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The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

Adams Franklin

"Do you think there's a God?" "Well, ____SOMEbody's out to get me!"

Adams Franklin

Adams Franklin

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

Ali Muhammad

Briefly stated, the findings are that when presented with an array of data or a sequence of events in which they are instructed to discover an underlying order, subjects show strong tendencies to perceive order and causality in random arrays, to perc

Alice Walker

Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Alighieri Dante

The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.

Alinsky Saul

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Alinsky Saul

...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Alinsky Saul

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Alito Noelie

"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Arthur Sullivan

By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Attorney General William

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

Aurelius Marcus

A place for everything and everything in its place.

Aurelius Sextus

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Balliett Whitney

Public use of any portable music system is a virtually guaranteed indicator of sociopathic tendencies.

Barker Clive

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Ben Franklin

I'd be a poorer man if I'd never seen an eagle fly.

Berlioz Hector

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Billings Josh

To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

Billings Josh

"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Billings Josh

You will remember, Watson, how the dreadful business of the Abernetty family was first brought to my notice by the depth which the parsley had sunk into the butter upon a hot day.

Billings Josh

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Billings Josh

Save the Whales

Billings Josh

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

Billings Josh

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Blake William

It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Blake William

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Blake William

Then a man said: Speak to us of Expectations. He then said: If a man does not see or hear the waters of the Jordan, then he should not taste the pomegranate or ply his wares in an open market. If a man would not labour in the salt and rock quarri

Blake William

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Blake William

Look ere ye leap.

Blish James

There is no fool to the old fool.

Bon John Dillinger on

There is no sin but ignorance.

Bowles Colin

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

Bowles Colin

It is up to us to produce better-quality movies.

Brilliant Ashleigh

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,

Brilliant Ashleigh

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

Brilliant Ashleigh

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.

Brilliant Ashleigh

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short

Broughton Philip

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs.

Buckley William F.

One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

Buckley William F.

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

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony

No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.

Burroughs William

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Burroughs William S.

If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Caesar Gaius Julius

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Caesar Gaius Julius

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Caesar Gaius Julius

[Maturity consists in the discovery that] there comes a critical moment where everything is reversed, after which the point becomes to understand more and more that there is something which cannot be understood.

Caesar Julius

Ben, why didn't you tell me?


Too much of everything is just enough.

Carlin George

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs.

Carpenter Elizabeth

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

Catlin Wynn

Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

Celine Louis-Ferdinand

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Channing William Ellery

It's not Camelot, but it's not Cleveland, either.

Chaplin Charlie

The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.

Charles Darling

Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.

Charles Darling

In case of fire, stand in the hall and shout "Fire!"

Charlie Crazy

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Chevalier Maurice

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Cicero Marcus Tullius

"Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"

Cicero Marcus Tullius

All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

Clarence Darrow to William

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.

Clifton Fadiman

France is a country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.

Coo Alistair

Everything is possible. Pass the word.

Cooke Alistair

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

Cooke Alistair

Think sideways!

Coolidge Calvin

Beggars should be no choosers.

Coolidge Calvin

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Coolidge Calvin

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Coolidge Calvin

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.

Coolidge Calvin

The major sin is the sin of being born.

Coolidge Calvin

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Coolidge Calvin

Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Cromwell Oliver

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Dali Salvador

I will make you shorter by the head.

Dane Franklin K.

It was a female that drove me to drink and I didn't even have the kindness to thank her.

Darling Charles

"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

Dick Philip K.

Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Dillinger John

To know Edina is to reject it.

Disraeli Benjamin

Hollywood is where if you don't have happiness you send out for it.

Disraeli Benjamin

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

Disraeli Benjamin

As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.

Disraeli Benjamin

There's no justice in this world.

Disraeli Benjamin

Try not to have a good time ... This is supposed to be educational.

Disraeli Benjamin

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Donatus Aelius

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Elder Pliny the

Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one.

Eliot George

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Eliot George

Americans' greatest fear is that America will turn out to have been a phenomenon, not a civilization.

Eliot T.S.

