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

Adams Franklin

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.

Adams Franklin

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Adams Franklin

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Ali Muhammad

Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Alice Walker

The Worst Musical Trio There are few bad musicians who have a chance to give a recital at a famous concert hall while still learning the rudiments of their instrument. This happened about thirty years ago to the son of a Rumanian gentleman who was

Alighieri Dante

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.

Alinsky Saul

I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Alinsky Saul

Let your conscience be your guide.

Alinsky Saul

If you want divine justice, die.

Alito Noelie

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

Arthur Sullivan

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

Attorney General William

Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing.

Aurelius Marcus

... 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.

Aurelius Sextus

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

Balliett Whitney

For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Barker Clive

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

Ben Franklin

Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.)

Berlioz Hector

You can never do just one thing.

Billings Josh

If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

Billings Josh

A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Billings Josh

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Billings Josh

Small is beautiful.

Billings Josh

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.

Billings Josh

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.

Billings Josh

By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Blake William

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

Blake William

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

Blake William

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

Blake William

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Blake William

Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Blish James

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Bon John Dillinger on

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Bowles Colin

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Bowles Colin

To add insult to injury.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Brilliant Ashleigh

The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Brilliant Ashleigh

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Broughton Philip

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "Cheque Enclosed."

Buckley William F.

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

Buckley William F.

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony

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

Burroughs William

Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities, requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as annoying faucet drip, merely by tur

Burroughs William S.

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

Caesar Gaius Julius

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.

Caesar Gaius Julius

I went into a bar feeling a little depressed, the bartender said, "What'll you have, Bud"? I said," I don't know, surprise me". So he showed me a nude picture of my wife.

Caesar Gaius Julius

Do not despair of life. You have no doubt force enough to overcome your obstacles. Think of the fox prowling through wood and field in a winter night for something to satisfy his hunger. Notwithstanding cold and hounds and traps, his race survives

Caesar Julius

There is always something new out of Africa.


Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Carlin George

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.

Carpenter Elizabeth

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

Catlin Wynn

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.

Celine Louis-Ferdinand

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

Channing William Ellery

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

Chaplin Charlie

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

Charles Darling

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.

Charles Darling

What you want, what you're hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur to you.

Charlie Crazy

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

Chevalier Maurice

Not all who own a harp are harpers.

Cicero Marcus Tullius

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

Cicero Marcus Tullius

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

Clarence Darrow to William

All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: "Just lie down on the floor and keep calm

Clifton Fadiman

HR 3128. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation, Fiscal 1986. Martin, R-Ill., motion that the House recede from its disagreement to the Senate amendment making changes in the bill to reduce fiscal 1986 deficits. The Senate amendment was an amendment to the

Coo Alistair

"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Cooke Alistair

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Cooke Alistair

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Coolidge Calvin

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Coolidge Calvin

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Coolidge Calvin

The fact that it works is immaterial.

Coolidge Calvin

In childhood a woman must be subject to her father; in youth to her husband; when her husband is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be free of subjugation.

Coolidge Calvin

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Coolidge Calvin

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

Coolidge Calvin

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

Cromwell Oliver

When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.

Dali Salvador

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Dane Franklin K.

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Darling Charles

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

Dick Philip K.

British education is probably the best in the world, if you can survive it. If you can't there is nothing left for you but the diplomatic corps.

Dillinger John

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Disraeli Benjamin

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Disraeli Benjamin

L'hazard ne favorise que l'esprit prepare.

Disraeli Benjamin

Everything is possible. Pass the word.

Disraeli Benjamin

You don't have to think too hard when you talk to teachers.

Disraeli Benjamin

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

Disraeli Benjamin

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

Donatus Aelius

The more the merrier.

Elder Pliny the

Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach, Or what's a heaven for ?

Eliot George

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

Eliot George

Men are superior to women.

Eliot T.S.

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Eliot T.S.

Mum's the word.

Eliot T.S.

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Eliot T.Sessay

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Elizabeth I

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

Elizabeth John Greenway

If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Ellis Havelock

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.

Ellis Havelock

Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Ellis Nancy

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

Ellison Harlan

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,

Ellison Harlan

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.

