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Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

B Marion Zimmer

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

Ba Dave

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Baber R.E.

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

Babson Roger

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a crook or a martyr.

Bacall Lauren

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

Bach J.S.

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."

Bach Richard

His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum- stances being what they

Bacharach Burt

The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.

Bacon Francis

The Anglo-Saxon conscience does not prevent the Anglo-Saxon from sinning, it merely prevents him from enjoying his sin.

Bacon Francis

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Bacon Francis

Mate, this parrot wouldn't VOOM if you put four million volts through it!

Bacon Francis

I went into a bar feeling a little depressed, the bartender said, "What'll you have, Bud"? I said," I don't know, surprise me". So he showed me a nude picture of my wife.

Bacon Francis

This is the first age that's paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

Bacon Francis

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.

Bacon Francis

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

Bacon Francis

Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

Bailey P.J.

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Baja Dan Jenkins

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

Baker Russell

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

Baker Russell

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ances

Baker Russell

If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

Baker Russell

For the fashion of Minas Tirith was such that it was built on seven levels, each delved into a hill, and about each was set a wall, and in each wall was a gate.

Baldwin James

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

Baldwin Stanley

I owe the public nothing.


It has been said [by Anatole France], "it is not by amusing oneself that one learns," and, in reply: "it is *____only* by amusing oneself that one can learn."

Balfour Arthur

If the church put in half the time on covetousness that it does on lust, this would be a better world.

Balliett Whitney

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Ballou Hosea

Let me take you a button-hole lower.


Anything anybody can say about America is true.

Balzac Honor'e de

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

Bandits Time

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

Bankhead Tallulah

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

Banks Russell

How apt the poor are to be proud.

Banzai Buckaroo

Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Barber Milt

Don't everyone thank me at once!


Necessity has no law.

Barf Biff

In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

Barker Clive

Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

Barrie J.M.

The fact that people are poor or discriminated against doesn't necessarily endow them with any special qualities of justice, nobility, charity or compassion.

Barris Chuck

Thompson, if he is to be believed, has sampled the entire rainbow of legal and illegal drugs in heroic efforts to feel better than he does. As for the truth about his health: I have asked around about it. I am told that he appears to be strong and

Barry Dave

Many a writer seems to think he is never profound except when he can't understand his own meaning.

Barry Dave

If God is One, what is bad?

Barry Dave

I have just enough white in me to make my honesty questionable.

Barry Dave

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Barry Dave

The Crown is full of it!

Barry Dave

Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra and sank.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

Barry Dave

She ran the gamut of emotions from 'A' to 'B'.

Barry Dave

No evil can happen to a good man.

Barry Dave

In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

Barry Dave

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible.

Barry Dave

God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.

Barry Dave

In the begining, God created the Earth and he said, "Let there be mud." And there was mud. And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what we have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

"Not only is God dead, but just try to find a plumber on weekends."

Barry Dave

Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

What I tell you three times is true.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money.

Barry Dave

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.

Barry Dave

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Barry Dave

War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.

Barry Dave

Never laugh at live dragons.

Barry Dave

We are giving instruction to FBI agents in the various Chinese dialects ... to handle present and likely future contingencies.

Barry Dave

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Barry Dave

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.

Barry Dave

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

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

The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Barry Dave

You may my glories and my state dispose, But not my griefs; still am I king of those.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Our sires' age was worse that our grandsires'. We their sons are more worthless than they: so in our turn we shall give the world a progeny yet more corrupt.

Barry Dave

If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

The only thing that stops God from sending a second Flood is that the first one was useless.

Barry Dave

Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Barry Dave

A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.

Barry Dave

I trust the first lion he meets will do his duty.

Barry Dave

What an artist dies with me!

Barry Dave

"Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"

Barry Dave

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

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

Business will be either better or worse.

Barry Dave

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Barry Dave

A man's house is his castle.

Baruch B.

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

Battie Bill

Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities, requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as annoying faucet drip, merely by tur

Baudelaire Charles

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

Beal Louise

Anything is possible on paper.

Bear Greg

A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Beard Charles A.

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

Beard Peter

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Beaton Cecil

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Beatty Paul

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Beauvoir Simone de

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

Beck Bob

Ben, why didn't you tell me?

Becke Samuel

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.


He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.

Beckett Samuel

To use violence is to already be defeated.

Beckett Samuel

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Beckett Samuel

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".

Beckman Roman

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

Beeblebrox Zaphod

All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.

Beecher Rev. Henry Ward

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Beer Stafford

If I had any humility I would be perfect.

Behan Brendan

Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.

Behan Brendan

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

Behan Brendan

The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How's the President?"

