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For 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.


If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Raleigh Sir Walter

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

Rand Ayn

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

Rand Ayn

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.

Randall Stanley J.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Rankin Jeannette

To err is human, to repent, divine, to persist, devilish.

Ransford Chicago Reader

It's easier to take it apart than to put it back together.

Ray Bob &

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Ray Kroc

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

Ray Kroc Founder

Man is the measure of all things.

Raymond F. J.

The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

Raymond Aron

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Reagan Ronald

Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Reagan Ronald

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Reagan Ronald

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Reagan Ronald

The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Reagan Ronald

L'hazard ne favorise que l'esprit prepare.

Reagan Ronald

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Reagan Ronald

He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Reagan Ronald

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Reagan Ronald

It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Reagan Ronald

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

Reed Rex

"Earth is a great, big funhouse without the fun."

Reed Rex

Nothing endures but change.

Reed Thomas B.

Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Regan Gerald

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

Reich Wilhelm

I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Reid Thomas

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

Remarque Erich Maria

Don't get mad, get even.

Report The Kidner

Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Reuss Fred

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.

Rich Rosen

Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.

Richard Little

"Life is too important to take seriously."


We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.


Let your conscience be your guide.

Richard Bach

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

Richard Bach

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Richard Bach

"You can't survive by sucking the juice from a wet mitten."

Richard Bach

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

Richard Henry Dama

The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

Richler Mordecai

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Ringer Robert J.

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.

Robbins Tom

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Robert Frost

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

Robert Oppenheimer

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Robert Pante

XXI: It's easy to get a loan unless you need it. XXII: If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. XXIII: Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated. XXIV:

Robert Preston

If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Robertson Davies

You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead.

Robertson. D.W.

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.


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

Rochefou La

XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

Rochefoucauld La

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Rochefoucauld La

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Rochefoucauld La

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Rockefeller David

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,

Rockefeller John D.

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

Rockwell George Lincoln

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

Roger Zelazny

In charity there is no excess.

Roger Zelazny

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Roger Zelazny

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

Rogers The Best of Will

What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

Brahma said: Well, after hearing ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser. But an intelligent man needs only two thousand five hundred.

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Rogers The Best of Will

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers Will

Never take a resume seriously. Resumes only make money for the people who write the resumes. No resume ever tells an employer how many times a job applicant has had the clap. Why, indeed, would anyone hire a person based on a resume written by a

Rogers Will

To have died once is enough.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.

Rogers Will

If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Rogers Will

Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

Rogers Will

Facts are the enemy of truth.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Rogers Will

Too much of everything is just enough.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

The world wants to be deceived.

Rom Prof.

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Ronald Brady

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Ronald Knox

Sometimes, too long is too long.

Ronald Reagan

A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

Roosevelt Eleanor

Forgive and forget.

Roosevelt Eleanor

There is always something new out of Africa.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

What excuses stand in your way? How can you eliminate them?

Roosevelt Franklin D.

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Roosevelt Franklin Delano

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Roosevelt Teddy

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Roosevelt Theodore

Luck can't last a lifetime, unless you die young.

Roosevelt Theodore

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Rose Billy

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

Rossetti Christina

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.

Roth D.L.

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Rouchefoucauld La

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

Rouchefoucauld La

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Roy L. Ash

Sic transit gloria mundi. [So passes away the glory of this world.]

Royal Darrell

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

Royko Mike

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.

Rubinstein Arthur

Then a man said: Speak to us of Expectations. He then said: If a man does not see or hear the waters of the Jordan, then he should not taste the pomegranate or ply his wares in an open market. If a man would not labour in the salt and rock quarri

Rudner Rita

"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"


Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Rukeyser Muriel

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.

Runyon Damon

Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.

Rusk Dean

A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

Russel Baker

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Russell Bertrand

All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: "Just lie down on the floor and keep calm

Russell Bertrand

A dead man cannot bite.

Russell Bertrand

Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]

Russell Bertrand

It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Russell Bertrand

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.

Russell Baker

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

Russell Bertrand

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.

Russell Hoban

A man's house is his castle.

Ryan Tom K.

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.

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Richard Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people, and the world.
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