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Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

B Marion Zimmer

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say. And then say it with the utmost levity.

Ba Dave

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

Baber R.E.

Everyone is in the best seat.

Babson Roger

I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.

Bacall Lauren

Honesty's the best policy.

Bach J.S.

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,

Bach Richard

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

Bacharach Burt

No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he's a dirty little beast.

Bacon Francis

Brisk talkers are usually slow thinkers. There is, indeed, no wild beast more to be dreaded than a communicative man having nothing to communicate. If you are civil to the voluble, they will abuse your patience; if brusque, your character.

Bacon Francis

I am looking for a honest man.

Bacon Francis

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

Bacon Francis

Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.

Bacon Francis

I'm not the person your mother warned you about... her imagination isn't that good.

Bacon Francis

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

Bacon Francis

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

Bacon Francis

I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation.

Bailey P.J.

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.

Baja Dan Jenkins

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Baker Russell

The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm.

Baker Russell

If Jesus Christ came to this town, people would say, great guy; terrible carpenter.

Baker Russell

The way of the world is to praise dead saints and prosecute live ones.

Baker Russell

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

Baldwin James

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

Baldwin Stanley

Piece of cake!


The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

Balfour Arthur

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Balliett Whitney

Believe everything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

Ballou Hosea

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.


I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes. I hope they do get 'em lowered down enough so people can afford to pay 'em.

Balzac Honor'e de

For a light heart lives long.

Bandits Time

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

Bankhead Tallulah

I try to keep an open mind, but not so open that my brains fall out.

Banks Russell

"What was the worst thing you've ever done?" "I won't tell you that, but I'll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to me... the most dreadful thing."

Banzai Buckaroo

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

Barber Milt

Sometimes, at the end of the day, when I'm smiling and shaking their hands, I want to kick them.


I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Barf Biff

There's no justice in this world.

Barker Clive

Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.

Barrie J.M.

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

Barris Chuck

Everyone wants results, but no one is willing to do what it takes to get them.

Barry Dave

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Barry Dave

What is involved in such [close] relationships is a form of emotional chemistry, so far unexplained by any school of psychiatry I am aware of, that conditions nothing so simple as a choice between the poles of attraction and repulsion. You can meet

Barry Dave

If what they've been doing hasn't solved the problem, tell them to do something else.

Barry Dave

My rackets are run on strictly American lines, and they're going to stay that way.

Barry Dave

While your friend holds you affectionately by both your hands you are safe, for you can watch both of his.

Barry Dave

And they mainly want to teach them not to question, not to imagine, but to be obedient and behave well so that they can hold them forever as children to their bosom as the second millennium lurches toward its panicky close.

Barry Dave

Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Mum's the word.

Barry Dave

There may be said to be two classes of people in the world; those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes and those who do not.

Barry Dave

All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.

Barry Dave

Robert Kennedy's 1964 Senatorial campaign planners told him that their intention was to present him to the television viewers as a sincere, generous person. "You going to use a double?" asked Kennedy. Thumbing through a promotional pamphlet prep

Barry Dave

A snake lurks in the grass.

Barry Dave

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Barry Dave

It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away."

Barry Dave

There is perhaps in every thing of any consequence, secret history, which it would be amusing to know, could we have it authentically communicated.

Barry Dave

Most people deserve each other.

Barry Dave

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Barry Dave

Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.

Barry Dave

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.

Barry Dave

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Barry Dave

It's odd, and a little unsettling, to reflect upon the fact that English is the only major language in which "I" is capitalized; in many other languages "You" is capitalized and the "i" is lower case.

Barry Dave

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 0. integrated 0. management 0. options 1. total 1. organizational 1. flexibility 2. systematized 2. monitored 2. capability 3. parallel 3. reciprocal 3. mobility 4. functional 4. digital 4. programming 5. re

Barry Dave

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business. For the experience of age, in things that fall within the compass of it, directeth them; but in new things, a

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

Barry Dave

For some reason a glaze passes over people's faces when you say "Canada". Maybe we should invade South Dakota or something.

Barry Dave

Many receive advice, few profit by it.

Barry Dave

A non-vegetarian anti-abortionist is a contradiction in terms.

Barry Dave

However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my traditional manner ... sulking and nausea.