Behan Brendan

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Belloc Hilaire

Bellow Saul

The more the merrier.

Ben Franklin

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

Benares Camden

When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Benares Camden

What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?

Benchley Robert

The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them.

Benchley Robert

Things past redress and now with me past care.

Benchley Robert

"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.

Benchley Robert

I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend than be one.


So little time, so little to do.

Benjamin A.

Fear is the greatest salesman.

Bennett Alan

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

Bennett Arnold

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

Bennett D.

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

Bennett James Gordon

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Bennett W.C.

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

Bennett W.C.

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

Bergen Candice

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.

Berle Milton

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.

Berlioz Hector

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Berman Edgar

The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.

Bernanos Georges

The notes blatted skyward as they rose over the Canada geese, feathered rumps mooning the day, webbed appendages frantically pedaling unseen bicycles in their search for sustenance, driven by cruel Nature's maxim, 'Ya wanna eat, ya gotta work,' and a

Berner Jeff

Unless hours were cups of sack, and minutes capons, and clocks the tongues of bawds, and dials the signs of leaping houses, and the blessed sun himself a fair, hot wench in flame-colored taffeta, I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous to

Berquier Edouard

To add insult to injury.

Berra Yogi

"Are you police officers?" "No, ma'am. We're musicians."

Berra Yogi

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

Berryman John

In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Biel Gabriel

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

Bierce Ambrose

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Bierce Ambrose

My father was a creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

... 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

Bierce Ambrose

I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Bierce Ambrose

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Bierce Ambrose

You get what you pay for.

Bierce Ambrose

In case of fire, stand in the hall and shout "Fire!"

Bierce Ambrose

Someone did a study of the three most-often-heard phrases in New York City. One is "Hey, taxi." Two is, "What train do I take to get to Bloomingdale's?" And three is, "Don't worry. It's just a flesh wound."

Bierce Ambrose

Innovation is hard to schedule.

Bilbo Baggins

There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. Observe the ass, for instance: his character is about perfect, he is the choicest spirit among all the humbler animals, yet see what rid

Bill Adler

Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

Bill Cain

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

Bill Cain

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Billings Josh

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

Billings Josh

Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind- bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument follows:

Billings Josh

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

Billings Josh

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

Billings Josh

The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and a seal.

Billings Josh

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.

Billings Josh

If there is no wind, row.

Binder Dr. L.

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.

Binstead Arthur

The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.


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


God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.


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

Bir Fred Nietzsche The

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.

Bismarck Otto Von

One of my favorite jokes, a telling commentary on Jewish mothers' capacity to lay on guilt, involves the mother who gave her son two neckties on Chanuka. The boy hurried into his bedroom, ripped off the tie he was wearing, put on one of the ties his

Bismarck Otto Von

The faster we go, the rounder we get.

Bismarck Otto von

"Well, it's garish, ugly, and derelicts have used it for a toilet. The rides are dilapidated to the point of being lethal, and could easily maim or kill innocent little children." "Oh, so you don't like it?" "Don't like it? I'm CRAZY for it."

Bismarck Otto von

If we don't survive, we don't do anything else.

Bismarck Otto von

The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell.

Bismark Otto von

Tempt not a desperate man.


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


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

Blake William

"I'll carry your books, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash & carry, Carry Me Back To Old Virginia, I'll even Hara Kari if you show me how, but I will *not* carry a gun."

Blake William

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

Blake William

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

Blake William

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

Blake William

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Blaylock James P.

The trouble is, there is an endless supply of White Men, but there has always been a limited number of Human Beings.

Blaylock James P.

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

Blaylock James P.

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.

Blaylock James P.

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

Blish James

"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


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


I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed i

Bo Napoleon

Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

Bo Napoleon

If it were thought that anything I wrote was influenced by Robert Frost, I would take that particular work of mine, shred it, and flush it down the toilet, hoping not to clog the pipes. A more sententious, holding- forth old bore who expected every

Bob Cary Grant

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

Bob Dylan

Harp not on that string.

Boffo Mister

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

Bogart Humphrey

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.

Bogart Humphrey

Burnt Sienna. That's the best thing that ever happened to Crayolas.

Bohr Niels

It is like saying that for the cause of peace, God and the Devil will have a high-level meeting.

Boleyn Anne

There is no proverb that is not true.

Bombeck Erma

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

Bombeck Erma

Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Bon John Dillinger on

Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.

Bono Ed De

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

Bonzai Buckaroo

Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Boorstin Daniel J.

It is not the critic who counts, or how the strong man stumbled, or whether the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives vali

Boren James H.

The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Borge Victor

'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.

Bosky Bernadette

Solipsists of the World... you are already united.

