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"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Diefenbaker John


If what they've been doing hasn't solved the problem, tell them to do something else.

Galbraith John Kenneth


There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Galbraith John Kenneth


He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Galbraith John Kenneth


With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

John Kennedy


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

John Kenneth Galbraith


If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Ke John F.


What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Keats John


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

Kennedy John F.


"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".

Kennedy John F.


There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Kennedy John F.


When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Kennedy John F.


Set the cart before the horse.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Kennedy John


Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Keynes John Maynard


The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Keynes John Maynard


According to my best recollection, I don't remember.

Keynes John Maynard


The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Locke John


[He] took me into his library and showed me his books, of which he had a complete set.

Rockefeller John D.


Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

Updike John


I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.

Updike John





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