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Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Adams Franklin


There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Adams Franklin


A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Adams Franklin


I owe the public nothing.

Ali Muhammad


"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

Alice Walker


A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

Alighieri Dante


Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Alinsky Saul


That Xanthippe's husband should have become so great a philosopher is remarkable. Amid all the scolding, to be able to think! But he could not write: that was impossible. Socrates has not left us a single book.

Alinsky Saul


There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering.

Alinsky Saul


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

Alito Noelie


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.

Arthur Sullivan


In the olden days in England, you could be hung for stealing a sheep or a loaf of bread. However, if a sheep stole a loaf of bread and gave it to you, you would only be tried for receiving, a crime punishable by forty lashes with the cat or the dog,

Attorney General William


Confucius say too much.

Aurelius Marcus


No two persons ever read the same book.

Aurelius Sextus


Practice yourself what you preach.

Balliett Whitney


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

Barker Clive


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.]

Ben Franklin


XI: If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off. XII: I

Berlioz Hector


Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Billings Josh


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

Billings Josh


Language is a virus from another planet.

Billings Josh


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

Billings Josh


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

Billings Josh


What an artist dies with me!

Billings Josh


"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Billings Josh


It's very glamorous to raise millions of dollars, until it's time for the venture capitalist to suck your eyeballs out.

Blake William


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

Blake William


There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

Blake William


He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Blake William


There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Blake William


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Blish James


If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Bon John Dillinger on


Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Bowles Colin


Diary of a Young Girl LITE(tm)

Bowles Colin


Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry up is not nailed down.

Brilliant Ashleigh


Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.

Brilliant Ashleigh


Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Brilliant Ashleigh


A word to the wise is enough.

Brilliant Ashleigh


Home is where the hurt is.

Brilliant Ashleigh


The Angels want to wear my red shoes.

Broughton Philip


Since everything in life is but an experience perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

Buckley William F.


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Buckley William F.


"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony


... 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

Burroughs William


A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Burroughs William S.


The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Caesar Gaius Julius


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.

Caesar Gaius Julius


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.

Caesar Gaius Julius


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.

Caesar Julius


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

Callimachus


Faith is under the left nipple.

Carlin George


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

Carpenter Elizabeth


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

Catlin Wynn


People in general do not willingly read if they have anything else to amuse them.

Celine Louis-Ferdinand


The term "fire" brings up visions of violence and mayhem and the ugly scene of shooting employees who make mistakes. We will now refer to this process as "deleting" an employee (much as a file is deleted from a disk). The employee is simply there o

Channing William Ellery


It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Chaplin Charlie


University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Charles Darling


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Charles Darling


Satire is tragedy plus time.

Charlie Crazy


All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Chevalier Maurice


Let sleeping dogs lie.

Cicero Marcus Tullius


Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential death in which its

Cicero Marcus Tullius


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Clarence Darrow to William


Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Clifton Fadiman


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.

Coo Alistair


Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

Cooke Alistair


CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Cooke Alistair


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Coolidge Calvin


A place for everything and everything in its place.

Coolidge Calvin


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.'

Coolidge Calvin


God helps them that help themselves.

Coolidge Calvin


Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Coolidge Calvin


Things are not always what they seem.

Coolidge Calvin


Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Coolidge Calvin


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

Cromwell Oliver


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

Dali Salvador


Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Dane Franklin K.


Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Darling Charles


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

Dick Philip K.


Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Dillinger John


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

Disraeli Benjamin


The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars."

Disraeli Benjamin


It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Disraeli Benjamin


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

Disraeli Benjamin


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.

Disraeli Benjamin


I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Disraeli Benjamin


No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Donatus Aelius


One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa

Elder Pliny the


There are no answers, only cross-references.

Eliot George


"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Eliot George


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

Eliot T.S.


A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Eliot T.S.


Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Eliot T.S.


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

Eliot T.Sessay


I hate quotations.

Elizabeth I


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

Elizabeth John Greenway


From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Elliot


Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house.

Ellis Havelock


Playing an unamplified electric guitar is like strumming on a picnic table.

Ellis Havelock


Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to puree of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunc

Ellis Nancy


We're constantly being bombarded by insulting and humiliating music, which people are making for you the way they make those Wonder Bread products. Just as food can be bad for your system, music can be bad for your spirtual and emotional feelings. I

Ellison Harlan


Ain't no right way to do a wrong thing.

Ellison Harlan


The man who runs may fight again.

Erlich Paul


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.

Fadiman Clifton


Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.

Fadiman Clifton


I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Fadiman Clifton


All phone calls are obscene.

Fadiman Clifton


Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Faulkner William


Honesty's the best policy.

Faulkner William


You get what you pay for.

Fee Elizabeth


Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Francisc Colin Bowles San


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

Franklin B.


I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Franklin B.


If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Franklin B.


