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Life is a concentration camp. You're stuck here and there's no way out and you can only rage impotently against your persecutors.

B Marion Zimmer

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

Ba Dave

"They make a desert and call it peace."

Baber R.E.

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Babson Roger

For myself, I can only say that I am astonished and somewhat terrified at the results of this evening's experiments. Astonished at the wonderful power you have developed, and terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music may be put on

Bacall Lauren

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Bach J.S.

Naturally the common people don't want war... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or

Bach Richard

Sometimes I wonder if I'm in my right mind. Then it passes off and I'm as intelligent as ever.

Bacharach Burt

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

Bacon Francis

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Bacon Francis

You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.

Bacon Francis

This sad little lizard told me that he was a brontosaurus on his mother's side. I did not laugh; people who boast of ancestry often have little else to sustain them. Humoring them costs nothing and adds happiness in a world in which happiness is al

Bacon Francis

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car.

Bacon Francis

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Bacon Francis

In the olden days in England, you could be hung for stealing a sheep or a loaf of bread. However, if a sheep stole a loaf of bread and gave it to you, you would only be tried for receiving, a crime punishable by forty lashes with the cat or the dog,

Bacon Francis

XXI: It's easy to get a loan unless you need it. XXII: If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. XXIII: Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated. XXIV:

Bacon Francis

A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Bailey P.J.

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Baja Dan Jenkins

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

Baker Russell

The man who raises a fist has run out of ideas.

Baker Russell

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Baker Russell

The best you get is an even break.

Baker Russell

The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Baldwin James

Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had

Baldwin Stanley

In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.


A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

Balfour Arthur

There is always something new out of Africa.

Balliett Whitney

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

Ballou Hosea

You tread upon my patience.


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

Balzac Honor'e de

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

Bandits Time

Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to set a bad example.

Bankhead Tallulah

Well, he thought, since neither Aristotelian Logic nor the disciplines of Science seemed to offer much hope, it's time to go beyond them... Drawing a few deep even breaths, he entered a mental state practiced only by Masters of the Universal Way of

Banks Russell

"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

Banzai Buckaroo

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.

Barber Milt

... 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


Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly.

Barf Biff

Well, he didn't know what to do, so he decided to look at the government, to see what they did, and scale it down and run his life that way.

Barker Clive

We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

Barrie J.M.

"Rights" is a fictional abstraction. No one has "Rights", neither machines nor flesh-and-blood. Persons... have opportunities, not rights, which they use or do not use.

Barris Chuck

Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Barry Dave

It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Barry Dave

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Barry Dave

We are all so much together and yet we are all dying of loneliness.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Old age is the harbor of all ills.

Barry Dave

"God gives burdens; also shoulders" Jimmy Carter cited this Jewish saying in his concession speech at the end of the 1980 election. At least he said it was a Jewish saying; I can't find it anywhere. I'm sure he's telling the truth though; why wo

Barry Dave

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Barry Dave

A decade after Vietnam, we still cannot understand why "their" Salvadorans fight better than "our" Salvadorans. It is not a matter of their training or their equipment. It has to do with the quality of the society we are asking them to risk death d

Barry Dave

VII. Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. This trompe l'oeil inconsistency has baffled generations, but at least it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall's surface to

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

"Queensboro president Donald Mannis, charged with receiving bribes in exchange for city contracts, resigned on Tuesday. Mannis feels he must devote more time to impending litigation, some of which might emanate from a recent statement he made compar

Barry Dave

I have always noticed that whenever a radical takes to Imperialism, he catches it in a very acute form.

Barry Dave

The Crown is full of it!

Barry Dave

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.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Barry Dave

"The Right Honorable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts."

Barry Dave

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.

Barry Dave

Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved innocent.

Barry Dave

A man's house is his castle.

Barry Dave

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Barry Dave

Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Barry Dave

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Speak softly and own a big, mean Doberman.

Barry Dave

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Barry Dave

WE'RE GOING TO THROW THE MX AWAY AFTER WE BUILD IT. The MX is really [Don't tell anybody!] just a "bargaining chip" in the nuclear-arms- reduction talks with the Russians. See, we have a problem with the Russians. They look at our leaders and they

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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,

Barry Dave

The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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.

Barry Dave

Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton

Barry Dave

We should realize that a city is better off with bad laws, so long as they remain fixed, then with good laws that are constantly being altered, that the lack of learning combined with sound common sense is more helpful than the kind of cleverness th

Barry Dave

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike.

Barry Dave

The more the merrier.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

"There is a God, but He drinks"

Barry Dave

If any demonstrator ever lays down in front of my car, it'll be the last car he ever lays down in front of.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Baruch B.

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Battie Bill

Many hands make light work.

Baudelaire Charles

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

Beal Louise

Bingo, gas station, hamburger with a side order of airplane noise, and you'll be Gary, Indiana.

Bear Greg

One good turn deserves another.

Beard Charles A.

