people quote people free resource of famous quoting - great phrases for simply ideas
browsing by author   
browsing alphabetically   

"The Right Honorable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts."

H.G. Wells

The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state, for styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. ... The new style, gradually gaining a lodgement, quitely ins

Ha Nate

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

Hagen Walter

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

Hague Frank

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.

Hahn Tim

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Haig Alexander

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

Haldeman H.R.

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Half-Constru Racter

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.

Hallock Addison H.

"Rembrandt's first name was Beauregard, which is why he never used it."

Halsey Admiral William

A word to the wise is enough.

Hamilton Alexander

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

Hamilton Alexander

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Hamilton Edith

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Hamlet Dick

No evil can happen to a good man.

Hammarskjold Dag

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Hampton Christopher

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

Handley Jack

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


Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Hardin Salvor

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Harding Warren G.

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

Harper Lucille S.

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

Harper Roy

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.

Harris Sidney

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Harris Sydney

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.

Harris Sydney J.

Go ahead... make my day.

Harris Sydney J.

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

Harris Sydney J.

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Harris Sydney J.

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.



Harrold Mark

Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.

Harry Dirty

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

Harry Dirty

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

Hart Johnny

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.


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

Haskins Ernest

The 'A' is for content, the 'minus' is for not typing it. Don't ever do this to my eyes again.

Hawes J.

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?


In the first place, God made idiots; this was for practice; then he made school boards.

Hawley Cameron

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

Hayakawa S.I.

On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.

Hazlitt William

For there are moments when one can neither think nor feel. And if one can neither think nor feel, she thought, where is one?

Heidi Hartmann

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


The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Heinlein R.A.

The fact that people are poor or discriminated against doesn't necessarily endow them with any special qualities of justice, nobility, charity or compassion.

Heinlein Robert

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.

Heinlein Robert

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Heller Joseph

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

Heller Robert

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

Heller Joseph

The two oldest professions in the world have been ruined by amateurs.

Heller Joseph

The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Heller Joseph

Every cloud engenders not a storm.

Heller Joseph

One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.

Hellman Lillian

If I had any humility I would be perfect.

Hemingway Ernest

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

Hemingway Ernest

Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

Hemingway Peter Applebome

And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

Hendrix Robert James Marshall

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

Henrik Ibsen

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.

Henry Durant

... difference of opinion is advantagious in religion. The several sects perform the office of a common censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity,

Henry James

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today, and it will set the pace tomorrow.

Henry Robert

And they mainly want to teach them not to question, not to imagine, but to be obedient and behave well so that they can hold them forever as children to their bosom as the second millennium lurches toward its panicky close.

Hepbur Dorothy Parker

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


I'll never get off this planet.

Herbert A.P.

Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.

Herbert Frank

The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.

Herbert Frank

We should keep the Panama Canal. After all, we stole it fair and square.

Herbert Hoover

Concerning the war in Vietnam, Senator George Aiken of Vermount noted in January, 1966, "I'm not very keen for doves or hawks. I think we need more owls."


The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h


"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."


If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.


Likewise, the national appetizer, brine-cured herring with raw onions, wins few friends, Germans excepted.


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

Heroi Stephen Pile

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

Heroi Stephen Pile

Just as most issues are seldom black or white, so are most good solutions seldom black or white. Beware of the solution that requires one side to be totally the loser and the other side to be totally the winner. The reason there are two sides to be

Heroi Stephen Pile

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

Heroi Stephen Pile

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Heroi Stephen Pile

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.

Heroi Stephen Pile

"It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies."

Heroi Stephen Pile

What an artist dies with me!

Herold Don

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

Heywood John

Talkers are no good doers.

Heywood John

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

Heywood 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.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

You or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

Heywood John

A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.

Heywood John

My daddy's brains was so scrambled he thought he was Jesus. They put him in a nut house for 5 years and when he got out, he didn't think he was Jesus, he thought he was *God*! ... Which made me Jesus.

Heywood John

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

Heywood John

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.

Heywood John

You may have heard that a dean is to faculty as a hydrant is to a dog.

Heywood John

Knowledge is power.

Heywood John

A political man can have as his aim the realization of freedom, but he has no means to realize it other than through violence.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

Hicks D.J.

The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a combination of evil and incompetence... sort of like the Post Office with tanks.

Hickson W.E.

When I first arrived in this country I had only fifteen cents in my pocket and a willingness to compromise.

Hightower Jim

In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.

