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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

D Vine

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

D'Hericault Charles

You first have to decide whether to use the short or the long form. The short form is what the Internal Revenue Service calls "simplified", which means it is designed for people who need the help of a Sears tax-preparation expert to distinguish betwe

Dada Idi Amin

While there's life, there's hope.

Dada Idi Amin

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

Dagny Taggart

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

Daley Mayor

I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Daley Mayor

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the men are strong, the women are pretty, and the children are above-average.

Daley Richard

You don't move to Edina, you achieve Edina.

Dali Salvador

There are no manifestos like cannon and musketry.

Dam Andries van

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

Dane Franklin K.

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

Dangerfield Rodney

Use an accordion. Go to jail.

Danton G.J.

He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Darling Charles

October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.

Darrow Clarence

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.

Darrow Clarence

Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

Darrow Clarence

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Darrow Clarence

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

Darrow Clarence

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

Darrow Clarence

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

Darwin Charles

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Darwin Porter

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

Dass Baba Ram

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

Dass Baba Ram

Don't guess


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

Dave Barry

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

David Bodanis

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

David Niven

The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity.

Davis Evan

Maryel brought her bat into Exit once and started whacking people on the dance floor. Now everyone's doing it. It's called grand slam dancing.

Davis Evan

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

Davis Miles

The fact that it works is immaterial.

Davisson Richard

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

Day Clarence

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

DeBalzac Honore

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

DeGaulle Charles

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

Dead The Grateful

All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Dean James

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

Dekker Thomas

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.


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

Dennett Daniel

Turn the other cheek.

Derek Bok

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


Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Descartes Rene

Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

Dewar Lord Thomas

As long as there are entrenched social and political distinctions between sexes, races or classes, there will be forms of science whose main function is to rationalize and legitimize these distinctions.

Dewar Lord Thomas

Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

Dewar Lord Thomas Rober

Eggheads unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks.

Dewey John

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

Dick Philip K.

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

Dickens Charles

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Dickens Charles

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.

Dickens Charles

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

Dickey James

Some performers on television appear to be horrible people, but when you finally get to know them in person, they turn out to be even worse.

Dickson Paul

Men will fuck mud.

Dictionary Webster's Unafraid

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

Dictum Schumacher's

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.

Diefenbaker John

Ben, why didn't you tell me?

Dillinger John

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


There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Disney Walt

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

Disney Walt

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Disra Benjamin

In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.

Disrael Benjamin

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

Disraeli Benjamin

"What the hell are you getting so upset about? I thought you didn't believe in God." "I don't," she sobbed, bursting violently into tears, "but the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid Go

Disraeli Benjamin

"All snakes who wish to remain in Ireland will please raise their right hands."

Disraeli Benjamin

Imagine what we can imagine!

Disraeli Benjamin

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

Disraeli Benjamin

Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Disraeli Benjamin

What we do not understand we do not possess.

Dobbs Waldo D.R.

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

Dobson Austin

He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

Doctor The

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

Dogtender The Mad

This was the most unkindest cut of all.

Dolph Sharp

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.

Dolph Sharp

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

Donald N. Smith president

A kind of Batman of contemporary letters.

Donatus Aelius

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Donleavy J.P.

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

Dooley Mr.

We should have a Vollyballocracy. We elect a six-pack of presidents. Each one serves until they screw up, at which point they rotate.

Dooley Mr.

We were young and our happiness dazzled us with its strength. But there was also a terrible betrayal that lay within me like a Merle Haggard song at a French restaurant. [...] I could not tell the girl about the woman of the tollway, of her milk w

Dostoyevski F.

British education is probably the best in the world, if you can survive it. If you can't there is nothing left for you but the diplomatic corps.

Doug Larson

Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Douglas Lord Alfred

The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.

Douglas Norman

If you're like most homeowners, you're afraid that many repairs around your home are too difficult to tackle. So, when your furnace explodes, you call in a so-called professional to fix it. The "professional" arrives in a truck with lettering on t

Douglas Adams

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

Douglass Frederick

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Douglass Frederick

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

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

The bay-trees in our country are all wither'd And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven; The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth And lean-look'd prophets whisper fearful change. These signs forerun the death or fall of kings.

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

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

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Dreshfield Jerry

There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Droz Gustave

America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

Drucker Peter

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Dudley Riggs

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

Duggan B.

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

Duke Raoul

That's no moon...


We have lingered long enough on the shores of the Cosmic Ocean.

Dumas Alexander

I had another dream the other day about music critics. They were small and rodent-like with padlocked ears, as if they had stepped out of a painting by Goya.

Dumas Alexandre

For courage mounteth with occasion.

Dunne Finley Peter

As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Durant Will

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

Durocher Leo

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

Dwight Walter

Getting into trouble is easy.

Dwight Van de Vate

If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house.

Dye W.H. Auden

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.


In childhood a woman must be subject to her father; in youth to her husband; when her husband is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be free of subjugation.

Dyke Henry Van

The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.


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

Dylan Bob

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Dylan Bob

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

Dylan Bob

No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Dyson Freeman

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

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