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Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Ba Dave


A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

Barry Dave


Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Barry Dave


Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Barry Dave


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Barry Dave


A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Barry Dave


There are no manifestos like cannon and musketry.

Barry Dave


I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Barry Dave


Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

Barry Dave


Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Barry Dave


Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Barry Dave


What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.

Barry Dave


Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Barry Dave


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,

Barry Dave


You may my glories and my state dispose, But not my griefs; still am I king of those.

Barry Dave


Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

Barry Dave


My dear People. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville Bagginses that I w

Barry Dave


You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to

Barry Dave


It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away."

Barry Dave


Look ere ye leap.

Barry Dave


True to our past we work with an inherited, observed, and accepted vision of personal futility, and of the beauty of the world.

Barry Dave


No group of professionals meets except to conspire against the public at large.

Barry Dave


One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

Barry Dave


Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Barry Dave


Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Barry Dave


Water, taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody.

Barry Dave


When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Barry Dave


Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Barry Dave


HR 3128. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation, Fiscal 1986. Martin, R-Ill., motion that the House recede from its disagreement to the Senate amendment making changes in the bill to reduce fiscal 1986 deficits. The Senate amendment was an amendment to the

Barry Dave


The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for not by our labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in his infinite wisdom has given control of property interests of the country, and upon the successful manag

Barry Dave


Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Barry Dave


All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard, ya don't go lookin' for rutabagas.

Barry Dave


O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.

Barry Dave


In my end is my beginning.

Barry Dave


Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

Barry Dave


Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate. Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and great effort pushing boulders into a single

Barry Dave


Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Barry Dave


We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.

Barry Dave


Imagine there's no heaven... it's easy if you try.

Barry Dave


We tried to close Ohio's borders and ran into a Constitutional problem. There's a provision in the Constitution that says you can't close your borders to interstate commerce, and garbage is a form of interstate commerce.

Barry Dave


Crucifixes are sexy because there's a naked man on them.

Barry Dave


The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Dave Barry





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