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

Abigail Van Buren

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

About Edmond

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

About Edmond

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

About Edmond

To add insult to injury.

Abrams Gen. C.

Things are not always what they seem.

Acheson Dean

Lookie, lookie, here comes cookie...

Acton Lord

Reality is bad enough, why should I tell the truth?

Acton Lord

I will make you shorter by the head.

Adams D.

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

Adams Franklin

Go away, I'm all right.

Adams Franklin

Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Adams Franklin

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Adams Henry

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.

Adams Henry Brook

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

Adams John

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.

Adams John Quincy

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

Adams Samuel

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Adams Douglas

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


The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Ade George

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

Adenauer Dr. Konrad

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Adenauer Konrad

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

Adler Alfred

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

Adler Alfred

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

Adler Renata

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

Adler Bill

If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Adler Bill

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

Adler Bill

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Adler Bill

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Adolf Hitler

It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.

Adolph Hitler

I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Adolph Hitler

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Advanced R. Bach

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Adventurer The

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.


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


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


It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv


Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Afer Terentius

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Agnew Spiro

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

Agnew Spiro

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

Aiken Howard

"You boys lookin' for trouble?" "Sure. Whaddya got?"

Ajaye Franklyn

My father, a good man, told me, "Never lose your ignorance; you cannot replace it."

Ajaye Franklyn

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

Ajaye Franklyn

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

Al Capone

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Al Capone

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

Aldo Leopold

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


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


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

Alexander Thea

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

Alexander. N.

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

Alexandre Arnoux

... 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.


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.

Ali Muhammad

Porsche: there simply is no substitute.

Alice Walker

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Alighieri Dante

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

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

A place for everything and everything in its place.

Alinsky Saul

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

Alito Noelie

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

Allan Virginia

In charity there is no excess.

Allen Fred

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

Allen Fred

Necessity has no law.

Allen Fred

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 Fred

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

Allen Fred

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

Allen Henry

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

Allen Hubert

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room with

Allen Woody

A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Allen Woody

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.

Allen Woody

Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Allen Woody

Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Allen Woody

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Allen Woody

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Allen Woody

Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had

Allen Woody

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Allen Woody

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Allen Woody

The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for not by our labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in his infinite wisdom has given control of property interests of the country, and upon the successful manag

Allen Woody

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Allen Woody

Charity begins at home.

Allen Woody

May you live in uninteresting times.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Smith

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

Allen Woody

A snake lurks in the grass.

Allen Woody

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Allen Woody

The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Alo Vincent

We should realize that a city is better off with bad laws, so long as they remain fixed, then with good laws that are constantly being altered, that the lack of learning combined with sound common sense is more helpful than the kind of cleverness th

Alphonse Karr

Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Alsop Joseph

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

Altgeld John

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

Altman Robert

In my end is my beginning.

Ambrose St.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Ambrose Bierce

Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Ambrose Bierce

Your wig steers the gig.

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

If you catch a man, throw him back.

Ambrose Bierce

Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops, boy.

Ambrose Bierce

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


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

Anastasia Albert

It is better to have loved and lost

Anderson Laurie

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

Anderson Laurie

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Anderson Laurie

Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

Andre Maurois

... 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

Anne Frank

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Anouilh Jean

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

Anouilh Jean

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Anthony Piers

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Anthony Susan B.

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

Antoinette Marie

What one fool can do, another can.

Appleby Sir Humphrey

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

Arendt Hannah

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


Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.


Life is the childhood of our immortality.


The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.


The major sin is the sin of being born.


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.


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


The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.


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.


Many hands make light work.


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.


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

Arlen Michael

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.

Armour Richard

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

Armstrong Louis

Honesty's the best policy.

Arthur Naiman

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

Arthur Naiman

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

Arthur Naiman

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Arthur Sullivan

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

Ashley-Pitt Alan

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Ashley-Pitt Alan

The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Asimov Isaac

One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Asimov Isaac

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

Aspin Les D.

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Asterix Adventures of

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.

Attorney General William

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Atwood Margaret

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

Auden W.H.

She applies her lipstick in spite of its contents: "greasy rouge, containing crushed and dried insect corpses for coloring, beeswax for stiffness, and olive oil to help it flow - the latter having the unfortunate tendency to go rancid several hours a


Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

I just got off the phone with Sonny Barger [President of the Hell's Angels]. He wants me to appear as a character witness for him at his murder trial and said he'd be glad to appear as a character witness on my behalf if I ever needed one. Needless

Augustine Norman

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.

Augustine Norman

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Augustine Norman

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Augustine Norman

It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Saint

The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobb

Augustine St.

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.

Augustine St.

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Augustine St.

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Augustine St.

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Aurelius Marcus

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Aurelius Sextus

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

Aurobindo Sri

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Aurobindo Sri

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.

Austen J.

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.


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

Ayres C.E.

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