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Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.

Abigail Van Buren

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stay there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never

About Edmond

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

About Edmond

I can't seem to bring myself to say, "Well, I guess I'll be toddling along." It isn't that I can't toddle. It's that I can't guess I'll toddle.

About Edmond

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

Abrams Gen. C.

Life is a concentration camp. You're stuck here and there's no way out and you can only rage impotently against your persecutors.

Acheson Dean

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Acton Lord

I trust the first lion he meets will do his duty.

Acton Lord

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

Adams D.

I might have gone to West Point, but I was too proud to speak to a congressman.

Adams Franklin

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.

Adams Franklin

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.

Adams Franklin

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

Adams Henry

A snake lurks in the grass.

Adams Henry Brook

A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Adams John

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

Adams John Quincy

There is no proverb that is not true.

Adams Samuel

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

Adams Douglas

XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r


Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Ade George

No one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.

Adenauer Dr. Konrad

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

Adenauer Konrad

Confucius say too much.

Adler Alfred

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

Adler Alfred

Faith is under the left nipple.

Adler Renata

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

Adler Bill

Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.

Adler Bill

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

Adler Bill

It takes all kinds to fill the freeways.

Adler Bill

The public demands certainties; it must be told definitely and a bit raucously that this is true and that is false. But there are no certainties.

Adolf Hitler

No group of professionals meets except to conspire against the public at large.

Adolph Hitler

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

Adolph Hitler

Eeyore, the old grey Donkey, stood by the side of the stream, and looked at himself in the water. "Pathetic," he said. "That's what it is. Pathetic." He turned and walked slowly down the stream for twenty yards, splashed across it, and walked s

Advanced R. Bach

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Adventurer The

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


War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.


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


Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.

Afer Terentius

REPORTER: Senator, are you for or against the MX missile system? SENATOR: Bob, the MX missile system reminds me of an old saying that the country folk in my state like to say. It goes like this: "You can carry a pig for six miles, but if you set i

Agnew Spiro

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never any good to oneself.

Agnew Spiro

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.

Aiken Howard

Growing old isn't bad when you consider the alternatives.

Ajaye Franklyn

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?

Ajaye Franklyn

Gauls! We have nothing to fear; except perhaps that the sky may fall on our heads tomorrow. But as we all know, tomorrow never comes!!

Ajaye Franklyn

The great secret in life ... [is] not to open your letters for a fortnight. At the expiration of that period you will find that nearly all of them have answered themselves.

Al Capone

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Al Capone

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

Aldo Leopold

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.


Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics.


There is no delight the equal of dread. As long as it is somebody else's.

Alexander Thea

It will be generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant examples.

Alexander. N.

Big book, big bore.

Alexandre Arnoux

per year.


No television performance takes as much preparation as an off-the-cuff talk.

Ali Muhammad

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

Alice Walker

Imagine there's no heaven... it's easy if you try.

Alighieri Dante

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Alinsky Saul

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Alinsky Saul

No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only had good intentions. He had money as well.

Alinsky Saul

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.

Alito Noelie

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

Allan Virginia

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

Allen Fred

One of the large consolations for experiencing anything unpleasant is the knowledge that one can communicate it.

Allen Fred

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Allen Fred

Plus ,ca change, plus c'est la m^eme chose. [The more things change, the more they remain the same.]

Allen Fred

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.

Allen Fred

You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.

Allen Henry

Diplomacy is the art of letting the other party have things your way.

Allen Hubert

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.

Allen Woody

You know very well that whether you are on page one or page thirty depends on whether [the press] fear you. It is just as simple as that.

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

Nothing, nothing, nothing, no error, no crime is so absolutely repugnant to God as everything which is official; and why? because the official is so impersonal and therefore the deepest insult which can be offered to a personality.

Allen Woody

We are not loved by our friends for what we are; rather, we are loved in spite of what we are.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

Too clever is dumb.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Allen Woody

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.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

Allen Woody

How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Allen Woody

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

Allen Smith

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.

Allen Woody

I had another dream the other day about music critics. They were small and rodent-like with padlocked ears, as if they had stepped out of a painting by Goya.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

The white race is the cancer of history.

Alo Vincent

So many men, so many opinions; every one his own way.

Alphonse Karr

All is well that ends well.

Alsop Joseph

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.

Altgeld John

Politics, like religion, hold up the torches of matrydom to the reformers of error.

Altman Robert

The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.

Ambrose St.

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Ambrose Bierce

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Ambrose Bierce

Plastic... Aluminum... These are the inheritors of the Universe! Flesh and Blood have had their day... and that day is past!

Ambrose Bierce

Many hands make light work.

Ambrose Bierce

Beggars should be no choosers.

Ambrose Bierce

Governor Tarkin. I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I thought I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.

Ambrose Bierce

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


A drama critic is a person who surprises a playwright by informing him what he meant.

Anastasia Albert

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

Anderson Laurie

Don't remember what you can infer.

Anderson Laurie

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Anderson Laurie

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

Andre Maurois

Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.

Anne Frank

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.

Anouilh Jean

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.

Anouilh Jean

And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

Anthony Piers

The trouble is, there is an endless supply of White Men, but there has always been a limited number of Human Beings.

Anthony Susan B.

Sin boldly.

Antoinette Marie

The Army needs leaders the way a foot needs a big toe.

Appleby Sir Humphrey

If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius

Arendt Hannah

I don't give a shit what happens. I want you all to stonewall it. Let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up, or anything else if it'll save the plan.


Alas, how love can trifle with itself!


One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.


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


Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.


The Priest's grey nimbus in a niche where he dressed discreetly. I will not sleep here tonight. Home also I cannot go. A voice, sweetened and sustained, called to him from the sea. Turning the curve he waved his hand. A sleek brown head, a seal's,


Lookie, lookie, here comes cookie...


English literature's performing flea.


A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.


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.


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


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.

Arlen Michael

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Armour Richard

The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity. To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task.

Armstrong Louis

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.

Arthur Naiman

Fear and loathing, my man, fear and loathing.

Arthur Naiman

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

Arthur Naiman

Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.

Arthur Sullivan

Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?

Ashley-Pitt Alan

Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

Ashley-Pitt Alan

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business. For the experience of age, in things that fall within the compass of it, directeth them; but in new things, a

Asimov Isaac

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

Asimov Isaac

There may be said to be two classes of people in the world; those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes and those who do not.

Aspin Les D.

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

Asterix Adventures of

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

Attorney General William

What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?

Atwood Margaret

Men will fuck mud.

Auden W.H.

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.


If Karl, instead of writing a lot about Capital, had made a lot of Capital, it would have been much better.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.

Augustine Norman

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Augustine Norman

Al Gore resembled a Vulcan desperately in need of a blow job.

Augustine Norman

The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.

Augustine Norman

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Saint

The Russians have put a small ball up in the air. That does not raise my apprehensions one iota.

Augustine St.

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Augustine St.

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

Augustine St.

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to

Augustine St.

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Aurelius Marcus

Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.

Aurelius Sextus

He who renders warfare fatal to all engaged in it will be the greatest benefactor the world has yet known.

Aurobindo Sri

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.]

Aurobindo Sri

We know all about the habits of the ant, we know all about the habits of the bee, but we know nothing at all about the habits of the oyster. It seems almost certain that we have been choosing the wrong time for studying the oyster.

Austen J.

But you shall not escape my iambics.


An efficient and a successful administration manifests itself equally in small as in great matters.

Ayres C.E.

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