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


It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Raleigh Sir Walter

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

Rand Ayn

In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

Rand Ayn

Roumanian-Yiddish cooking has killed more Jews than Hitler.

Randall Stanley J.

There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

Rankin Jeannette

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Ransford Chicago Reader

New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.

Ray Bob &

If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house.

Ray Kroc

For the fashion of Minas Tirith was such that it was built on seven levels, each delved into a hill, and about each was set a wall, and in each wall was a gate.

Ray Kroc Founder

The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Raymond F. J.

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

Raymond Aron

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Reagan Ronald

"I wonder", he said to himself, "what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet

Reagan Ronald

God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

Reagan Ronald

Dustin Farnum: Why, yesterday, I had the audience glued to their seats! Oliver Herford: Wonderful! Wonderful! Clever of you to think of it!

Reagan Ronald

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Reagan Ronald

Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reed Rex

In case of fire, stand in the hall and shout "Fire!"

Reed Rex

The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

Reed Thomas B.

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

Regan Gerald

The better part of valor is discretion.

Reich Wilhelm

He is now rising from affluence to poverty.

Reid Thomas

Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

Remarque Erich Maria

How apt the poor are to be proud.

Report The Kidner

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

Reuss Fred

Someday, Weederman, we'll look back on all this and laugh... It will probably be one of those deep, eerie ones that slowly builds to a blood-curdling maniacal scream... but still it will be a laugh.

Rich Rosen

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Richard Little

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the men are strong, the women are pretty, and the children are above-average.


Moneyliness is next to Godliness.


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.

Richard Bach

"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Richard Bach

In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Richard Bach

But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.

Richard Bach

True leadership is the art of changing a group from what it is to what it ought to be.

Richard Henry Dama

It looks like it's up to me to save our skins. Get into that garbage chute, flyboy!

Richler Mordecai

"I only touch base with reality on an as-needed basis!"

Ringer Robert J.

And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Robbins Tom

Leave no stone unturned.

Robbins Tom

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

Robbins Tom

You tread upon my patience.

Robbins Tom

Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Robbins Tom

Yes, I've now got this nice little apartment in New York, one of those L-shaped ones. Unfortunately, it's a lower case l.

Robert Frost

Robert Oppenheimer

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.

Robert Pante

The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.

Robert Preston

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

Robertson Davies

We're only in it for the volume.

Robertson. D.W.

If it were thought that anything I wrote was influenced by Robert Frost, I would take that particular work of mine, shred it, and flush it down the toilet, hoping not to clog the pipes. A more sententious, holding- forth old bore who expected every


May you live in uninteresting times.

Rochefou La

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

Rochefoucauld La

No two persons ever read the same book.

Rochefoucauld La

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.

Rochefoucauld La

It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Rockefeller David

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

Rockefeller John D.

I just got off the phone with Sonny Barger [President of the Hell's Angels]. He wants me to appear as a character witness for him at his murder trial and said he'd be glad to appear as a character witness on my behalf if I ever needed one. Needless

Rockwell George Lincoln

You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Roger Zelazny

Since everything in life is but an experience perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

Roger Zelazny

"Is it just me, or does anyone else read `bible humpers' every time someone writes `bible thumpers?'

Roger Zelazny

"What's this? Trix? Aunt! Trix? You? You're after the prize! What is it?" He picked up the box and studied the back. "A glow-in-the-dark squid! Have you got it out of there yet?" He tilted the box, angling the little colored balls of cereal

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

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.

Rogers The Best of Will

No group of professionals meets except to conspire against the public at large.

Rogers The Best of Will

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Rogers The Best of Will

Every cloud engenders not a storm.

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Rogers Will

I stick my neck out for nobody.

Rogers Will

Big book, big bore.

Rogers Will

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.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Rogers Will

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.

Rogers Will

One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Rogers Will

When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Rogers Will

Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Rogers Will

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

Rogers Will

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Rom Prof.

I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Ronald Brady

I have just enough white in me to make my honesty questionable.

Ronald Knox

Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cathedral in Spain: It is forbidden to enter a woman, even a foreigner if dressed as a man. Above the enterance to a Cairo bar: Unaccompanied ladies not admitted unless with husb

Ronald Reagan

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Roosevelt Eleanor

Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Roosevelt Eleanor

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

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

Roosevelt Franklin Delano


Roosevelt Teddy

"Not only is God dead, but just try to find a plumber on weekends."

Roosevelt Theodore

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

Roosevelt Theodore

Confucius say too much.

Rose Billy

If you want divine justice, die.

Rossetti Christina

It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.

Roth D.L.

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Rouchefoucauld La

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

Rouchefoucauld La

Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Various signs in Poland: Right turn toward immediate outside. Go soothingly in the snow, as there lurk the ski demons. Five o'clock tea at all hours. In a men's washroom in Sidney:

Roy L. Ash

That Xanthippe's husband should have become so great a philosopher is remarkable. Amid all the scolding, to be able to think! But he could not write: that was impossible. Socrates has not left us a single book.

Royal Darrell

"And Bezel saideth unto Sham: `Sham,' he saideth, `Thou shalt goest unto the town of Begorrah, and there thou shalt fetcheth unto thine bosom 35 talents, and also shalt thou fetcheth a like number of cubits, provideth that they are nice and fresh.'"

Royko Mike

Watch your mouth, kid, or you'll find yourself floating home.

Rubinstein Arthur

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Rudner Rita

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


The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Rukeyser Muriel

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.

Runyon Damon

Campus sidewalks never exist as the straightest line between two points.

Rusk Dean

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.

Russel Baker

Conscience doth make cowards of us all.

Russell Bertrand

[Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Russell Bertrand

There is no fool to the old fool.

Russell Bertrand

A morgue is a morgue is a morgue. They can paint the walls with aggressively cheerful primary colors and splashy bold graphics, but it's still a holding place for the dead until they can be parted out to organ banks. Not that I would have cared nor

Russell Bertrand

He knows not how to know who knows not also how to unknow.

Russell Bertrand

This was the most unkindest cut of all.

Russell Baker

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Hoban

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Ryan Tom K.

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

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