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Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Abigail Van Buren


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

About Edmond


We are what we pretend to be.

About Edmond


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

About Edmond


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

Abrams Gen. C.


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.

Acheson Dean


Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Acton Lord


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Acton Lord


Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Adams D.


Most general statements are false, including this one.

Adams Franklin


The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Adams Franklin


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

Adams Franklin


If I could reach, I'd never leave the house.

Adams Henry


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.

Adams Henry Brook


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

Adams John


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

Adams John Quincy


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

Adams Samuel


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.

Adams Douglas


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

AdamsHenry


Fear is the greatest salesman.

Ade George


Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Adenauer Dr. Konrad


God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

Adenauer Konrad


If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Adler Alfred


To generalize is to be an idiot.

Adler Alfred


per year.

Adler Renata


Mum's the word.

Adler Bill


To add insult to injury.

Adler Bill


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

Adler Bill


Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Adler Bill


Eggheads unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks.

Adolf Hitler


The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them.

Adolph Hitler


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Adolph Hitler


I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Advanced R. Bach


Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.

Adventurer The


"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500." "Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?"

Aeschylus


Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Aeschylus


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

Aeschylus


The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Aesop


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.

Afer Terentius


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

Agnew Spiro


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

Agnew Spiro


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

Aiken Howard


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."

Ajaye Franklyn


God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Ajaye Franklyn


The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

Ajaye Franklyn


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

Al Capone


If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

Al Capone


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.

Aldo Leopold


Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Alexand


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

Alexand


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.'

Alexander Thea


The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.

Alexander. N.


Never promise more than you can perform.

Alexandre Arnoux


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.

Alfieri


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

Ali Muhammad


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,

Alice Walker


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Alighieri Dante


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

Alinsky Saul


Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Alinsky Saul


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,

Alinsky Saul


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

Alito Noelie


We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Allan Virginia


There is no proverb that is not true.

Allen Fred


If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Allen Fred


We are governed not by armies and police but by ideas.

Allen Fred


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

Allen Fred


You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Allen Fred


Another day, another dollar.

Allen Henry


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.

Allen Hubert


Nothing recedes like success.

Allen Woody


Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Allen Woody


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.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

Allen Woody


I was in this prematurely air conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps you could buy that had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy

Allen Woody


Many hands make light work.

Allen Woody


Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Allen Woody


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.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Smith


Too much of everything is just enough.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


With all the talent around, it's sort of amazing that a woman could be up here with us.

Allen Woody


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Alo Vincent


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

Alphonse Karr


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

Alsop Joseph


The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Altgeld John


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.

Altman Robert


We're only in it for the volume.

Ambrose St.


I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

Ambrose Bierce


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

Ambrose Bierce


Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.

Ambrose Bierce


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,

Ambrose Bierce


A woman employs sincerity only when every other form of deception has failed.

Ambrose Bierce


Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Ambrose Bierce


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

Anacreon


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

Anastasia Albert


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

Anderson Laurie


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Anderson Laurie


A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Anderson Laurie


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.

Andre Maurois


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

Anne Frank


Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

Anouilh Jean


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

Anouilh Jean


Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

Anthony Piers


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.

Anthony Susan B.


What we do not understand we do not possess.

Antoinette Marie


I will make you shorter by the head.

Appleby Sir Humphrey


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

Arendt Hannah


Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.

Aristophanes


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Aristophanes


Who's scruffy-looking?

Aristophanes


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

Aristotle


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

Aristotle


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.

Aristotle


In the long run we are all dead.

Aristotle


Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Aristotle


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.

Aristotle


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

Aristotle


Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

Aristotle


A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

Arlen Michael


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

Armour Richard


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

Armstrong Louis


Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Arthur Naiman


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

Arthur Naiman


It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Arthur Naiman


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

Arthur Sullivan


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

Ashley-Pitt Alan


In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Ashley-Pitt Alan


Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Asimov Isaac


Would it help if I got out and pushed?

Asimov Isaac


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.

Aspin Les D.


Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Asterix Adventures of


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Attorney General William


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

Atwood Margaret


To lead people, you must follow behind.

Auden W.H.


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

Augustine


I love treason but hate a traitor.

Augustine Norman


I didn't believe in reincarnation in any of my other lives. I don't see why I should have to believe in it in this one.

Augustine Norman


Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Augustine Norman


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

Augustine Norman


A full belly makes a dull brain.

Augustine Norman


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

Augustine Norman


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

Augustine Norman


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

Augustine Saint


A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Augustine St.


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

Augustine St.


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

Augustine St.


While there's life, there's hope.

Augustine St.


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

Aurelius Marcus


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

Aurelius Sextus


Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Aurobindo Sri


The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Aurobindo Sri


Littering is dumb.

Austen J.


... 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

Avery


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

Ayres C.E.





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