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Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

H.G. Wells

There has been a little distress selling on the stock exchange.

Ha Nate

Termiter's argument that God is His own grandmother generated a surprising amount of controversy among Church leaders, who on the one hand considered the argument unsupported by scripture but on the other hand were unwilling to risk offending God's g

Hagen Walter

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

Hague Frank

So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage leaf to make an apple pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street pops its head into the shop. "What! no soap?" So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were

Hahn Tim

Never promise more than you can perform.

Haig Alexander

Another day, another dollar.

Haldeman H.R.

If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Half-Constru Racter

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Hallock Addison H.

You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Halsey Admiral William

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Hamilton Alexander

Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants.

Hamilton Alexander

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Hamilton Edith

Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.

Hamlet Dick

Look before you leap.

Hammarskjold Dag

To teach is to learn twice.

Hampton Christopher

The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity; the active virtues of society were discouraged; and the last remains of a military spirit were buried in the cloister: a large portion of public and private wealth was cons

Handley Jack

"... an experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite often picturesque liar."


The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.

Hardin Salvor

Anyone who has had a bull by the tail knows five or six more things than someone who hasn't.

Harding Warren G.

I hate dying.

Harper Lucille S.

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

Harper Roy

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

Harris Sidney

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

Harris Sydney

Don't everyone thank me at once!

Harris Sydney J.

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

Harris Sydney J.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Harris Sydney J.

CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Harris Sydney J.

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


Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

Harrold Mark

"...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

Harry Dirty

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.

Harry Dirty

The best you get is an even break.

Hart Johnny

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


Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?

Haskins Ernest

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Hawes J.

So little time, so little to do.


Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Hawley Cameron

Porsche: there simply is no substitute.

Hayakawa S.I.

It's not a sin not to be Irish, but it is a great shame.

Hazlitt William

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.

Heidi Hartmann

The superfluous is very necessary.


"You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you fit to hear his view of things?" "Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming you have integrit

Heinlein R.A.

After the game the king and the pawn go in the same box.

Heinlein Robert

"It don't matter, Sail, ... Could be worse. The fam'ly might be donatin' the proceeds to the Cath'lic Church, or the Mormons or somethin'. One cult's the same another."

Heinlein Robert

[Americans] are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.

Heller Joseph

For a light heart lives long.

Heller Robert

I'd be a poorer man if I'd never seen an eagle fly.

Heller Joseph

Very few blacks will take up golf until the requirement for plaid pants is dropped.

Heller Joseph

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

Heller Joseph

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Heller Joseph

Tempt not a desperate man.

Hellman Lillian

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

Hemingway Ernest

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Hemingway Ernest

What fools these mortals be.

Hemingway Peter Applebome

So so is good, very good, very excellent good: and yet it is not; it is but so so.

Hendrix Robert James Marshall

If Beethoven's Seventh Symphony is not by some means abridged, it will soon fall into disuse.

Henrik Ibsen

What we wish, that we readily believe.

Henry Durant

The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

Henry James

The ripest fruit falls first.

Henry Robert

Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

Hepbur Dorothy Parker

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


"Somewhere", said Father Vittorini, "did Blake not speak of the Machineries of Joy? That is, did not God promote environments, then intimidate these Natures by provoking the existence of flesh, toy men and women, such as are we all? And thus happi

Herbert A.P.

Go away, I'm all right.

Herbert Frank

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

Herbert Frank

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs.

Herbert Hoover

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.


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.


Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?


... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.


The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".


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

Heroi Stephen Pile

Man is the measure of all things.

Heroi Stephen Pile

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Heroi Stephen Pile

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Heroi Stephen Pile

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Heroi Stephen Pile

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.

Heroi Stephen Pile

"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

Heroi Stephen Pile

There must be more to life than having everything.

Herold Don

Satire is tragedy plus time.

Heywood John

The goys have proven the following theorem...

Heywood John

"Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"

Heywood John

General notions are generally wrong.

Heywood John

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Heywood John

Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.

Heywood John

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Heywood John

While there's life, there's hope.

Heywood John

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Heywood John

One good turn deserves another.

