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A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Adams John

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

Adams John Quincy

Altgeld John

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

Berryman John

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Bon John Dillinger on

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.

Brow John Mason

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Brow John Mason

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

Brunner John

She ran the gamut of emotions from 'A' to 'B'.

Cage John

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Cage John

A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

Carson Johnny

"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Carson Johnny

After the game the king and the pawn go in the same box.

Carson Johnny

Any stone in your boot always migrates against the pressure gradient to exactly the point of most pressure.

Carson Johnny

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

Ch St. John

I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Cheever John

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Ciardi John

You may have heard that a dean is to faculty as a hydrant is to a dog.

Ciardi John

We should realize that a city is better off with bad laws, so long as they remain fixed, then with good laws that are constantly being altered, that the lack of learning combined with sound common sense is more helpful than the kind of cleverness th

Ciardi John

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Croll John

Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.

Dewey John

The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of "Ten Best".

Diefenbaker John

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Dillinger John

No two persons ever read the same book.

Elizabeth John Greenway

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Fisher John

The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them.

Florio John

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

Foreman John

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Galbraith John Kenneth

It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Galbraith John Kenneth

Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Galbraith John Kenneth

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Galsworthy John

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.

Hart Johnny

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

Heywood John

Nothing recedes like success.

Heywood John

Haste makes waste.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Heywood John

Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Heywood John

If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

Heywood John

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Heywood John

Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Heywood John

"Rembrandt's first name was Beauregard, which is why he never used it."

Heywood John

A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.

Heywood John

There is no fool to the old fool.

Heywood John

Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to puree of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunc

Heywood John

What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Heywood John

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.

Heywood John

Prizes are for children.

Heywood John

So little time, so little to do.

Hinckley John

One big pile is better than two little piles.

Irving John

A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

John Ball

Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.

John Barrymore

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

John Denver

The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

John Dewey

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

John Donne

Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

John Gardner

An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

John Hunt British

I went into a bar feeling a little depressed, the bartender said, "What'll you have, Bud"? I said," I don't know, surprise me". So he showed me a nude picture of my wife.

John Kennedy

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

John Kenneth Galbraith

Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

John LeCarre

A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

John Lightfoot

The faster I go, the behinder I get.

John The Dragon to Grendel in

Let your conscience be your guide.

Johnson Dave

Objectivity is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.

Johnson Dr.

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.

Johnson Dr.

I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Johnson Lyndon Baines

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Johnson S.

God help those who do not help themselves.

Johnson Samuel

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Johnson Samuel

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Johnson Samuel

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today, and it will set the pace tomorrow.

Johnson Samuel

"Do you think there's a God?" "Well, ____SOMEbody's out to get me!"

Johnson Samuel

We'll be recording at the Paradise Friday night. Live, on the Death label.

Johnson Samuel

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Johnson Samuel

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?


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

Johnson Lyndon

Who's scruffy-looking?

Johnston M. M.

Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.

Ke John F.

There has been a little distress selling on the stock exchange.

Keats John

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Kennedy John F.

"What was the worst thing you've ever done?" "I won't tell you that, but I'll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to me... the most dreadful thing."

Kennedy John F.

Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.

Kennedy John F.

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Kennedy John F.

You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Kennedy John

The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Keynes John Maynard

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Keynes John Maynard

The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Keynes John Maynard

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

Lehman John

He that teaches himself has a fool for a master.

Lennon John

If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Lennon John

I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Lilly John

One good turn deserves another.

Locke John

... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Lubbock John

Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Lyly John

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Mill John Stuart

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

Milton John

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.

Milton John

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Milton John

Forgive and forget.

Morley John Viscount

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.

O'Hara John

Housework can kill you if done right.

Physicist John von Neumann

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

Pollard John G.

An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.

Pope John Paul

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Rockefeller John D.

"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich."

Samuel Johnson

The term "fire" brings up visions of violence and mayhem and the ugly scene of shooting employees who make mistakes. We will now refer to this process as "deleting" an employee (much as a file is deleted from a disk). The employee is simply there o

Sinclair John

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

Sloan John

True to our past we work with an inherited, observed, and accepted vision of personal futility, and of the beauty of the world.

Steinbeck John

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Storm Johnny

"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Swayze John Cameron

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Updike John

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Updike John

"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *___can* you believe?!"

Whorfin Lord John

... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

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