There is no fool to the old fool.

Beard Peter

You'd best be snoozin', 'cause you don't be gettin' no work done at 5 a.m. anyway.

Beaton Cecil

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

Beatty Paul

Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made.

Beauvoir Simone de

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Beck Bob

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

Becke Samuel

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


The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Beckett Samuel

We prefer to believe that the absence of inverted commas guarantees the originality of a thought, whereas it may be merely that the utterer has forgotten its source.

Beckett Samuel

Dianetics is a milestone for man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his invention of the wheel and the arch.

Beckett Samuel

Don't take a nickel, just hand them your business card.

Beckman Roman

Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Beeblebrox Zaphod

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.

Beecher Rev. Henry Ward

The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Beer Stafford

I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out.

Behan Brendan

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

Behan Brendan

Free Speech Is The Right To Shout 'Theater' In A Crowded Fire.

Behan Brendan

The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Behan Brendan

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

Belloc Hilaire

If the Nazis had television with satellite technology, we'd all be goose-stepping. Americans are just as suggestible.

Bellow Saul

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

Ben Franklin

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Benares Camden

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

Benares Camden

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

Benchley Robert

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

Benchley Robert

Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

Benchley Robert

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

Benchley Robert

Unknown person(s) stole the American flag from its pole in Etra Park sometime between 3pm Jan 17 and 11:30 am Jan 20. The flag is described as red, white and blue, having 50 stars and was valued at $40.


Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Benjamin A.

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

Bennett Alan

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Bennett Arnold

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

Bennett D.

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.

Bennett James Gordon

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

Bennett W.C.

per year.

Bennett W.C.

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

Bergen Candice

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Berle Milton

Just once I would like to persuade the audience not to wear any article of blue denim. If only they could see themselves in a pair of brown corduroys like mine instead of this awful, boring blue denim. I don't enjoy the sky or sea as much as I used

Berlioz Hector

I hate dying.

Berman Edgar

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Bernanos Georges

Sic transit gloria mundi. [So passes away the glory of this world.]

Berner Jeff

The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit hits a pe

Berquier Edouard

[The French Riviera is] a sunny place for shady people.

Berra Yogi

The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.

Berra Yogi

Rule the Empire through force.

Berryman John

What you see is from outside yourself, and may come, or not, but is beyond your control. But your fear is yours, and yours alone, like your voice, or your fingers, or your memory, and therefore yours to control. If you feel powerless over your fear

Biel Gabriel

"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Bierce Ambrose

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Bierce Ambrose

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

Bierce Ambrose

There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Bierce Ambrose

To think contrary to one's era is heroism. But to speak against it is madness.

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

I've touch'd the highest point of all my greatness; And from that full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting. I shall fall, Like a bright exhalation in the evening And no man see me more.

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

Talkers are no good doers.

Bilbo Baggins

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Bill Adler

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.

Bill Cain

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.

Bill Cain

I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Congs.

Billings Josh

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

Billings Josh

There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Billings Josh

It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Billings Josh

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

Billings Josh

Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.

Billings Josh

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.

Billings Josh

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

Binder Dr. L.

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

Binstead Arthur

Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.


God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.


Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.


Crucifixes are sexy because there's a naked man on them.

Bir Fred Nietzsche The

Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Bismarck Otto Von

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

Bismarck Otto Von

Politics makes strange bedfellows, and journalism makes strange politics.

Bismarck Otto von

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

Bismarck Otto von

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Bismarck Otto von

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

Bismark Otto von

There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.


"Nuclear war would really set back cable."


My tears stuck in their little ducts, refusing to be jerked.

Blake William

Whatever doesn't succeed in two months and a half in California will never succeed.

Blake William

Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Blake William

The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand.

Blake William

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.

Blake William

Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Blaylock James P.

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

Blaylock James P.

The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

Blaylock James P.

It's our fault. We should have given him better parts.

Blaylock James P.

Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

Blish James

Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful as woman.


When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.


This is an especially good time for you vacationers who plan to fly, because the Reagan administration, as part of the same policy under which it recently sold Yellowstone National Park to Wayne Newton, has "deregulated" the airline industry. What t

Bo Napoleon

No two persons ever read the same book.

Bo Napoleon

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

Bob Cary Grant

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.

Bob Dylan

Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.

Boffo Mister

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.

Bogart Humphrey

If there is no wind, row.

Bogart Humphrey

For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Bohr Niels

Boleyn Anne

Our parents were of Midwestern stock and very strict. They didn't want us to grow up to be spoiled and rich. If we left our tennis racquets in the rain, we were punished.

Bombeck Erma

I went to my mother and told her I intended to commence a different life. I asked for and obtained her blessing and at once commenced the career of a robber.

Bombeck Erma

"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."

Bon John Dillinger on

Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!

Bono Ed De

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,

Bonzai Buckaroo

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

Boorstin Daniel J.

A snake lurks in the grass.

Boren James H.

