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While we are sleeping, two-thirds of the world is plotting to do us in.

Barry Dave


Use an accordion. Go to jail.

Barry Dave


You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.

Barry Dave


A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

Barry Dave


Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.

Barry Dave


You tread upon my patience.

Barry Dave


... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Barry Dave


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Barry Dave


We ARE as gods and might as well get good at it.

Barry Dave


My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Barry Dave


The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

Barry Dave


Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

Barry Dave


There is a certain impertinence in allowing oneself to be burned for an opinion.

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


Anybody has a right to evade taxes if he can get away with it. No citizen has a moral obligation to assist in maintaining his government.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

Barry Dave


In the long run we are all dead.

Barry Dave


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Barry Dave


"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

Barry Dave


Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Barry Dave


Getting into trouble is easy.

Barry Dave


In good speaking, should not the mind of the speaker know the truth of the matter about which he is to speak?

Barry Dave


Do not use that foreign word "ideals". We have that excellent native word "lies".

Barry Dave


The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit hits a pe

Barry Dave


What makes you think graduate school is supposed to be satisfying?

Barry Dave


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.

Barry Dave


Man is the measure of all things.

Barry Dave


It'll be just like Beggars' Canyon back home.

Barry Dave


A light wife doth make a heavy husband.

Barry Dave


A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Barry Dave


I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.

Barry Dave


Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.

Barry Dave


Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Barry Dave


VI: A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. VII: Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base. VIII: The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade ari

Barry Dave


With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Barry Dave


We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Barry Dave


Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Barry Dave


The forest is safe because a lion lives therein and the lion is safe because it lives in a forest. Likewise the friendship of persons rests on mutual help.

Barry Dave


It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Barry Dave


Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish.

Barry Dave


The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Barry Dave


To be excellent when engaged in administration is to be like the North Star. As it remains in its one position, all the other stars surround it.

Barry Dave


When I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough.

Barry Dave


"California is proud to be the home of the freeway."

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Barry Dave


I am just a nice, clean-cut Mongolian boy.

Barry Dave


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.

Barry Dave


A new taste had been acquired and a new appetite began to grow. The time had long since arrived to crush the technical intelligentsia, which had come to regard itself as too irreplaceable and had not gotten used to catching instructions on the wing.

Dave Barry





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