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An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.


The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Raleigh Sir Walter

Words have a longer life than deeds.

Rand Ayn

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

Rand Ayn

An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

Randall Stanley J.

were found to be wearing neckwear that was tighter than their neck circumference. The visual discrimination of the 22 subjects was evaluated using a critical flicker frequency (CFF) test. Results of the CFF test indicated that tight neckwear signifi

Rankin Jeannette

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

Ransford Chicago Reader

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Ray Bob &

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,

Ray Kroc

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Ray Kroc Founder

Or 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.

Raymond F. J.

If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

Raymond Aron

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Reagan Ronald

... 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.

Reagan Ronald

If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Reagan Ronald

If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Reagan Ronald

Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Reed Rex

Let your conscience be your guide.

Reed Rex

Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Reed Thomas B.

A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Regan Gerald

He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Reich Wilhelm

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

Reid Thomas

Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."

Remarque Erich Maria

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

Report The Kidner

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

Reuss Fred

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

Rich Rosen

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

Richard Little

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.


The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.


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

Richard Bach

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

Richard Bach

Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Richard Bach

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

Richard Bach

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Richard Henry Dama

No evil can happen to a good man.

Richler Mordecai

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits.

Ringer Robert J.

Many hands make light work.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Robbins Tom

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Robbins Tom

"Rembrandt's first name was Beauregard, which is why he never used it."

Robbins Tom

Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Robbins Tom

The whole world is a scab. The point is to pick it constructively.

Robbins Tom


Robert Frost

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Robert Oppenheimer

"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Robert Pante

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Robert Preston

Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Robertson Davies

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Robertson. D.W.

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.


Honesty's the best policy.

Rochefou La

Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities, requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as annoying faucet drip, merely by tur

Rochefoucauld La

Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired.

Rochefoucauld La

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Rochefoucauld La

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Rockefeller David

... 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

Rockefeller John D.

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

Rockwell George Lincoln

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

Roger Zelazny

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Roger Zelazny

Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.

Roger Zelazny

Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

Rogers The Best of Will

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Rogers The Best of Will

It shall be unlawful for any suspicious person to be within the municipality.

Rogers The Best of Will

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Rogers The Best of Will

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Rogers The Best of Will

As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.

Rogers The Best of Will

This is an especially good time for you vacationers who plan to fly, because the Reagan administration, as part of the same policy under which it recently sold Yellowstone National Park to Wayne Newton, has "deregulated" the airline industry. What t

Rogers The Best of Will

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Rogers The Best of Will

In childhood a woman must be subject to her father; in youth to her husband; when her husband is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be free of subjugation.

Rogers Will

Do not use that foreign word "ideals". We have that excellent native word "lies".

Rogers Will

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Rogers Will

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?

Rogers Will

I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Rogers Will

Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Rogers Will

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Rogers Will

One good turn deserves another.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animals. Some of their most esteemed inventions have no other apparent purpose, for example, the dinner party of more than two, the epic poem, and the

Rogers Will

Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Rogers Will

I will make you shorter by the head.

Rom Prof.

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

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.

Ronald Brady

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Ronald Knox

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

Ronald Reagan

The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.

Roosevelt Eleanor

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Roosevelt Eleanor

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

Roosevelt Franklin D.

Lay off the muses, it's a very tough dollar.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

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

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Roosevelt Teddy

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

Roosevelt Theodore

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

Roosevelt Theodore

In charity there is no excess.

Rose Billy

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

Rossetti Christina

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Roth D.L.

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

Rouchefoucauld La

"Spare no expense to save money on this one."

Rouchefoucauld La

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

Roy L. Ash

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Royal Darrell

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Royko Mike

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Rubinstein Arthur

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Rudner Rita

There's no such thing as a free lunch.


If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Rukeyser Muriel

Language is a virus from another planet.

Runyon Damon

Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Rusk Dean

There must be more to life than having everything.

Russel Baker

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

Russell Bertrand

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Russell Bertrand

Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

Russell Baker

(1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. (2) If your stomach antagonizes you, pacify it with cool thoughts. (3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. (4) Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society, as

Russell Bertrand

To teach is to learn twice.

Russell Hoban

Most general statements are false, including this one.

Ryan Tom K.

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.

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