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Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.

M Hawkeye

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Mabbitt Ronald

The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Mabley Moms

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MacDonald Dwight

Prizes are for children.

MacDonald Ross

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Macaulay Thomas

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."

Macdonald Ronald

The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.


"Not Hercules could have knock'd out his brains, for he had none."

Machiavelli Niccolo

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.

Machineri R. Bradbury

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

Madariaga Salvador De

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

Madison James

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.


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

Mahabharata The

The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

Mahabharata. The

Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.


The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

Maher Bill

I see where we are starting to pay some attention to our neigbors to the south. We could never understand why Mexico wasn't just crazy about us; for we have always had their good will, and oil and minerals, at heart.

Mailer Norman

The polite thing to do has always been to address people as they wish to be addressed, to treat them in a way they think dignified. But it is equally important to accept and tolerate different standards of courtesy, not expecting everyone else to ad

Maistre Joseph De

She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.


Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Malraux Andre

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

Mamet David

Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all.

Man Little Big

You don't have to explain something you never said.

Manners Miss

Every why hath a wherefore.

Manson Charles

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.

Manson Charles

He who attacks the fundamentals of the American broadcasting industry attacks democracy itself.

Manua Princess Irulan

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

Manville Tommy

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business. For the experience of age, in things that fall within the compass of it, directeth them; but in new things, a

Manville Tommy

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

Manville Tommy

"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Marcus Tullius Cicero

THE MX IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY. One important reason we have a Defense Department is that when we give it money, it spends it, which creates jobs, whereas if we left the money in the hands of civilians, we don't know what they'd do with it. Probabl

Margaret Mitchell

There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Mari Clive James on

Mum's the word.

Mark Twain

BS: You remind me of a man. B: What man? BS: The man with the power. B: What power? BS: The power of voodoo. B: Voodoo? BS: You do. B: Do what? BS: Remind me of a man. B: What man? BS: The man with the power...

Mark Twain

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Mark Twain

You can't have your cake and let your neighbor eat it too.

Mark Twain

It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Mark Twain

Grub first, then ethics.

Mark Twain

"All snakes who wish to remain in Ireland will please raise their right hands."

Mark Twain

How is the world ruled, and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists, and they believe what they read.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

Mark Twain

The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Marlon Brando

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.

Marlowe Christopher

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Marlowe Christopher

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

Marlowe Christopher

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Marlowe Christopher

Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Marquis Don

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

Marquis Don

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible.

Marquis Don

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Marquis Don

I knew her before she was a virgin.

Marr Bill

Grig (the navigator): ... so you see, it's just the two of us against the entire space armada. Alex (the gunner): What?!? Grig: I've always wanted to fight a desperate battle against overwhelming odds. Alex: It'll be a slaughter! Grig: That'

Marshall Brickman

Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Marshall Thurgood

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

Martin Steve

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

Martin Thomas L.

"Whom are you?" said he, for he had been to night school.


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


All Gods were immortal.


It's easier to take it apart than to put it back together.

Martin Steve

Crucifixes are sexy because there's a naked man on them.

Martin Steve

Feminists say 60 percent of the country's wealth is in the hands of women. They're letting men hold the other 40 percent because their handbags are full.

Martin Susanna

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.

Martin' Kin Hubbard

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

Marx Groucho

To use violence is to already be defeated.

Marx Groucho

The very remembrance of my former misfortune proves a new one to me.


It seems appropriate to me that Mapplethorpe's perverse images should be situated so close to Congress, which perpetuates a number of unnatural acts upon the body politic every day, without benefit of artificial lubrication or foreplay.

Masterson Bat

"It don't matter, Sail, ... Could be worse. The fam'ly might be donatin' the proceeds to the Cath'lic Church, or the Mormons or somethin'. One cult's the same another."

Mathis Andrew W.

I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.

Mau W. Somerset

The worst is not so long as we can say "This is the worst."

Maugh W. Somerset

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.

Maugham Somerset

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Maugham Somerset

"I wonder", he said to himself, "what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet

Maugham W. Somerset

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

Maugham W. Somerset

Texas is Hell on woman and horses.

Maugham W.S.

"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Maugham W. Somerset

That's no moon...

Max Beerbohm

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Mayfield E.J.

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

Mayonnaise Hellman's

Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Mayor Kevin White

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

McAfee Ron

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

McCabe Charles

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

McCall Cash

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."

McCarthy Charlie

Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

McCarthy Charlie

All phone calls are obscene.

McCarthy Eugene

Don't take a nickel, just hand them your business card.

McCarthy Eugene

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

McCorkle Julia Norton

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

McDaniel Hattie

There's no justice in this world.

McEvoy J. P.

Charity begins at home.

McGee Travis

In the highest society, as well as in the lowest, woman is merely an instrument of pleasure.

McGovern George

No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.

McGuire Al

Authors (and perhaps columnists) eventually rise to the top of whatever depths they were once able to plumb.

McIntire Carl

"My country, right or wrong" is a thing that no patriot would think of saying, except in a desperate case. It is like saying "My mother, drunk or sober."

McLeod Thom

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

McLuhan. Marshall

... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

McShane Michael

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to.

Mead Margaret

There is an old time toast which is golden for its beauty. "When you ascend the hill of prosperity may you not meet a friend."

Medawar Sir Peter

The language of politics is poetry, not prose. Jackson is poetry. Cuomo is poetry. Dukakis is a word processor.

Meese Ed

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Meir Golda

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

Melvin Belli

All bad precedents began as justifiable measures.


To think contrary to one's era is heroism. But to speak against it is madness.


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


He jests at scars who never felt a wound.

Mencken H. L.

I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out.

Mencken H. L.

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.

Mencken H. L.

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.

Mencken H. L.

