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"You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you fit to hear his view of things?" "Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming you have integrit

Ba Dave


Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

Barry Dave


There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Barry Dave


If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt

Barry Dave


"Plaese porrf raed."

Barry Dave


A Galileo could no more be elected president of the United States than he could be elected Pope of Rome. Both high posts are reserved for men favored by God with an extraordinary genius for swathing the bitter facts of life in bandages of self-illus

Barry Dave


I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.

Barry Dave


If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Barry Dave


Somewhat alarmed at the continued growth of the number of employees on the Department of Agriculture payroll in 1962, Michigan Republican Robert Griffin proposed an amendment to the farm bill so that "the total number of employees in the Department

Barry Dave


Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Barry Dave


Things past redress and now with me past care.

Barry Dave


In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

Barry Dave


If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

Barry Dave


If any man wishes to be humbled and mortified, let him become president of Harvard.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.

Barry Dave


It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

Barry Dave


Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

Barry Dave


You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Barry Dave


Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

Barry Dave


Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Barry Dave


Eeny, Meeny, Jelly Beanie, the spirits are about to speak!

Barry Dave


For a light heart lives long.

Barry Dave


The public demands certainties; it must be told definitely and a bit raucously that this is true and that is false. But there are no certainties.

Barry Dave


The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.

Barry Dave


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Barry Dave


Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

Barry Dave


Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long.

Barry Dave


"... all the modern inconveniences ..."

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Barry Dave


Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Barry Dave


Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

Barry Dave


Anyone who has had a bull by the tail knows five or six more things than someone who hasn't.

Barry Dave


The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Barry Dave


It's from Casablanca. I've been waiting all my life to use that line.

Barry Dave


If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Barry Dave


Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?

Barry Dave


Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Barry Dave


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

Barry Dave


A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

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


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

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the worl

Barry Dave


I knew her before she was a virgin.

Barry Dave


If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.

Barry Dave


A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Barry Dave


Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Dave Barry





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All we know is the phenomenon: we spend our time sending messages to each other, talking and trying to listen at the same time, exchanging information. This seems to be our most urgent biological function; it is what we do with our lives."
Lewis Thomas

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