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If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Jack Handley

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

Jackson Glenda

Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]

Jackson Justice Robert H.

Why my thoughts are my own, when they are in, but when they are out they are another's.

Jackson Justice Robert H.

Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Jackson Justice Robert H.

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

Jackson Andrew

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.

Jagger Mick

Government [is] an illusion the governed should not encourage.

James Clive

Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.

James William

We tried to close Ohio's borders and ran into a Constitutional problem. There's a provision in the Constitution that says you can't close your borders to interstate commerce, and garbage is a form of interstate commerce.

James William

Our parents were of Midwestern stock and very strict. They didn't want us to grow up to be spoiled and rich. If we left our tennis racquets in the rain, we were punished.

James Agate

Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood, isn't it?

Jane Wagner

To err is human, to repent, divine, to persist, devilish.

Jarry Alfred

Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

Jean Giraudoux

Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind- bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument follows:

Jefferson Thomas

Yes, I've now got this nice little apartment in New York, one of those L-shaped ones. Unfortunately, it's a lower case l.

Jefferson Thomas

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Jefferson Thomas

Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Jefferson Thomas

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

Jefferson Thomas

[The French Riviera is] a sunny place for shady people.

Jefferson Thomas

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

Jefferson Thomas

People need good lies. There are too many bad ones.

Jefferson Thomas

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Jefferson Thomas

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

Jefferson Thomas

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Jerome Jerome K.

Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercio

Jerome Jerome Klapka

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.

Jerome Saint

"To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."

Jerrold Douglas

Nothing endures but change.

Jessel Sir George

I would have made a good pope.

Jessica Salmonson

If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If


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

Jim Strange de

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Jim Strange de

God has intended the great to be great and the little to be little... The trade unions, under the European system, destroy liberty [...] I do not mean to say that a dollar a day is enough to support a workingman... not enough to support a man and fiv

Jim Strange de

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Jim Starlin

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.

Jim Starlin

... A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.

Jim Steinman

Any road followed to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

Jimmy Crazy

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.

Jitterbu Tom Robbins

The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Joan Didion

Since we have to speak well of the dead, let's knock them while they're alive.

Joan Didion

Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

Joel Chandler Harris

The American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it Capitalism, call it what you like, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

Joel M. Snyder

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


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

Joh Lyndon B.

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

John Ball

Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

John Barrymore

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

John Denver

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.

John Dewey

I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.

John Donne

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.

John Gardner

Two heads are better than one.

John Hunt British

You know you are getting old when you think you should drive the speed limit.

John Kennedy

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

John Kenneth Galbraith

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

John LeCarre

I don't understand what all the fuss was about in Los Angeles. It's not like we looted Brooks Brothers when Oliver North got off.

John Lightfoot

Odets, where is thy sting?

John The Dragon to Grendel in

Poverty must have its satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.

Johnson Dave

WE'RE GOING TO THROW THE MX AWAY AFTER WE BUILD IT. The MX is really [Don't tell anybody!] just a "bargaining chip" in the nuclear-arms- reduction talks with the Russians. See, we have a problem with the Russians. They look at our leaders and they

Johnson Dr.

The sunlights differ, but there is only one darkness.

Johnson Dr.

Rome was not built in one day.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

What one fool can do, another can.

Johnson S.

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

Johnson Samuel

The faster we go, the rounder we get.

Johnson Samuel

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.

Johnson Samuel

Men are superior to women.

Johnson Samuel

San Francisco isn't what it used to be, and it never was.

Johnson Samuel

I'm not the person your mother warned you about... her imagination isn't that good.

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnson Samuel

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


In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

Johnson Lyndon

... 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.

Johnston M. M.

If one inquires why the American tradition is so strong against any connection of State and Church, why it dreads even the rudiments of religious teaching in state-maintained schools, the immediate and superficial answer is not far to seek. ... The

Joke The Killing

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Jones Carolyn

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Jones Franklin P.

Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.

Jones Franklin P.

Dianetics is a milestone for man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his invention of the wheel and the arch.

Jones Franklin P.

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

Jones Franklin P.

That must be wonderful: I don't understand it at all.

Jones Thomas

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.

Jones] Chuck

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest r

Joost van den Vondel

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Joplin Janis

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.

Jorge Luis Borges

There is always one thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.

Joseph Gallo

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Joubert Joseph

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

Journal Albuquerque

Set the cart before the horse.

Journal The Wall Street

Rule the Empire through force.

Joyce James

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

Joyce James

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

Juan Don

"... gentlemen do not read each other's mail."

Judith Martin

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

Judy Garland

No man's ambition has a right to stand in the way of performing a simple act of justice.

Juliana Queen

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

Julius Caesar

The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should therefore be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. If the doctrine be admitted, rulers have only to declare war and they are screened at onc

Jun Esquire

Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Jung Carl

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Jung C.G.

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

Juvenalis Decimus Junius

Go to the Scriptures... the joyful promises it contains will be a balsam to all your troubles.

Juvenalis Decimus Junius

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