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

Franklin B.


Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Franklin B.


I appreciate the fact that this draft was done in haste, but some of the sentences that you are sending out in the world to do your work for you are loitering in taverns or asleep beside the highway.

Franklin B.


The last vestiges of the old Republic have been swept away.

Franklin Ben


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.

Franklin Ben


A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.

Franklin Ben


The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of "Ten Best".

Franklin Benjamin


When the sun shineth, make hay.

Franklin Benjamin


Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Franklin Benjamin


Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Franklin Benjamin


I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Franklin Benjamin


The ultimate game show will be the one where somebody gets killed at the end.

Franklin Benjamin


God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

Franklin Benjamin


Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Franklin Benjamin


A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Franklin Benjamin


An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Franklin Benjamin


TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

G. Gordon Liddy's


When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Galilei Galileo


When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Garrison William Lloyd


Joe Cool always spends the first two weeks at college sailing his frisbee.

Gibran Kahlil


The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Gibran Kahlil


The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Gibran Kahlil


It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Gilliam E.A.


The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

Gordon Karen Elizabeth


Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

Halsey Admiral William


Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.

Hazlitt William


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.

Hellman Lillian


What we do not understand we do not possess.

Heraclitus


Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Hodder-Williams Christopher


The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Holmes Oliver Wendell


Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Holmes Oliver Wendell


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

Huntingd Collis P.


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

James Clive


Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

James William


Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

James William


Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

Jim Starlin


The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist "Jack."

Jim Starlin


You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.

John Lightfoot


The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Joke The Killing


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

Jones Franklin P.


were found to be wearing neckwear that was tighter than their neck circumference. The visual discrimination of the 22 subjects was evaluated using a critical flicker frequency (CFF) test. Results of the CFF test indicated that tight neckwear signifi

Jones Franklin P.


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.

Jones Franklin P.


Once, I read that a man be never stronger than when he truly realizes how weak he is.

Jones Franklin P.


When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, "The handle is one of us!"

Joplin Janis


Go away, I'm all right.

Juliana Queen


The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Julius Caesar


'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.

Juvenalis Decimus Junius


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.

Juvenalis Decimus Junius


Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Kahlil Gibran


Two heads are better than one.

Kipling Rudyard


If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

Kirk Lisa


Let your conscience be your guide.

Larsen Dalglish


An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

LeBoutillier J.


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

LeoGrande William


The major sin is the sin of being born.

Leslie Stephen


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

Leslie Stephen


The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Lester Julius


The fact that it works is immaterial.

Li Woman's


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.

Li Mark Twain


And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Lie Trygve


There's no such thing as an original sin.

Liebling A.J.


Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 0. integrated 0. management 0. options 1. total 1. organizational 1. flexibility 2. systematized 2. monitored 2. capability 3. parallel 3. reciprocal 3. mobility 4. functional 4. digital 4. programming 5. re

Liebling A.J.


Watch your mouth, kid, or you'll find yourself floating home.

Liepmann Hans


It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being.

Lieutenant Kermit Tyler


Don't get mad, get even.

Lilly John


Don't guess

Lincoln A.


One big pile is better than two little piles.

Lincoln Abraham


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.

Lincoln Abraham


Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Lincoln Abraham


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

Lincoln Abraham


Nothing recedes like success.

Lincoln Abraham


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

Lincoln Abraham


The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.

Lincoln Abraham


The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.

Lincoln Abraham


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

Lindbergh Charles


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.

Ling James J.


There are two ways of disliking art. One is to dislike it. The other is to like it rationally.

Lippmann Walter


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

Lippmann Walter


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.

Little Mary Wilson


Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Little Rich


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

Longworth Alice Roosevelt


Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt


Odets, where is thy sting?

Longworth Alice Roosevelt


Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Machiavelli


Facts are the enemy of truth.

Machiavelli Niccolo


Zero Mostel: That's it baby! When you got it, flaunt it! Flaunt it!

Man Little Big


In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


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

Mari Clive James on


"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."

McCarthy Charlie


A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

McCarthy Charlie


In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

McCorkle Julia Norton


Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Melvin Belli


That's no moon...

Miller. Olin


The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Moliere


Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

Morris William


Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Moss Stirling


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

North Lt. Col. Ollie


Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

North Oliver


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

Novem The Realist


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

Oliver


Solipsists of the World... you are already united.

Oliver


What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

Orton William


The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

Palindromist The Mad


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.

Paul Tillich German


Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

Penn William


Better late than never.

Perlis Alan J.


All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Philip Hale Boston


This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.

Philips Emo


What excuses stand in your way? How can you eliminate them?

Phillips Emo


Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine.

Phillips Utah


My tears stuck in their little ducts, refusing to be jerked.

Player Willis


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?

Professor English


... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

Publilius


If you want divine justice, die.

