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Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

P Harry Thurston

He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.

Pa Long Chen

About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Pa Jessie

He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

Paar Jack

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Paar Jack

I owe the public nothing.

Paine Thomas

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Paine Thomas

The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means.

Palindromist The Mad

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

Parker Dorothy

By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Parker Dorothy

Under every stone lurks a politician.

Parker Dorothy

You or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

Parker Dorothy

United Nations, New York, December 25. The peace and joy of the Christmas season was marred by a proclamation of a general strike of all the military forces of the world. Panic reigns in the hearts of all the patriots of every persuasion. Meanwhil

Parker Dorothy

Must I hold a candle to my shames?

Parker Dorothy

Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

Parker Dorthy

Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved innocent.

Parker Robert

... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a


If Christianity was morality, Socrates would be the Saviour.

Parkinson C.N.

Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?

Parkinson C.N.

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Parnas Dave

Rascal, am I? Take THAT!

Pascal Blaise

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

Pascal Blaise

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

Pascal Blaise

America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

Pasteur L.

God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.

Pat Cadigan

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

Pat Cadigan

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Patricia O Tuama

The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul is: WHAT DOES A WOMAN WANT?

Patrick Saint

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


A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Paul Erdman

Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Paul Tillich German

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

Pelt Lucy Van

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

Penn Jillette

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Penn William

As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.

Perce Chief Joseph

To have died once is enough.

Perelman S.J.

The Worst Musical Trio There are few bad musicians who have a chance to give a recital at a famous concert hall while still learning the rudiments of their instrument. This happened about thirty years ago to the son of a Rumanian gentleman who was


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

Perlis Alan J.

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Peter Dr. Laurence J.

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.

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Peter Irene

A classic is something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Peter Laurence

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.

Peter Laurence J.

It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.

Peter Laurence J.

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Peter Stack

He hath eaten me out of house and home.

Peter Straub

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

Petronius Gaius

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.


America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?


Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.


All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Philip Hale Boston

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs.

Philips Emo

Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Phillips Emo

Let me take you a button-hole lower.

Phillips Utah

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

Physicist John von Neumann

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.


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

Picasso Pablo

Pike Bishop James

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

Pile Stephen

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

Pile Stephen

Some performers on television appear to be horrible people, but when you finally get to know them in person, they turn out to be even worse.

Pile Stephen

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

Pile Stephen

Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Pile Stephen

All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.


When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.


There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Pinero Sir Arthur Wing

Let me assure you that to us here at First National, you're not just a number. Youre two numbers, a dash, three more numbers, another dash and another number.

Pintauro Joseph

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

Pirsig Robert

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

Platford Lois

Flame on!


In charity there is no excess.


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


Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.




Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.


Prizes are for children.

Plautus Titus Maccius

Men are superior to women.

Plautus Titus Maccius

There is always one thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.

Plautus Titus Maccius

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

Player Willis

The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.


A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Plummer Christopher

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."


If God is One, what is bad?

Pollard John G.

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.


The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.


Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Pope Alexander

Faith is under the left nipple.

Pope Alexander

She applies her lipstick in spite of its contents: "greasy rouge, containing crushed and dried insect corpses for coloring, beeswax for stiffness, and olive oil to help it flow - the latter having the unfortunate tendency to go rancid several hours a

Pope John Paul

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

Pope St. Gregory

I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Poppins Mary

A myth is a religion in which no-one any longer believes.

Postmas James

... 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.

Pournelle Niven and

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

Powers Richard

The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity.

Prabhupada Swami

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

Prentice George D.

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

President Pat Paulsen for

Playing an unamplified electric guitar is like strumming on a picnic table.

Presley Elvis

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Presley Elvis

Set the cart before the horse.

Price Don

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Prochnow Herbert

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Prochnow Herbert V.

Satire is what closes Saturday night.

Professor English

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Prosser D. Winkel and F.

One good turn deserves another.


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

Proust M.

Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

Proverb A Yippie

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Proverb Ancient Simian

Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Proverb Chinese

The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.

Proverb Chinese

Recently deceased blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan "comes to" after his death. He sees Jimi Hendrix sitting next to him, tuning his guitar. "Holy cow," he thinks to himself, "this guy is my idol." Over at the microphone, about to sing, are Jim Mo

Proverb Recent Chinese

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

Pryne Hester

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


Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today, and it will set the pace tomorrow.


Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.

Publius Ovidius Naso

When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

Publius Terentius Afer

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.

Publius Terentius Afer

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

Publius Terentius Afer

The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.

Publius Terentius Afer

Governor Tarkin. I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I thought I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.

Publius Vergilius Maro

Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

Publius Vergilius Maro

He jests at scars who never felt a wound.

Publius Vergilius Maro

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Publius Vergilius Maro

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Pudd'nhead Wilson's

Genius is pain.

Pulitzer Joseph

There are no answers, only cross-references.

Pusey Nathan

What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.


Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Python Monty

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.

prayer Medieval

When neither their poverty nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

proverb Arab

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

proverb Arabian

The pollution's at that awkward stage. Too thick to navigate and too thin to cultivate.

proverb Chinese

Ben, why didn't you tell me?

proverb Chinese

Out of sight is out of mind.

proverb Chinese

If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius

proverb Chinese

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

proverb Chinese

One thing I have no worry about is whether God exists. But it has occurred to me that God has Alzheimer's and has forgotten we exist.

proverb Chinese

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

proverb Chinese

Well, don't worry about it... It's nothing.

proverb Indian

Heaven and earth were created all together in the same instant, on October 23rd, 4004 B.C. at nine o'clock in the morning.

proverb Italian

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

proverb Polish

The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

proverb Spanish

There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.

proverb Turkish

The coast was clear.

proverb. Scottish

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