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

Ca Mona

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.


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

Caen Herb

I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Caen Herb

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

Caesar Augustus

Never buy from a rich salesman.

Caesar Augustus

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

Caesar Gaius Julius

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

Caesar Gaius Julius

I'm always looking for a new idea that will be more productive than its cost.

Caesar Gaius Julius

But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

Caesar Julius

I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Caesar Sid

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

Cage John

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

Cage John

A highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.


Turn the other cheek.

Cam Kurt Vonnegut

A dead man cannot bite.

Cameron Simon

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

Cami Pat Calafia

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

Camp Henry N.

The world wants to be deceived.


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Camus A.

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Camus Albert

If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.

Camus Albert

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

Camus Albert

There is no proverb that is not true.

Camus Albert

There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Camus Albert

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Capone Al

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Capone Al

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Capone Al

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Capp Andy

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

Captain Ahab

The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

Cardozo Benjamin

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Carlevale Edmund

A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Carlin George

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.


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

Carlyle Thomas

Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.

Carlyle Thomas

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Carlyle Thomas

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

Carlyle Thomas

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Carnegie Andrew

Work Hard. Rock Hard. Eat Hard. Sleep Hard. Grow Big. Wear Glasses If You Need 'Em.

Carpenter Elizabeth

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.

Carroll Lewis

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

Carroll Lewis

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Carroll Lewis

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Carroll Lewis

What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Carroll Lewis

Mum's the word.

Carson Johnny

The major sin is the sin of being born.

Carson Johnny

'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.

Carson Johnny

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

Carson Johnny

And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

Carter Jimmy

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Carus Titus Lucretius

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

Carus Titus Lucretius

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

Carus Titus Lucretius

I hate quotations.

Carus Titus Lucretius

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

Cassidy Butch

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Castro Fidel

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Catalog Whole Earth

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

Catflap Filthy Rich and

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Catlin Wynn

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


Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Cato Marcus Procius

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

Catullus Gaius Valerius

There must be more to life than having everything.

Catullus Gaius Valerius

The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

Catullus Gaius Valerius

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.

Caussade De

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Cavour Camillo Di

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

Celine Louis-Ferdinand

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.


No evil can happen to a good man.


It doesn't matter whether you win or lose


Nice guys finish last.


The meek shall inherit the earth, but *not* its mineral rights.

Cervantes Miguel de

I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

Cervantes Miguel de

In my end is my beginning.

Cervantes Miguel de

Charity begins at home.

Cervantes Miguel de

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

Cervantes Miguel de

...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Cervantes Miguel de

"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich."

Cervantes Miguel de

Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

Cervantes Miguel de

He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Cervantes Miguel de

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Cervantes Miguel de

If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Cervantes Miguel de

One good turn deserves another.

Ch St. John

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

Chadwick Hal

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

Chamfort Nicolas

Look ere ye leap.

Chandler Raymond

When in doubt, use brute force.

Chandler Raymond

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Chandler Raymond

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

Chandler Raymond

Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

Channing William Ellery

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

Chapelain Maurice

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

Chaplin Charlie

The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

Chapman George

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Charles Chincholles

Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

Charles Darling

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

Charles Darling

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

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

VI: A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. VII: Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base. VIII: The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade ari

Charles Dickens

Porsche: there simply is no substitute.

Charles Ives

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Charles Schulz

Haste makes waste.

Charlie Crazy

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.




Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously.

Chavez Cesar

Forgive and forget.

Chaykin Howard

A violent man will die a violent death.


If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Cheever John

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Chesterson Gilbert K.

In the long run we are all dead.

Chesterton G. K.

It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

Chesterton G.K.

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Chesterton G.K.

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

Chesterton G.K.

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Chesterton G.K.

We can embody the truth, but we cannot know it.

Chesterton G.K.

The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Chesterton G.K.

Everything is possible. Pass the word.

Chesterton G.K.

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Chevalier Maurice

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.

