people quote people free resource of famous quoting - great phrases for simply ideas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
browsing by author   
 
browsing alphabetically   
 
 

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Adams John


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

Adams John Quincy


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,

Altgeld John


God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

Berryman John


Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

Bon John Dillinger on


"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Brow John Mason


Necessity has no law.

Brow John Mason


Look before you leap.

Brunner John


Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Cage John


Let your conscience be your guide.

Cage John


Honesty's the best policy.

Carson Johnny


Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Carson Johnny


Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Carson Johnny


What fools these mortals be.

Carson Johnny


If I could reach, I'd never leave the house.

Ch St. John


A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Cheever John


Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Ciardi John


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.

Ciardi John


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

Ciardi John


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

Croll John


Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Dewey John


My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Diefenbaker John


Watch your mouth, kid, or you'll find yourself floating home.

Dillinger John


Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Elizabeth John Greenway


With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.

Fisher John


The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

Florio John


A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

Foreman John


What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Galbraith John Kenneth


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

Galbraith John Kenneth


This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.

Galbraith John Kenneth


Odets, where is thy sting?

Galsworthy John


Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Hart Johnny


He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Heywood John


Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Heywood 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

Heywood John


The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

Heywood John


To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Heywood John


If we don't survive, we don't do anything else.

Heywood John


Rome was not built in one day.

Heywood John


The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist "Jack."

Heywood John


Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

Heywood John


As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.

Heywood John


A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.

Heywood John


My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Heywood John


When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Heywood John


He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Heywood John


When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Hinckley 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

Irving John


An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

John Ball


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

John Barrymore


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

John Denver


Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

John Dewey


The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

John Donne


When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

John Gardner


Life is too short to be taken seriously.

John Hunt British


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

John Kennedy


To teach is to learn twice.

John Kenneth Galbraith


It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

John LeCarre


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

John Lightfoot


We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

John The Dragon to Grendel in


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

Johnson Dave


There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

Johnson Dr.


It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its, if you mean it is. If you don't, it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't our's either. It's ours, and likewise yours and theirs.

Johnson Dr.


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

Johnson Lyndon Baines


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.

Johnson S.


A place for everything and everything in its place.

Johnson Samuel


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.

Johnson Samuel


Leave no stone unturned.

Johnson Samuel


The coast was clear.

Johnson Samuel


In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Johnson Samuel


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

Johnson Samuel


It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being.

Johnson Samuel


Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

Johnson


When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Johnson Lyndon


"Plaese porrf raed."

Johnston M. M.


Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

Ke John F.


Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

Keats John


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

Kennedy John F.


The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Kennedy John F.


Things are not always what they seem.

Kennedy John F.


Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Kennedy John F.


History is nothing but a collection of fables and useless trifles, cluttered up with a mass of unnecessary figures and proper names.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

Kennedy John


A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Keynes John Maynard


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.

Keynes John Maynard


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

Keynes John Maynard


There must be more to life than having everything.

Lehman John


Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.

Lennon John


The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars."

Lennon John


...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Lilly John


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

Locke John


A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

Lubbock John


"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Lyly John


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

Mill John Stuart


What we do not understand we do not possess.

Milton John


An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Milton John


Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry up is not nailed down.

Milton John


You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Morley John Viscount


I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

O'Hara John


Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Physicist John von Neumann


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

Pollard John G.


There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Pope John Paul


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.

Rockefeller John D.


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

Samuel Johnson


Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

Sinclair John


When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Sloan John


We have lingered long enough on the shores of the Cosmic Ocean.

Steinbeck John


I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Storm Johnny


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.

Swayze John Cameron


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

Updike John


"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Updike John


Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Whorfin Lord John


"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

de Dave Johnson on





Random Quote


The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.
Boleyn Anne

deep thoughts of brillyant genius of human history
John Barrymore
 
 
 
    about this website