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"We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas."

Abigail Van Buren


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

About Edmond


Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.

About Edmond


Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

About Edmond


I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Abrams Gen. C.


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.

Acheson Dean


An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

Acton Lord


Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

Acton Lord


History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree on.

Adams D.


Something better... 1 (obvious): Excuse me. Is that your nose or did a bus park on your face? 2 (meteorological): Everybody take cover. She's going to blow. 3 (fashionable): You know, you could de-emphasize your nose if you wore something l

Adams Franklin


I stick my neck out for nobody.

Adams Franklin


Three things have been difficult to tame: The oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the ocean. Fools and women will take a little longer.

Adams Franklin


Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.

Adams Henry


Porsche: there simply is no substitute.

Adams Henry Brook


Once is happenstance, Twice is coincidence, Three times is enemy action.

Adams John


We ... make the modern error of dignifying the Individual. We do everything we can to butter him up. We give him a name, assure him that he has certain inalienable rights, educate him, let him pass on his name to his brats and when he dies we give

Adams John Quincy


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

Adams Samuel


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.

Adams Douglas


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.

AdamsHenry


We have gone on piling weapon upon weapon, missile upon missile, new levels of destructiveness upon old ones. We have done this helplessly, almost involuntarily: like the victims of some sort of hypnotism, like men in a dream, like lemmings heading

Ade George


I am a deeply superficial person.

Adenauer Dr. Konrad


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

Adenauer Konrad


An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Adler Alfred


I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.

Adler Alfred


The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason that He makes so many of them.

Adler Renata


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

Adler Bill


Someday, Weederman, we'll look back on all this and laugh... It will probably be one of those deep, eerie ones that slowly builds to a blood-curdling maniacal scream... but still it will be a laugh.

Adler Bill


What does it take for Americans to do great things; to go to the moon, to win wars, to dig canals linking oceans, to build railroads across a continent? In independent thought about this question, Neil Armstrong and I concluded that it takes a coinci

Adler Bill


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

Adler Bill


Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

Adolf Hitler


It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Adolph Hitler


You can't erase a dream, you can only wake me up.

Adolph Hitler


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

Advanced R. Bach


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

Adventurer The


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Aeschylus


I never deny, I never contradict. I sometimes forget.

Aeschylus


They spell it "da Vinci" and pronounce it "da Vinchy". Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.

Aeschylus


Go out and tell a lie that will make the whole family proud of you.

Aesop


The scum also rises.

Afer Terentius


Suicide is the sincerest form of self-criticism.

Agnew Spiro


Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest r

Agnew Spiro


It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great.

Aiken Howard


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

Ajaye Franklyn


The language of politics is poetry, not prose. Jackson is poetry. Cuomo is poetry. Dukakis is a word processor.

Ajaye Franklyn


How can you govern a nation which has 246 kinds of cheese?

Ajaye Franklyn


Giving money and power to governments is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

Al Capone


You can't have your cake and let your neighbor eat it too.

Al Capone


There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.

Aldo Leopold


Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Alexand


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Alexand


We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb your cities.

Alexander Thea


We were young and our happiness dazzled us with its strength. But there was also a terrible betrayal that lay within me like a Merle Haggard song at a French restaurant. [...] I could not tell the girl about the woman of the tollway, of her milk w

Alexander. N.


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

Alexandre Arnoux


A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake at the moment.

Alfieri


I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Ali Muhammad


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Alice Walker


Who's scruffy-looking?

Alighieri Dante


The two oldest professions in the world have been ruined by amateurs.

Alinsky Saul


The human instinct to censor thrives, as it always will, living in irrepressible conflict with the human instinct to speak. Outrage, self-righteousness, and paranoia feed the maw of censorship. Squelching speech, however, never reduces society's net

Alinsky Saul


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

Alinsky Saul


The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Alito Noelie


Sin boldly.

Allan Virginia


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.

Allen Fred


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

Allen Fred


No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Allen Fred


Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.

Allen Fred


Long ago I proposed that unsuccessful candidates for the Presidency be quietly hanged, as a matter of public sanitation and decorum. The sight of their grief must have a very evil effect upon the young.

Allen Fred


Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Allen Henry


Honesty's the best policy.

Allen Hubert


As long as there are entrenched social and political distinctions between sexes, races or classes, there will be forms of science whose main function is to rationalize and legitimize these distinctions.

Allen Woody


Harp not on that string.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the men are strong, the women are pretty, and the children are above-average.

