ye leap.

Locke John


You cannot see the wood for the trees.

Lubbock John


You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.

Lyly John


The fact that it works is immaterial.

Mill John Stuart


Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Milton John


A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.

Milton John


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

Morley John Viscount


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

O'Hara John


Beggars should be no choosers.

Pollard John G.


Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Rockefeller John D.


None love the bearer of bad news.

Sinclair John


One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

Sloan John


To do two things at once is to do neither.

Storm Johnny


The primary cause of failure in electrical appliances is an expired warranty. Often, you can get an appliance running again simply by changing the warranty expiration date with a 15/64-inch felt-tipped marker.

Swayze John Cameron


When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Updike John


Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Whorfin Lord John





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