Publius Ovidius Naso


Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Publius Terentius Afer


I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Publius Terentius Afer


Getting into trouble is easy.

Publius Terentius Afer


Any stone in your boot always migrates against the pressure gradient to exactly the point of most pressure.

Publius Terentius Afer


Not all who own a harp are harpers.

Publius Vergilius Maro


We're only in it for the volume.

Publius Vergilius Maro


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

Publius Vergilius Maro


Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

Publius Vergilius Maro


Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

Pulitzer Joseph


When in doubt, use brute force.

Richard Little


Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.

Rockwell George Lincoln


Let me assure you that to us here at First National, you're not just a number. Youre two numbers, a dash, three more numbers, another dash and another number.

Roosevelt Franklin D.


If you're like most homeowners, you're afraid that many repairs around your home are too difficult to tackle. So, when your furnace explodes, you call in a so-called professional to fix it. The "professional" arrives in a truck with lettering on t

Roosevelt Franklin D.


Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano


"No job too big; no fee too big!"

Salinger J. D.


Too much of everything is just enough.

Sandra Gotlieb


It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Schlafly Phyllis


"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Secundus Gaius Plinius


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

Serling Rod


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

Shake William


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

Shake William


Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Shake William


A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.

Shake William


There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

Shake William


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

Shake William


What fools these mortals be.

Shake William


Housework can kill you if done right.

Shake William


It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Shake William


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

Shake William


... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Shake William


The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Shakes William


The optimum committee has no members.

Shakes William


No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Shakesp William


"Spare no expense to save money on this one."

Shakesp William


The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Shakesp William


Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Shakespear William


The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Shakespear William


Sometimes, too long is too long.

Shakespear William


It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Shakespear William


About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Shakespear William


The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

Shakespeare William


If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Shakespeare William


So little time, so little to do.

Shakespeare William


Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Shakespeare William


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.

Shakespeare William


Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

Shakespeare William


If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.

Shakespeare William


Brahma said: Well, after hearing ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser. But an intelligent man needs only two thousand five hundred.

Shakespeare William


If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

Shakespeare William


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Shakespeare William


The superfluous is very necessary.

Shakespeare William


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."

Shakespeare William


Genius is pain.

Shakespeare William


There's no justice in this world.

Shakespeare William


There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Shakespeare William


Haste makes waste.

Shakespeare William


"Rembrandt's first name was Beauregard, which is why he never used it."

Shaw Pygmali


"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Stalin Joseph


Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.

Stalin Joseph


A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Stalin Joseph


Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Stalin Joseph


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

Stephen Leslie


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

Strachey Lionel


"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Syrus Publilius


A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine! [From the fury of the norsemen deliver us, O Lord!]

Syrus Publilius


He who writes with no misspelled words has prevented a first suspicion on the limits of his scholarship or, in the social world, of his general education and culture.

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Syrus Publilius


Death is a spirit leaving a body, sort of like a shell leaving the nut behind.

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


We can embody the truth, but we cannot know it.

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publius


It has been said [by Anatole France], "it is not by amusing oneself that one learns," and, in reply: "it is *____only* by amusing oneself that one can learn."

T.S. Eliot


I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

Taylor Elizabeth


God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.

The Outer Limits


To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Tiselius Arne


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

Titus Livius


The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Tomlin Lily


If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Tomlin Lily


In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Tomlin Lily


Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Tomlin Lily


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Tomlin Lily


It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Tomlin Lily


You can never do just one thing.

Tomlin Lily


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

Trillin Calvin


Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.

Trilling Lionel


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.

Wagner Lichty &


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

Walinsky Adam


May you live in uninteresting times.

War Oliver


Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Wellington The Duke of


"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

Wellington Duke


Everything takes longer, costs more, and is less useful.

Wells J. Wellington


Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra and sank.

Wells J. Wellington


Then, gently touching my face, she hesitated for a moment as her incredible eyes poured forth into mine love, joy, pain, tragedy, acceptance, and peace. "'Bye for now," she said warmly.

Whalen Philip


It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

White William Allen


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

White William Allen


The 'A' is for content, the 'minus' is for not typing it. Don't ever do this to my eyes again.

Willard F. Libby


Imagine what we can imagine!

William


Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

William Gibson


Look before you leap.

William S. Paley


Dignity is like a flag. It flaps in a storm.

William Shakespeare


Sic transit gloria mundi. [So passes away the glory of this world.]

William Shakespeare


The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money.

William Shakespeare


The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

William Shakespeare


Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

William Shakespeare


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Williams H.H.


Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Williams Robin


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

Williams Tennessee


Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

Williams Robin


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

Williamson Ren'e de Visme


We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Williamson Nicol


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

Williamson Dr. Paul


Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Willie Sutton


Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Yeats William Butler


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

Yutang Lin


Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Zwart Elizabeth Clarkson


proverb Italian


By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

proverb Polish





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