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No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne we

Adams John


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

Adams John Quincy


I will make you shorter by the head.

Altgeld John


It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Berryman John


Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Bon John Dillinger on


The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Brow John Mason


The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Brow John Mason


"There is a God, but He drinks"

Brunner John


The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Cage John


All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers ... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.

Cage John


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Carson Johnny


She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Carson Johnny


The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Carson Johnny


The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Carson Johnny


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

Ch St. John


When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.

Cheever 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.

Ciardi John


Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.

Ciardi John


If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Ciardi John


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

Croll John


"Not Hercules could have knock'd out his brains, for he had none."

Dewey John


Death is a spirit leaving a body, sort of like a shell leaving the nut behind.

Diefenbaker John


Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Dillinger 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.

Elizabeth John Greenway


We are governed not by armies and police but by ideas.

Fisher John


To defend the Saigon regime is not worth one more human life.

Florio John


... indifference is a militant thing ... when it goes away it leaves smoking ruins, where lie citizens bayonetted through the throat. It is not a children's pastime like mere highway robbery.

Foreman John


Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Galbraith John Kenneth


What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Galbraith John Kenneth


A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Galbraith John Kenneth


All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.

Galsworthy John


The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.

Hart Johnny


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,

Heywood John


There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Heywood John


Tom Hayden is the kind of politician who gives opportunism a bad name.

Heywood John


We're only in it for the volume.

Heywood John


The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".

Heywood John


There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Heywood John


Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

Heywood John


The man who has never been flogged has never been taught.

Heywood John


Rule the Empire through force.

Heywood John


The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.

Heywood John


Knowledge is power.

Heywood John


It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Heywood 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.

Heywood John


Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds.

Heywood John


One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.

Heywood John


The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

Heywood John


Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Hinckley John


Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Irving John


Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

John Ball


I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed i

John Barrymore


Governor Tarkin. I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I thought I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.

John Denver


Reality is bad enough, why should I tell the truth?

John Dewey


In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

John Donne


No television performance takes as much preparation as an off-the-cuff talk.

John Gardner


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

John Hunt British


Remark of Dr. Baldwin's concerning upstarts: We don't care to eat toadstools that think they are truffles.

John Kennedy


Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.

John Kenneth Galbraith


What we do not understand we do not possess.

John LeCarre


If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

John Lightfoot


If you catch a man, throw him back.

John The Dragon to Grendel in


The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Johnson Dave


The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible.

Johnson Dr.


Too much is just enough.

Johnson Dr.


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

Johnson Lyndon Baines


The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Johnson S.


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

Johnson Samuel


The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul is: WHAT DOES A WOMAN WANT?

Johnson Samuel


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

Johnson Samuel


Practice is the best of all instructors.

Johnson Samuel


If they were so inclined, they could impeach him because they don't like his necktie.

Johnson Samuel


The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means.

Johnson Samuel


To be patriotic, hate all nations but your own; to be religious, all sects but your own; to be moral, all pretenses but your own.

Johnson Samuel


I can't understand why a person will take a year or two to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Johnson


It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Johnson Lyndon


An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Johnston M. M.


Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Ke John F.


I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.

Keats John


I went to my mother and told her I intended to commence a different life. I asked for and obtained her blessing and at once commenced the career of a robber.

Kennedy John F.


He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Kennedy John F.


There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Kennedy John F.


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Kennedy John F.


No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

Kennedy John


May you live in uninteresting times.

Keynes John Maynard


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Keynes John Maynard


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

Keynes John Maynard


We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm.

Lehman John


Better late than never.

Lennon John


Go ahead... make my day.

Lennon John


No matter whether th' constitution follows th' flag or not, th' supreme court follows th' iliction returns.

Lilly John


Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.

Locke John


We're fantastically incredibly sorry for all these extremely unreasonable things we did. I can only plead that my simple, barely-sentient friend and myself are underprivileged, deprived and also college students.

Lubbock John


What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Lyly John


It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

Mill John Stuart


"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."

Milton John


Solipsists of the World... you are already united.

Milton John


The government [is] extremely fond of amassing great quantities of statistics. These are raised to the nth degree, the cube roots are extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive displays. What must be kept ever in mind, how

Milton John


Look before you leap.

Morley John Viscount


While there's life, there's hope.

O'Hara John


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

Physicist John von Neumann


"Spare no expense to save money on this one."

Pollard John G.


Freedom is nothing else but the chance to do better.

Pope John Paul


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

Rockefeller John D.


Man is by nature a political animal.

Samuel Johnson


New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.

Sinclair John


Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Sloan John


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

Steinbeck John


We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Storm Johnny


Fear is the greatest salesman.

Swayze John Cameron


"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under Communism, it's just the opposite."

Updike John


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

Updike John


If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Whorfin Lord John


An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

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