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

Ca Mona


In my end is my beginning.

Cadmus


The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Caen Herb


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

Caen Herb


"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Caesar Augustus


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

Caesar Augustus


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,

Caesar Gaius Julius


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

Caesar Gaius Julius


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

Caesar Gaius Julius


Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Caesar Julius


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

Caesar Sid


The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

Cage John


The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

Cage John


'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.

Callimachus


Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Cam Kurt Vonnegut


Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

Cameron Simon


I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

Cami Pat Calafia


The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Camp Henry N.


Life is the living you do, Death is the living you don't do.

Camus


A man is known by the company he organizes.

Camus A.


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

Camus Albert


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

Camus Albert


Look before you leap.

Camus Albert


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

Camus Albert


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

Camus Albert


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Capone Al


There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Capone Al


If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Capone Al


The man who runs may fight again.

Capp Andy


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

Captain Ahab


History is nothing but a collection of fables and useless trifles, cluttered up with a mass of unnecessary figures and proper names.

Cardozo Benjamin


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

Carlevale Edmund


The fact that it works is immaterial.

Carlin George


I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Carlyle


The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Carlyle Thomas


Nothing endures but change.

Carlyle Thomas


What fools these mortals be.

Carlyle Thomas


The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Carlyle Thomas


It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Carnegie Andrew


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Carpenter Elizabeth


Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Carroll Lewis


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

Carroll Lewis


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

Carroll Lewis


To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Carroll Lewis


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

Carroll Lewis


You cannot see the wood for the trees.

Carson Johnny


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.

Carson Johnny


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

Carson Johnny


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

Carson Johnny


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Carter Jimmy


Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Carus Titus Lucretius


"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."

Carus Titus Lucretius


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

Carus Titus Lucretius


It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.

Carus Titus Lucretius


Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Cassidy Butch


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."

Castro Fidel


Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Catalog Whole Earth


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

Catflap Filthy Rich and


Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Catlin Wynn


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.

Cato


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

Cato Marcus Procius


If I could reach, I'd never leave the house.

Catullus Gaius Valerius


I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Catullus Gaius Valerius


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

Catullus Gaius Valerius


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

Caussade De


Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Cavour Camillo Di


Business will be either better or worse.

Celine Louis-Ferdinand


It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Cervantes


A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.

Cervantes


Don't guess

Cervantes


Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Cervantes


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Cervantes Miguel de


The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Cervantes Miguel de


Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

Cervantes Miguel de


A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

Cervantes Miguel de


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

Cervantes Miguel de


All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

Cervantes Miguel de


"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

Cervantes Miguel de


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.

Cervantes Miguel de


Some scholars are like donkeys, they merely carry a lot of books.

Cervantes Miguel de


Nothing succeeds like excess.

Cervantes Miguel de


An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Cervantes Miguel de


... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Ch St. John


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

Chadwick Hal


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

Chamfort Nicolas


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

Chandler Raymond


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

Chandler Raymond


Then a man said: Speak to us of Expectations. He then said: If a man does not see or hear the waters of the Jordan, then he should not taste the pomegranate or ply his wares in an open market. If a man would not labour in the salt and rock quarri

Chandler Raymond


The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Chandler Raymond


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

Channing William Ellery


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

Chapelain Maurice


Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Chaplin Charlie


Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths good theatre.

Chapman George


The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Charles Chincholles


Innovation is hard to schedule.

Charles Darling


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

Charles Darling


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

Charles Dickens


Everything takes longer, costs more, and is less useful.

Charles Dickens


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

Charles Dickens


He who writes with no misspelled words has prevented a first suspicion on the limits of his scholarship or, in the social world, of his general education and culture.

Charles Ives


A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Charles Schulz


Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Charlie Crazy


If there is no wind, row.

Charlot


Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Chateaubriand


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

Chavez Cesar


Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Chaykin Howard


Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Chazal


"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

Cheever John


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

Chesterson Gilbert K.


If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Chesterton G. K.


An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Chesterton G.K.


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

Chesterton G.K.


"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

Chesterton G.K.


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

Chesterton G.K.


A word to the wise is enough.

Chesterton G.K.


