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Adams John

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.

Adams John Quincy

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Altgeld John

He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.

Berryman John

You will remember, Watson, how the dreadful business of the Abernetty family was first brought to my notice by the depth which the parsley had sunk into the butter upon a hot day.

Bon John Dillinger on

Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long.

Brow John Mason

If a man slept by day, he had little time to work. That was a satisfying notion to Escargot.

Brow John Mason

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Brunner John

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

Cage John

Don't guess

Cage John

were found to be wearing neckwear that was tighter than their neck circumference. The visual discrimination of the 22 subjects was evaluated using a critical flicker frequency (CFF) test. Results of the CFF test indicated that tight neckwear signifi

Carson Johnny

If one inquires why the American tradition is so strong against any connection of State and Church, why it dreads even the rudiments of religious teaching in state-maintained schools, the immediate and superficial answer is not far to seek. ... The

Carson Johnny

Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.

Carson Johnny

Somewhat alarmed at the continued growth of the number of employees on the Department of Agriculture payroll in 1962, Michigan Republican Robert Griffin proposed an amendment to the farm bill so that "the total number of employees in the Department

Carson Johnny

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

Ch St. John

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

Cheever 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.

Ciardi John

There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Ciardi John

... relaxed in the manner of a man who has no need to put up a front of any kind.

Ciardi John

Youth is a disease from which we all recover.

Croll John

Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I Will Fight No More Forever.

Dewey John

Big book, big bore.

Diefenbaker John

The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.

Dillinger John

History shows that the human mind, fed by constant accessions of knowledge, periodically grows too large for its theoretical coverings, and bursts them asunder to appear in new habiliments, as the feeding and growing grub, at intervals, casts its too

Elizabeth John Greenway

If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Fisher John

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

Florio John

I went to a Grateful Dead Concert and they played for SEVEN hours. Great song.

Foreman John

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Galbraith John Kenneth

Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Galbraith John Kenneth

There are people who find it odd to eat four or five Chinese meals in a row; in China, I often remind them, there are a billion or so people who find nothing odd about it.

Galbraith John Kenneth

Love the sea? I dote upon it

Galsworthy John

Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

Hart Johnny

That's always the way when you discover something new; everyone thinks you're crazy.

Heywood John

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Heywood John

Diplomacy is to do and say, the nastiest thing in the nicest way.

Heywood John

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Heywood John

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Heywood John

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

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Heywood John

That government is best which governs least.

Heywood John

It's no surprise that things are so screwed up: everyone that knows how to run a government is either driving taxicabs or cutting hair.

Heywood John

Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Heywood John

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

Heywood John

Maybe ain't ain't so correct, but I notice that lots of folks who ain't using ain't ain't eatin' well.

Heywood John

You know you are getting old when you think you should drive the speed limit.

Heywood John

The only excuse for God is that he doesn't exist.

Heywood John

The world has many unintentionally cruel mechanisms that are not designed for people who walk on their hands.

Heywood John

"Nuclear war would mean abolition of most comforts, and disruption of normal routines, for children and adults alike."

Heywood John

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Hinckley John

"I don't care who does the electing as long as I get to do the nominating."

Irving John

"You can't teach people to be lazy - either they have it, or they don't."

John Ball

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

John Barrymore

The fact that Hitler was a political genius unmasks the nature of politics in general as no other can.

John Denver

The fact that it works is immaterial.

John Dewey

Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

John Donne

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."

John Gardner

If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

John Hunt British

A is for Apple.

John Kennedy

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

John Kenneth Galbraith

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

John LeCarre

Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

John Lightfoot

It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.

John The Dragon to Grendel in

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.

Johnson Dave

I've never been hurt by anything I didn't say.

Johnson Dr.

The distinction between Freedom and Liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have been unable to find a living specimen of either.

Johnson Dr.

What an artist dies with me!

Johnson Lyndon Baines

Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

Johnson S.

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.

Johnson Samuel

... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Johnson Samuel

Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Johnson Samuel

Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.

Johnson Samuel

The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell.

Johnson Samuel

Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.

Johnson Samuel

Business will be either better or worse.

Johnson Samuel

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.


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.

Johnson Lyndon

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

Johnston M. M.

How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Ke John F.

It's easier to take it apart than to put it back together.

Keats John

He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.

Kennedy John F.

In the highest society, as well as in the lowest, woman is merely an instrument of pleasure.

Kennedy John F.

In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Kennedy John F.

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

Kennedy John F.

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

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

Don't get mad, get even.

Kennedy John

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Keynes John Maynard

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

Keynes John Maynard

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.

Keynes John Maynard

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Lehman John

You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Lennon John

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

Lennon John

Anything anybody can say about America is true.

Lilly John

I have just enough white in me to make my honesty questionable.

Locke John

Audacity, and again, audacity, and always audacity.

Lubbock John

The superfluous is very necessary.

Lyly John

If it takes a bloodbath, lets get it over with. No more appeasement.

Mill John Stuart

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending t

Milton John

The fact that people are poor or discriminated against doesn't necessarily endow them with any special qualities of justice, nobility, charity or compassion.

Milton John

Long ago I proposed that unsuccessful candidates for the Presidency be quietly hanged, as a matter of public sanitation and decorum. The sight of their grief must have a very evil effect upon the young.

Milton John

We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb your cities.

Morley John Viscount

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

O'Hara John

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.

Physicist John von Neumann

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

Pollard John G.

Eggheads unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks.

Pope John Paul

I shot an arrow in to the air, and it stuck.

Rockefeller John D.

We have gone on piling weapon upon weapon, missile upon missile, new levels of destructiveness upon old ones. We have done this helplessly, almost involuntarily: like the victims of some sort of hypnotism, like men in a dream, like lemmings heading

Samuel Johnson

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

Sinclair John

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

Sloan John

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

Steinbeck John

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

Storm Johnny

I think we are in Rats' Alley where the dead men lost their bones.

Swayze John Cameron

"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

Updike John

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

Updike 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

Whorfin Lord John

The dirty work at political conventions is almost always done in the grim hours between midnight and dawn. Hangmen and politicians work best when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb.

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