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Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

La Rouchefoucauld

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

Lady Whiteadder

There are two kinds of fool. One says, "This is old, and therefore good." And one says, "This is new, and therefore better"

Lafferty R. A.

I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Lai Chou En

You men out there probably think you already know how to dress for success. You know, for example, that you should not wear leisure suits or white plastic belts and shoes, unless you are going to a costume party disguised as a pig farmer vacationing

Lampoon The Harvard

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Landers Ann

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.

Lang Andrew

The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How's the President?"

Langan L.M.

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Lao Tsu

There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Lara Michael

Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

Lara Michael

I don't think they are going to give a shit about the Republican Committee trying to bug the Democratic Committee's headquarters.

Lardner 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

Lardner Ring

Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one.

Lardner Ring

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.

Larry Niven

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

Larsen Dalglish

Long ago I proposed that unsuccessful candidates for the Presidency be quietly hanged, as a matter of public sanitation and decorum. The sight of their grief must have a very evil effect upon the young.

Larson Erik

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Lascl Christopher

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


[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


Nothing, nothing, nothing, no error, no crime is so absolutely repugnant to God as everything which is official; and why? because the official is so impersonal and therefore the deepest insult which can be offered to a personality.

Lazarus Long

He didn't run for reelection. "Politics brings you into contact with all the people you'd give anything to avoid," he said. "I'm staying home."

LeBoutillier J.

It is often the case that the man who can't tell a lie thinks he is the best judge of one.

LeGuin Ursula K.

"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."

Lear King

The public is an old woman. Let her maunder and mumble.

Leary Tim

Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.

Lebowitz Fran

"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.

Lebowitz Fran

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.

Lebowitz Fran

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

Lebowitz Fran

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

Leghorn Foghorn

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

Leghorn Foghorn

"Remember, if it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's ___not the U.S. Army doing it!"

Leghorn Foghorn

The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

Lehman John

Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

Lehrer Tom

For a light heart lives long.

Lehrer Tom

The Worst Prison Guards The largest number of convicts ever to escape simultaneously from a maximum security prison is 124. This record is held by Alcoente Prison, near Lisbon in Portugal. During the weeks leading up to the escape in July 1978 th

Lehrer Tom

However, on religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or wha

Lem Stanislaw

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

Lem Stanislaw

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Len Cool

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

Lenin Vladimir Il'ich

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.


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

Lennon John

It's not enough to be Hungarian; you must have talent too.

Lennon John

When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white men came, an Indian said simply "Ours."

Leo Rosten

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

LeoGrande William

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

Leonard Ohio Lt. Governor Paul

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?

Leopardi Giacomo

Diplomacy is the art of letting the other party have things your way.

Lerner Max

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

Leslie Stephen

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Leslie Stephen

Nothing recedes like success.

Lester Julius

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

Letterman David

Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Letterman David

"I am not sure what this is, but an `F' would only dignify it."

Letterman David

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Letterman David

Mike: "The Fourth Dimension is a shambles?" Bernie: "Nobody ever empties the ashtrays. People are SO inconsiderate."

Letterman David

Housework can kill you if done right.

Letterman David

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Letterman David

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Letterman David

By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Levant Oscar

You shouldn't wallow in self-pity. But it's OK to put your feet in it and swish them around a little.

Levant Oscar

You get what you pay for.

Levin Bernard

Talkers are no good doers.

Levine Joseph E.

[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

Levinson Leonard

There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2, to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the manuscript of his

Lew Sinclair

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.

Lewin Ralph

After the ground war began, captured Iraqi soldiers said any of them caught by superiors wearing a white T-shirt would be executed because of the ease with which the shirts could be used as surrender flags. Some Iraqi soldiers carried bleach with th

Lewis C.S.

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Lewis C.S.

An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

Lewis Joe E.

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

Lewis Joe E.

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

Lewis Richard

The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

Lewis Sinclair

I am America's child, a spastic slogging on demented limbs drooling I'll trade my PhD for a telephone voice.

Lewis Thomas

The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Li Woman's

I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.

Li Mark Twain

You can't play your friends like marks, kid.

Lie Trygve

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

Liebling A.J.