If there really was a Jewish conspiracy to run the world, my rabbi would have let me in on it by now. I contribute enough to the shule.

Mencken H. L.

Another day, another dollar.

Mencken H. L.

Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.

Mencken H. L.

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Mencken H. L.

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Mencken H.L.

The primary cause of failure in electrical appliances is an expired warranty. Often, you can get an appliance running again simply by changing the warranty expiration date with a 15/64-inch felt-tipped marker.

Mencken H.L.

I have a very strange feeling about this...

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

Mencken H.L.

Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Mencken H.L.

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Mencken H.L.

There are people who find it odd to eat four or five Chinese meals in a row; in China, I often remind them, there are a billion or so people who find nothing odd about it.

Mencken H.L.

Visits always give pleasure: if not on arrival, then on the departure.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

Mr. Salter's side of the conversation was limited to expressions of assent. When Lord Copper was right he said "Definitely, Lord Copper"; when he was wrong, "Up to a point." "Let me see, what's the name of the place I mean? Capital of Japan? Yokoh

Mencken H.L.

If you wish to be happy for one hour, get drunk. If you wish to be happy for three days, get married. If you wish to be happy for a month, kill your pig and eat it. If you wish to be happy forever, learn to fish.

Mencken H.L.

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Mencken H.L.

In regards to Oral Roberts' claim that God told him that he would die unless he received $20 million by March, God's lawyers have stated that their client has not spoken with Roberts for several years. Off the record, God has stated that "If I had w

Mencken H.L.

A hundred years from now it is very likely that [of Twain's works] "The Jumping Frog" alone will be remembered.

Mencken H.L.

Set the cart before the horse.

Mencken H.L.

Veni, vidi, vici. [I came, I saw, I conquered].

Mencken H.L.

What you want, what you're hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur to you.

Mencken H.L.

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.

Mengot Roy

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Meredith George

You can't underestimate the power of fear.

Meredith Owen

Practice is the best of all instructors.

Metrop Fran Lebowitz

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.

Mex Jack Handley

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

Mex Jack Handley The New

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

Mex Jack Handley The New

You cannot see the wood for the trees.

Meyrowitz N.

Small is beautiful.

Michael Levin

It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Michael Levin

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

Michael Winner British

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey's loquacity is legendary, and Barry Goldwater notes that "Hubert has been clocked at 275 words a minute with gusts up to 340." On the campaign trail during 1964, Republican nominee Barry Goldwater stated, "The imme


Eeny, Meeny, Jelly Beanie, the spirits are about to speak!

Michener James A.

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

Midler Bette

How should they answer?

Mike Harding

Men are superior to women.

Mike Harding

... indifference is a militant thing ... when it goes away it leaves smoking ruins, where lie citizens bayonetted through the throat. It is not a children's pastime like mere highway robbery.

Mill John Stuart

An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Mill Dennis

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.


Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Miller Arthur

Lay on, MacDuff, and curs'd be him who first cries, "Hold, enough!".

Miller Arthur R.

Public use of any portable music system is a virtually guaranteed indicator of sociopathic tendencies.

Miller Dennis

You're always thinking you're gonna be the one that makes 'em act different.

Miller Dennis

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?"

Miller Dennis

Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I Will Fight No More Forever.

Miller Dennis

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Miller. Olin

It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.

Millman Dave

Government spending? I don't know what it's all about. I don't know any more about this thing than an economist does, and, God knows, he doesn't know much.


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


"If we relied conclusively on scientific data for every one of our findings, I'm afraid all of our work would be inconclusive."

Milton John

Death is a spirit leaving a body, sort of like a shell leaving the nut behind.

Milton John

To add insult to injury.

Milton John

I will make you shorter by the head.

Mitchell Gener

To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.


Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.

Mizner Wilson

[He] took me into his library and showed me his books, of which he had a complete set.

Mizner Wilson

I've never been hurt by anything I didn't say.

Mizner Wilson

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Mizner Wilson

True leadership is the art of changing a group from what it is to what it ought to be.

Moffitt James

As long as there are entrenched social and political distinctions between sexes, races or classes, there will be forms of science whose main function is to rationalize and legitimize these distinctions.


Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Don't overdo it.

Montagu Lady M.W.

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

Montague Charles Edward

Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Montaigne Michel Eyquem de

"Listen to what I say, not what I mean. I mean ...."

Montaigne Michel de

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

Montaigne Michel de

The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.


Justice is incidental to law and order.


Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.


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

Moore Steven

You know very well that whether you are on page one or page thirty depends on whether [the press] fear you. It is just as simple as that.

Moose Bullwinkle

Go away, I'm all right.

Moravia Alberto

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

More Sir Thomas

There is no act of treachery or mean-ness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.

Morgan J.P.

I've got Hubert's pecker in my pocket.

Morgan J.P.

In Pierre Trudeau, Canada has finally produced a Prime Minister worthy of assassination.

Morgan J.P.

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.

Morley Christopher

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Morley Christopher

Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Morley Christopher

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

Morley Christopher

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.

Morley John Viscount

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

Morris William

My dear People. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville Bagginses that I w


The streets were dark with something more than night.

Moses Robert

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

Moses Robert

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Moss Stirling

What, after all, is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean.

Mostel Zero

Awash with unfocused desire, Everett twisted the lobe of his one remaining ear and felt the presence of somebody else behind him, which caused terror to push through his nervous system like a flash flood roaring down the mid-fork of the Feather River

Mother Karl Marx's

... 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.


... 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


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

Muggeridge Malcolm

In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, delve deep into the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In work, be competent. In action, be careful of your timing.

Mull Martin

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Munr H.H.

"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t

Munro H.H.

There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Murray Bill

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

Muscha Jerry

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Muskie Senator Edmund

America, I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.

Musselman Bill

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

Musset Alfred De

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