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The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".

Abigail Van Buren

When you're in command, command.

About Edmond

How is the world ruled, and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists, and they believe what they read.

About Edmond

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

About Edmond

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Abrams Gen. C.

Talkers are no good doers.

Acheson Dean

"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Acton Lord

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

Acton Lord

The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.

Adams D.

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

Adams Franklin

The reason we need the MX missile system is that the missiles we currently have in the ground are the Minuteman model, which is very old. The Defense Department can't even remember where half of them are. Insects have built nests in them. People hav

Adams Franklin

Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

Adams Franklin

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.

Adams Henry

If I had a plantation in Georgia and a home in Hell, I'd sell the plantation and go home.

Adams Henry Brook

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.

Adams John

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Adams John Quincy

Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Adams Samuel

Any road followed to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

Adams Douglas

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.


My own life has been spent chronicling the rise and fall of human systems, and I am convinced that we are terribly vulnerable. ... We should be reluctant to turn back upon the frontier of this epoch. Space is indifferent to what we do; it has no fe

Ade George

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

Adenauer Dr. Konrad

Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are totally in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately

Adenauer Konrad

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Adler Alfred

Love the sea? I dote upon it

Adler Alfred

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Adler Renata

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."

Adler Bill

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

Adler Bill

The horizon of many people is a circle with a radius of zero. They call this their point of view.

Adler Bill

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

Adler Bill

Luke, I'm yer father, eh. Come over to the dark side, you hoser.

Adolf Hitler

What one fool can do, another can.

Adolph Hitler

With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter.

Adolph Hitler

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for even the greatest fool may ask more the the wisest man can answer.

Advanced R. Bach

If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

Adventurer The

When I first arrived in this country I had only fifteen cents in my pocket and a willingness to compromise.




In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long ... se


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.


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

Afer Terentius

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,

Agnew Spiro

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.

Agnew Spiro

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Aiken Howard

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Ajaye Franklyn

If you don't strike oil in twenty minutes, stop boring.

Ajaye Franklyn

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be President, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

Ajaye Franklyn

Diplomacy is to do and say, the nastiest thing in the nicest way.

Al Capone

Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time.

Al Capone

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Aldo Leopold

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.


Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.


Beggars should be no choosers.

Alexander Thea

Beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of hell.

Alexander. N.

Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

Alexandre Arnoux

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.


Odets, where is thy sting?

Ali Muhammad

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.

Alice Walker

We're all in this alone.

Alighieri Dante

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

Alinsky Saul

We are upping our standards ... so up yours.

Alinsky Saul

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

Alinsky Saul

This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.

Alito Noelie

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

Allan Virginia

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

Allen Fred

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...

Allen Fred

The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.

Allen Fred

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

Allen Fred

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

Allen Fred

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.

Allen Henry

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Allen Hubert

L'hazard ne favorise que l'esprit prepare.

Allen Woody

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Allen Woody

I think... I think it's in my basement... Let me go upstairs and check.

Allen Woody

No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it.

Allen Woody

With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Allen Woody

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

Allen Woody

You can never do just one thing.

Allen Woody

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Allen Woody

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.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

If there really was a Jewish conspiracy to run the world, my rabbi would have let me in on it by now. I contribute enough to the shule.

Allen Woody

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Allen Woody

"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Allen Woody

Persistence in one opinion has never been considered a merit in political leaders.

Allen Woody

To know Edina is to reject it.

Allen Smith

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.

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

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Allen Woody

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

Alo Vincent

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.

Alphonse Karr

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Alsop Joseph

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Altgeld John

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Altman Robert

There appears to be irrefutable evidence that the mere fact of overcrowding induces violence.

Ambrose St.

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

Ambrose Bierce

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

Ambrose Bierce

Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation."

Ambrose Bierce

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Ambrose Bierce

There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

Ambrose Bierce

In America, any boy may become president and I suppose that's just one of the risks he takes.


America ... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesman with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

Anastasia Albert

The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.

Anderson Laurie

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Anderson Laurie

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Anderson Laurie

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Andre Maurois

The ratio of literacy to illiteracy is a constant, but nowadays the illiterates can read.

Anne Frank

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Anouilh Jean

Why, when no honest man will deny in private that every ultimate problem is wrapped in the profoundest mystery, do honest men proclaim in pulpits that unhesitating certainty is the duty of the most foolish and ignorant? Is it not a spectacle to make

Anouilh Jean

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

Anthony Piers

War is like love, it always finds a way.

Anthony Susan B.

Anyone who has had a bull by the tail knows five or six more things than someone who hasn't.

Antoinette Marie

The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the worl

Appleby Sir Humphrey

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

Arendt Hannah

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.


Veni, vidi, vici. [I came, I saw, I conquered].


Nonsense and beauty have close connections.


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


"When are you BUTTHEADS gonna learn that you can't oppose Gestapo tactics *with* Gestapo tactics?"


The white race is the cancer of history.


For courage mounteth with occasion.


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


We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.


We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.


an idiot politically. But the designations may be good business for war veterans. Having bled for their country in 1861 and 1918, they have bled it all they could consequently. And why not?"


After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

Arlen Michael

Learning French is trivial: the word for horse is cheval, and everything else follows in the same way.

Armour Richard

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.

Armstrong Louis

Water, taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody.

Arthur Naiman

Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard. If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.

Arthur Naiman

A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.

Arthur Naiman

An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Arthur Sullivan

It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.

Ashley-Pitt Alan

All art is but imitation of nature.

Ashley-Pitt Alan

The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.

Asimov Isaac

"A Mormon is a man that has the bad taste and the religion to do what a good many other people are restrained from doing by conscientious scruples and the police."

Asimov Isaac

Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Aspin Les D.

TO THOSE OF YOU WHO DESIRE IT, I GRANT YOU MADRAK'S BLESSING: Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters, that you be forgiven for anything you may have done or failed to do which requires for

Asterix Adventures of

I hate dying.

Attorney General William

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

Atwood Margaret

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

Auden W.H.

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


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

Augustine Norman

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Augustine Norman

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

Augustine Norman

What you want, what you're hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur to you.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

"Nuclear war would really set back cable."

Augustine Norman

I DON'T THINK I'M ALONE when I say I'd like to see more and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of our solar system.

Augustine Norman

Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.

Augustine Saint

In charity there is no excess.

Augustine St.

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

Augustine St.

If you're like most homeowners, you're afraid that many repairs around your home are too difficult to tackle. So, when your furnace explodes, you call in a so-called professional to fix it. The "professional" arrives in a truck with lettering on t

Augustine St.

We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Augustine St.

A new taste had been acquired and a new appetite began to grow. The time had long since arrived to crush the technical intelligentsia, which had come to regard itself as too irreplaceable and had not gotten used to catching instructions on the wing.

Aurelius Marcus

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.

Aurelius Sextus

If I had done everything I'm credited with, I'd be speaking to you from a laboratory jar at Harvard.

Aurobindo Sri

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it "Christmas" and went to

Aurobindo Sri

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

Austen J.

It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.


Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

Ayres C.E.

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