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Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.

H.G. Wells

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Ha Nate

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

Hagen Walter

He knows not how to know who knows not also how to unknow.

Hague Frank

When democracy granted democratic methods to us in times of opposition, this was bound to happen in a democratic system. However, we National Socialists never asserted that we represented a democratic point of view, but we have declared openly that

Hahn Tim

The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Haig Alexander

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

Haldeman H.R.

There but for the grace of God, goes God.

Half-Constru Racter

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.

Hallock Addison H.

There are no manifestos like cannon and musketry.

Halsey Admiral William

We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

Hamilton Alexander

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

Hamilton Alexander

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

Hamilton Edith

Never buy from a rich salesman.

Hamlet Dick

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

Hammarskjold Dag

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

Hampton Christopher

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

Handley Jack

To generalize is to be an idiot.


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

Hardin Salvor

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Harding Warren G.

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Harper Lucille S.

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

Harper Roy

I went into a bar feeling a little depressed, the bartender said, "What'll you have, Bud"? I said," I don't know, surprise me". So he showed me a nude picture of my wife.

Harris Sidney

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Harris Sydney

There appears to be irrefutable evidence that the mere fact of overcrowding induces violence.

Harris Sydney J.

Knowledge is power.

Harris Sydney J.

Getting into trouble is easy.

Harris Sydney J.

Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly.

Harris Sydney J.

A place for everything and everything in its place.


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Harrold Mark

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

Harry Dirty

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

Harry Dirty

There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. Observe the ass, for instance: his character is about perfect, he is the choicest spirit among all the humbler animals, yet see what rid

Hart Johnny

There is perhaps in every thing of any consequence, secret history, which it would be amusing to know, could we have it authentically communicated.


Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

Haskins Ernest

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Hawes J.

If while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the necessary qualifications, that field's employment market is glutted.


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.

Hawley Cameron

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Hayakawa S.I.

The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

Hazlitt William

The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.

Heidi Hartmann

Everything is possible. Pass the word.


And yet, seasons must be taken with a grain of salt, for they too have a sense of humor, as does history. Corn stalks comedy, comedy stalks tragedy, and this too is historic. And yet, still, when corn meets tragedy face to face, we have politics.

Heinlein R.A.

That's no moon...

Heinlein Robert

As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.

Heinlein Robert

We know all about the habits of the ant, we know all about the habits of the bee, but we know nothing at all about the habits of the oyster. It seems almost certain that we have been choosing the wrong time for studying the oyster.

Heller Joseph

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

Heller Robert

"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Heller Joseph

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.

Heller Joseph

Even the clearest and most perfect circumstantial evidence is likely to be at fault, after all, and therefore ought to be received with great caution. Take the case of any pencil, sharpened by any woman; if you have witnesses, you will find she did

Heller Joseph

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

Heller Joseph

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.

Hellman Lillian

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact...

Hemingway Ernest

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

Hemingway Ernest

English literature's performing flea.

Hemingway Peter Applebome

It is necessary for the welfare of society that genius should be privileged to utter sedition, to blaspheme, to outrage good taste, to corrupt the youthful mind, and generally to scandalize one's uncles.

Hendrix Robert James Marshall

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

Henrik Ibsen

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

Henry Durant

A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

Henry James

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Henry Robert

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

Hepbur Dorothy Parker

The nearer to the church, the further from God.


A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Herbert A.P.

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

Herbert Frank

A diplomat's life consists of three things: protocol, Geritol, and alcohol.

Herbert Frank

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Herbert Hoover

"It's a summons." "What's a summons?" "It means summon's in trouble."


History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.


They're giving bank robbing a bad name.


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


The farther you go, the less you know.


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

Heroi Stephen Pile

The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

Heroi Stephen Pile

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

Heroi Stephen Pile

Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had

Heroi Stephen Pile

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Heroi Stephen Pile

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

Heroi Stephen Pile

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

Heroi Stephen Pile

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

Herold Don

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

Heywood John

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Heywood John

I remember once being on a station platform in Cleveland at four in the morning. A black porter was carrying my bags, and as we were waiting for the train to come in, he said to me: "Excuse me, Mr. Cooke, I don't want to invade your privacy, but I h

Heywood John

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

Heywood John

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

Heywood John

The Anglo-Saxon conscience does not prevent the Anglo-Saxon from sinning, it merely prevents him from enjoying his sin.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

Let me take you a button-hole lower.