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Eliot T.S.

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Eliot T.S.

A witty saying proves nothing.

Eliot T.Sessay

A highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

Elizabeth I

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.

Elizabeth John Greenway

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.


He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

Ellis Havelock

I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

Ellis Havelock

God helps them that help themselves.

Ellis Nancy

They can't stop us... we're on a mission from God!

Ellison Harlan

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

Ellison Harlan

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.

Erlich Paul

A wise person makes his own decisions, a weak one obeys public opinion.

Fadiman Clifton

"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

Fadiman Clifton

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Fadiman Clifton

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Fadiman Clifton

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Faulkner William

We were young and our happiness dazzled us with its strength. But there was also a terrible betrayal that lay within me like a Merle Haggard song at a French restaurant. [...] I could not tell the girl about the woman of the tollway, of her milk w

Faulkner William

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

Fee Elizabeth

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.

Francisc Colin Bowles San

New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.

Franklin B.

The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Franklin B.

"Are you police officers?" "No, ma'am. We're musicians."

Franklin B.

If Beethoven's Seventh Symphony is not by some means abridged, it will soon fall into disuse.

Franklin B.

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

Franklin B.

Work Hard. Rock Hard. Eat Hard. Sleep Hard. Grow Big. Wear Glasses If You Need 'Em.

Franklin B.

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Franklin Ben

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Franklin Ben

Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Franklin Ben

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

Franklin Benjamin

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

Franklin Benjamin

Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

Franklin Benjamin

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne we

Franklin Benjamin

"All snakes who wish to remain in Ireland will please raise their right hands."

Franklin Benjamin

"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

Franklin Benjamin

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Franklin Benjamin

The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Franklin Benjamin

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Franklin Benjamin

The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Franklin Benjamin

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

G. Gordon Liddy's

All art is but imitation of nature.

Galilei Galileo

Grig (the navigator): ... so you see, it's just the two of us against the entire space armada. Alex (the gunner): What?!? Grig: I've always wanted to fight a desperate battle against overwhelming odds. Alex: It'll be a slaughter! Grig: That'

Garrison William Lloyd

Unless hours were cups of sack, and minutes capons, and clocks the tongues of bawds, and dials the signs of leaping houses, and the blessed sun himself a fair, hot wench in flame-colored taffeta, I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous to

Gibran Kahlil

God is Dead.

Gibran Kahlil

Yes, I've now got this nice little apartment in New York, one of those L-shaped ones. Unfortunately, it's a lower case l.

Gibran Kahlil

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Gilliam E.A.

Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.

Gordon Karen Elizabeth

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Halsey Admiral William

If I had a plantation in Georgia and a home in Hell, I'd sell the plantation and go home.

Hazlitt William

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Hellman Lillian

When I have one foot in the grave I will tell the truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me, and say, "Do what you like now."


At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

Hodder-Williams Christopher

Innovation is hard to schedule.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

Huntingd Collis P.

One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

James Clive

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

James William

Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

James William

The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.

Jim Starlin

A man's house is his castle.

Jim Starlin

Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.

John Lightfoot

Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful as woman.

Joke The Killing

According to the Rand McNally Places-Rated Almanac, the best place to live in America is the city of Pittsburgh. The city of New York came in twenty-fifth. Here in New York we really don't care too much. Because we know that we could beat up their

Jones Franklin P.

How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Jones Franklin P.

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

Jones Franklin P.

Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers. One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She

Jones Franklin P.

Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton

Joplin Janis

Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

Juliana Queen

We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Julius Caesar

Men will fuck mud.

Juvenalis Decimus Junius

I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Juvenalis Decimus Junius

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Kahlil Gibran

Ninety percent of the time things turn out worse than you thought they would. The other ten percent of the time you had no right to expect that much.

Kipling Rudyard

The first rule of all intelligent tinkering is to keep all the parts.

Kirk Lisa

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

Larsen Dalglish

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.

LeBoutillier J.

