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For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Attorney General William


But if you wish at once to do nothing and to be respectable nowdays, the best pretext is to be at work on some profound study.

Blake William


If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Blake William


He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Blake William


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Blake William


If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Blake William


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

Buckley William F.


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

Buckley William F.


Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Burroughs William


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

Burroughs William S.


In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

Channing William Ellery


Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Clarence Darrow to William


No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so fo

Faulkner William


One good turn deserves another.

Faulkner William


Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Garrison William Lloyd


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

Halsey Admiral William


"God gives burdens; also shoulders" Jimmy Carter cited this Jewish saying in his concession speech at the end of the 1980 election. At least he said it was a Jewish saying; I can't find it anywhere. I'm sure he's telling the truth though; why wo

Hazlitt William


A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Hodder-Williams Christopher


Plus ,ca change, plus c'est la m^eme chose. [The more things change, the more they remain the same.]

James William


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

James William


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

LeoGrande William


One of my favorite jokes, a telling commentary on Jewish mothers' capacity to lay on guilt, involves the mother who gave her son two neckties on Chanuka. The boy hurried into his bedroom, ripped off the tie he was wearing, put on one of the ties his

Morris 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!

Orton William


Zounds! I was never so bethumped with words since I first called my brother's father dad.

Penn William


Genius is pain.

Shake William


I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Shake William


In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.

Shake William


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

Shake William


If it were thought that anything I wrote was influenced by Robert Frost, I would take that particular work of mine, shred it, and flush it down the toilet, hoping not to clog the pipes. A more sententious, holding- forth old bore who expected every

Shake William


Richard Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people, and the world.

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


For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Shake William


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

Shake William


You cannot see the wood for the trees.

Shake William


You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

Shake William


What does it take for Americans to do great things; to go to the moon, to win wars, to dig canals linking oceans, to build railroads across a continent? In independent thought about this question, Neil Armstrong and I concluded that it takes a coinci

Shakes William


I do desire we may be better strangers.

Shakes William


"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Shakesp William


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

Shakesp William


Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will never believe you anyway.

Shakesp William


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

Shakespear William


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Shakespear William


When in doubt, do it. It's much easier to apologize than to get permission.

Shakespear William


At twenty-six, Kate, though not promiscuous, had slept with most of the decent men in public life.

Shakespear William


The full potentialities of human fury cannot be reached until a friend of both parties tactfully interferes.

Shakespear William


To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

Shakespeare William


America ... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesman with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

Shakespeare William


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Shakespeare William


Housework can kill you if done right.

Shakespeare William


"I have just read your lousy review buried in the back pages. You sound like a frustrated old man who never made a success, an eight-ulcer man on a four-ulcer job, and all four ulcers working. I have never met you, but if I do you'll need a new nos

Shakespeare William


She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot.

Shakespeare William


The reason we need the MX missile system is that the missiles we currently have in the ground are the Minuteman model, which is very old. The Defense Department can't even remember where half of them are. Insects have built nests in them. People hav

Shakespeare William


So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage leaf to make an apple pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street pops its head into the shop. "What! no soap?" So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were

Shakespeare William


Let me take you a button-hole lower.

Shakespeare William


"Cable is not a luxury, since many areas have poor TV reception."

Shakespeare William


If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Shakespeare William


From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

Shakespeare William


To say you got a vote of confidence would be to say you needed a vote of confidence.

Shakespeare William


About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Shakespeare William


Better late than never.

Shakespeare William


The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

Shakespeare William


You mentioned your name as if I should recognize it, but beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a freemason, and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you.

Shakespeare William


A man's house is his castle.

Shakespeare William


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.

White William Allen


Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.

White William Allen


All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

William


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

William Gibson


Objectivity is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.

William S. Paley


A is for Apple.

William Shakespeare


Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

William Shakespeare


Well, you know, no matter where you go, there you are.

William Shakespeare


The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

William Shakespeare


"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.

William Shakespeare


The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.

Williams H.H.


For myself, I can only say that I am astonished and somewhat terrified at the results of this evening's experiments. Astonished at the wonderful power you have developed, and terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music may be put on

Williams Robin


Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

Williams Tennessee


"... an experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite often picturesque liar."

Williams Robin


The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity; the active virtues of society were discouraged; and the last remains of a military spirit were buried in the cloister: a large portion of public and private wealth was cons

Williamson Ren'e de Visme


If there is no wind, row.

Williamson Nicol


You don't have to explain something you never said.

Williamson Dr. Paul


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

Yeats William Butler





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