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I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Attorney General William


Audacity, and again, audacity, and always audacity.

Blake William


Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing.

Blake William


I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.

Blake William


You can't learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.

Blake William


Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

Blake William


I didn't believe in reincarnation in any of my other lives. I don't see why I should have to believe in it in this one.

Buckley William F.


The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.

Buckley William F.


Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra and sank.

Burroughs William


At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

Burroughs William S.


He thought of Musashi, the Sword Saint, standing in his garden more than three hundred years ago. "What is the 'Body of a rock'?" he was asked. In answer, Musashi summoned a pupil of his and bid him kill himself by slashing his abdomen with a knife.

Channing William Ellery


Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

Clarence Darrow to William


It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.

Faulkner William


If you took all of the grains of sand in the world, and lined them up end to end in a row, you'd be working for the government!

Faulkner William


I am not a crook.

Garrison William Lloyd


It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.

Halsey Admiral William


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

Hazlitt William


The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

Hodder-Williams Christopher


If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.

James William


When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

James William


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

LeoGrande William


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

Morris William


Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.

Orton William


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

Penn William


The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.

Shake William


Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Shake William


If you don't go to other men's funerals they won't go to yours.

Shake William


The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Shake William


No one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.

Shake William


"It don't matter, Sail, ... Could be worse. The fam'ly might be donatin' the proceeds to the Cath'lic Church, or the Mormons or somethin'. One cult's the same another."

Shake William


Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

Shake William


Scratch the average female and you'll find a purring bundle... at the ready to love and honor, bake a torte and still produce quintuplets.

Shake William


According to the Rand McNally Places-Rated Almanac, the best place to live in America is the city of Pittsburgh. The city of New York came in twenty-fifth. Here in New York we really don't care too much. Because we know that we could beat up their

Shake William


"Rights" is a fictional abstraction. No one has "Rights", neither machines nor flesh-and-blood. Persons... have opportunities, not rights, which they use or do not use.

Shake William


He knows not how to know who knows not also how to unknow.

Shake William


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.

Shakes William


Fear and loathing, my man, fear and loathing.

Shakes William


God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

Shakesp William


Oh, I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I'd be irresponsible, too.

Shakesp William


The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.

Shakesp William


I do not know where to find in any literature, whether ancient or modern, any adequate account of that nature with which I am acquainted. Mythology comes nearest to it of any.

Shakespear William


Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.

Shakespear William


There are no manifestos like cannon and musketry.

Shakespear William


In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.

Shakespear William


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Shakespear William


One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Shakespeare William


If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Shakespeare William


One is often kept in the right road by a rut.

Shakespeare William


Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Shakespeare William


If the American dream is for Americans only, it will remain our dream and never be our destiny.

Shakespeare William


Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


Genius is pain.

Shakespeare William


If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Shakespeare William


A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Shakespeare William


Having no talent is no longer enough.

Shakespeare William


[The French Riviera is] a sunny place for shady people.

Shakespeare William


Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

Shakespeare William


Something better... 1 (obvious): Excuse me. Is that your nose or did a bus park on your face? 2 (meteorological): Everybody take cover. She's going to blow. 3 (fashionable): You know, you could de-emphasize your nose if you wore something l

Shakespeare William


Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Shakespeare William


We are not loved by our friends for what we are; rather, we are loved in spite of what we are.

Shakespeare William


Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Shakespeare William


Why was I born with such contemporaries?

Shakespeare William


The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

White William Allen


Tip O'Neill is just like Congress; old, fat and out of control.

White William Allen


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

William


No one knows what he can do till he tries.

William Gibson


Has the great art and mystery of politics no apparent utility? Does it appear to be unqualifiedly ratty, raffish, sordid, obscene and low down, and its salient virtuosi a gang of umitigated scoundrels? Then let us not forget its high capacity to soo

William S. Paley


And yet, seasons must be taken with a grain of salt, for they too have a sense of humor, as does history. Corn stalks comedy, comedy stalks tragedy, and this too is historic. And yet, still, when corn meets tragedy face to face, we have politics.

William Shakespeare


I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

William Shakespeare


Many of the characters are fools and they are always playing tricks on me and treating me badly.

William Shakespeare


My experience with government is when things are non-controversial, beautifully co-ordinated and all the rest, it must be that not much is going on.

William Shakespeare


I remember once being on a station platform in Cleveland at four in the morning. A black porter was carrying my bags, and as we were waiting for the train to come in, he said to me: "Excuse me, Mr. Cooke, I don't want to invade your privacy, but I h

William Shakespeare


Things past redress and now with me past care.

Williams H.H.


It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Williams Robin


A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine! [From the fury of the norsemen deliver us, O Lord!]

Williams Tennessee


Anything is possible on paper.

Williams Robin


If you cannot in the long run tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing was worthless.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme


By the middle 1880's, practically all the roads except those in the South, were of the present standard gauge. The southern roads were still five feet between rails. It was decided to change the gauge of all southern roads to standard, in one day

Williamson Nicol


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

Williamson Dr. Paul


You men out there probably think you already know how to dress for success. You know, for example, that you should not wear leisure suits or white plastic belts and shoes, unless you are going to a costume party disguised as a pig farmer vacationing

Yeats William Butler





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