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A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.

M Hawkeye

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

Mabbitt Ronald

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Mabley Moms

A dead man cannot bite.

MacDonald Dwight

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

MacDonald Ross

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

Macaulay Thomas

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Macdonald Ronald

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


Then a man said: Speak to us of Expectations. He then said: If a man does not see or hear the waters of the Jordan, then he should not taste the pomegranate or ply his wares in an open market. If a man would not labour in the salt and rock quarri

Machiavelli Niccolo

A snake lurks in the grass.

Machineri R. Bradbury

Ninety percent of the time things turn out worse than you thought they would. The other ten percent of the time you had no right to expect that much.

Madariaga Salvador De

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Madison James

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.


Necessity hath no law.

Mahabharata The

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Mahabharata. The

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


There is no sin but ignorance.

Maher Bill

Men are superior to women.

Mailer Norman

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Maistre Joseph De

There must be more to life than having everything.


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

Malraux Andre

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

Mamet David

You can't run away forever, But there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start.

Man Little Big

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

Manners Miss

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Manson Charles

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Manson Charles

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Manua Princess Irulan

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Manville Tommy

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

Manville Tommy

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.

Manville Tommy

If we don't survive, we don't do anything else.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Margaret Mitchell

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Mari Clive James on

Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

It's very glamorous to raise millions of dollars, until it's time for the venture capitalist to suck your eyeballs out.

Mark Twain

The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Mark Twain

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Mark Twain

No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Mark Twain

Ask not for whom the Bell tolls, and you will pay only the station-to-station rate.

Mark Twain

It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Mark Twain

You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Mark Twain

Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Mark Twain

"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

Marlon Brando

The world wants to be deceived.

Marlowe Christopher

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Marlowe Christopher

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.

Marlowe Christopher

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Marlowe Christopher

Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short

Marquis Don

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.

Marquis Don

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

Marquis Don

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Marquis Don

'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Marr Bill

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

Marshall Brickman

Since everything in life is but an experience perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

Marshall Thurgood

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.

Martin Steve

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

Martin Thomas L.

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.


If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some.


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


In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

Martin Steve

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Martin Steve

The best you get is an even break.

Martin Susanna

Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Martin' Kin Hubbard

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Marx Groucho

We are what we pretend to be.

Marx Groucho

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.


Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Masterson Bat

"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

Mathis Andrew W.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Mau W. Somerset

The meek shall inherit the earth, but *not* its mineral rights.

Maugh W. Somerset

What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Maugham Somerset

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

Maugham Somerset

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Maugham W. Somerset

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Maugham W. Somerset

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

Maugham W.S.

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

Maugham W. Somerset

A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Max Beerbohm

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

Mayfield E.J.

XXI: It's easy to get a loan unless you need it. XXII: If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. XXIII: Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated. XXIV:

Mayonnaise Hellman's

It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.

Mayor Kevin White

Beggars should be no choosers.

McAfee Ron

...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

McCabe Charles

A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

McCall Cash

Nice guys finish last.

McCarthy Charlie

XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

McCarthy Charlie

Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard. If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.

McCarthy Eugene

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits.

McCarthy Eugene

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

McCorkle Julia Norton

Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

McDaniel Hattie

The first rule of all intelligent tinkering is to keep all the parts.

McEvoy J. P.

If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

McGee Travis

One good turn deserves another.

McGovern George

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

McGuire Al

Why be a man when you can be a success?

McIntire Carl

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

McLeod Thom

A man's house is his castle.

McLuhan. Marshall

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

McShane Michael

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

Mead Margaret

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Medawar Sir Peter

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

Meese Ed

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Meir Golda

The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Melvin Belli

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.


Eggheads unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks.


The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm.


Drop the vase and it will become a Ming of the past.

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H. L.

A full belly makes a dull brain.

Mencken H. L.

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Mencken H. L.

Everything is possible. Pass the word.

Mencken H. L.

But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

Mencken H. L.

Never buy from a rich salesman.

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H. L.

Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Mencken H.L.

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Mencken H.L.

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

Mencken H.L.

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Mencken H.L.

Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

Mencken H.L.

L'hazard ne favorise que l'esprit prepare.

Mencken H.L.

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Mencken H.L.

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Mencken H.L.

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Mencken H.L.

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Mencken H.L.

Forgive and forget.

Mencken H.L.

One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Mencken H.L.

Events are not affected, they develop.

Mencken H.L.

Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Mencken H.L.

The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

Mencken H.L.

Believe everything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

Mencken H.L.

"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Mengot Roy

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

Meredith George

Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Meredith Owen

... "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

Metrop Fran Lebowitz

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Mex Jack Handley

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Mex Jack Handley The New

Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate. Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and great effort pushing boulders into a single

Mex Jack Handley The New

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

Meyrowitz N.

You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Michael Levin

Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Michael Levin

Housework can kill you if done right.

Michael Winner British

It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t


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

Michener James A.

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Midler Bette

Neckties strangle clear thinking.

Mike Harding

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Mike Harding

The farther you go, the less you know.

Mill John Stuart

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Mill Dennis

... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.


God help those who do not help themselves.

Miller Arthur

Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Miller Arthur R.

Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.

Miller Dennis

The state of innocence contains the germs of all future sin.

Miller Dennis

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Miller Dennis

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.

Miller Dennis

CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Miller. Olin

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

Millman Dave

When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.


Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.


There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

Milton John

I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Milton John

The term "fire" brings up visions of violence and mayhem and the ugly scene of shooting employees who make mistakes. We will now refer to this process as "deleting" an employee (much as a file is deleted from a disk). The employee is simply there o

Milton John

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

Mitchell Gener

Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]


If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Mizner Wilson

No one born with a mouth and a need is "innocent".

Mizner Wilson

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Mizner Wilson

Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Mizner Wilson

I know not how I came into this, shall I call it a dying life or a living death?

Moffitt James

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.


There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Montagu Lady M.W.

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Montague Charles Edward

Littering is dumb.

Montaigne Michel Eyquem de

I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Montaigne Michel de

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

Montaigne Michel de

Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful as woman.


Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.


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


A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

Moore Steven

Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Moose Bullwinkle

In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Moravia Alberto

Life is the living you do, Death is the living you don't do.

More Sir Thomas

Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

Morgan J.P.

To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

Morgan J.P.

The fact that it works is immaterial.

Morgan J.P.

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

Morley Christopher

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

Morley Christopher

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Morley Christopher

We are governed not by armies and police but by ideas.

Morley Christopher

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Morley John Viscount

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

Morris William

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


Well, he thought, since neither Aristotelian Logic nor the disciplines of Science seemed to offer much hope, it's time to go beyond them... Drawing a few deep even breaths, he entered a mental state practiced only by Masters of the Universal Way of

Moses Robert

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Moses Robert

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

Moss Stirling

The ideal voice for radio may be defined as showing no substance, no sex, no owner, and a message of importance for every housewife.

Mostel Zero

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

Mother Karl Marx's

Look before you leap.


If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?


He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Muggeridge Malcolm

The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Mull Martin

"Life is too important to take seriously."

Munr H.H.

Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

Munro H.H.

Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Murray Bill

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

Muscha Jerry

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Muskie Senator Edmund

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

Musselman Bill

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

Musset Alfred De

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