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

Chesterton G.K.


Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry up is not nailed down.

Chesterton G.K.


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

Chevalier Maurice


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

Chevins Anthony


The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

Chichester Reverend


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

Chill The Big


So little time, so little to do.

Chilo


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

Chris Robert


What!? Me worry?

Christ Jesus


If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.

Chuang-tzu


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

Chuang-tzu


Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Chuck Jones


Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Churchill


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

Churchill W.


Ask not for whom the Bell tolls, and you will pay only the station-to-station rate.

Churchill Winston


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Churchill Winston


An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

Churchill Winston


Let me assure you that to us here at First National, you're not just a number. Youre two numbers, a dash, three more numbers, another dash and another number.

Churchill Winston


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

Churchill Winston


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

Churchill Winston


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

Churchill Winston


Campus sidewalks never exist as the straightest line between two points.

Churchill Winston


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

Churchill Winston


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

Churchill Winston


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

Churchill Winston


And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

Churchill Winston


If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Churchill Winston


Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Churchill Winston


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

Churchill Winston


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.

Churchill W.


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

Churchill W.


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

Churchill Winston


Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Churchill Winston


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

Churchill Winston


Leave no stone unturned.

Churchill Winston


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

Ciardi John


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

Ciardi John


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Ciardi John


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

Cicero Marcus Tullius


... 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

Cicero Marcus Tullius


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

Claghorn Senator


Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Clapton Eric


Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Clarence Darrow to William


Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Clark Alex


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

Clark Blake


If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

Clark Ramsey


When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, "The handle is one of us!"

Clarke Arthur


"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

Clarke Arthur C.


A man's house is his castle.

Clarke Arthur C.


No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Cleaver Eldridge


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

Clemenceau


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Clement Hal


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

Cleyre Voltarine de


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

Clifton Fadiman


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

Clopton R.


There's no such thing as an original sin.

Clough Arthur


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

Cocteau Jean


What an artist dies with me!

Cocteau Jean


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

Cohan George M.


Turn the other cheek.

Cohan George M.


Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Cohen Mickey


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Cohen Leonard


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

Cointment Joe


A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Coke Sir Edward


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Col Lew


You get what you pay for.

Colby Frank Moore


The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

Colby F.M.


Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Colton


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

Colton C.C.


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

Comics Green Lantern


It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Confucius


A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Confucius


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

Confucius


Well begun is half done.

Confucius


There is no sin but ignorance.

Confucius


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

Confucius


It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Confucius


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

Confucius


Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Confucius


Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

Conrad


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

Conrad Joseph


Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Conrad Joseph


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

Coo Alistair


L'hazard ne favorise que l'esprit prepare.

Cooke Alistair


Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard. If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.

Cooke Alistair


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

Coolidge Calvin


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

Coolidge Calvin


Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today, and it will set the pace tomorrow.

Coolidge Calvin


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Coolidge Calvin


If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Coolidge Calvin


Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Coolidge Calvin


There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Coolidge Calvin


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.

Cooper A.


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.

Cooper Jeff


Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

Corwin Prince of


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

Costello E.


Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Costello Elvis


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

Costello Elvis


Nothing succeeds like success.

Costello Elvis


The pollution's at that awkward stage. Too thick to navigate and too thin to cultivate.

Coult Alan


If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Couple The Odd


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.

Cousins Norman


The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Cousins Norman


"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500." "Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?"

Coward Noel


The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Cowboy The


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

Crane Dr. Frank


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.

Crane Frank


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

Crane Stephen


There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Crane Stephen


What one fool can do, another can.

Credo The Webb Wilder


If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius

Crisp Quentin


Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Crisp Quentin


The coast was clear.

Crisp Quentin


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

Croll John


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

Cromwell Oliver


You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead.

Crosby Norm


A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Crowe Joe


He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Crumb R.


I heard a definition of an intellectual, that I thought was very interesting: a man who takes more words than are necessary to tell more than he knows.

Cuomo Mario


Education and religion are two things not regulated by supply and demand. The less of either the people have, the less they want.

Curtis Charles


I will make you shorter by the head.

Cynic Diogenes the


We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

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