Barry Dave

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Barry Dave

I am America's child, a spastic slogging on demented limbs drooling I'll trade my PhD for a telephone voice.

Barry Dave

San Francisco isn't what it used to be, and it never was.

Barry Dave

If you lived today as if it were your last, you'd buy up a box of rockets and fire them all off, wouldn't you?

Barry Dave

"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

Barry Dave

"The Army is a place where you get up early in the morning to be yelled at by people with short haircuts and tiny brains."

Barry Dave

Barry Dave

We're fantastically incredibly sorry for all these extremely unreasonable things we did. I can only plead that my simple, barely-sentient friend and myself are underprivileged, deprived and also college students.

Barry Dave

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

Barry Dave

Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercio

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Baruch B.

All the waters of the earth are in the armpit of the Great Frog.

Battie Bill

Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?

Baudelaire Charles

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.

Beal Louise

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Bear Greg

"I don't know whether God exists or not, but it makes no difference to me." "It's not like He's passing out free money or anything."

Beard Charles A.

In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.

Beard Peter

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.

Beaton Cecil

Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.

Beatty Paul

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

Beauvoir Simone de

Nobody shot me.

Beck Bob

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

Becke Samuel

Watch your mouth, kid, or you'll find yourself floating home.


This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Beckett Samuel

The Israelis are the Doberman pinschers of the Middle East. They treat the Arabs like postmen.

Beckett Samuel

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.

Beckett Samuel

All we know is the phenomenon: we spend our time sending messages to each other, talking and trying to listen at the same time, exchanging information. This seems to be our most urgent biological function; it is what we do with our lives."

Beckman Roman

I appreciate the fact that this draft was done in haste, but some of the sentences that you are sending out in the world to do your work for you are loitering in taverns or asleep beside the highway.

Beeblebrox Zaphod

I have had my television aerials removed. It's the moral equivalent of a prostate operation.

Beecher Rev. Henry Ward

Many hands make light work.

Beer Stafford

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

Behan Brendan

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

Behan Brendan

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

Behan Brendan

Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Behan Brendan

Patience is a minor form of despair, disguised as virtue.

Belloc Hilaire

I have nothing but utter contempt for the courts of this land.

Bellow Saul

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

Ben Franklin

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Benares Camden

According to the Rand McNally Places-Rated Almanac, the best place to live in America is the city of Pittsburgh. The city of New York came in twenty-fifth. Here in New York we really don't care too much. Because we know that we could beat up their

Benares Camden

Authors (and perhaps columnists) eventually rise to the top of whatever depths they were once able to plumb.

Benchley Robert

Under every stone lurks a politician.

Benchley Robert

Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Benchley Robert

Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.

Benchley Robert

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


Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Benjamin A.

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

Bennett Alan

There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behaviour.

Bennett Arnold

I use not only all the brains I have, but all those I can borrow as well.

Bennett D.

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Bennett James Gordon

Murray and Esther, a middle-aged Jewish couple, are touring Chile. Murray just got a new camera and is constantly snapping pictures. One day, without knowing it, he photographs a top-secret military installation. In an instant, armed troops surroun

Bennett W.C.

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

Bennett W.C.

The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.

Bergen Candice

"Anyone can say 'no'. It is the first word a child learns and often the first word he speaks. It is a cheap word because it requires no explanation, and many men and women have acquired a reputation for intelligence who know only this word and have u

Berle Milton

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

Berlioz Hector

Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Berman Edgar

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Bernanos Georges

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Berner Jeff

To be or not to be.

Berquier Edouard

After the ground war began, captured Iraqi soldiers said any of them caught by superiors wearing a white T-shirt would be executed because of the ease with which the shirts could be used as surrender flags. Some Iraqi soldiers carried bleach with th

Berra Yogi

If one inquires why the American tradition is so strong against any connection of State and Church, why it dreads even the rudiments of religious teaching in state-maintained schools, the immediate and superficial answer is not far to seek. ... The

Berra Yogi

We should have a Vollyballocracy. We elect a six-pack of presidents. Each one serves until they screw up, at which point they rotate.

Berryman John

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Biel Gabriel

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,

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Bierce Ambrose

[Nuclear war] ... may not be desirable.

Bierce Ambrose

Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.

