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I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Adams John


Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Adams John Quincy


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

Altgeld 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.

Berryman John


Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer. [If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.]

Bon John Dillinger on


Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Brow John Mason


You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

Brow John Mason


The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Brunner John


In the begining, God created the Earth and he said, "Let there be mud." And there was mud. And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what we have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and

Cage John


"I'll carry your books, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash & carry, Carry Me Back To Old Virginia, I'll even Hara Kari if you show me how, but I will *not* carry a gun."

Cage John


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

Carson Johnny


Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion.

Carson Johnny


The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

Carson Johnny


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

Carson Johnny


Men will fuck mud.

Ch St. John


Concerning the war in Vietnam, Senator George Aiken of Vermount noted in January, 1966, "I'm not very keen for doves or hawks. I think we need more owls."

Cheever John


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

Ciardi John


Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Ciardi John


Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Ciardi John


The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Croll John


The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

Dewey John


If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.

Diefenbaker John


Or you or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

Dillinger John


When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Elizabeth John Greenway


With all the talent around, it's sort of amazing that a woman could be up here with us.

Fisher John


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

Florio John


The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Foreman John


Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.

Galbraith John Kenneth


"... all the modern inconveniences ..."

Galbraith John Kenneth


It has been said [by Anatole France], "it is not by amusing oneself that one learns," and, in reply: "it is *____only* by amusing oneself that one can learn."

Galbraith John Kenneth


Go ahead... make my day.

Galsworthy John


The optimum committee has no members.

Hart Johnny


The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state, for styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. ... The new style, gradually gaining a lodgement, quitely ins

Heywood John


The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.

Heywood John


Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard. If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.

Heywood John


What does it take for Americans to do great things; to go to the moon, to win wars, to dig canals linking oceans, to build railroads across a continent? In independent thought about this question, Neil Armstrong and I concluded that it takes a coinci

Heywood John


If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that, too.

Heywood John


It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Heywood John


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.

Heywood John


It is not the critic who counts, or how the strong man stumbled, or whether the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives vali

Heywood John


My dear People. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville Bagginses that I w

Heywood John


Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Heywood John


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Heywood John


A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.

Heywood John


The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.

Heywood John


Haste makes waste.

Heywood John


The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

Heywood John


A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

Heywood John


The Army needs leaders the way a foot needs a big toe.

Hinckley John


I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.

Irving John


If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

John Ball


A good reputation is more valuable than money.

John Barrymore


It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.

John Denver


"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

John Dewey


What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

John Donne


If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

John Gardner


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

John Hunt British


'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky!

John Kennedy


There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

John Kenneth Galbraith


I had another dream the other day about music critics. They were small and rodent-like with padlocked ears, as if they had stepped out of a painting by Goya.

John LeCarre


A hundred years from now it is very likely that [of Twain's works] "The Jumping Frog" alone will be remembered.

John Lightfoot


If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.

John The Dragon to Grendel in


A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Johnson Dave


I was in this prematurely air conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps you could buy that had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy

Johnson Dr.


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

Johnson Dr.


I think we're in trouble.

Johnson Lyndon Baines


Every why hath a wherefore.

Johnson S.


Would it help if I got out and pushed?

Johnson Samuel


Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.

Johnson Samuel


It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.

Johnson Samuel


It's odd, and a little unsettling, to reflect upon the fact that English is the only major language in which "I" is capitalized; in many other languages "You" is capitalized and the "i" is lower case.

Johnson Samuel


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cabin door of a Soviet Black Sea cruise liner: Helpsavering apparata in emergings behold many whistles! Associate the stringing apparata about the bosums and meet behind, flee then t

Johnson Samuel


"I understand this is your first dead client," Sabian was saying. The absurdity of the statement made me want to laugh but they don't call me Deadpan Allie and lie.

Johnson Samuel


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Johnson Samuel


There is an old time toast which is golden for its beauty. "When you ascend the hill of prosperity may you not meet a friend."

Johnson


"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

Johnson Lyndon


Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.

Johnston M. M.


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Ke John F.


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

Keats John


Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Kennedy John F.


Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

Kennedy John F.


I have never understood this liking for war. It panders to instincts already catered for within the scope of any respectable domestic establishment.

Kennedy John F.


Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Kennedy John F.


If Karl, instead of writing a lot about Capital, had made a lot of Capital, it would have been much better.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

Kennedy John


Ten years of rejection slips is nature's way of telling you to stop writing.

Keynes John Maynard


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Keynes John Maynard


When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white men came, an Indian said simply "Ours."

Keynes John Maynard


Never laugh at live dragons.

Lehman John


Serfs up!

Lennon John


"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Lennon John


The Least Successful Police Dogs America has a very strong candidate in "La Dur", a fearsome looking schnauzer hound, who was retired from the Orlando police force in Florida in 1978. He consistently refused to do anything which might ruffle or of

Lilly John


Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had

Locke John


I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.

Lubbock John


If you give Congress a chance to vote on both sides of an issue, it will always do it.

Lyly John


All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Mill John Stuart


Whatever doesn't succeed in two months and a half in California will never succeed.

Milton John


I am not a politician and my other habits are also good.

Milton John


Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

Milton John


The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

Morley John Viscount


Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

O'Hara John


The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Physicist John von Neumann


Getting into trouble is easy.

Pollard John G.


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

Pope John Paul


When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Rockefeller John D.


God help those who do not help themselves.

Samuel Johnson


When in doubt, use brute force.

Sinclair John


It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.

Sloan John


Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.

Steinbeck John


A classic is something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Storm Johnny


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

Swayze John Cameron


Don't guess

Updike John


In the long run we are all dead.

Updike John


The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

Whorfin Lord John


My tears stuck in their little ducts, refusing to be jerked.

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