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"You would do well not to imagine profundity," he said. "Anything that seems of momentous occasion should be dwelt upon as though it were of slight note. Conversely, trivialities must be attended to with the greatest of care. Because death is moment

La Rouchefoucauld

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne we

Lady Whiteadder

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

Lafferty R. A.

The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Lai Chou En

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.

Lampoon The Harvard

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Landers Ann

"There is no Father Christmas. It's just a marketing ploy to make low income parents' lives a misery." "... I want you to picture the trusting face of a child, streaked with tears because of what you just said." "I want you to picture the face of

Lang Andrew

If you catch a man, throw him back.

Langan L.M.

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

Lao Tsu

Sometimes, too long is too long.

Lara Michael

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Lara Michael

Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Lardner David

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.

Lardner Ring

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Lardner Ring

The farther you go, the less you know.

Larry Niven

I owe the public nothing.

Larsen Dalglish

If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Larson Erik

Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

Lascl Christopher

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.


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


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

Lazarus Long

With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.

LeBoutillier J.

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

LeGuin Ursula K.

Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Lear King

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."

Leary Tim

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Lebowitz Fran

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Lebowitz Fran

A wise person makes his own decisions, a weak one obeys public opinion.

Lebowitz Fran

A highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

Lebowitz Fran

If there is no wind, row.

Leghorn Foghorn

True to our past we work with an inherited, observed, and accepted vision of personal futility, and of the beauty of the world.

Leghorn Foghorn

In the long run we are all dead.

Leghorn Foghorn

"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Lehman John

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Lehrer Tom

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Lehrer Tom

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

Lehrer Tom

The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money.

Lem Stanislaw

The world wants to be deceived.

Lem Stanislaw

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Len Cool

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Lenin Vladimir Il'ich

Nothing succeeds like excess.


"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Lennon John

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.

Lennon John

It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Leo Rosten

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

LeoGrande William

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

Leonard Ohio Lt. Governor Paul

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.

Leopardi Giacomo

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Lerner Max

When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, "The handle is one of us!"

Leslie Stephen

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Leslie Stephen

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

Lester Julius

The pollution's at that awkward stage. Too thick to navigate and too thin to cultivate.

Letterman David

The fact that it works is immaterial.

Letterman David

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Letterman David

Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

Letterman David

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Letterman David

Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.

Letterman David

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

Letterman David

A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Letterman David

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Levant Oscar

Too much of everything is just enough.

Levant Oscar

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Levin Bernard

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

Levine Joseph E.

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Levinson Leonard

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Lew Sinclair

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Lewin Ralph

Most general statements are false, including this one.

Lewis C.S.

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Lewis C.S.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Lewis Joe E.

God help those who do not help themselves.

Lewis Joe E.

"No job too big; no fee too big!"

Lewis Richard

For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out.

Lewis Sinclair

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Lewis Thomas

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

Li Woman's

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Li Mark Twain

Home is where the hurt is.

Lie Trygve

Love the sea? I dote upon it

Liebling A.J.

If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Liebling A.J.

Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Liepmann Hans

The superfluous is very necessary.

Lieutenant Kermit Tyler

Haste makes waste.

Lilly John

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

Lincoln A.

I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

Don't get mad, get even.

Lincoln Abraham

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.

Lincoln Abraham

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Lincoln Abraham

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Lincoln Abraham

Sic transit gloria mundi. [So passes away the glory of this world.]

Lincoln Abraham

The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

Lincoln Abraham

Look ere ye leap.

Lindbergh Charles

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Ling James J.

Events are not affected, they develop.

Lippmann Walter

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Lippmann Walter

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Little Mary Wilson

A word to the wise is enough.

Little Rich

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Lloyd Kaufman

Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Lo graffito in

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

Locke John

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Lockridge Ross

An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Long Lazarus

It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

Long Lazarus

A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

Long Lazarus

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

Long Lazarus

If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Long Lazarus

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.

Long Lazarus

According to my best recollection, I don't remember.

Long Lazarus

Beggars should be no choosers.

Long Lazarus

There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Long Lazarus

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Long Lazarus

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Long Russell

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

Longfellow H.W.

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

Longworth A. R.

per year.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Loo Lewis Carroll

Let your conscience be your guide.

Louder P.G

Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Louder P.G.

I didn't believe in reincarnation in any of my other lives. I don't see why I should have to believe in it in this one.

Louder P.G. Wodehouse

Rome was not built in one day.

Louisi Edwin Edwards

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Lowell James Russell

He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Lowell Robert

... "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

Lowell James Russell

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Lubbock John

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

Luce C.B.

"Life is too important to take seriously."

Luce Clare Booth

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

Lucinda Childs

[Maturity consists in the discovery that] there comes a critical moment where everything is reversed, after which the point becomes to understand more and more that there is something which cannot be understood.

Lula Pace Ripley

"Earth is a great, big funhouse without the fun."

Lumsden Marshall

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Lur Terry Pratchett

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Lustbader Eric Van

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

Luten Daniel B.

Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Luten Daniel B.

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

Luther Martin

All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Luther Martin

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Luther Martin

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Lyly John

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.


Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house.

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