When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

LeoGrande William

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Leslie Stephen

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Leslie Stephen

Never take a resume seriously. Resumes only make money for the people who write the resumes. No resume ever tells an employer how many times a job applicant has had the clap. Why, indeed, would anyone hire a person based on a resume written by a

Lester Julius

Maybe ain't ain't so correct, but I notice that lots of folks who ain't using ain't ain't eatin' well.

Li Woman's

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way a midget is good at being short.

Li Mark Twain

Recently deceased blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan "comes to" after his death. He sees Jimi Hendrix sitting next to him, tuning his guitar. "Holy cow," he thinks to himself, "this guy is my idol." Over at the microphone, about to sing, are Jim Mo

Lie Trygve

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Liebling A.J.

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Liebling A.J.

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Liepmann Hans

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Lieutenant Kermit Tyler

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,

Lilly John

Campus sidewalks never exist as the straightest line between two points.

Lincoln A.

The most common given name in the world is Mohammad; the most common family name in the world is Chang. Can you imagine the enormous number of people in the world named Mohammad Chang?

Lincoln Abraham

Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

Lincoln Abraham

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Lincoln Abraham

In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, delve deep into the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In work, be competent. In action, be careful of your timing.

Lincoln Abraham

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.

Lincoln Abraham

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.

Lincoln Abraham

Believe everything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Lindbergh Charles

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Ling James J.

Piece of cake!

Lippmann Walter

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Lippmann Walter

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Little Mary Wilson

If there really was a Jewish conspiracy to run the world, my rabbi would have let me in on it by now. I contribute enough to the shule.

Little Rich

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

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

The coast was clear.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.


We're fantastically incredibly sorry for all these extremely unreasonable things we did. I can only plead that my simple, barely-sentient friend and myself are underprivileged, deprived and also college students.

Machiavelli Niccolo

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Man Little Big

Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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.

Mari Clive James on

One big pile is better than two little piles.

McCarthy Charlie

Getting into trouble is easy.

McCarthy Charlie

The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

McCorkle Julia Norton

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths good theatre.

Melvin Belli

Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Miller. Olin

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.


It's not easy, being green.

Morris William

Words have a longer life than deeds.

Moss Stirling

Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

North Lt. Col. Ollie

To teach is to learn twice.

North Oliver

Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door.

Novem The Realist

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.


"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."


Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *___and* fresher

Orton William

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Palindromist The Mad

I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.

Paul Tillich German

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Penn William

If God is One, what is bad?

Perlis Alan J.

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Philip Hale Boston

Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Philips Emo

Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Phillips Emo

Learning French is trivial: the word for horse is cheval, and everything else follows in the same way.

Phillips Utah

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

Player Willis

If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

Professor English

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Publius Ovidius Naso

Murray and Esther, a middle-aged Jewish couple, are touring Chile. Murray just got a new camera and is constantly snapping pictures. One day, without knowing it, he photographs a top-secret military installation. In an instant, armed troops surroun

Publius Terentius Afer

per year.

Publius Terentius Afer

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

Publius Terentius Afer

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

Publius Terentius Afer

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Publius Vergilius Maro

I don't have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.

Publius Vergilius Maro

A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.

Publius Vergilius Maro

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

Publius Vergilius Maro

She ran the gamut of emotions from 'A' to 'B'.

Pulitzer Joseph

If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

Richard Little

You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.

Rockwell George Lincoln

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

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

Roosevelt Franklin D.

Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

I'll never get off this planet.

Salinger J. D.

An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Sandra Gotlieb

Luke, I'm yer father, eh. Come over to the dark side, you hoser.

Schlafly Phyllis

Love the sea? I dote upon it

Secundus Gaius Plinius

Fear is the greatest salesman.

Serling Rod

"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

Shake William

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Shake William

America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

Shake William

Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.

Shake William

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Shake William

Littering is dumb.

Shake William

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Shake William

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Shake William

I'll turn over a new leaf.

Shake William

A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Shake William

"What was the worst thing you've ever done?" "I won't tell you that, but I'll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to me... the most dreadful thing."

Shake William

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Shakes William

Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]

Shakes William

The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Shakesp William

One good turn deserves another.

