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I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.

Eban Abba

The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

Eddie Cochran

A word to the wise is enough.

Edison Thomas Alva

Never promise more than you can perform.

Edman Irwin

A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.

Edward A. Murphy

Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Edwards-Duff Ann

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Edwin Meese

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

Efrain Rios Montt

"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

Einstein Albert

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Einstein Albert

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Einstein Albert

I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike.

Einstein Albert

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

Einstein Albert

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

Einstein Albert

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

Einstein Albert

Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Einstein Albert

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

Einstein Albert

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Einstein. A.

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Eisenhower Dwight

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

Eisenhower Dwight D.

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Eisenhower Dwight D.

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Eisenhower Dwight D.

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

Eisenhower Dwight D.

The coast was clear.

Eisenhower Dwight

I know not how I came into this, shall I call it a dying life or a living death?

Elaine Stewart

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

Elder Pliny the

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

Eliot George

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

Eliot George

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

Eliot T.S.

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

Eliot T.S.

Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

Eliot T.S.

To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland.

Eliot T.Sessay

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Elizabeth I

Most general statements are false, including this one.

Elizabeth John Greenway

Go away, I'm all right.


A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Ellis Havelock

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Ellis Havelock

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Ellis Nancy

If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Ellison Harlan

Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.)

Ellison Harlan

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

Elman Jeff

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

Emers Ralph Waldo

... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Emers Ralph Waldo

We're all in this alone.


With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.


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

Emerson Ralph Waldo

The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

[Maturity consists in the discovery that] there comes a critical moment where everything is reversed, after which the point becomes to understand more and more that there is something which cannot be understood.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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

Emerson Ralph Waldo

Mum's the word.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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,

Emerson Ralph Waldo

The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the worl

Emerson Ralph Waldo

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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

Emmons Marguerite

Two heads are better than one.

Englan Mark Twain on New

XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

Ennius Quintus

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Ennius Quintus

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

Enou R.A. Heinlein

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Enoug Lazarus Long

The major sin is the sin of being born.

Ephron Nora

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.


Ninety percent of the time things turn out worse than you thought they would. The other ten percent of the time you had no right to expect that much.

Epstein M.D.

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

Erasmus Desiderius

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

Erica Jong

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

Erlich Paul

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.

Errol Flynn

Home is where the hurt is.

Ertz Susan

The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.


The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.

Escher M.C.

Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.

Esquire Jun

An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Estard Townsperson in

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

Estes James

Nothing endures but change.

Estienne Henri

In charity there is no excess.


Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]


Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!


It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.


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

Evans Bergan

I will make you shorter by the head.

Examiner Watchman

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