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

Abigail Van Buren

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

About Edmond

Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

About Edmond

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

About Edmond

Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Abrams Gen. C.

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Acheson Dean

Odets, where is thy sting?

Acton Lord

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Acton Lord

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Adams D.

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Adams Franklin

A word to the wise is enough.

Adams Franklin

'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.

Adams Franklin

Let your conscience be your guide.

Adams Henry

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

Adams Henry Brook

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Adams John

What fools these mortals be.

Adams John Quincy

It's very glamorous to raise millions of dollars, until it's time for the venture capitalist to suck your eyeballs out.

Adams Samuel

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting.

Adams Douglas

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


For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Ade George

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

Adenauer Dr. Konrad

The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.

Adenauer Konrad

If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some.

Adler Alfred

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Adler Alfred

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

Adler Renata

In the highest society, as well as in the lowest, woman is merely an instrument of pleasure.

Adler Bill

A man's house is his castle.

Adler Bill

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Adler Bill

Porsche: there simply is no substitute.

Adler Bill

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Adolf Hitler

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

Adolph Hitler

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

Adolph Hitler

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Advanced R. Bach

One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

Adventurer The

When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.


Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.


What soon grows old? Gratitude.


The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.


Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Afer Terentius

Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Agnew Spiro

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Agnew Spiro

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

Aiken Howard

What we wish, that we readily believe.

Ajaye Franklyn

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs.

Ajaye Franklyn

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

Ajaye Franklyn

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way.

Al Capone

"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Al Capone

The optimum committee has no members.

Aldo Leopold

I love treason but hate a traitor.


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


God help those who do not help themselves.

Alexander Thea

Brahma said: Well, after hearing ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser. But an intelligent man needs only two thousand five hundred.

Alexander. N.

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.

Alexandre Arnoux

Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]


The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.

Ali Muhammad

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

Alice Walker

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

Alighieri Dante

Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

Alinsky Saul

The state of innocence contains the germs of all future sin.

Alinsky Saul

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

Alinsky Saul

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

Alito Noelie

Two heads are better than one.

Allan Virginia

I was in this prematurely air conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps you could buy that had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy

Allen Fred

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne we

Allen Fred

May you live in uninteresting times.

Allen Fred

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Allen Fred

"You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you fit to hear his view of things?" "Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming you have integrit

Allen Fred

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of money?

Allen Henry

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Allen Hubert

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.

Allen Woody

If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

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

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.

Allen Woody

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Allen Woody

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Allen Woody

There is no fool to the old fool.

Allen Woody

A snake lurks in the grass.

Allen Woody

"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Allen Woody

... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

Allen Woody

You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

Allen Woody

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.

Allen Woody

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Allen Smith

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

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

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.

Allen Woody

You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Alo Vincent

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Alphonse Karr

Honesty's the best policy.

Alsop Joseph

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

Altgeld John

The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a

Altman Robert

Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Ambrose St.

The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.

Ambrose Bierce

Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Ambrose Bierce

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Ambrose Bierce

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Ambrose Bierce

Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Ambrose Bierce

Scratch the average female and you'll find a purring bundle... at the ready to love and honor, bake a torte and still produce quintuplets.

Ambrose Bierce

There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.


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

Anastasia Albert

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Anderson Laurie

The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Anderson Laurie

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

Anderson Laurie

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Andre Maurois

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

Anne Frank

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Anouilh Jean

Men are superior to women.

Anouilh Jean

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Anthony Piers

Competitive fury is not always anger. It is the true missionary's courage and zeal in facing the possibility that one's best may not be enough.

Anthony Susan B.

All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: "Just lie down on the floor and keep calm

Antoinette Marie

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.

Appleby Sir Humphrey

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Arendt Hannah

When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.


As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.


Events are not affected, they develop.


Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.


Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.


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


Imagine what we can imagine!


"I only touch base with reality on an as-needed basis!"


Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.


I don't have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.


To lead people, you must follow behind.


Arlen Michael

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

Armour Richard

... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Armstrong Louis

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

Arthur Naiman

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Arthur Naiman

Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Arthur Naiman

The superfluous is very necessary.

Arthur Sullivan

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Ashley-Pitt Alan

Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

Ashley-Pitt Alan

There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Asimov Isaac

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

Asimov Isaac

One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

Aspin Les D.

Man is the measure of all things.

Asterix Adventures of

Home is where the hurt is.

Attorney General William

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

Atwood Margaret

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Auden W.H.

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.


The world wants to be deceived.

Augustine Norman

Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

Augustine Norman

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

Augustine Norman

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Augustine Norman

[Maturity consists in the discovery that] there comes a critical moment where everything is reversed, after which the point becomes to understand more and more that there is something which cannot be understood.

Augustine Saint

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Augustine St.

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.

Augustine St.

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

Augustine St.

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Augustine St.

The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Aurelius Marcus

Everything is possible. Pass the word.

Aurelius Sextus

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Aurobindo Sri

You can't run away forever, But there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start.

Aurobindo Sri

We have lingered long enough on the shores of the Cosmic Ocean.

Austen J.

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


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Ayres C.E.

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