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Man's unique agony as a species consists in his perpetual conflict between the desire to stand out and the need to blend in.

Adams John

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Adams John Quincy

During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been upon trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity,; in both, superstition, bigo

Altgeld John

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

Berryman John

Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Bon John Dillinger on

Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Brow John Mason

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

Brow John Mason

No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Brunner John

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Cage John

Brahma said: Well, after hearing ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser. But an intelligent man needs only two thousand five hundred.

Cage John

"I wonder", he said to himself, "what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet

Carson Johnny

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

Carson Johnny

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Carson Johnny

The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

Carson Johnny

Two heads are better than one.

Ch St. John

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

Cheever John

Better late than never.

Ciardi John

Your wig steers the gig.

Ciardi John

The two oldest professions in the world have been ruined by amateurs.

Ciardi John

What on earth would a man do with himself if something did not stand in his way?

Croll John

By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

Dewey John

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

Diefenbaker John

Don't vote

Dillinger John

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Elizabeth John Greenway

You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt.

Fisher John

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

Florio John

Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Foreman John

Charity begins at home.

Galbraith John Kenneth

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.

Galbraith John Kenneth

The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out, even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country.

Galbraith John Kenneth

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Galsworthy John

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.

Hart Johnny

When I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough.

Heywood John

When a man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or four years ago, he is a broad-minded man who has courage enough to change his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don't like does it, he is a liar who has broken his promises.

Heywood John

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Heywood John

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.

Heywood John

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.

Heywood John

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.

Heywood John

If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.

Heywood John

Every country has the government it deserves.

Heywood John

Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.

Heywood John

Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Nixon and the White House.

Heywood John

The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars."

Heywood John

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Heywood John

The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity; the active virtues of society were discouraged; and the last remains of a military spirit were buried in the cloister: a large portion of public and private wealth was cons

Hinckley John

Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Irving John

If people say that here and there someone has been taken away and maltreated, I can only reply: You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.

John Ball

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

John Barrymore

It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

John Denver

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

John Dewey

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

John Donne

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

John Gardner

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

John Hunt British

It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.

John Kennedy

Love your neighbour, yet don't pull down your hedge.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

John LeCarre

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

John Lightfoot

So little time, so little to do.

John The Dragon to Grendel in

"... I should explain that I was wearing a black velvet cape that was supposed to make me look like the dashing, romantic Zorro but which actually made me look like a gigantic bat wearing glasses ..."

Johnson Dave

Forgive your enemies, but don't forget their names.

Johnson Dr.

No man's ambition has a right to stand in the way of performing a simple act of justice.

Johnson Dr.

I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

... the privileged being which we call human is distinguished from other animals only by certain double-edged manifestations which in charity we can only call "inhuman."

Johnson S.

The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnson Samuel

We are all born mad. Some remain so.

Johnson Samuel

All phone calls are obscene.

Johnson Samuel

They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.

Johnson Samuel

I hate quotations.

Johnson Samuel

Lansdale seized on the idea of using Nixon to build support for the [Vietnamese] elections ... really honest elections, this time. "Oh, sure, honest, yes, that's right," Nixon said, "so long as you win!" With that he winked, drove his elbow into La

Johnson Samuel

I'll never get off this planet.


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

Johnson Lyndon

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Johnston M. M.

Public use of any portable music system is a virtually guaranteed indicator of sociopathic tendencies.

Ke John F.

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and open a vein.

Keats John

I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike.

Kennedy John F.

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

Kennedy John F.

The Bible is not my Book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.

Kennedy John F.

No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only had good intentions. He had money as well.

Kennedy John F.

NAPOLEON: What shall we do with this soldier, Giuseppe? Everything he says is wrong. GIUSEPPE: Make him a general, Excellency, and then everything he says will be right.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

'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.

Kennedy John

Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

Keynes John Maynard

I played lead guitar in a band called The Federal Duck, which is the kind of name that was popular in the '60s as a result of controlled substances being in widespread use. Back then, there were no restrictions, in terms of talent, on who could make

Keynes John Maynard

Small things make base men proud.

Keynes John Maynard

There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.

Lehman John

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Lennon John

Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Lennon John

A lot of people I know believe in positive thinking, and so do I. I believe everything positively stinks.

Lilly John

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Locke John

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Lubbock John

Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.

Lyly John

Yes, I've now got this nice little apartment in New York, one of those L-shaped ones. Unfortunately, it's a lower case l.

Mill John Stuart

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

Milton John

If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

Milton John

Getting into trouble is easy.

Milton 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.

Morley John Viscount

Fraud is the homage that force pays to reason.

O'Hara John

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way.

Physicist John von Neumann

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.

Pollard John G.

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin will be classified with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and

Pope John Paul

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

Rockefeller John D.

If you wants to get elected president, you'se got to think up some memoraboble homily so's school kids can be pestered into memorizin' it, even if they don't know what it means.

Samuel Johnson

"Jesus saves...but Gretzky gets the rebound!"

Sinclair John

Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.

Sloan John

Tax reform means "Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree."

Steinbeck John

Let's talk about how to fill out your 1984 tax return. Here's an often overlooked accounting technique that can save you thousands of dollars: For several days before you put it in the mail, carry your tax return around under your armpit. No IRS ag

Storm Johnny

We may not be able to persuade Hindus that Jesus and not Vishnu should govern their spiritual horizon, nor Moslems that Lord Buddha is at the center of their spiritual universe, nor Hebrews that Mohammed is a major prohpet, nor Christians that Shinto

Swayze John Cameron

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Updike John

Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

Updike John

Well begun is half done.

Whorfin Lord John

As long as I am mayor of this city [Jersey City, New Jersey] the great industries are secure. We hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, "That man is a Red, that man is a Comm

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