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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.

Johnson


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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