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No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne we

Adams John

"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

Adams John Quincy

I will make you shorter by the head.

Altgeld John

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Berryman John

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Bon John Dillinger on

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Brow John Mason

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Brow John Mason

"There is a God, but He drinks"

Brunner John

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Cage John

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers ... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.

Cage John

Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Carson Johnny

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

Carson Johnny

The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Carson Johnny

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Carson Johnny

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

Ch St. John

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.

Cheever 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.

Ciardi John

Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.

Ciardi 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.

Ciardi John

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

Croll John

"Not Hercules could have knock'd out his brains, for he had none."

Dewey John

Death is a spirit leaving a body, sort of like a shell leaving the nut behind.

Diefenbaker John

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Dillinger John

It's no surprise that things are so screwed up: everyone that knows how to run a government is either driving taxicabs or cutting hair.

Elizabeth John Greenway

We are governed not by armies and police but by ideas.

Fisher John

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

Florio John

... indifference is a militant thing ... when it goes away it leaves smoking ruins, where lie citizens bayonetted through the throat. It is not a children's pastime like mere highway robbery.

Foreman John

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Galbraith John Kenneth

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Galbraith John Kenneth

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Galbraith John Kenneth

All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.

Galsworthy John

The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.

Hart Johnny

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,

Heywood John

There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Heywood John

Tom Hayden is the kind of politician who gives opportunism a bad name.

Heywood John

We're only in it for the volume.

Heywood John

The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".

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

Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

Rule the Empire through force.

Heywood John

The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.

Heywood John

Knowledge is power.

Heywood John

It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Heywood John

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.

Heywood John

Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds.

Heywood John

One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.

Heywood John

The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

Heywood John

Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Hinckley John

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Irving John

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

John Ball

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

John Barrymore

Governor Tarkin. I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I thought I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.

John Denver

Reality is bad enough, why should I tell the truth?

John Dewey

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

John Donne

No television performance takes as much preparation as an off-the-cuff talk.

John Gardner

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

John Hunt British

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

John Kennedy

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.

John Kenneth Galbraith

What we do not understand we do not possess.

John LeCarre

If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

John Lightfoot

If you catch a man, throw him back.

John The Dragon to Grendel in

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

Johnson Dave

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible.

Johnson Dr.

Too much is just enough.

Johnson Dr.

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Johnson S.

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Johnson Samuel

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?

Johnson Samuel

There is a certain impertinence in allowing oneself to be burned for an opinion.

Johnson Samuel

Practice is the best of all instructors.

Johnson Samuel

If they were so inclined, they could impeach him because they don't like his necktie.

Johnson Samuel

The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means.

Johnson Samuel

To be patriotic, hate all nations but your own; to be religious, all sects but your own; to be moral, all pretenses but your own.

Johnson Samuel

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.


It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Johnson Lyndon

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Johnston M. M.

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.

Ke John F.

I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.

Keats John

I went to my mother and told her I intended to commence a different life. I asked for and obtained her blessing and at once commenced the career of a robber.

Kennedy John F.

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

Kennedy John F.

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

Kennedy John F.

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Kennedy John F.

No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

Kennedy John

May you live in uninteresting times.

Keynes John Maynard

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Keynes John Maynard

Be careful of reading health books, you might die of a misprint.

Keynes John Maynard

We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm.

Lehman John

Better late than never.

Lennon John

Go ahead... make my day.

Lennon John

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

Lilly John

Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.

Locke John

We're fantastically incredibly sorry for all these extremely unreasonable things we did. I can only plead that my simple, barely-sentient friend and myself are underprivileged, deprived and also college students.

Lubbock John

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

Lyly John

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

Mill John Stuart

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."

Milton John

Solipsists of the World... you are already united.

Milton John

The government [is] extremely fond of amassing great quantities of statistics. These are raised to the nth degree, the cube roots are extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive displays. What must be kept ever in mind, how

Milton John

Look before you leap.

Morley John Viscount

While there's life, there's hope.

O'Hara John

The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Physicist John von Neumann

"Spare no expense to save money on this one."

Pollard John G.

Freedom is nothing else but the chance to do better.

Pope John Paul

Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Rockefeller John D.

Man is by nature a political animal.

Samuel Johnson

New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.

Sinclair John

Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Sloan John

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

Steinbeck John

We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Storm Johnny

Fear is the greatest salesman.

Swayze John Cameron

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under Communism, it's just the opposite."

Updike John

Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Updike John

If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Whorfin Lord John

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

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