Allen Woody


That government is best which governs least.

Allen Woody


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cabin door of a Soviet Black Sea cruise liner: Helpsavering apparata in emergings behold many whistles! Associate the stringing apparata about the bosums and meet behind, flee then t

Allen Woody


Alas, how love can trifle with itself!

Allen Woody


Events are not affected, they develop.

Allen Woody


Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Allen Woody


The big cities of America are becoming Third World countries.

Allen Woody


A highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

Allen Woody


Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon.

Allen Woody


Tart words make no friends; a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.

Allen Woody


There are a lot of lies going around.... and half of them are true.

Allen Woody


"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *___can* you believe?!"

Allen Smith


I can give you my word, but I know what it's worth and you don't.

Allen Woody


Don't guess

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

Alo Vincent


As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Alphonse Karr


His mind is like a steel trap: full of mice.

Alsop Joseph


Rule the Empire through force.

Altgeld John


Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?

Altman Robert


Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish.

Ambrose St.


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

Ambrose Bierce


I've got a very bad feeling about this.

Ambrose Bierce


Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

Ambrose Bierce


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 Bierce


To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland.

Ambrose Bierce


We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.

Ambrose Bierce


The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

Anacreon


As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Anastasia Albert


Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Anderson Laurie


Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Anderson Laurie


Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all.

Anderson Laurie


Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Andre Maurois


Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young.

Anne Frank


Americans' greatest fear is that America will turn out to have been a phenomenon, not a civilization.

Anouilh Jean


Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

Anouilh Jean


Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Anthony Piers


There is always something new out of Africa.

Anthony Susan B.


The more I see of men the more I admire dogs.

Antoinette Marie


On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.

Appleby Sir Humphrey


When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Arendt Hannah


The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Aristophanes


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

Aristophanes


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

Aristophanes


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

Aristotle


All things that are, are with more spirit chased than enjoyed.

Aristotle


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

Aristotle


What a strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

Aristotle


If you don't go to other men's funerals they won't go to yours.

Aristotle


We tried to close Ohio's borders and ran into a Constitutional problem. There's a provision in the Constitution that says you can't close your borders to interstate commerce, and garbage is a form of interstate commerce.

Aristotle


Canada Post doesn't really charge 32 cents for a stamp. It's 2 cents for postage and 30 cents for storage.

Aristotle


The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

Aristotle


General notions are generally wrong.

Arlen Michael


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

Armour Richard


I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.

Armstrong Louis


BS: You remind me of a man. B: What man? BS: The man with the power. B: What power? BS: The power of voodoo. B: Voodoo? BS: You do. B: Do what? BS: Remind me of a man. B: What man? BS: The man with the power...

Arthur Naiman


It is like saying that for the cause of peace, God and the Devil will have a high-level meeting.

Arthur Naiman


We are giving instruction to FBI agents in the various Chinese dialects ... to handle present and likely future contingencies.

Arthur Naiman


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.

Arthur Sullivan


It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.

Ashley-Pitt Alan


It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Ashley-Pitt Alan


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

Asimov Isaac


The whole world is a scab. The point is to pick it constructively.

Asimov Isaac


"Life would be much simpler and things would get done much faster if it weren't for other people"

Aspin Les D.


Talkers are no good doers.

Asterix Adventures of


[Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Attorney General William


Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Atwood Margaret


Imagine what we can imagine!

Auden W.H.


I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

Augustine


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

Augustine Norman


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

Augustine Norman


I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun, you'd better take one along that worked.

Augustine Norman


"Plaese porrf raed."

Augustine Norman


The question is, why are politicians so eager to be president? What is it about the job that makes it worth revealing, on national television, that you have the ethical standards of a slime-coated piece of industrial waste?

Augustine Norman


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

Augustine Norman


I have already given two cousins to the war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother.

Augustine Norman


Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all.

Augustine Saint


A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.

Augustine St.


The IRS spends God knows how much of your tax money on these toll-free information hot lines staffed by IRS employees, whose idea of a dynamite tax tip is that you should print neatly. If you ask them a real tax question, such as how you can cheat,

Augustine St.


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

Augustine St.


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

Augustine St.


The man who runs may fight again.

Aurelius Marcus


Hope not, lest ye be disappointed.

Aurelius Sextus


Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

Aurobindo Sri


Don't say "yes" until I finish talking.

Aurobindo Sri


If you think the problem is bad now, just wait until we've solved it.

Austen J.


One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Avery


Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Ayres C.E.





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