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"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

H.G. Wells

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.

Ha Nate

Naked children have never played in _o_u_r fountains, and I.M. Pei will never be happy on Route 66.

Hagen Walter

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

Hague Frank

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Hahn Tim

Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

Haig Alexander

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Haldeman H.R.

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

Half-Constru Racter

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Hallock Addison H.

To add insult to injury.

Halsey Admiral William

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.

Hamilton Alexander

Zero Mostel: That's it baby! When you got it, flaunt it! Flaunt it!

Hamilton Alexander

This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.

Hamilton Edith

If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius

Hamlet Dick

The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people, and don't come in clearly enough.

Hammarskjold Dag

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Hampton Christopher

Do not despair of life. You have no doubt force enough to overcome your obstacles. Think of the fox prowling through wood and field in a winter night for something to satisfy his hunger. Notwithstanding cold and hounds and traps, his race survives

Handley Jack

One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c


It is up to us to produce better-quality movies.

Hardin Salvor

Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Harding Warren G.

I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Harper Lucille S.

Objectivity is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.

Harper Roy

Nothing recedes like success.

Harris Sidney

There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Harris Sydney

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Harris Sydney J.

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

Harris Sydney J.

None love the bearer of bad news.

Harris Sydney J.

The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Harris Sydney J.

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.


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.

Harrold Mark

There's no justice in this world.

Harry Dirty

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

Harry Dirty

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

Hart Johnny

Never have so many understood so little about so much.


Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Haskins Ernest

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.

Hawes J.

There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.


Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Hawley Cameron

Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Hayakawa S.I.

Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

Hazlitt William

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Heidi Hartmann

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.


Save the Whales

Heinlein R.A.

In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

Heinlein Robert

If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Heinlein Robert

CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Heller Joseph

My father, a good man, told me, "Never lose your ignorance; you cannot replace it."

Heller Robert

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

Heller Joseph

Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton

Heller Joseph

Out of sight is out of mind.

Heller Joseph

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

Heller Joseph

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Hellman Lillian

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

Hemingway Ernest

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Hemingway Ernest

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Hemingway Peter Applebome

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.

Hendrix Robert James Marshall

I can't understand why a person will take a year or two to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Henrik Ibsen

If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

Henry Durant

Authors (and perhaps columnists) eventually rise to the top of whatever depths they were once able to plumb.

Henry James

"Well, it's garish, ugly, and derelicts have used it for a toilet. The rides are dilapidated to the point of being lethal, and could easily maim or kill innocent little children." "Oh, so you don't like it?" "Don't like it? I'm CRAZY for it."

Henry Robert

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

Hepbur Dorothy Parker

"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."


It is better to have loved and lost

Herbert A.P.

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

Herbert Frank

Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Herbert Frank

The old complaint that mass culture is designed for eleven-year-olds is of course a shameful canard. The key age has traditionally been more like fourteen.

Herbert Hoover

While there's life, there's hope.


Playing an unamplified electric guitar is like strumming on a picnic table.


"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever


A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.


If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.


He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Heroi Stephen Pile

Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate. Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and great effort pushing boulders into a single

Heroi Stephen Pile

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Heroi Stephen Pile

A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

Heroi Stephen Pile

A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Heroi Stephen Pile

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

Heroi Stephen Pile

... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Heroi Stephen Pile

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Herold Don

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Heywood John

The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Heywood John

There is no fool to the old fool.

Heywood John

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Heywood John

The sunlights differ, but there is only one darkness.

Heywood John

The plot was designed in a light vein that somehow became varicose.

Heywood John

We'll be recording at the Paradise Friday night. Live, on the Death label.

Heywood John

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Heywood John

XI: If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off. XII: I

Heywood John

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Heywood John

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and open a vein.

Heywood John

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Heywood John

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.

Hicks D.J.

The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Hickson W.E.

Let your conscience be your guide.

Hightower Jim

Satire is tragedy plus time.

Hildebrand Joel

Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."

Hinckley John

Competitive fury is not always anger. It is the true missionary's courage and zeal in facing the possibility that one's best may not be enough.

Hindu Code

Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.

Hinojosa Daniel

The course of true anything never does run smooth.


Two heads are better than one.

Hitler Adolf

A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Hitler Adolf

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

Hitler Adolf

Another day, another dollar.

Hitler Adolf

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

Hitler Adolf

By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Hitler Adolf

To teach is to learn twice.

Hitler Adolph

A violent man will die a violent death.

Hitler Adolph

Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all.

Hitler Adolph

Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?

Hobbs Calvin and

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Hodder-Williams Christopher

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way.

Hoest Bill

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

Hoffer Eric

It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Hoffer Eric

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

Hoffman A.

Don't everyone thank me at once!

Hoffman Abbie

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

Holla Xaviera

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Holmes Sherlock

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Holmes Sherlock

Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Holyoke Edward

No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it.

Holzer Jenny

The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.


Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Honda. Harpoon a

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Hook Sidney

A dead man cannot bite.

Hoover Herbert

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Hoover Herbert

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Hoover J. Edgar

A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Hoover J. Edgar

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Hoover J. Edgar

What one fool can do, another can.

Hoover J. Edgar

I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Hope A.

One good turn deserves another.

Hope Bob

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

Hope Bob

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

Hoppe Art

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Hopper Grace Murray

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Hopper Grace Murray

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.


It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.


Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]


Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Horner M.

An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

Horning Jim

Adhere to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant, and broken the monotony of a decorous age.

Houghton Blair

There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

Houseman A.E.

If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.

Howe E.W.

Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Howe Edgar W.

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Howe Irving

Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Howe Nathaniel

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

Hubbard Elbert

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *___and* fresher

Hubbard Elbert

Not all who own a harp are harpers.

Hubbard Elbert

They can't stop us... we're on a mission from God!

Hubbard Elbert

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Hubbard Elbert

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

Hubbard Elbert

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

Hubbard F.M.

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Hubbard Frank

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Hubbard Frank

There are no answers, only cross-references.

Hubbard Kim

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

Hubbard Kim

The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.

Hubbard Kim

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

Hubbard Kin

Think sideways!

Hubbard Kin

All phone calls are obscene.

Hubbard L. Ron

We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Hubbard L. Ron

Dustin Farnum: Why, yesterday, I had the audience glued to their seats! Oliver Herford: Wonderful! Wonderful! Clever of you to think of it!

Hudson Henry

Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.

Hugo Victor

"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

Hugo Victor

There are two ways of disliking art. One is to dislike it. The other is to like it rationally.

Hugo Victor

All art is but imitation of nature.

Hugo Victor

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

Humphrey Hubert

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Hunter S. Thompson

The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Huntingd Collis P.

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Hurley Jack

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

Huron Port

Watch your mouth, kid, or you'll find yourself floating home.

Hutchins Robert M.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Huxley Aldous

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

Huxley Aldous

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

hy it wasn't a hype. If you

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