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If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

Abigail Van Buren


The fact that it works is immaterial.

About Edmond


Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

About Edmond


If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

About Edmond


The best case: Get salary from America, build a house in England, live with a Japanese wife, and eat Chinese food. Pretty good case: Get salary from England, build a house in America, live with a Chinese wife, and eat Japanese food. The wo

Abrams Gen. C.


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

Acheson Dean


A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Acton Lord


A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.

Acton Lord


Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *___and* fresher

Adams D.


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

Adams Franklin


Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Adams Franklin


The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Adams Franklin


The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Adams Henry


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

Adams Henry Brook


Nothing succeeds like excess.

Adams John


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

Adams John Quincy


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

Adams Samuel


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

Adams Douglas


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

AdamsHenry


Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

Ade George


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

Adenauer Dr. Konrad


There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.

Adenauer Konrad


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Adler Alfred


The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Adler Alfred


Small things make base men proud.

Adler Renata


Yawd [noun, Bostonese]: the campus of Have Id.

Adler Bill


All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

Adler Bill


Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Adler Bill


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

Adler Bill


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.

Adolf Hitler


Language is a virus from another planet.

Adolph Hitler


The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Adolph Hitler


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

Advanced R. Bach


Business will be either better or worse.

Adventurer The


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

Aeschylus


In my end is my beginning.

Aeschylus


Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Aeschylus


There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Aesop


It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Afer Terentius


Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Agnew Spiro


Remark of Dr. Baldwin's concerning upstarts: We don't care to eat toadstools that think they are truffles.

Agnew Spiro


The Angels want to wear my red shoes.

Aiken Howard


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

Ajaye Franklyn


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

Ajaye Franklyn


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

Ajaye Franklyn


You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Al Capone


The more the merrier.

Al Capone


Innovation is hard to schedule.

Aldo Leopold


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

Alexand


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

Alexand


Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Alexander Thea


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

Alexander. N.


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

Alexandre Arnoux


Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it.

Alfieri


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.

Ali Muhammad


Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.

Alice Walker


Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Alighieri Dante


Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Alinsky Saul


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

Alinsky Saul


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

Alinsky Saul


Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

Alito Noelie


New Jersey is not the armpit of the nation; it's the asshole of the universe.

Allan Virginia


Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Allen Fred


It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old all down the unchanging days and die one day like any other day, only short

Allen Fred


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

Allen Fred


Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.

Allen Fred


Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Allen Fred


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

Allen Henry


That's no moon...

Allen Hubert


Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Allen Woody


I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.

Allen Woody


Nice guys finish last.

Allen Woody


Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

Allen Woody


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Allen Woody


Don't guess

Allen Woody


A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Allen Woody


You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Allen Woody


Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.

Allen Woody


When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

Allen Woody


Gay shlafen: Yiddish for "go to sleep". Now doesn't "gay shlafen" have a softer, more soothing sound than the harsh, staccato "go to sleep"? Listen to the difference: "Go to sleep, you little wretch!" ... "Gay shlafen, darling." Obvious, isn't

Allen Woody


Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?

Allen Woody


Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Allen Smith


He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.

Allen Woody


Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Alo Vincent


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

Alphonse Karr


A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

Alsop Joseph


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

Altgeld John


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

Altman Robert


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

Ambrose St.


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

Ambrose Bierce


The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Ambrose Bierce


For courage mounteth with occasion.

Ambrose Bierce


None love the bearer of bad news.

Ambrose Bierce


It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Ambrose Bierce


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

Ambrose Bierce


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Anacreon


Mandrell: "You know what I think?" Doctor: "Ah, ah that's a catch question. With a brain your size you don't think, right?"

Anastasia Albert


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.

Anderson Laurie


So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage leaf to make an apple pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street pops its head into the shop. "What! no soap?" So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were

Anderson Laurie


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.

Anderson Laurie


I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

Andre Maurois


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

Anne Frank


Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Anouilh Jean


What we do not understand we do not possess.

Anouilh Jean


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

Anthony Piers


We're constantly being bombarded by insulting and humiliating music, which people are making for you the way they make those Wonder Bread products. Just as food can be bad for your system, music can be bad for your spirtual and emotional feelings. I

Anthony Susan B.


I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Antoinette Marie


I stick my neck out for nobody.

Appleby Sir Humphrey


Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Arendt Hannah


You can observe a lot just by watching.

Aristophanes


It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Aristophanes


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

Aristophanes


No two persons ever read the same book.

Aristotle


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

Aristotle


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

Aristotle


The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Aristotle


How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Aristotle


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.

Aristotle


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

Aristotle


For years a secret shame destroyed my peace

Aristotle


The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Arlen Michael


The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

Armour Richard


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

Armstrong Louis


Yes, I've now got this nice little apartment in New York, one of those L-shaped ones. Unfortunately, it's a lower case l.

Arthur Naiman


Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.

Arthur Naiman


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

Arthur Naiman


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

Arthur Sullivan


He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Ashley-Pitt Alan


Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long.

Ashley-Pitt Alan


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Asimov Isaac


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

Asimov Isaac


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

Aspin Les D.


A definition of teaching: casting fake pearls before real swine.

Asterix Adventures of


The Soviet Union, which has complained recently about alleged anti-Soviet themes in American advertising, lodged an official protest this week against the Ford Motor Company's new campaign: "Hey you stinking, fat Russian, get off my Ford Escort."

Attorney General William


The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Atwood Margaret


It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Auden W.H.


Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine.

Augustine


Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Augustine Norman


All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

Augustine Norman


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

Augustine Norman


I hate dying.

Augustine Norman


The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Augustine Norman


Naked children have never played in _o_u_r fountains, and I.M. Pei will never be happy on Route 66.

Augustine Norman


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

Augustine Norman


I heard a definition of an intellectual, that I thought was very interesting: a man who takes more words than are necessary to tell more than he knows.

Augustine Saint


Life is the living you do, Death is the living you don't do.

Augustine St.


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

Augustine St.


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

Augustine St.


"What are you watching?" "I don't know." "Well, what's happening?" "I'm not sure... I think the guy in the hat did something terrible." "Why are you watching it?" "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you."

Augustine St.


I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Aurelius Marcus


Something's rotten in the state of Denmark.

Aurelius Sextus


Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.

Aurobindo Sri


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

Aurobindo Sri


I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

Austen J.


I have a very strange feeling about this...

Avery


I am just a nice, clean-cut Mongolian boy.

Ayres C.E.





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