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All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers ... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.

H.G. Wells

The reasons that each of these countries has had to renege on its financial committments were all somewhat different: Argentina because of a war, Poland because of its vast misguided overinvestment in heavy industry, Honduras because the coffee price

Ha Nate

America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

Hagen Walter

There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Hague Frank

The lovely woman-child Kaa was mercilessly chained to the cruel post of the warrior-chief Beast, with his barbarian tribe now stacking wood at her nubile feet, when the strong clear voice of the poetic and heroic Handsomas roared, 'Flick your Bic, cr

Hahn Tim

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Haig Alexander

It shall be unlawful for any suspicious person to be within the municipality.

Haldeman H.R.

Awash with unfocused desire, Everett twisted the lobe of his one remaining ear and felt the presence of somebody else behind him, which caused terror to push through his nervous system like a flash flood roaring down the mid-fork of the Feather River

Half-Constru Racter

Mate, this parrot wouldn't VOOM if you put four million volts through it!

Hallock Addison H.

God is Dead.

Halsey Admiral William

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.

Hamilton Alexander

Prizes are for children.

Hamilton Alexander

"I'll carry your books, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash & carry, Carry Me Back To Old Virginia, I'll even Hara Kari if you show me how, but I will *not* carry a gun."

Hamilton Edith

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

Hamlet Dick

Canada Post doesn't really charge 32 cents for a stamp. It's 2 cents for postage and 30 cents for storage.

Hammarskjold Dag

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

Hampton Christopher

"Just out of curiosity does this actually mean something or have some of the few remaining bits of your brain just evaporated?"

Handley Jack

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.


He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.

Hardin Salvor

If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some.

Harding Warren G.

No two persons ever read the same book.

Harper Lucille S.

I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Harper Roy

With a gentleman I try to be a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.

Harris Sidney

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Harris Sydney

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.

Harris Sydney J.

Those who have had no share in the good fortunes of the mighty Often have a share in their misfortunes.

Harris Sydney J.

The ultimate game show will be the one where somebody gets killed at the end.

Harris Sydney J.

The two party system ... is a triumph of the dialectic. It showed that two could be one and one could be two and had probably been fabricated by Hegel for the American market on a subcontract from General Dynamics.

Harris Sydney J.

We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.


The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity.

Harrold Mark

That's where the money was.

Harry Dirty

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

Harry Dirty

If I had any humility I would be perfect.

Hart Johnny

Corruption is not the #1 priority of the Police Commissioner. His job is to enforce the law and fight crime.


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

Haskins Ernest

Faith is under the left nipple.

Hawes J.

What is involved in such [close] relationships is a form of emotional chemistry, so far unexplained by any school of psychiatry I am aware of, that conditions nothing so simple as a choice between the poles of attraction and repulsion. You can meet


of the time.

Hawley Cameron

No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only had good intentions. He had money as well.

Hayakawa S.I.

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Hazlitt William

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Heidi Hartmann

Thou hast seen nothing yet.


Art is a jealous mistress.

Heinlein R.A.

Civilization and profits go hand in hand.

Heinlein Robert

I shot an arrow in to the air, and it stuck.

Heinlein Robert

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.

Heller Joseph

Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Heller Robert

Do not use that foreign word "ideals". We have that excellent native word "lies".

Heller Joseph

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

Heller Joseph

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

Heller Joseph

The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.

Heller Joseph

Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Hellman Lillian

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Hemingway Ernest

We have gone on piling weapon upon weapon, missile upon missile, new levels of destructiveness upon old ones. We have done this helplessly, almost involuntarily: like the victims of some sort of hypnotism, like men in a dream, like lemmings heading

Hemingway Ernest

Anything is possible on paper.

Hemingway Peter Applebome

You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

Hendrix Robert James Marshall

I trust the first lion he meets will do his duty.

Henrik Ibsen

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.

Henry Durant

"What the hell are you getting so upset about? I thought you didn't believe in God." "I don't," she sobbed, bursting violently into tears, "but the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid Go

Henry James

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

Henry Robert

If you are shooting under 80 you are neglecting your business; over 80 you are neglecting your golf.

Hepbur Dorothy Parker

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


It's hard to drive at the limit, but it's harder to know where the limits are.

Herbert A.P.

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.

Herbert Frank

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Herbert Frank

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Herbert Hoover

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.


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


Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?


Gay shlafen: Yiddish for "go to sleep". Now doesn't "gay shlafen" have a softer, more soothing sound than the harsh, staccato "go to sleep"? Listen to the difference: "Go to sleep, you little wretch!" ... "Gay shlafen, darling." Obvious, isn't


You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.


Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Heroi Stephen Pile

Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!

Heroi Stephen Pile

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

Heroi Stephen Pile

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

Heroi Stephen Pile

There are no great men, buster. There are only men.

Heroi Stephen Pile

NAPOLEON: What shall we do with this soldier, Giuseppe? Everything he says is wrong. GIUSEPPE: Make him a general, Excellency, and then everything he says will be right.

Heroi Stephen Pile

I'll turn over a new leaf.

Heroi Stephen Pile

Political speeches are like steer horns. A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull inbetween.

Herold Don

Piece of cake!

Heywood John

I went to my mother and told her I intended to commence a different life. I asked for and obtained her blessing and at once commenced the career of a robber.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

The Least Successful Police Dogs America has a very strong candidate in "La Dur", a fearsome looking schnauzer hound, who was retired from the Orlando police force in Florida in 1978. He consistently refused to do anything which might ruffle or of

Heywood John

Ben, why didn't you tell me?

