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We have no scorched earth policy. We have a policy of scorched Communists.

D Vine

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to.

D'Hericault Charles

"Avoid revolution or expect to get shot. Mother and I will grieve, but we will gladly buy a dinner for the National Guardsman who shot you."

Dada Idi Amin

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

Dada Idi Amin

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

Dagny Taggart

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.

Daley Mayor

"Not only is God dead, but just try to find a plumber on weekends."

Daley Mayor

Real wealth can only increase.

Daley Richard

How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Dali Salvador

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Dam Andries van

"Nuclear war would mean abolition of most comforts, and disruption of normal routines, for children and adults alike."

Dane Franklin K.

Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

Dangerfield Rodney

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Danton G.J.

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

Darling Charles

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.

Darrow Clarence

I've touch'd the highest point of all my greatness; And from that full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting. I shall fall, Like a bright exhalation in the evening And no man see me more.

Darrow Clarence

"You boys lookin' for trouble?" "Sure. Whaddya got?"

Darrow Clarence

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

Darrow Clarence

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

Darrow Clarence

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

Darrow Clarence

If you took all of the grains of sand in the world, and lined them up end to end in a row, you'd be working for the government!

Darwin Charles

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

Darwin Porter

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.

Dass Baba Ram

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

Dass Baba Ram

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


The Angels want to wear my red shoes.

Dave Barry

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

David Bodanis

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

David Niven

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

Davis Evan

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

Davis Evan

"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Davis Miles

He who attacks the fundamentals of the American broadcasting industry attacks democracy itself.

Davisson Richard

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

Day Clarence

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

DeBalzac Honore

When a shepherd goes to kill a wolf, and takes his dog along to see the sport, he should take care to avoid mistakes. The dog has certain relationships to the wolf the shepherd may have forgotten.

DeGaulle Charles

The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars."

Dead The Grateful

Death is a spirit leaving a body, sort of like a shell leaving the nut behind.

Dean James

Democracy becomes a government of bullies, tempered by editors.

Dekker Thomas

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.


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

Dennett Daniel

America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization.

Derek Bok

United Nations, New York, December 25. The peace and joy of the Christmas season was marred by a proclamation of a general strike of all the military forces of the world. Panic reigns in the hearts of all the patriots of every persuasion. Meanwhil


I stick my neck out for nobody.

Descartes Rene

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.

Dewar Lord Thomas

You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.

Dewar Lord Thomas

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that, too.

Dewar Lord Thomas Rober

When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

Dewey John

We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

Dick Philip K.

The two oldest professions in the world have been ruined by amateurs.

Dickens Charles

Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Dickens Charles

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

Dickens Charles

All phone calls are obscene.

Dickey James

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

Dickson Paul

"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"

Dictionary Webster's Unafraid

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

Dictum Schumacher's

If you laid all of our laws end to end, there would be no end.

Diefenbaker John

"MacDonald has the gift on compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts."

Dillinger John

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


General notions are generally wrong.

Disney Walt

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

Disney Walt

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Disra Benjamin

I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.

Disrael Benjamin

Faith is under the left nipple.

Disraeli Benjamin

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.

Disraeli Benjamin

I'll turn over a new leaf.

Disraeli Benjamin

Indomitable in retreat; invincible in advance; insufferable in victory.

Disraeli Benjamin

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

Disraeli Benjamin

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.

Disraeli Benjamin

Imagine me going around with a pot belly. It would mean political ruin.

Dobbs Waldo D.R.

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Dobson Austin

"...The name of the song is called 'Haddocks' Eyes'!" "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel interested. "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed. "That's what the name is called. The nam

Doctor The

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Dogtender The Mad

Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly.

Dolph Sharp

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Dolph Sharp

Dear Ann Landers: My husband watches the TV preachers every Sunday. He claims one minister said there are 350 different sins. My husband wants to know if you can get the list. He thinks he is missing something.

Donald N. Smith president

I think... I think it's in my basement... Let me go upstairs and check.

Donatus Aelius

Odets, where is thy sting?

Donleavy J.P.

A witty saying proves nothing.

Dooley Mr.

Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Dooley Mr.

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

Dostoyevski F.

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.

Doug Larson

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Douglas Lord Alfred

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

Douglas Norman

He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.

Douglas Adams

Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long.

Douglass Frederick

"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."

Douglass Frederick

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

Once, I read that a man be never stronger than when he truly realizes how weak he is.

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

... [after the announcement of Vanguard] ... Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson (the same "Engine Charlie" who once told the Senate, "[F]or years I've thought that what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa," probably

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

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

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.

Dreshfield Jerry

If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt

Droz Gustave

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

Drucker Peter

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Dudley Riggs

It is better to have loved and lost

Duggan B.

Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Duke Raoul

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry without a certain unsoundness of mind.


Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Dumas Alexander

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Dumas Alexandre

Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Dunne Finley Peter

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Durant Will

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Durocher Leo

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

Dwight Walter

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

Dwight Van de Vate

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.

Dye W.H. Auden

When the President does it, that means it is not illegal.


Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation."

Dyke Henry Van

Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run. Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents' beds, unerringly I rush!


Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Dylan Bob

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

Dylan Bob

I am just a nice, clean-cut Mongolian boy.

Dylan Bob

"Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, Rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science."

Dyson Freeman

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

de Dave Johnson on

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

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