Shakesp William

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

Shakesp William

I am America's child, a spastic slogging on demented limbs drooling I'll trade my PhD for a telephone voice.

Shakespear William

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits.

Shakespear William

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

Shakespear William

Adhere to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant, and broken the monotony of a decorous age.

Shakespear William

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

Shakespear William

He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Shakespeare William

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Shakespeare William

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Shakespeare William

A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

Shakespeare William

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Shakespeare William

"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"

Shakespeare William

Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

My band career ended late in my senior year when John Cooper and I threw my amplifier out the dormitory window. We did not act in haste. First we checked to make sure the amplifier would fit through the frame, using the belt from my bathrobe to meas

Shakespeare William

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

Shakespeare William

A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space.

Shakespeare William

I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Shakespeare William

Maryel brought her bat into Exit once and started whacking people on the dance floor. Now everyone's doing it. It's called grand slam dancing.

Shakespeare William

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

Shakespeare William

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Shakespeare William

Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.

Shakespeare William

Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.

Shakespeare William

What fools these mortals be.

Shakespeare William

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Shaw Pygmali

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Stalin Joseph

The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

Stalin Joseph

The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

Stalin Joseph

"I am not sure what this is, but an `F' would only dignify it."

Stalin Joseph

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Stephen Leslie

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

Strachey Lionel

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

Syrus Publilius

"Life is too important to take seriously."

Syrus Publilius

... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Syrus Publilius

'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Syrus Publilius

The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Syrus Publilius

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Syrus Publilius

"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich."

Syrus Publilius

Authors (and perhaps columnists) eventually rise to the top of whatever depths they were once able to plumb.

Syrus Publilius

Out of sight is out of mind.

Syrus Publilius

Feminists say 60 percent of the country's wealth is in the hands of women. They're letting men hold the other 40 percent because their handbags are full.

Syrus Publilius

Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Syrus Publilius

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Syrus Publius

... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

T.S. Eliot

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Taylor Elizabeth

You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead.

The Outer Limits

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Tiselius Arne

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

Titus Livius

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

Tomlin Lily

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

Tomlin Lily

The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.

Tomlin Lily

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Tomlin Lily

Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Tomlin Lily

Art is anything you can get away with.

Tomlin Lily

Best Mistakes In Films In his "Filmgoer's Companion", Mr. Leslie Halliwell helpfully lists four of the cinema's greatest moments which you should get to see if at all possible. In "Carmen Jones", the camera tracks with Dorothy Dandridge down a st

Tomlin Lily

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Trillin Calvin

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Trilling Lionel

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

Wagner Lichty &

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

Walinsky Adam

If you catch a man, throw him back.

War Oliver

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Wellington The Duke of

Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.

Wellington Duke

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Wells J. Wellington

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.

Wells J. Wellington

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Whalen Philip

The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

White William Allen

The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

White William Allen

We're only in it for the volume.

Willard F. Libby

Mike: "The Fourth Dimension is a shambles?" Bernie: "Nobody ever empties the ashtrays. People are SO inconsiderate."


If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

William Gibson

I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation.

William S. Paley

When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

William Shakespeare

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

William Shakespeare

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

William Shakespeare

A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

William Shakespeare

Or you or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

William Shakespeare

Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Williams H.H.

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

Williams Robin

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Williams Tennessee

A lot of people I know believe in positive thinking, and so do I. I believe everything positively stinks.

Williams Robin

The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Williamson Nicol

Don't everyone thank me at once!

Williamson Dr. Paul

Things are not always what they seem.

Willie Sutton

The primary cause of failure in electrical appliances is an expired warranty. Often, you can get an appliance running again simply by changing the warranty expiration date with a 15/64-inch felt-tipped marker.

Yeats William Butler

Your wig steers the gig.

Yutang Lin

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

Zwart Elizabeth Clarkson

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

proverb Italian

"What are you watching?" "I don't know." "Well, what's happening?" "I'm not sure... I think the guy in the hat did something terrible." "Why are you watching it?" "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you."

proverb Polish

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