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

D Vine

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

D'Hericault Charles

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

Dada Idi Amin

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

Dada Idi Amin

[Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Dagny Taggart

To be patriotic, hate all nations but your own; to be religious, all sects but your own; to be moral, all pretenses but your own.

Daley Mayor

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.

Daley Mayor

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

Daley Richard

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

Dali Salvador

Remark of Dr. Baldwin's concerning upstarts: We don't care to eat toadstools that think they are truffles.

Dam Andries van

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.

Dane Franklin K.

Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.

Dangerfield Rodney

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

Danton G.J.

I don't mind arguing with myself. It's when I lose that it bothers me.

Darling Charles

Piece of cake!

Darrow Clarence

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

Darrow Clarence

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.

Darrow Clarence

Confucius say too much.

Darrow Clarence

You know very well that whether you are on page one or page thirty depends on whether [the press] fear you. It is just as simple as that.

Darrow Clarence

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

Darrow Clarence

You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.

Darwin Charles

The ripest fruit falls first.

Darwin Porter

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

Dass Baba Ram

If a man slept by day, he had little time to work. That was a satisfying notion to Escargot.

Dass Baba Ram

Never have so many understood so little about so much.


Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Dave Barry

You men out there probably think you already know how to dress for success. You know, for example, that you should not wear leisure suits or white plastic belts and shoes, unless you are going to a costume party disguised as a pig farmer vacationing

David Bodanis

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

David Niven

All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.

Davis Evan

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

Davis Evan

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

Davis Miles

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

Davisson Richard

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

Day Clarence

Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

DeBalzac Honore

Nothing recedes like success.

DeGaulle Charles

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

Dead The Grateful

... Let me tell you who the actual "front-runners" are. On one side, you have George Bush, who is currently going through a sort of fraternity hazing wherein he has to perform a series of humiliating stunts to win the approval of the Republican Righ

Dean James

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Dekker Thomas

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


Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.

Dennett Daniel

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Derek Bok

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.


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

Descartes Rene

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

Dewar Lord Thomas

Were it not for the presence of the unwashed and the half-educated, the formless, queer and incomplete, the unreasonable and absurd, the infinite shapes of the delightful human tadpole, the horizon would not wear so wide a grin.

Dewar Lord Thomas

One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer.

Dewar Lord Thomas Rober

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

Dewey John

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

Dick Philip K.

Diplomacy is about surviving until the next century. Politics is about surviving until Friday afternoon.

Dickens Charles

Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Dickens Charles

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

Dickens Charles

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

Dickey James

It's better to be quotable than to be honest.

Dickson Paul

I will make you shorter by the head.

Dictionary Webster's Unafraid

of the time.

Dictum Schumacher's

Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Diefenbaker John

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.

Dillinger John

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


The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

Disney Walt

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

Disney Walt

Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

Disra Benjamin

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

Disrael Benjamin

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

Disraeli Benjamin

Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.

Disraeli Benjamin

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

Disraeli Benjamin

Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.

Disraeli Benjamin

Then there's the story of the man who avoided reality for 70 years with drugs, sex, alcohol, fantasy, TV, movies, records, a hobby, lots of sleep... And on his 80th birthday died without ever having faced any of his real problems. The man's young

Disraeli Benjamin

Two heads are better than one.

Disraeli Benjamin

The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.

Dobbs Waldo D.R.

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

Dobson Austin

Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Doctor The

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

Dogtender The Mad

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

Dolph Sharp

Mike: "The Fourth Dimension is a shambles?" Bernie: "Nobody ever empties the ashtrays. People are SO inconsiderate."

Dolph Sharp

Our swords shall play the orators for us.

Donald N. Smith president

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:

Donatus Aelius

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

Donleavy J.P.

There are people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.

Dooley Mr.

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

Dooley Mr.

If you mess with a thing long enough, it'll break.

Dostoyevski F.

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

Doug Larson

He that teaches himself has a fool for a master.

Douglas Lord Alfred

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

Douglas Norman

Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach, Or what's a heaven for ?

Douglas Adams

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Douglass Frederick

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Douglass Frederick

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

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

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

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

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

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.

Dreshfield Jerry

All generalizations are false, including this one.

Droz Gustave

If I had any humility I would be perfect.

Drucker Peter

If you've seen one redwood, you've seen them all.

Dudley Riggs

Practice yourself what you preach.

Duggan B.

I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one.

Duke Raoul

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.


Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.

Dumas Alexander

Save the Whales

Dumas Alexandre

Events are not affected, they develop.

Dunne Finley Peter

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

Durant Will

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

Durocher Leo

I didn't believe in reincarnation in any of my other lives. I don't see why I should have to believe in it in this one.

Dwight Walter

If built in great numbers, motels will be used for nothing but illegal purposes.

Dwight Van de Vate

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

Dye W.H. Auden

The only excuse for God is that he doesn't exist.


The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state, for styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. ... The new style, gradually gaining a lodgement, quitely ins

Dyke Henry Van

"If we relied conclusively on scientific data for every one of our findings, I'm afraid all of our work would be inconclusive."


The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

Dylan Bob

The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.

Dylan Bob

Every country has the government it deserves.

Dylan Bob

A myth is a religion in which no-one any longer believes.

Dyson Freeman

If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.

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More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.

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