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The most common given name in the world is Mohammad; the most common family name in the world is Chang. Can you imagine the enormous number of people in the world named Mohammad Chang?

G Gen.

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

G. Gordon Liddy's

As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.

G. Roy

I realize that the MX missile is none of our concern. I realize that the whole point of living in a democracy is that we pay professional congresspersons to concern themselves with things like the MX missile so we can be free to concern ourselves wi

G. Roy

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stay there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never

Galbraith J.K.

Lansdale seized on the idea of using Nixon to build support for the [Vietnamese] elections ... really honest elections, this time. "Oh, sure, honest, yes, that's right," Nixon said, "so long as you win!" With that he winked, drove his elbow into La

Galbraith J.K.

I don't think they are going to give a shit about the Republican Committee trying to bug the Democratic Committee's headquarters.

Galbraith John Kenneth

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Galbraith John Kenneth

"Rights" is a fictional abstraction. No one has "Rights", neither machines nor flesh-and-blood. Persons... have opportunities, not rights, which they use or do not use.

Galbraith John Kenneth

'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky!

Galilei Galileo

The perfect friend sees the best in you


The pollution's at that awkward stage. Too thick to navigate and too thin to cultivate.

Gallagher Eugene P.

To be is to be related.

Gallaher M.

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.

Gallaher M.

One good turn deserves another.

Galsworthy John

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented hell.


"To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."


I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Gandhi Indira

You don't have to think too hard when you talk to teachers.

Gandhi Indira

You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.

Gandhi Mahatma

What I tell you three times is true.

Gandhi Mahatma

Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential death in which its

Gandhi Mahatma

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

Gandhi Mahatma

I was in accord with the system so long as it permitted me to function effectively.

Garbers J.

REPORTER: Senator, are you for or against the MX missile system? SENATOR: Bob, the MX missile system reminds me of an old saying that the country folk in my state like to say. It goes like this: "You can carry a pig for six miles, but if you set i


Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Garrison William Lloyd

There is only one word for aid that is genuinely without strings, and that word is blackmail.

Garrison Keillor

The Worst Musical Trio There are few bad musicians who have a chance to give a recital at a famous concert hall while still learning the rudiments of their instrument. This happened about thirty years ago to the son of a Rumanian gentleman who was

Gary Gilmore

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

Gary Trudeau

A full belly makes a dull brain.

Gasset Jos'e Ortega Y

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Gauguin Paul

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Gauguin Paul

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.

Gaulle Charles de

Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired.

Gaulle Charles de

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Gaultier Jules de

Walk softly and carry a big stick.


"I'd like to start a new religion. One that doesn't use a dead young man as its logo."

Gauvreay Emile Henry

Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Gavin General James

If I had any humility I would be perfect.

Geis R.

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Geis R.

When you jump for joy, beware that no-one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

Geis R.

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Gene Kirkwood

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

Genter Quentin

Fear is the greatest salesman.


Alas, how love can trifle with itself!

George F. Baer railroad

Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

George Kennan

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

George Saunder

We're all in this alone.

George Seldes

If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.

Gerald Weinberg

Use an accordion. Go to jail.

Gerould Katharine Fullerton

Gerrold David

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

Gerrold David

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

Gess Bene

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

Getty J. Paul

The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.

Getty J.P.

Millions of sensible people are too high-minded to concede that politics is almost always the choice of the lesser evil. "Tweedledum and Tweedledee," they say. "I will not vote." Having abstained, they are presented with a President who appoints t

Giancana Sam

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

Giancana Sam e

Better late than never.

Gibbon Edward

You can't underestimate the power of fear.

Gibbon Edward

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.

Gibbons Edward

All things that are, are with more spirit chased than enjoyed.

Gibran Kahlil

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

Gibran Kahlil

The Public is merely a multiplied "me."

Gibran Kahlil

There is always something new out of Africa.

Gibson J.J.

San Francisco isn't what it used to be, and it never was.

Giddens Gary

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Gilbert W.S.

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.

