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It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

D Vine

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

D'Hericault Charles

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

Dada Idi Amin

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.

Dada Idi Amin

Prizes are for children.

Dagny Taggart

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

Daley Mayor

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old all down the unchanging days and die one day like any other day, only short

Daley Mayor

For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Daley Richard

Sometimes I wonder if I'm in my right mind. Then it passes off and I'm as intelligent as ever.

Dali Salvador

My advice to you, my violent friend, is to seek out gold and sit on it.

Dam Andries van

"Do you think there's a God?" "Well, ____SOMEbody's out to get me!"

Dane Franklin K.

All is well that ends well.

Dangerfield Rodney

A definition of teaching: casting fake pearls before real swine.

Danton G.J.

An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.

Darling Charles

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Darrow Clarence

Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Darrow Clarence

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Darrow Clarence

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

Darrow Clarence

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Darrow Clarence

... A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.

Darrow Clarence

There is no fool to the old fool.

Darwin Charles

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Darwin Porter

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Dass Baba Ram

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

Dass Baba Ram

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


Out of sight is out of mind.

Dave Barry

Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

David Bodanis

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

David Niven

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

Davis Evan

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Davis Evan

Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Davis Miles

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

Davisson Richard

For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Day Clarence

Lay on, MacDuff, and curs'd be him who first cries, "Hold, enough!".

DeBalzac Honore

You always introduce the younger person to the older person, using the wording: "Miss Brown, I'd like to introduce you to an older person" (unless her name is not "Miss Brown"). If you do not know a person's age, ask for a driver's license and a ma

DeGaulle Charles

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

Dead The Grateful

Ben, why didn't you tell me?

Dean James

Another day, another dollar.

Dekker Thomas

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


The superfluous is very necessary.

Dennett Daniel

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Derek Bok

Flame on!


The sunlights differ, but there is only one darkness.

Descartes Rene

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Dewar Lord Thomas

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

Dewar Lord Thomas

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

Dewar Lord Thomas Rober

Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.

Dewey John

Everyone is in the best seat.

Dick Philip K.

Public use of any portable music system is a virtually guaranteed indicator of sociopathic tendencies.

Dickens Charles

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Dickens Charles

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

Dickens Charles

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

Dickey James

In regards to Oral Roberts' claim that God told him that he would die unless he received $20 million by March, God's lawyers have stated that their client has not spoken with Roberts for several years. Off the record, God has stated that "If I had w

Dickson Paul

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

Dictionary Webster's Unafraid

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

Dictum Schumacher's

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Diefenbaker John

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Dillinger John

One learns to itch where one can scratch.


Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Disney Walt

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Disney Walt

Well begun is half done.

Disra Benjamin

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

Disrael Benjamin

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.

Disraeli Benjamin

"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Disraeli Benjamin

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

Disraeli Benjamin

The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Disraeli Benjamin

Indeed, the first noble truth of Buddhism, usually translated as `all life is suffering,' is more accurately rendered `life is filled with a sense of pervasive unsatisfactoriness.'

Disraeli Benjamin

You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.

Disraeli Benjamin

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Dobbs Waldo D.R.

Many of the characters are fools and they are always playing tricks on me and treating me badly.

Dobson Austin

A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Doctor The

per year.

Dogtender The Mad

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Dolph Sharp

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

Dolph Sharp

The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

Donald N. Smith president

Many a long dispute between divines may thus be abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so.

Donatus Aelius

Drop the vase and it will become a Ming of the past.

Donleavy J.P.

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.

Dooley Mr.

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

Dooley Mr.

What makes you think graduate school is supposed to be satisfying?

Dostoyevski F.

All art is but imitation of nature.

Doug Larson

Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.

Douglas Lord Alfred

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Douglas Norman

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

Douglas Adams

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

Douglass Frederick

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Douglass Frederick

"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

No evil can happen to a good man.

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

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Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Dreshfield Jerry

I played lead guitar in a band called The Federal Duck, which is the kind of name that was popular in the '60s as a result of controlled substances being in widespread use. Back then, there were no restrictions, in terms of talent, on who could make

Droz Gustave

Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Drucker Peter

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Dudley Riggs

It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

Duggan B.

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Duke Raoul

There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering.


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

Dumas Alexander

If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Dumas Alexandre

The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

Dunne Finley Peter

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Durant Will

Words have a longer life than deeds.

Durocher Leo

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.

Dwight Walter

Eeny, Meeny, Jelly Beanie, the spirits are about to speak!

Dwight Van de Vate

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

Dye W.H. Auden

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


Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it.

Dyke Henry Van

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.


It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.

Dylan Bob

The farther you go, the less you know.

Dylan Bob

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

Dylan Bob

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Dyson Freeman

If one inquires why the American tradition is so strong against any connection of State and Church, why it dreads even the rudiments of religious teaching in state-maintained schools, the immediate and superficial answer is not far to seek. ... The

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