Hildebrand Joel

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Hinckley John

Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Hindu Code

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

Hinojosa Daniel

I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men


Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Hitler Adolf

We're constantly being bombarded by insulting and humiliating music, which people are making for you the way they make those Wonder Bread products. Just as food can be bad for your system, music can be bad for your spirtual and emotional feelings. I

Hitler Adolf

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

Hitler Adolf

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Hitler Adolf

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Hitler Adolf

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

Hitler Adolf

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that, too.

Hitler Adolph

... 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

Hitler Adolph

A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

Hitler Adolph

According to the Rand McNally Places-Rated Almanac, the best place to live in America is the city of Pittsburgh. The city of New York came in twenty-fifth. Here in New York we really don't care too much. Because we know that we could beat up their

Hobbs Calvin and

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

Hodder-Williams Christopher

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.

Hoest Bill

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Hoffer Eric

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

Hoffer Eric

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Hoffman A.

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

Hoffman Abbie

God help those who do not help themselves.

Holla Xaviera

To add insult to injury.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

A Galileo could no more be elected president of the United States than he could be elected Pope of Rome. Both high posts are reserved for men favored by God with an extraordinary genius for swathing the bitter facts of life in bandages of self-illus

Holmes Oliver Wendell

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

Holmes Sherlock

Tempt not a desperate man.

Holmes Sherlock

That government is best which governs least.

Holyoke Edward

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.

Holzer Jenny

Ten years of rejection slips is nature's way of telling you to stop writing.


Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions


"Not only is God dead, but just try to find a plumber on weekends."

Honda. Harpoon a

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Hook Sidney

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

Hoover Herbert

He thinks the Gettysburg Address is where Lincoln lived.

Hoover Herbert

When, in 1964, New Hampshire Republican Senator Norris Cotton announced his support of Bary Goldwater in his state's primary election, he was questioned as to whether this indicated a change of his hitherto "liberal" political views. "Well," expla

Hoover J. Edgar

In the long run we are all dead.

Hoover J. Edgar

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.

Hoover J. Edgar

The rights you have are the rights given you by this Committee [the House Un-American Activities Committee]. We will determine what rights you have and what rights you have not got.

Hoover J. Edgar

Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Hope A.

We must remember that in time of war what is said on the enemy's side of the front is always propaganda and what is said on our side of the front is truth and righteousness, the cause of humanity and a crusade for peace.

Hope Bob

Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

Hope Bob

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Hoppe Art

If I had a plantation in Georgia and a home in Hell, I'd sell the plantation and go home.

Hopper Grace Murray

He jests at scars who never felt a wound.

Hopper Grace Murray

A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.


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


If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.


Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Horner M.

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

Horning Jim

This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.

Houghton Blair

Gone With The Wind LITE(tm)

Houseman A.E.

"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

Howe E.W.

If there is no wind, row.

Howe Edgar W.

What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Howe Irving

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

Howe Nathaniel

HR 3128. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation, Fiscal 1986. Martin, R-Ill., motion that the House recede from its disagreement to the Senate amendment making changes in the bill to reduce fiscal 1986 deficits. The Senate amendment was an amendment to the

Hubbard Elbert

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Hubbard Elbert

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Hubbard Elbert

"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

Hubbard Elbert

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

Hubbard Elbert

The IRS spends God knows how much of your tax money on these toll-free information hot lines staffed by IRS employees, whose idea of a dynamite tax tip is that you should print neatly. If you ask them a real tax question, such as how you can cheat,

Hubbard Elbert

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.

Hubbard F.M.

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

Hubbard Frank

Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Hubbard Frank

There's no justice in this world.

Hubbard Kim

I steal.

Hubbard Kim

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

Hubbard Kim

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Hubbard Kin

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Hubbard Kin

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Hubbard L. Ron

If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Hubbard L. Ron

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Hudson Henry

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Hugo Victor

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Hugo Victor

As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Hugo Victor

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Hugo Victor

Many a writer seems to think he is never profound except when he can't understand his own meaning.

Humphrey Hubert

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

Hunter S. Thompson

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

Huntingd Collis P.

Living in LA is like not having a date on Saturday night.

Hurley Jack

Historians have now definitely established that Juan Cabrillo, discoverer of California, was not looking for Kansas, thus setting a precedent that continues to this day.

Huron Port

Delores breezed along the surface of her life like a flat stone forever skipping along smooth water, rippling reality sporadically but oblivious to it consistently, until she finally lost momentum, sank, and due to an overdose of flouride as a child

Hutchins Robert M.

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

Huxley Aldous

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

Huxley Aldous

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

hy it wasn't a hype. If you

Random Quote

"First World" nations are the ones where people drive Japanese cars; "Second World" nations are where First World residents go on vacation; and "Third World" nations are the ones where people still dive out of trees to prove their manhood.
Barry Dave

deep thoughts of brillyant genius of human history
    about this website