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.

Liebling A.J.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Liepmann Hans

Giving money and power to governments is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

Lieutenant Kermit Tyler

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Lilly John

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.

Lincoln A.

So little time, so little to do.

Lincoln Abraham

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

Lincoln Abraham

It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away."

Lincoln Abraham

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

There's no justice in this world.

Lincoln Abraham

"You can't teach people to be lazy - either they have it, or they don't."

Lincoln Abraham

I think... I think it's in my basement... Let me go upstairs and check.

Lincoln Abraham

When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Lindbergh Charles

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

Ling James J.

At twenty-six, Kate, though not promiscuous, had slept with most of the decent men in public life.

Lippmann Walter

I do not patronize poor, ill educated, or disenfranchised people by exempting them from the same critical examination I feel free to direct toward the rest of society, however much I might champion the same minority or disadvantaged group in the foru

Lippmann Walter

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Little Mary Wilson

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it "Christmas" and went to

Little Rich

"One Saturday afternoon, during the campaign to decide whether or not there should be a Coastal Commission, I took a helicopter ride from Los Angeles to San Diego. We passed several state beaches, some crowded and some virtually empty. They had the

Lloyd Kaufman

Better the prince of some inferior court, Than second, or less, in beatific light.

Lo graffito in

Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.

Locke John

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

Lockridge Ross

You know it's Monday when you wake up and it's Tuesday.

Long Lazarus

It follows that any commander in chief who undertakes to carry out a plan which he considers defective is at fault; he must put forth his reasons, insist of the plan being changed, and finally tender his resignation rather than be the instrument of h

Long Lazarus

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Long Lazarus

Fay: The British police force used to be run by men of integrity. Truscott: That is a mistake which has been rectified.

Long Lazarus

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Long Lazarus

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

Long Lazarus

You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"

Long Lazarus

There is a certain impertinence in allowing oneself to be burned for an opinion.

Long Lazarus

"Give me enough medals, and I'll win any war."

Long Lazarus

If you laid all of our laws end to end, there would be no end.

Long Lazarus

Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.

Long Russell

I heard a definition of an intellectual, that I thought was very interesting: a man who takes more words than are necessary to tell more than he knows.

Longfellow H.W.

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.

Longworth A. R.

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.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 0. integrated 0. management 0. options 1. total 1. organizational 1. flexibility 2. systematized 2. monitored 2. capability 3. parallel 3. reciprocal 3. mobility 4. functional 4. digital 4. programming 5. re

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Loo Lewis Carroll

With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Louder P.G

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Louder P.G.

Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time.

Louder P.G. Wodehouse

Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Louisi Edwin Edwards

Black people have never rioted. A riot is what white people think blacks are involved in when they burn stores.

Lowell James Russell

Dignity is like a flag. It flaps in a storm.

Lowell Robert

Man is the measure of all things.

Lowell James Russell

The fact that it works is immaterial.

Lubbock John

What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature?

Luce C.B.

Someone did a study of the three most-often-heard phrases in New York City. One is "Hey, taxi." Two is, "What train do I take to get to Bloomingdale's?" And three is, "Don't worry. It's just a flesh wound."

Luce Clare Booth

"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"

Lucinda Childs

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.

Lula Pace Ripley

A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Lumsden Marshall

It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its, if you mean it is. If you don't, it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't our's either. It's ours, and likewise yours and theirs.

Lur Terry Pratchett

The government [is] extremely fond of amassing great quantities of statistics. These are raised to the nth degree, the cube roots are extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive displays. What must be kept ever in mind, how

Lustbader Eric Van

Oh, I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I'd be irresponsible, too.

Luten Daniel B.

His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum- stances being what they

Luten Daniel B.

"Nuclear war would really set back cable."

Luther Martin

"What's this? Trix? Aunt! Trix? You? You're after the prize! What is it?" He picked up the box and studied the back. "A glow-in-the-dark squid! Have you got it out of there yet?" He tilted the box, angling the little colored balls of cereal

Luther Martin

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

Luther Martin

There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Lyly John

You never gain something but that you lose something.


The faster I go, the behinder I get.

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