Dustin Farnum: Why, yesterday, I had the audience glued to their seats! Oliver Herford: Wonderful! Wonderful! Clever of you to think of it!

Borge Victor

A full belly makes a dull brain.

Bosky Bernadette

Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants.

Bosquet Pierre

"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

Bossert W.

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

Boswell James

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

Bowie David

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

Bowles Colin

The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.

Bowles Colin

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

Bradbury Ray

There is only one word for aid that is genuinely without strings, and that word is blackmail.

Bradley F.H.

"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Bradley General Omar N.

The forest is safe because a lion lives therein and the lion is safe because it lives in a forest. Likewise the friendship of persons rests on mutual help.

Bramah Ernest

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Brandeis Justice Louis D.

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

Brando Marlon

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Brando Marlon

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Brant Sebastian

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Braun Wernher von

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

Brecher K.

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

Brecheux J.

Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Brecht Bertold

I'll never get off this planet.

Brecht Bertolt

In the plot, people came to the land; the land loved them; they worked and struggled and had lots of children. There was a Frenchman who talked funny and a greenhorn from England who was a fancy-pants but when it came to the crunch he was all courag

Brecht Bertolt

The adjuration to be "normal" seems shockingly repellent to me; I see neither hope nor comfort in sinking to that low level. I think it is ignorance that makes people think of abnormality only with horror and allows them to remain undismayed at the

Brecht Bertolt

Go ahead... make my day.

Brecht Bertolt

Look ere ye leap.

Brecht Bertolt

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Brecht Bertolt

Ten years of rejection slips is nature's way of telling you to stop writing.

Brecht Bertolt

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

Brenan Gerald

To be is to be related.

Brescia Albertano of

Well, you know, no matter where you go, there you are.

Brian Herbert

I would have made a good pope.

Briggs Austen

Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.

Brilliant Ashleigh

If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

Brilliant Ashleigh

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."

Brilliant Ashleigh

Roumanian-Yiddish cooking has killed more Jews than Hitler.

Brilliant Ashleigh

This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

Broder David

There is no delight the equal of dread. As long as it is somebody else's.

Brodsky Joseph

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Brogan Colm

Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short

Brooks Mel

You are a wish to be here wishing yourself.

Brooks Atkinson

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Brooks Mel

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

Brooks Mel

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

Brothers The Blues

The sunlights differ, but there is only one darkness.

Brothers The Blues

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

Broughton Philip

Save the Whales

Brow John Mason

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

Brow John Mason

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Brown Governor Jerry

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.

Brown Rita Mae

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Browning Robert

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.

Bruce Lenny

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry without a certain unsoundness of mind.

Bruce Lenny

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Bruce Lenny

If you are shooting under 80 you are neglecting your business; over 80 you are neglecting your golf.

Bruce Lenny

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Bruce Lenny

If it takes a bloodbath, lets get it over with. No more appeasement.

Bruce Lenny

I'm never through with a girl until I've had her three ways.

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

A yawn is a silent shout.

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

There is nothing more silly than a silly laugh.

Bruce Lenny

At twenty-six, Kate, though not promiscuous, had slept with most of the decent men in public life.

Brunner John

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Bruyere Jean de la

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Bry Yul

Let me take you a button-hole lower.

Bryson Lyman

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

Buckley Lord

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

Buckley William F.

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.

Buckley William F.

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Buddha Gotama

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Bullwinkle Rocky and

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

Bullwinkle J. Moose

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

Bulwer-Ly Grand Panjandrum

There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.


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


True leadership is the art of changing a group from what it is to what it ought to be.


As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.


The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Bumstead Dagwood

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Bungei Shunju

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.

Buren Abigail Van

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behin

Buren Abigail Van

Go to the Scriptures... the joyful promises it contains will be a balsam to all your troubles.

Burgess Anthony

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

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony

Don't get mad, get even.

Burke James

He liked fishing a little too much, and he believed that work was something a man did when he had to. He had always been able to get along well enough without it, especially for the last couple of years.

Burnham Daniel Hudson

Honesty's the best policy.

Burns George

There is no proverb that is not true.

Burns George

The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of "Ten Best".

Burroughs William

"You boys lookin' for trouble?" "Sure. Whaddya got?"

Burroughs William S.

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Burt Lanier Safford III

When neither their poverty nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

Burton Robert

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

Burton Sir Richard

If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.

Burton Sir Richard

Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics.

Business Risky

I used to be disgusted, now I find I'm just amused.

Butler Dave

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.

Butler Samuel

There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labour. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each other's throat.

Butler Samuel

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

Butler Samuel

I dote on his very absence.

Butler Samuel

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

Butler Samuel

Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.

Butler Samuel

You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.

Butler Samuel

The last vestiges of the old Republic have been swept away.

Bux Bastian B.

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

Byrnes James F.

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

Bywater T.

If Presidents don't do it to their wives, they do it to the country.

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Too clever is dumb.

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