Erlich Paul

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

Fadiman Clifton

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

Fadiman Clifton

Necessity hath no law.

Fadiman Clifton

Like ya know? Rock 'N Roll is an esoteric language that unlocks the creativity chambers in people's brains, and like totally activates their essential hipness, which of course is like totally necessary for saving the earth, like because the first th

Fadiman Clifton

"Earth is a great, big funhouse without the fun."

Faulkner William

By the middle 1880's, practically all the roads except those in the South, were of the present standard gauge. The southern roads were still five feet between rails. It was decided to change the gauge of all southern roads to standard, in one day

Faulkner William

Words have a longer life than deeds.

Fee Elizabeth

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

Francisc Colin Bowles San

Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Franklin B.

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.

Franklin B.

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

Franklin B.

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Franklin B.

I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Franklin B.

Out of sight is out of mind.

Franklin B.

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

Franklin Ben

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.

Franklin Ben

Education and religion are two things not regulated by supply and demand. The less of either the people have, the less they want.

Franklin Ben

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

Franklin Benjamin

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

Franklin Benjamin

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.

Franklin Benjamin

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

Franklin Benjamin

There's no justice in this world.

Franklin Benjamin

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

Franklin Benjamin

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

Franklin Benjamin

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Franklin Benjamin

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

Franklin Benjamin

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

Franklin Benjamin

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

G. Gordon Liddy's

There has been a little distress selling on the stock exchange.

Galilei Galileo

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Garrison William Lloyd

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

Gibran Kahlil

"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

Gibran Kahlil

All is well that ends well.

Gibran Kahlil

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

Gilliam E.A.

The world wants to be deceived.

Gordon Karen Elizabeth

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

Halsey Admiral William

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

Hazlitt William

"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Hellman Lillian

Nothing succeeds like excess.


Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.

Hodder-Williams Christopher

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

Holmes Oliver Wendell

Knowledge is power.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

Ask not for whom the Bell tolls, and you will pay only the station-to-station rate.

Huntingd Collis P.

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.

James Clive

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."

James William

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

James William

The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Jim Starlin

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

Jim Starlin

"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

John Lightfoot

Go away, I'm all right.

Joke The Killing

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

Jones Franklin P.

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

Jones Franklin P.

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Jones Franklin P.

There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Jones Franklin P.

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Joplin Janis

What fools these mortals be.

Juliana Queen

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.

Julius Caesar

When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Juvenalis Decimus Junius

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

Juvenalis Decimus Junius

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Kahlil Gibran

XXI: It's easy to get a loan unless you need it. XXII: If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. XXIII: Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated. XXIV:

Kipling Rudyard

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Kirk Lisa

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

Larsen Dalglish

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

LeBoutillier J.

Anything is possible on paper.

LeoGrande William

What an artist dies with me!

Leslie Stephen

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Leslie Stephen

"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t

Lester Julius

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of money?

Li Woman's

Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

Li Mark Twain

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.

Lie Trygve

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

Liebling A.J.

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Liebling A.J.

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

Liepmann Hans

Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Lieutenant Kermit Tyler

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.

Lilly John

Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Lincoln A.

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Lincoln Abraham

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Lincoln Abraham

Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Lincoln Abraham

Facts are the enemy of truth.

Lincoln Abraham

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Lincoln Abraham

If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers.

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lindbergh Charles

No one born with a mouth and a need is "innocent".

Ling James J.

Events are not affected, they develop.

Lippmann Walter

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Lippmann Walter

Some scholars are like donkeys, they merely carry a lot of books.

Little Mary Wilson

If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Little Rich

Your wig steers the gig.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

The state of innocence contains the germs of all future sin.


All phone calls are obscene.

Machiavelli Niccolo

Two heads are better than one.

Man Little Big

"I only touch base with reality on an as-needed basis!"

Marcus Tullius Cicero

An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

Mari Clive James on

We are what we pretend to be.

McCarthy Charlie

If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

McCarthy Charlie

With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.

McCorkle Julia Norton

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

Melvin Belli

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Miller. Olin

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.


Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Morris William

Look before you leap.

