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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.

P Harry Thurston

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.

Pa Long Chen

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Pa Jessie

... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Paar Jack

Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Paar Jack

I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Paine Thomas

"Nuclear war would mean abolition of most comforts, and disruption of normal routines, for children and adults alike."

Paine Thomas

In the plot, people came to the land; the land loved them; they worked and struggled and had lots of children. There was a Frenchman who talked funny and a greenhorn from England who was a fancy-pants but when it came to the crunch he was all courag

Palindromist The Mad

Look ere ye leap.

Parker Dorothy

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

Parker Dorothy

The naked truth of it is, I have no shirt.

Parker Dorothy

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Parker Dorothy

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Parker Dorothy

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

Parker Dorothy

We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb your cities.

Parker Dorthy

To add insult to injury.

Parker Robert

An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.


We're only in it for the volume.

Parkinson C.N.

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.

Parkinson C.N.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Parnas Dave

They will only cause the lower classes to move about needlessly.

Pascal Blaise

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Pascal Blaise

The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Pascal Blaise

"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

Pasteur L.

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Pat Cadigan

Save the Whales

Pat Cadigan

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

Patricia O Tuama

"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"

Patrick Saint

It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.


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.

Paul Erdman

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Paul Tillich German

The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Pelt Lucy Van

A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Penn Jillette

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

Penn William

It's no surprise that things are so screwed up: everyone that knows how to run a government is either driving taxicabs or cutting hair.

Perce Chief Joseph

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.

Perelman S.J.

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.


Reality is bad enough, why should I tell the truth?

Perlis Alan J.

If you lose a son you can always get another, but there's only one Maltese Falcon.

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter.

Peter Irene

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

Peter Laurence

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Peter Laurence J.

If any man wishes to be humbled and mortified, let him become president of Harvard.

Peter Laurence J.

Prizes are for children.

Peter Stack

Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

Peter Straub

There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Petronius Gaius

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


We may not be able to persuade Hindus that Jesus and not Vishnu should govern their spiritual horizon, nor Moslems that Lord Buddha is at the center of their spiritual universe, nor Hebrews that Mohammed is a major prohpet, nor Christians that Shinto


You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.


A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.

Philip Hale Boston

There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Philips Emo

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

Phillips Emo

Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.

Phillips Utah

It's not easy, being green.

Physicist John von Neumann

Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.


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


One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Picasso Pablo

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.

Pike Bishop James

If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Pile Stephen

If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Pile Stephen

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Pile Stephen

Big book, big bore.

Pile Stephen

Let your conscience be your guide.

Pile Stephen

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.


Who's scruffy-looking?


Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Pinero Sir Arthur Wing

The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Pintauro Joseph

I knew her before she was a virgin.

Pirsig Robert

One of my less pleasant chores when I was young was to read the Bible from one end to the other. Reading the Bible straight through is at least 70 percent discipline, like learning Latin. But the good parts are, of course, simply amazing. God is a

Platford Lois

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


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


My advice to you, my violent friend, is to seek out gold and sit on it.


Scratch the average female and you'll find a purring bundle... at the ready to love and honor, bake a torte and still produce quintuplets.


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.


It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.


TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Plautus Titus Maccius

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

Plautus Titus Maccius

Zero Mostel: That's it baby! When you got it, flaunt it! Flaunt it!

Plautus Titus Maccius

Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Player Willis

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


When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

Plummer Christopher

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Pollard John G.

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


War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.


When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Pope Alexander

I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Pope Alexander

But you shall not escape my iambics.

Pope John Paul

Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercio

Pope St. Gregory

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

Poppins Mary

What we do not understand we do not possess.

Postmas James

Nice guys finish last.

Pournelle Niven and

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Powers Richard

The better part of valor is discretion.

Prabhupada Swami

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Prentice George D.

Must I hold a candle to my shames?

President Pat Paulsen for

Under every stone lurks a politician.

Presley Elvis

Something's rotten in the state of Denmark.

Presley Elvis

We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Price Don

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

Prochnow Herbert

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Prochnow Herbert V.

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Professor English

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin will be classified with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and

Prosser D. Winkel and F.

There is no sin but ignorance.


The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Proust M.

I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

Proverb A Yippie

I love treason but hate a traitor.

Proverb Ancient Simian

Such evil deeds could religion prompt.

Proverb Chinese

Every why hath a wherefore.

Proverb Chinese

I owe the public nothing.

Proverb Recent Chinese

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

Pryne Hester

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?


When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.


Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.

Publius Ovidius Naso

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

Publius Terentius Afer

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Publius Terentius Afer

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Publius Terentius Afer

When I first arrived in this country I had only fifteen cents in my pocket and a willingness to compromise.

Publius Terentius Afer

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

Publius Vergilius Maro

We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.

Publius Vergilius Maro

My father was a creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.

Publius Vergilius Maro

America is a melting pot. You know, where those on the bottom get burned, and the scum rises to the top.

Publius Vergilius Maro

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

Pudd'nhead Wilson's

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Pulitzer Joseph

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

Pusey Nathan

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


Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.

Python Monty

Would it help if I got out and pushed?

prayer Medieval

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

proverb Arab

As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.

proverb Arabian

The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

proverb Chinese

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

proverb Chinese

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

proverb Chinese

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

proverb Chinese

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proverb Chinese

... it still remains true that as a set of cognitive beliefs about the existence of God in any recognizable sense continuous with the great systems of the past, religious doctrines constitute a speculative hypothesis of an extremely low order of prob

proverb Chinese

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

proverb Chinese

You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.

proverb Indian

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,

proverb Italian

If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

proverb Polish

The two oldest professions in the world have been ruined by amateurs.

proverb Spanish

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

proverb Turkish

When I have one foot in the grave I will tell the truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me, and say, "Do what you like now."

proverb. Scottish

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