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If the church put in half the time on covetousness that it does on lust, this would be a better world.

Adams John


Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Adams John Quincy


Yevtushenko has... an ego that can crack crystal at a distance of twenty feet.

Altgeld John


The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Berryman John


Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.

Bon John Dillinger on


He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Brow John Mason


Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Brow John Mason


One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

Brunner John


This is the first age that's paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

Cage John


If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

Cage John


A woman employs sincerity only when every other form of deception has failed.

Carson Johnny


The state of innocence contains the germs of all future sin.

Carson Johnny


If Christianity was morality, Socrates would be the Saviour.

Carson Johnny


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.]

Carson Johnny


It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Ch St. John


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

Cheever John


There but for the grace of God, goes God.

Ciardi John


What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Ciardi John


I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Ciardi 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.

Croll John


The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a

Dewey John


Luck can't last a lifetime, unless you die young.

Diefenbaker John


Murray and Esther, a middle-aged Jewish couple, are touring Chile. Murray just got a new camera and is constantly snapping pictures. One day, without knowing it, he photographs a top-secret military installation. In an instant, armed troops surroun

Dillinger John


Try not to have a good time ... This is supposed to be educational.

Elizabeth John Greenway


Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

Fisher John


"If a camel flies, no one laughs if it doesn't get very far."

Florio John


Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Foreman John


For courage mounteth with occasion.

Galbraith John Kenneth


The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact...

Galbraith John Kenneth


Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

Galbraith John Kenneth


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

Galsworthy John


Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Hart Johnny


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Heywood John


In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

Heywood John


Monterey... is decidedly the pleasantest and most civilized-looking place in California ... [it] is also a great place for cock-fighting, gambling of all sorts, fandangos, and various kinds of amusements and knavery.

Heywood John


Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Heywood John


"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Heywood John


The goys have proven the following theorem...

Heywood John


It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Heywood John


I knew her before she was a virgin.

Heywood John


Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Heywood John


Look before you leap.

Heywood John


Once I belonged to a group that really had THE WORD. I fought like hell for them. But another group came along and exposed the word of my group as shallow and degenerate. They had a better word. So I quit the first group and lost all the friends

Heywood John


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.

Heywood John


Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run. Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents' beds, unerringly I rush!

Hinckley John


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

Irving John


Feminists say 60 percent of the country's wealth is in the hands of women. They're letting men hold the other 40 percent because their handbags are full.

John Ball


Odets, where is thy sting?

John Barrymore


Tempt not a desperate man.

John Denver


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.

John Dewey


The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animals. Some of their most esteemed inventions have no other apparent purpose, for example, the dinner party of more than two, the epic poem, and the

John Donne


Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

John Gardner


Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

John Hunt British


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

John Kennedy


For the fashion of Minas Tirith was such that it was built on seven levels, each delved into a hill, and about each was set a wall, and in each wall was a gate.

John Kenneth Galbraith


If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

John LeCarre


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

John Lightfoot


A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

John The Dragon to Grendel in


For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out.

Johnson Dave


Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting.

Johnson Dr.


A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Johnson Dr.


Charity begins at home.

Johnson Lyndon Baines


In my end is my beginning.

Johnson S.


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

Johnson Samuel


In case of fire, stand in the hall and shout "Fire!"

Johnson Samuel


The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

Johnson Samuel


Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house.

Johnson Samuel


The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.

Johnson Samuel


Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Johnson Samuel


Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Johnson Samuel


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


In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long ... se

Johnson Lyndon


The majority of the stupid is invincible and guaranteed for all time. The terror of their tyranny, however, is alleviated by their lack of consistency.

Johnston M. M.


With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Ke John F.


Somehow I reached excess without ever noticing when I was passing through satisfaction.

Keats John


If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

Kennedy John F.


The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Kennedy John F.


A myth is a religion in which no-one any longer believes.

Kennedy John F.


The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Kennedy John F.


It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Kennedy John


The IRS spends God knows how much of your tax money on these toll-free information hot lines staffed by IRS employees, whose idea of a dynamite tax tip is that you should print neatly. If you ask them a real tax question, such as how you can cheat,

Keynes John Maynard


Lay on, MacDuff, and curs'd be him who first cries, "Hold, enough!".

Keynes John Maynard


Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Keynes John Maynard


The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Lehman John


In charity there is no excess.

Lennon John


The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Lennon John


The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

Lilly John


Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Locke John


Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Lubbock John


The superfluous is very necessary.

Lyly John


Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.

Mill John Stuart


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

Milton John


The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.

Milton John


Education and religion are two things not regulated by supply and demand. The less of either the people have, the less they want.

Milton John


Already the spirit of our schooling is permeated with the feeling that every subject, every topic, every fact, every professed truth must be submitted to a certain publicity and impartiality. All proffered samples of learning must go to the same ass

Morley John Viscount


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

O'Hara John


As to Jesus of Nazareth... I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissent

Physicist John von Neumann


The question is, why are politicians so eager to be president? What is it about the job that makes it worth revealing, on national television, that you have the ethical standards of a slime-coated piece of industrial waste?

Pollard John G.


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,

Pope John Paul


"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."

Rockefeller John D.


Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Samuel Johnson


Harp not on that string.

Sinclair John


Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Sloan John


The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity. To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task.

Steinbeck John


If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius

Storm Johnny


Leave no stone unturned.

Swayze John Cameron


Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Updike John


A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.

Updike John


Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Whorfin Lord John


Consider well the proportions of things. It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

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