Heywood John

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ances

Heywood John

Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

Heywood John

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Heywood John

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Heywood John

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Hicks D.J.

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

Hickson W.E.

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

Hightower Jim

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

Hildebrand Joel

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

Hinckley John

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Hindu Code

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Hinojosa Daniel

Solipsists of the World... you are already united.


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

Hitler Adolf

Water, taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody.

Hitler Adolf

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.

Hitler Adolf

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Hitler Adolf

The best case: Get salary from America, build a house in England, live with a Japanese wife, and eat Chinese food. Pretty good case: Get salary from England, build a house in America, live with a Chinese wife, and eat Japanese food. The wo

Hitler Adolf

Lay off the muses, it's a very tough dollar.

Hitler Adolf

Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.

Hitler Adolph


Hitler Adolph

Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Hitler Adolph

To have died once is enough.

Hobbs Calvin and

Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Hodder-Williams Christopher

It is either through the influence of narcotic potions, of which all primitive peoples and races speak in hymns, or through the powerful approach of spring, penetrating with joy all of nature, that those Dionysian stirrings arise, which in their int

Hoest Bill

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Hoffer Eric

Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.

Hoffer Eric

There is no fool to the old fool.

Hoffman A.

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

Hoffman Abbie

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Holla Xaviera

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

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

Holmes Oliver Wendell

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Holmes Sherlock

In my end is my beginning.

Holmes Sherlock

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

Holyoke Edward

I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

Holzer Jenny

Plato, by the way, wanted to banish all poets from his proposed Utopia because they were liars. The truth was that Plato knew philosophers couldn't compete successfully with poets.


Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.


If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Honda. Harpoon a

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Hook Sidney

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

Hoover Herbert

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.

Hoover Herbert

He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Hoover J. Edgar

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

Hoover J. Edgar

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Hoover J. Edgar

Hoover J. Edgar

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Hope A.

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

Hope Bob


Hope Bob

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Hoppe Art

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

Hopper Grace Murray

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

Hopper Grace Murray

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


Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.


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.


The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Horner M.

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

Horning Jim

The optimum committee has no members.

Houghton Blair

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Houseman A.E.

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

Howe E.W.

Plastic... Aluminum... These are the inheritors of the Universe! Flesh and Blood have had their day... and that day is past!

Howe Edgar W.

Imagine there's no heaven... it's easy if you try.

Howe Irving

A Tale of Two Cities LITE(tm)

Howe Nathaniel

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.

Hubbard Elbert

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

Hubbard Elbert

To add insult to injury.

Hubbard Elbert

You tread upon my patience.

Hubbard Elbert

Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly.

Hubbard Elbert

No evil can happen to a good man.

Hubbard Elbert

I am a deeply superficial person.

Hubbard F.M.

A drama critic is a person who surprises a playwright by informing him what he meant.

Hubbard Frank

In the long run we are all dead.

Hubbard Frank

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

Hubbard Kim

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Hubbard Kim

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.

Hubbard Kim

We should realize that a city is better off with bad laws, so long as they remain fixed, then with good laws that are constantly being altered, that the lack of learning combined with sound common sense is more helpful than the kind of cleverness th

Hubbard Kin

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Hubbard Kin

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Hubbard L. Ron

A kind of Batman of contemporary letters.

Hubbard L. Ron

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

Hudson Henry

Somehow I reached excess without ever noticing when I was passing through satisfaction.

Hugo Victor

"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."

Hugo Victor

My dear People. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville Bagginses that I w

Hugo Victor

I dote on his very absence.

Hugo Victor

I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Humphrey Hubert

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

Hunter S. Thompson

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Huntingd Collis P.

"What's this? Trix? Aunt! Trix? You? You're after the prize! What is it?" He picked up the box and studied the back. "A glow-in-the-dark squid! Have you got it out of there yet?" He tilted the box, angling the little colored balls of cereal

Hurley Jack

Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Huron Port

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Hutchins Robert M.

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Huxley Aldous

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.

Huxley Aldous

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

hy it wasn't a hype. If you

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