Bierce Ambrose

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Bierce Ambrose

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.

Bierce Ambrose

Likewise, the national appetizer, brine-cured herring with raw onions, wins few friends, Germans excepted.

Bilbo Baggins

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Bill Adler

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Bill Cain

"Jesus saves...but Gretzky gets the rebound!"

Bill Cain

Well, I'm disenchanted too. We're all disenchanted.

Billings Josh

There are more dead people than living, and their numbers are increasing.

Billings Josh

Since we're all here, we must not be all there.

Billings Josh

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

Billings Josh

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

Billings Josh

"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Billings Josh

A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

Billings Josh

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Binder Dr. L.

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Binstead Arthur

"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"


I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.


When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.


When the President does it, that means it is not illegal.

Bir Fred Nietzsche The

Gratitude, like love, is never a dependable international emotion.

Bismarck Otto Von

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Bismarck Otto Von

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

Bismarck Otto von

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

Bismarck Otto von

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

Bismarck Otto von

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.

Bismark Otto von

To generalize is to be an idiot.


You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.


If we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.

Blake William

It is generally agreed that "Hello" is an appropriate greeting because if you entered a room and said "Goodbye," it could confuse a lot of people.

Blake William

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Blake William

Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.

Blake William

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

Blake William

"That boy's about as sharp as a pound of wet liver"

Blaylock James P.

It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.

Blaylock James P.

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Blaylock James P.

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.

Blaylock James P.

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

Blish James

And what accomplished villains these old engineers were! What diabolical ways to sabotage they found! Nikolai Karlovich von Meck, of the People's Comissariat of Railroads ... would hold forth for hours on end about the economic problems involved in


People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.


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

Bo Napoleon

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Bo Napoleon

In Pierre Trudeau, Canada has finally produced a Prime Minister worthy of assassination.

Bob Cary Grant

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

Bob Dylan

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

Boffo Mister

Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

Bogart Humphrey

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending t

Bogart Humphrey

"Ubi non accusator, ibi non judex." (Where there is no police, there is no speed limit.)

Bohr Niels

One good turn deserves another.

Boleyn Anne

If you have seen one city slum you have seen them all.

Bombeck Erma

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

Bombeck Erma

We have no scorched earth policy. We have a policy of scorched Communists.

Bon John Dillinger on

May you live in uninteresting times.

Bono Ed De

"What's this? Trix? Aunt! Trix? You? You're after the prize! What is it?" He picked up the box and studied the back. "A glow-in-the-dark squid! Have you got it out of there yet?" He tilted the box, angling the little colored balls of cereal

Bonzai Buckaroo

Men are superior to women.

Boorstin Daniel J.

One of the large consolations for experiencing anything unpleasant is the knowledge that one can communicate it.

Boren James H.

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Borge Victor

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

Bosky Bernadette

I would not like to be a political leader in Russia. They never know when they're being taped.

Bosquet Pierre

We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.

Bossert W.

Thank God I've always avoided persecuting my enemies.

Boswell James

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

Bowie David

I'm not sure I've even got the brains to be President.

Bowles Colin

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.

Bowles Colin

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Bradbury Ray

If Beethoven's Seventh Symphony is not by some means abridged, it will soon fall into disuse.

Bradley F.H.

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.

Bradley General Omar N.

In the future, there will be fewer but better Russians.

Bramah Ernest

One is often kept in the right road by a rut.

Brandeis Justice Louis D.

It is necessary for the welfare of society that genius should be privileged to utter sedition, to blaspheme, to outrage good taste, to corrupt the youthful mind, and generally to scandalize one's uncles.

Brando Marlon

"My country, right or wrong" is a thing that no patriot would think of saying, except in a desperate case. It is like saying "My mother, drunk or sober."

Brando Marlon

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

Brant Sebastian

Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Braun Wernher von

The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

Brecher K.

Zounds! I was never so bethumped with words since I first called my brother's father dad.

Brecheux J.

A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years.

Brecht Bertold

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

Brecht Bertolt

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Brecht Bertolt

Liberals are the first to dump you if you con them or get into trouble. Conservatives are better. They never run out on you.

Brecht Bertolt

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Brecht Bertolt

"... all the modern inconveniences ..."