Moss Stirling

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

North Lt. Col. Ollie

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

North Oliver

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

Novem The Realist

In my end is my beginning.


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.


While there's life, there's hope.

Orton William

What!? Me worry?

Palindromist The Mad

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

Paul Tillich German

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Penn William

I know not how I came into this, shall I call it a dying life or a living death?

Perlis Alan J.

The meek shall inherit the earth, but *not* its mineral rights.

Philip Hale Boston

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

Philips Emo

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

Phillips Emo

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

Phillips Utah

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

Player Willis

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

Professor English

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


There must be more to life than having everything.

Publius Ovidius Naso

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.

Publius Terentius Afer

The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

Publius Terentius Afer

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Publius Terentius Afer

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

Publius Terentius Afer

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Publius Vergilius Maro

No good deed goes unpunished.

Publius Vergilius Maro

She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Publius Vergilius Maro

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

Publius Vergilius Maro

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Pulitzer Joseph

Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Richard Little

Things are not always what they seem.

Rockwell George Lincoln

Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

Salinger J. D.

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Sandra Gotlieb

Yevtushenko has... an ego that can crack crystal at a distance of twenty feet.

Schlafly Phyllis

We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Secundus Gaius Plinius

If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.

Serling Rod

Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Shake William

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.

Shake William

Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.

Shake William

Real wealth can only increase.

Shake William

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

Shake William

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Shake William

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

Shake William

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Shake William

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

Shake William

The Bible says that woman was the last thing God made. Evidently He made her on Saturday night. She reveals his fatigue.

Shake William

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

Shake William

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Shakes William

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Shakes William

Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

Shakesp William

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and open a vein.

Shakesp William

The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Shakesp William

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

Shakespear William

The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul is: WHAT DOES A WOMAN WANT?

Shakespear William

I'll turn over a new leaf.

Shakespear William

To have died once is enough.

Shakespear William

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

Shakespear William

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

Shakespeare William

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car.

Shakespeare William

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

Shakespeare William

We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Shakespeare William

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.

Shakespeare William

"If a camel flies, no one laughs if it doesn't get very far."

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

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.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Shakespeare William

If God is One, what is bad?

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Shakespeare William

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

Shakespeare William

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.

Shakespeare William

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Shaw Pygmali

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

Stalin Joseph

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

Stalin Joseph

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

Stalin Joseph

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

Stalin Joseph

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for even the greatest fool may ask more the the wisest man can answer.

Stephen Leslie

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

Strachey Lionel

Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Syrus Publilius

Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

Syrus Publilius

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

Syrus Publilius

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Syrus Publilius

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

Syrus Publilius

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Syrus Publilius

Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Syrus Publilius

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Syrus Publilius

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

Syrus Publilius

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

Syrus Publilius

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

Syrus Publilius

Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Syrus Publius

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

T.S. Eliot

Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Taylor Elizabeth

The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a

The Outer Limits

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Tiselius Arne

Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

Titus Livius

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

Tomlin Lily

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

Tomlin Lily

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Tomlin Lily

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

Tomlin Lily

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

Tomlin Lily

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Tomlin Lily

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

Tomlin Lily

Genius is pain.

Trillin Calvin

In the highest society, as well as in the lowest, woman is merely an instrument of pleasure.

Trilling Lionel

Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."

Wagner Lichty &

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

Walinsky Adam

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

War Oliver

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.

Wellington The Duke of

Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Wellington Duke

"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

Wells J. Wellington

A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

Wells J. Wellington

Any road followed to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

Whalen Philip

There's no such thing as an original sin.

White William Allen

Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

White William Allen

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Willard F. Libby

The streets were dark with something more than night.


A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

William Gibson

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.

William S. Paley

Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

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.

William Shakespeare

It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

William Shakespeare

XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

William Shakespeare

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

Williams H.H.

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

Williams Robin

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Williams Tennessee

Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Williams Robin

... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

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.

Williamson Nicol

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

Williamson Dr. Paul

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

Willie Sutton

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Yeats William Butler

Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.

Yutang Lin

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.

Zwart Elizabeth Clarkson

To generalize is to be an idiot.

proverb Italian

Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

proverb Polish

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