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The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

O'Casey Sean


What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

O'Connor Flannery


What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?

O'Donohugh Michael


I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie.

O'Hara John


If you live in New York, even if you're Catholic, you're Jewish.

O'Henry


There's such a thing as too much point on a pencil.

O'Huiginn Sean


Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

O'Long Michael


If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

O'Malley Austin


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.

O'Rourke P.J.


If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

O'Rourke P.J.


Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to puree of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunc

O'Rourke P.J.


Nothing recedes like success.

O'Rourke P.J.


Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

O'Rourke P.J.


I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.

O'Rourke P.J.


All phone calls are obscene.

O'Rourke P.J.


When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Oakes Wayne


Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting.

Oates Joyce Carol


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

Oech Roger von


It was a female that drove me to drink and I didn't even have the kindness to thank her.

Ogborn L.


Oliver


Two heads are better than one.

Oliver


For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Onasander


"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

Orben Robert


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

Organa Princess Leia


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

Organa Princess Leia


The dirty work at political conventions is almost always done in the grim hours between midnight and dawn. Hangmen and politicians work best when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb.

Organa Princess Leia


Do not despair of life. You have no doubt force enough to overcome your obstacles. Think of the fox prowling through wood and field in a winter night for something to satisfy his hunger. Notwithstanding cold and hounds and traps, his race survives

Organa Princess Leia


A definition of teaching: casting fake pearls before real swine.

Organa Princess Leia


It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

Orton William


When the sun shineth, make hay.

Orton Joe


Save the Whales

Orwell George


There are no manifestos like cannon and musketry.

Orwell George


He who writes with no misspelled words has prevented a first suspicion on the limits of his scholarship or, in the social world, of his general education and culture.

Orwell George


Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

Orwell George


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

Oscar Wilde


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Oscar Wilde


The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Ovid


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

Ovid


My band career ended late in my senior year when John Cooper and I threw my amplifier out the dormitory window. We did not act in haste. First we checked to make sure the amplifier would fit through the frame, using the belt from my bathrobe to meas

Ovid


The politician is someone who deals in man's problems of adjustment. To ask a politician to lead us is to ask the tail of a dog to lead the dog.

Ovid


A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Oz The Wizard of


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.

o Oscar Levant


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

ordinanc Local





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