Brecht Bertolt

A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Brecht Bertolt

No good deed goes unpunished.

Brecht Bertolt

I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.

Brenan Gerald

Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organising and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

Brescia Albertano of

You don't have to think too hard when you talk to teachers.

Brian Herbert

October 12, the Discovery. It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

Briggs Austen

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.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Brilliant Ashleigh

There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Fear and loathing, my man, fear and loathing.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Don't get the idea that I'm one of those goddamn radicals. Don't get the idea that I'm knocking the American system.

Brilliant Ashleigh

The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons.

Broder David

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

Brodsky Joseph

There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has not yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.

Brogan Colm

Paranoids are people, too; they have their own problems. It's easy to criticize, but if everybody hated you, you'd be paranoid too.

Brooks Mel

"I'm in Pittsburgh. Why am I here?"

Brooks Atkinson

A full belly makes a dull brain.

Brooks Mel

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we".

Brooks Mel

Washington [D.C.] is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

Brothers The Blues

Rome was not built in one day.

Brothers The Blues

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

Broughton Philip

For the first time we have a weapon that nobody has used for thirty years. This gives me great hope for the human race.

Brow John Mason

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out on the pleasure.

Brow John Mason

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.

Brown Governor Jerry

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

Brown Rita Mae

I consider the day misspent that I am not either charged with a crime, or arrested for one.

Browning Robert

O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in reasoning, and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule?

Bruce Lenny

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Bruce Lenny

Walk softly and carry a big stick.

Bruce Lenny

Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

I am convinced that the truest act of courage is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice. To be a man is to suffer for others.

Bruce Lenny

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.

Bruce Lenny

If a shameless woman expects to be defiled and then dies of her fierce love because you do not consent, will chastity also be homicide?

Bruce Lenny

So so is good, very good, very excellent good: and yet it is not; it is but so so.

Bruce Lenny

You tread upon my patience.

Brunner John

When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

Bruyere Jean de la

The world has many unintentionally cruel mechanisms that are not designed for people who walk on their hands.

Bry Yul

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Bryson Lyman

Any president should have the right to shoot at least two people a year without explanation.

Buckley Lord

Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

Buckley William F.

The major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the societies in which they occur.

Buckley William F.

To know Edina is to reject it.

Buddha Gotama

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

Bullwinkle Rocky and

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

Bullwinkle J. Moose

Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Bulwer-Ly Grand Panjandrum

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.


Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met.


I never killed a man that didn't deserve it.


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


Law enforcement officers should use only the minimum force necessary in dealing with disorders when they arise.

Bumstead Dagwood

Harp not on that string.

Bungei Shunju

You cannot see the wood for the trees.

Buren Abigail Van

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

Buren Abigail Van

Anger is momentary madness.

Burgess Anthony

I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony

The big cities of America are becoming Third World countries.

Burke James

If there is no wind, row.

Burnham Daniel Hudson

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

Burns George

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

Burns George

The Least Successful Executions History has furnished us with two executioners worthy of attention. The first performed in Sydney in Australia. In 1803 three attempts were made to hang a Mr. Joseph Samuels. On the first two of these the rope snap

Burroughs William

What one fool can do, another can.

Burroughs William S.

The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.

Burt Lanier Safford III

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Burton Robert

To say you got a vote of confidence would be to say you needed a vote of confidence.

Burton Sir Richard

Oh this age! How tasteless and ill-bred it is.

Burton Sir Richard

Small things make base men proud.

Business Risky

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

Butler Dave

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Butler Samuel

It's from Casablanca. I've been waiting all my life to use that line.

Butler Samuel

The plot was designed in a light vein that somehow became varicose.

Butler Samuel

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Butler Samuel

He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Butler Samuel

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Butler Samuel

The optimum committee has no members.

Butler Samuel

The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Bux Bastian B.

You give me space to belong to myself yet without separating me from your own life. May it all turn out to your happiness.

Byrnes James F.

"You would do well not to imagine profundity," he said. "Anything that seems of momentous occasion should be dwelt upon as though it were of slight note. Conversely, trivialities must be attended to with the greatest of care. Because death is moment

Bywater T.

A man's house is his castle.

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Calvin Coolidge was the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth Corner, Vermont.

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