Heywood John

Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Heywood John

If God lived on Earth, people would knock out all His windows.

Heywood John

Veni, vidi, vici. [I came, I saw, I conquered].

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Heywood John

Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

Heywood John

Then, gently touching my face, she hesitated for a moment as her incredible eyes poured forth into mine love, joy, pain, tragedy, acceptance, and peace. "'Bye for now," she said warmly.

Heywood John

Has the great art and mystery of politics no apparent utility? Does it appear to be unqualifiedly ratty, raffish, sordid, obscene and low down, and its salient virtuosi a gang of umitigated scoundrels? Then let us not forget its high capacity to soo

Heywood John

... 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.

Heywood John

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Hicks D.J.

Just because I turn down a contract on a guy doesn't mean he isn't going to get hit.

Hickson W.E.

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

Hightower Jim

What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Hildebrand Joel

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Hinckley John

Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Hindu Code

You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.

Hinojosa Daniel

Let's do it.


XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

Hitler Adolf

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

Hitler Adolf

If there is no wind, row.

Hitler Adolf

You can't depend on the man who made the mess to clean it up.

Hitler Adolf

I appreciate the fact that this draft was done in haste, but some of the sentences that you are sending out in the world to do your work for you are loitering in taverns or asleep beside the highway.

Hitler Adolf

One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

Hitler Adolf

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey's loquacity is legendary, and Barry Goldwater notes that "Hubert has been clocked at 275 words a minute with gusts up to 340." On the campaign trail during 1964, Republican nominee Barry Goldwater stated, "The imme

Hitler Adolph

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

Hitler Adolph

Consider well the proportions of things. It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

Hitler Adolph

[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

Hobbs Calvin and

What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Hodder-Williams Christopher

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

Hoest Bill

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

Hoffer Eric

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Hoffer Eric

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Hoffman A.

A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Hoffman Abbie

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Holla Xaviera

The optimum committee has no members.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Holmes Oliver Wendell

Anything anybody can say about America is true.

Holmes Sherlock

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Holmes Sherlock

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

Holyoke Edward

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Holzer Jenny

By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.


When I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough.


The marriage of Marxism and feminism has been like the marriage of husband and wife depicted in English common law: Marxism and feminism are one, and that one is marxism.

Honda. Harpoon a

Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cathedral in Spain: It is forbidden to enter a woman, even a foreigner if dressed as a man. Above the enterance to a Cairo bar: Unaccompanied ladies not admitted unless with husb

Hook Sidney

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

Hoover Herbert

She ran the gamut of emotions from 'A' to 'B'.

Hoover Herbert

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Hoover J. Edgar

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.

Hoover J. Edgar

Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at the blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

Hoover J. Edgar

Democrats buy most of the books that have been banned somewhere. Republicans form censorship committees and read them as a group. Republicans consume three-fourths of the rutabaga produced in the USA. The remainder is thrown out. Republicans usu

Hoover J. Edgar

An efficient and a successful administration manifests itself equally in small as in great matters.

Hope A.

"I understand this is your first dead client," Sabian was saying. The absurdity of the statement made me want to laugh but they don't call me Deadpan Allie and lie.

Hope Bob

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Hope Bob

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

Hoppe Art

October 12, the Discovery. It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

Hopper Grace Murray

Nothing recedes like success.

Hopper Grace Murray

When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who I know who have gone to a better world, I am moved to lead a different life.


What a strange game. The only winning move is not to play.


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


I had never been too political, but I knew how white people treated black people and it was hard for me to come back to the bullshit white people put a black person through in this country. To realize you don't have any power to make things differen

Horner M.

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Horning Jim

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.

Houghton Blair

Any stone in your boot always migrates against the pressure gradient to exactly the point of most pressure.

Houseman A.E.

In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.

Howe E.W.

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Howe Edgar W.

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Howe Irving

Well, you know, no matter where you go, there you are.

Howe Nathaniel

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Hubbard Elbert

In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

Hubbard Elbert

Many a man that can't direct you to a corner drugstore will get a respectful hearing when age has further impaired his mind.

Hubbard Elbert

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

Hubbard Elbert

If God wanted us to have a President, He would have sent us a candidate.

Hubbard Elbert

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Hubbard Elbert

I have a very strange feeling about this...

Hubbard F.M.

I never deny, I never contradict. I sometimes forget.

Hubbard Frank

"What was the worst thing you've ever done?" "I won't tell you that, but I'll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to me... the most dreadful thing."

Hubbard Frank

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Hubbard Kim

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

Hubbard Kim

... the privileged being which we call human is distinguished from other animals only by certain double-edged manifestations which in charity we can only call "inhuman."

Hubbard Kim

A definition of teaching: casting fake pearls before real swine.

Hubbard Kin

Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Hubbard Kin

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Hubbard L. Ron

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.

Hubbard L. Ron

Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door.

Hudson Henry

The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

Hugo Victor

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Hugo Victor

Well, don't worry about it... It's nothing.

Hugo Victor

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.

Hugo Victor

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.

Humphrey Hubert

Were it not for the presence of the unwashed and the half-educated, the formless, queer and incomplete, the unreasonable and absurd, the infinite shapes of the delightful human tadpole, the horizon would not wear so wide a grin.

Hunter S. Thompson

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

Huntingd Collis P.

I do desire we may be better strangers.

Hurley Jack

Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.

Huron Port

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

Hutchins Robert M.

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.

Huxley Aldous

I might have gone to West Point, but I was too proud to speak to a congressman.

Huxley Aldous

Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

hy it wasn't a hype. If you

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