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Knowledge is power.

P Harry Thurston

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

Pa Long Chen

Once, I read that a man be never stronger than when he truly realizes how weak he is.

Pa Jessie

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Paar Jack

"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich."

Paar Jack

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Paine Thomas

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

Paine Thomas

Even the clearest and most perfect circumstantial evidence is likely to be at fault, after all, and therefore ought to be received with great caution. Take the case of any pencil, sharpened by any woman; if you have witnesses, you will find she did

Palindromist The Mad

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

Parker Dorothy

It is up to us to produce better-quality movies.

Parker Dorothy

Sherry [Thomas Sheridan] is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature.

Parker Dorothy

A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.

Parker Dorothy

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

Parker Dorothy

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

Parker Dorothy

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

Parker Dorthy

The man who has never been flogged has never been taught.

Parker Robert

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


"...The name of the song is called 'Haddocks' Eyes'!" "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel interested. "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed. "That's what the name is called. The nam

Parkinson C.N.

Serfs up!

Parkinson C.N.

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Parnas Dave

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Pascal Blaise

"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Pascal Blaise

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

Pascal Blaise

Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

Pasteur L.

It is now 10 p.m. Do you know where Henry Kissinger is?

Pat Cadigan

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Pat Cadigan

Odets, where is thy sting?

Patricia O Tuama

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

Patrick Saint

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?


"Life is too important to take seriously."

Paul Erdman

The ratio of literacy to illiteracy is a constant, but nowadays the illiterates can read.

Paul Tillich German

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

Pelt Lucy Van

If you catch a man, throw him back.

Penn Jillette

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Penn William

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

Perce Chief Joseph

He that teaches himself has a fool for a master.

Perelman S.J.

I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend than be one.


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

Perlis Alan J.

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

It is not the critic who counts, or how the strong man stumbled, or whether the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives vali

Peter Irene

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.

Peter Laurence

The better part of valor is discretion.

Peter Laurence J.

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Peter Laurence J.

No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it.

Peter Stack

Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential death in which its

Peter Straub

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.

Petronius Gaius

The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.


Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!


The Anglo-Saxon conscience does not prevent the Anglo-Saxon from sinning, it merely prevents him from enjoying his sin.


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.

Philip Hale Boston

I hate dying.

Philips Emo

They spell it "da Vinci" and pronounce it "da Vinchy". Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.

Phillips Emo

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

Phillips Utah

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.

Physicist John von Neumann

If you are shooting under 80 you are neglecting your business; over 80 you are neglecting your golf.


The less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag.


It pays in England to be a revolutionary and a bible-smacker most of one's life and then come round.

Picasso Pablo

Unless hours were cups of sack, and minutes capons, and clocks the tongues of bawds, and dials the signs of leaping houses, and the blessed sun himself a fair, hot wench in flame-colored taffeta, I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous to

Pike Bishop James

Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

Pile Stephen

I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

Pile Stephen

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

Pile Stephen

The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Pile Stephen

... difference of opinion is advantagious in religion. The several sects perform the office of a common censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity,

Pile Stephen

May you live in uninteresting times.


Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.


Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Pinero Sir Arthur Wing

A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Pintauro Joseph

A yawn is a silent shout.

Pirsig Robert

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Platford Lois

Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.


We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.


The only thing that stops God from sending a second Flood is that the first one was useless.




History shows that the human mind, fed by constant accessions of knowledge, periodically grows too large for its theoretical coverings, and bursts them asunder to appear in new habiliments, as the feeding and growing grub, at intervals, casts its too


The Least Successful Executions History has furnished us with two executioners worthy of attention. The first performed in Sydney in Australia. In 1803 three attempts were made to hang a Mr. Joseph Samuels. On the first two of these the rope snap


If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Plautus Titus Maccius

If I had a plantation in Georgia and a home in Hell, I'd sell the plantation and go home.

Plautus Titus Maccius

We're fantastically incredibly sorry for all these extremely unreasonable things we did. I can only plead that my simple, barely-sentient friend and myself are underprivileged, deprived and also college students.

Plautus Titus Maccius

The major sin is the sin of being born.

Player Willis

I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called "brightness", but it doesn't seem to work.


If one inquires why the American tradition is so strong against any connection of State and Church, why it dreads even the rudiments of religious teaching in state-maintained schools, the immediate and superficial answer is not far to seek. ... The

Plummer Christopher

The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself.


If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Pollard John G.

No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so fo


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


If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that, too.

Pope Alexander

Like ya know? Rock 'N Roll is an esoteric language that unlocks the creativity chambers in people's brains, and like totally activates their essential hipness, which of course is like totally necessary for saving the earth, like because the first th

Pope Alexander

HR 3128. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation, Fiscal 1986. Martin, R-Ill., motion that the House recede from its disagreement to the Senate amendment making changes in the bill to reduce fiscal 1986 deficits. The Senate amendment was an amendment to the

Pope John Paul

I stick my neck out for nobody.

Pope St. Gregory

The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

Poppins Mary

Leave no stone unturned.

Postmas James

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

Pournelle Niven and

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."

Powers Richard

People who develop the habit of thinking of themselves as world citizens are fulfilling the first requirement of sanity in our time.

Prabhupada Swami

Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish.

Prentice George D.

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

President Pat Paulsen for

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Presley Elvis

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. T

Presley Elvis

Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.

Price Don

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Prochnow Herbert

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

Prochnow Herbert V.

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Professor English

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Prosser D. Winkel and F.

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


Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.

Proust M.

Whatever doesn't succeed in two months and a half in California will never succeed.

Proverb A Yippie

Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Proverb Ancient Simian

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

Proverb Chinese

All the waters of the earth are in the armpit of the Great Frog.

Proverb Chinese

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.

Proverb Recent Chinese

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

Pryne Hester

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.


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.


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

Publius Ovidius Naso

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

Publius Terentius Afer

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

Publius Terentius Afer

The nearer to the church, the further from God.

Publius Terentius Afer

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Publius Terentius Afer

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Publius Vergilius Maro

Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Publius Vergilius Maro

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.

Publius Vergilius Maro

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.

Publius Vergilius Maro

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

Pudd'nhead Wilson's

I went to a Grateful Dead Concert and they played for SEVEN hours. Great song.

Pulitzer Joseph

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Pusey Nathan

We can embody the truth, but we cannot know it.


It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground.

Python Monty

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.

prayer Medieval

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stay there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never

proverb Arab

You will remember, Watson, how the dreadful business of the Abernetty family was first brought to my notice by the depth which the parsley had sunk into the butter upon a hot day.

proverb Arabian

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

proverb Chinese

By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

proverb Chinese

Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine.

proverb Chinese

I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.

proverb Chinese

The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a

proverb Chinese

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

proverb Chinese

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

proverb Chinese

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

proverb Indian

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

proverb Italian

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way a midget is good at being short.

proverb Polish

The IRS spends God knows how much of your tax money on these toll-free information hot lines staffed by IRS employees, whose idea of a dynamite tax tip is that you should print neatly. If you ask them a real tax question, such as how you can cheat,

proverb Spanish

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

proverb Turkish

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

proverb. Scottish

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