Chevins Anthony

Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

Chichester Reverend

Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Chill The Big

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


The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Chris Robert

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

Christ Jesus

Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.


A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.


The ideal voice for radio may be defined as showing no substance, no sex, no owner, and a message of importance for every housewife.

Chuck Jones

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


I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Churchill W.

Neckties strangle clear thinking.

Churchill Winston

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Churchill Winston

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Churchill Winston

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.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

Small is beautiful.

Churchill Winston

Men's skin is different from women's skin. It is usually bigger, and it has more snakes tattooed on it. Also, if you examine a woman's skin very closely, inch by inch, starting at her shapely ankles, then gently tracing the slender curve of her cal

Churchill Winston

That Xanthippe's husband should have become so great a philosopher is remarkable. Amid all the scolding, to be able to think! But he could not write: that was impossible. Socrates has not left us a single book.

Churchill Winston

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Churchill Winston

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Churchill Winston

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Churchill Winston

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Churchill Winston

"You can't survive by sucking the juice from a wet mitten."

Churchill W.

"There is no Father Christmas. It's just a marketing ploy to make low income parents' lives a misery." "... I want you to picture the trusting face of a child, streaked with tears because of what you just said." "I want you to picture the face of

Churchill W.

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

Churchill Winston

Two heads are better than one.

Churchill Winston

A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Ciardi John

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Ciardi John

... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Ciardi John

The fact that it works is immaterial.

Cicero Marcus Tullius

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits.

Cicero Marcus Tullius

The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means.

Claghorn Senator

Men are superior to women.

Clapton Eric

Practice yourself what you preach.

Clarence Darrow to William

Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Clark Alex

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Clark Blake

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Clark Ramsey

Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

Clarke Arthur

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

Clarke Arthur C.

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

Clarke Arthur C.

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."

Cleaver Eldridge

Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.


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

Clement Hal

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Cleyre Voltarine de

A word to the wise is enough.

Clifton Fadiman

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

Clopton R.

To have died once is enough.

Clough Arthur

The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

Cocteau Jean

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Cocteau Jean

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

Cohan George M.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Cohan George M.

All is well that ends well.

Cohen Mickey

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Cohen Leonard

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

Cointment Joe

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Coke Sir Edward

Necessity hath no law.

Col Lew

Look before you leap.

Colby Frank Moore

If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Colby F.M.

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Colton C.C.

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Comics Green Lantern

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


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


The best you get is an even break.


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


If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.


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


He thought of Musashi, the Sword Saint, standing in his garden more than three hundred years ago. "What is the 'Body of a rock'?" he was asked. In answer, Musashi summoned a pupil of his and bid him kill himself by slashing his abdomen with a knife.


Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.


With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.


The farther you go, the less you know.


Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Conrad Joseph

Man is the measure of all things.

Conrad Joseph

Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Coo Alistair

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

Cooke Alistair

"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Cooke Alistair

If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

Coolidge Calvin

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Coolidge Calvin

I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Coolidge Calvin

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

Coolidge Calvin

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Coolidge Calvin

When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.

Coolidge Calvin

Faith is under the left nipple.

Coolidge Calvin

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

Cooper A.

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Cooper Jeff

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.

Corwin Prince of

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Costello E.

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

Costello Elvis

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.

Costello Elvis

Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers. One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She

Costello Elvis

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.

Coult Alan

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Couple The Odd

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

Cousins Norman

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

Cousins Norman

What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Coward Noel


Cowboy The

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.

Crane Dr. Frank

We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Crane Frank

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.

Crane Stephen

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.

Crane Stephen

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

Credo The Webb Wilder

If God is One, what is bad?

Crisp Quentin

Never promise more than you can perform.

Crisp Quentin

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

Crisp Quentin

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Croll John

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

Cromwell Oliver

What one fool can do, another can.

Crosby Norm

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Crowe Joe

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

Crumb R.

A snake lurks in the grass.

Cuomo Mario

Odets, where is thy sting?

Curtis Charles

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Cynic Diogenes the

"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

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