Heywood John

The sunlights differ, but there is only one darkness.

Heywood John

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Heywood John

There is a road to freedom. Its milestones are Obedience, Endeavor, Honesty, Order, Cleanliness, Sobriety, Truthfulness, Sacrifice, and love of the Fatherland.

Heywood John

Serfs up!

Heywood John

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Heywood John

April 1 This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.

Heywood John

I think we're in trouble.

Hicks D.J.

Political history is far too criminal a subject to be a fit thing to teach children.

Hickson W.E.

No matter whether th' constitution follows th' flag or not, th' supreme court follows th' iliction returns.

Hightower Jim

He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Hildebrand Joel

For myself, I can only say that I am astonished and somewhat terrified at the results of this evening's experiments. Astonished at the wonderful power you have developed, and terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music may be put on

Hinckley John

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

Hindu Code

... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Hinojosa Daniel

Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.


God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

Hitler Adolf

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Hitler Adolf

The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.

Hitler Adolf

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.

Hitler Adolf

Things past redress and now with me past care.

Hitler Adolf

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

Hitler Adolf

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.

Hitler Adolph

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Hitler Adolph

All bad precedents began as justifiable measures.

Hitler Adolph

There must be more to life than having everything.

Hobbs Calvin and

Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Hodder-Williams Christopher

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

Hoest Bill

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Hoffer Eric

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.

Hoffer Eric

Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.

Hoffman A.

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Hoffman Abbie

Man proposes, God disposes.

Holla Xaviera

America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?

Holmes Oliver Wendell

Harp not on that string.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.

Holmes Sherlock

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

Holmes Sherlock

Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.

Holyoke Edward

An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

Holzer Jenny

We should have a Vollyballocracy. We elect a six-pack of presidents. Each one serves until they screw up, at which point they rotate.


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


Persistence in one opinion has never been considered a merit in political leaders.

Honda. Harpoon a

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

Hook Sidney

My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

Hoover Herbert

The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

Hoover Herbert

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

Hoover J. Edgar

Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops, boy.

Hoover J. Edgar

No good deed goes unpunished.

Hoover J. Edgar

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

Hoover J. Edgar

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Hope A.

He thought of Musashi, the Sword Saint, standing in his garden more than three hundred years ago. "What is the 'Body of a rock'?" he was asked. In answer, Musashi summoned a pupil of his and bid him kill himself by slashing his abdomen with a knife.

Hope Bob

"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Hope Bob

"There is a God, but He drinks"

Hoppe Art

All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.

Hopper Grace Murray

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.

Hopper Grace Murray

If you took all of the grains of sand in the world, and lined them up end to end in a row, you'd be working for the government!


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


"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


War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

Horner M.

Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.

Horning Jim

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

Houghton Blair

Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.

Houseman A.E.

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.

Howe E.W.

Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Howe Edgar W.

When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.

Howe Irving

Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved innocent.

Howe Nathaniel

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

Hubbard Elbert

The bone-chilling scream split the warm summer night in two, the first half being before the scream when it was fairly balmy and calm and pleasant, the second half still balmy and quite pleasant for those who hadn't heard the scream at all, but not c

Hubbard Elbert

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.

Hubbard Elbert

Yawd [noun, Bostonese]: the campus of Have Id.

Hubbard Elbert

The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me.

Hubbard Elbert

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

Hubbard Elbert

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

Hubbard F.M.

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Hubbard Frank

Or 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.

Hubbard Frank

Better late than never.

Hubbard Kim

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.

Hubbard Kim

... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Hubbard Kim

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Hubbard Kin

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

Hubbard Kin

It is now 10 p.m. Do you know where Henry Kissinger is?

Hubbard L. Ron

The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity. To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task.

Hubbard L. Ron

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

Hudson Henry

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice... moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Hugo Victor

Beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of hell.

Hugo Victor

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Hugo Victor

You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to

Hugo Victor

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

Humphrey Hubert

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.

Hunter S. Thompson

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Huntingd Collis P.

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.

Hurley Jack

The last vestiges of the old Republic have been swept away.

Huron Port

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Hutchins Robert M.

When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Huxley Aldous

Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

Huxley Aldous

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

hy it wasn't a hype. If you

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