Gillette George Francis

May you live in uninteresting times.

Gilliam E.A.

Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

Ginsberg Allen

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Ginsberg Allen

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Giraudoux Jean

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

Giraudoux Jean

Therefore it is necessary to learn how not to be good, and to use this knowledge and not use it, according to the necessity of the cause.

Glymour. C.

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

Gnaeus Pompeius

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

Gobeil Madeleine

You're always thinking you're gonna be the one that makes 'em act different.

Godwin Gail

I just got off the phone with Sonny Barger [President of the Hell's Angels]. He wants me to appear as a character witness for him at his murder trial and said he'd be glad to appear as a character witness on my behalf if I ever needed one. Needless

Goebbels Josef

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Goering Hermann

The goys have proven the following theorem...

Goering Hermann

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


Life is too short to be taken seriously.


Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.


If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If


The fact that it works is immaterial.


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


I'm not a lovable man.

Goethe Johann Wolfgang von

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

Goethe Johann van

If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.

Gold Vic

It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Gold Barry

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.


The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Goldfinger Auric

I used to be a rebel in my youth. This cause... that cause... (chuckle) I backed 'em ALL! But I learned. Rebellion is simply a device used by the immature to hide from his own problems. So I lost interest in politics. Now when I feel aroused by

Goldthwait Bobcat

God has intended the great to be great and the little to be little... The trade unions, under the European system, destroy liberty [...] I do not mean to say that a dollar a day is enough to support a workingman... not enough to support a man and fiv

Goldwater Barry

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.

Goldwater Barry

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Goldwater Sen. Barry

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Goldwater Senator Barry

The notes blatted skyward as they rose over the Canada geese, feathered rumps mooning the day, webbed appendages frantically pedaling unseen bicycles in their search for sustenance, driven by cruel Nature's maxim, 'Ya wanna eat, ya gotta work,' and a

Goldwater Barry

However, on religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or wha

Goldwater Senator Barry

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Goldwyn Samuel

Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

Goldwyn Samuel

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.

Goldwyn Samuel

While your friend holds you affectionately by both your hands you are safe, for you can watch both of his.

Gondorf Henry

... we must not judge the society of the future by considering whether or not we should like to live in it; the question is whether those who have grown up in it will be happier than those who have grown up in our society or those of the past.

Good Glynda the

If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Goodman Saul

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Gordon Karen Elizabeth

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

Gordon George

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

Gorin Amy

The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

Gorin Amy

... whether it is better to spend a life not knowing what you want or to spend a life knowing exactly what you want and that you will never have it.

Gould Jay

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Gould Jay

Thinking you know something is a sure way to blind yourself.

Goulden Joseph C.

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

Goulden Joseph C.

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Goulden Joseph C.

I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Grant Cary

You can't run away forever, But there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start.

Grant Cary

We are upping our standards ... so up yours.

Gravy Wavy

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Gregory Dick

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Greville Fulke

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car.

Grogan Emmett

... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Groucho Marx

Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.


The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

Guaspari David

The most recent attempt to revive the moribund campus left, a national conference held at Rutgers University February 5-7, ended when the participants decided that they were too racist to found a new national organization. The stated goal of the c

Guido Mark

"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"


"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."


Rincewind looked down at him and grinned slowly. It was a wide, manic, and utterly humourless rictus. It was the sort of grin that is normally accompanied by small riverside birds wandering in and out, picking scraps out of the teeth.


With all the talent around, it's sort of amazing that a woman could be up here with us.


Let's talk about how to fill out your 1984 tax return. Here's an often overlooked accounting technique that can save you thousands of dollars: For several days before you put it in the mail, carry your tax return around under your armpit. No IRS ag

Gusenberg Frank

The superfluous is very necessary.

Guthrie Arlo

He who renders warfare fatal to all engaged in it will be the greatest benefactor the world has yet known.

Guzik Jake

Personifiers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but Mr. Dignity!

Guzman Adolfo

If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.

Gween Actor Edmond

Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.

Gyles Brandreth

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