Bosquet Pierre

By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

Bossert W.

"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Boswell James

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.

Bowie David

Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o' Sunday.

Bowles Colin

He who renders warfare fatal to all engaged in it will be the greatest benefactor the world has yet known.

Bowles Colin

Turn the other cheek.

Bradbury Ray

Honesty's the best policy.

Bradley F.H.

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Bradley General Omar N.

The human instinct to censor thrives, as it always will, living in irrepressible conflict with the human instinct to speak. Outrage, self-righteousness, and paranoia feed the maw of censorship. Squelching speech, however, never reduces society's net

Bramah Ernest

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Brandeis Justice Louis D.

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

Brando Marlon

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

Brando Marlon

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

Brant Sebastian

What fools these mortals be.

Braun Wernher von

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

Brecher K.

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Brecheux J.

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Brecht Bertold

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Brecht Bertolt

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

Brecht Bertolt

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.

Brecht Bertolt

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

Brecht Bertolt

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. T

Brecht Bertolt

They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.

Brecht Bertolt

Indomitable in retreat; invincible in advance; insufferable in victory.

Brecht Bertolt

"It's a summons." "What's a summons?" "It means summon's in trouble."

Brenan Gerald

I will make you shorter by the head.

Brescia Albertano of

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Brian Herbert

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Briggs Austen

"They make a desert and call it peace."

Brilliant Ashleigh

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

Brilliant Ashleigh

Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

Brilliant Ashleigh

... 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

Brilliant Ashleigh

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.

Broder David

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

Brodsky Joseph

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Brogan Colm

Alas, how love can trifle with itself!

Brooks Mel

Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.

Brooks Atkinson

I didn't do it! Nobody saw me do it! Can't prove anything!

Brooks Mel

Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Brooks Mel

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

Brothers The Blues

If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Brothers The Blues

A woman occasionally is quite a serviceable substitute for masturbation. It takes an abundance of imagination, to be sure.

Broughton Philip

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

Brow John Mason

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Brow John Mason

If you wish to be happy for one hour, get drunk. If you wish to be happy for three days, get married. If you wish to be happy for a month, kill your pig and eat it. If you wish to be happy forever, learn to fish.

Brown Governor Jerry

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

Brown Rita Mae

Genius is pain.

Browning Robert

However, on religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or wha

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

"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."

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom for trying to change the system from within. I'm coming now I'm coming to reward them. First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. I'm guided by a signal in the heavens. I'm guided by this birthmark

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Bruce Lenny

The scum also rises.

Bruce Lenny

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

Bruce Lenny

There is an old time toast which is golden for its beauty. "When you ascend the hill of prosperity may you not meet a friend."

Bruce Lenny

In India, "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.

Bruce Lenny

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

Brunner John

I steal.

Bruyere Jean de la

It is often the case that the man who can't tell a lie thinks he is the best judge of one.

Bry Yul

Who's scruffy-looking?

Bryson Lyman

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

Buckley Lord

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

Buckley William F.

Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.

Buckley William F.

A word to the wise is enough.

Buddha Gotama

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

Bullwinkle Rocky and

The man who runs may fight again.

Bullwinkle J. Moose

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.

Bulwer-Ly Grand Panjandrum

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


The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.


If you aren't rich you should always look useful.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.


Men will fuck mud.

Bumstead Dagwood

Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Bungei Shunju

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Buren Abigail Van

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

Buren Abigail Van

Majorities, of course, start with minorities.

Burgess Anthony

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

Burke James

There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2, to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the manuscript of his

Burnham Daniel Hudson

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

Burns George

Out of sight is out of mind.

Burns George

America is a melting pot. You know, where those on the bottom get burned, and the scum rises to the top.

Burroughs William

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

Burroughs William S.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Burt Lanier Safford III

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

Burton Robert

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Burton Sir Richard

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

Burton Sir Richard

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

Business Risky

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Butler Dave

"It don't matter, Sail, ... Could be worse. The fam'ly might be donatin' the proceeds to the Cath'lic Church, or the Mormons or somethin'. One cult's the same another."

Butler Samuel

There are two ways of disliking art. One is to dislike it. The other is to like it rationally.

Butler Samuel

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

Butler Samuel

Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

Butler Samuel

May you live in uninteresting times.

Butler Samuel

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

Butler Samuel

The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me.

Butler Samuel

But if you wish at once to do nothing and to be respectable nowdays, the best pretext is to be at work on some profound study.

Bux Bastian B.

I think we are in Rats' Alley where the dead men lost their bones.

Byrnes James F.

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Bywater T.

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

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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."

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I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
Tolkien J. R. R.

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