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


To generalize is to be an idiot.

Raleigh Sir Walter

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

Rand Ayn

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

Rand Ayn

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Randall Stanley J.

If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Rankin Jeannette

Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.

Ransford Chicago Reader

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Ray Bob &

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Ray Kroc

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

Ray Kroc Founder

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

Raymond F. J.

After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

Raymond Aron

Work Hard. Rock Hard. Eat Hard. Sleep Hard. Grow Big. Wear Glasses If You Need 'Em.

Reagan Ronald

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.

Reagan Ronald

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.

Reagan Ronald

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground.

Reagan Ronald

Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Reagan Ronald

If God is One, what is bad?

Reagan Ronald

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.

Reagan Ronald

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

Think sideways!

Reed Rex

"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Reed Rex

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

Reed Thomas B.

... 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.

Regan Gerald

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

Reich Wilhelm

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Reid Thomas

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Remarque Erich Maria

Nice guys finish last.

Report The Kidner

There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Reuss Fred

There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Rich Rosen

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Richard Little

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


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


Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Richard Bach

VI: A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. VII: Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base. VIII: The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade ari

Richard Bach

A word to the wise is enough.

Richard Bach

The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.

Richard Bach

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Richard Henry Dama

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Richler Mordecai

If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.

Ringer Robert J.

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

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.

Robbins Tom

Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Robbins Tom

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.

Robbins Tom

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

Business will be either better or worse.

Robert Frost

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.

Robert Oppenheimer

True to our past we work with an inherited, observed, and accepted vision of personal futility, and of the beauty of the world.

Robert Pante

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

Robert Preston

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

Robertson Davies

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Robertson. D.W.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.


What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Rochefou La

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

Rochefoucauld La

When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.

Rochefoucauld La

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

Rochefoucauld La

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

Rockefeller David

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Rockefeller John D.

To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

Rockwell George Lincoln

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

Roger Zelazny

We can embody the truth, but we cannot know it.

Roger Zelazny

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

Roger Zelazny

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Rogers The Best of Will

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Rogers The Best of Will

By the middle 1880's, practically all the roads except those in the South, were of the present standard gauge. The southern roads were still five feet between rails. It was decided to change the gauge of all southern roads to standard, in one day

Rogers The Best of Will

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Rogers The Best of Will

Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Rogers The Best of Will

Odets, where is thy sting?

Rogers The Best of Will

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Rogers Will

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

To have died once is enough.

Rogers Will

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Rogers Will

Faith is under the left nipple.

Rogers Will

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Rogers Will

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Love the sea? I dote upon it

Rogers Will

Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

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.'

Rom Prof.

There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labour. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each other's throat.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Ronald Brady

An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Ronald Knox

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

Ronald Reagan

One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

Roosevelt Eleanor

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Roosevelt Eleanor

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

Roosevelt Franklin D.

Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500." "Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?"

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

One good turn deserves another.

Roosevelt Teddy

Anything is possible on paper.

Roosevelt Theodore

Solipsists of the World... you are already united.

Roosevelt Theodore

A lot of people I know believe in positive thinking, and so do I. I believe everything positively stinks.

Rose Billy

Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Rossetti Christina

What you want, what you're hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur to you.

Roth D.L.

You can't run away forever, But there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start.

Rouchefoucauld La

Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Rouchefoucauld La

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Roy L. Ash

A man's house is his castle.

Royal Darrell

Nothing succeeds like excess.

Royko Mike

If there is no wind, row.

Rubinstein Arthur

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Rudner Rita

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.


What one fool can do, another can.

Rukeyser Muriel

When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.

Runyon Damon

I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Rusk Dean

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

Russel Baker

There's no justice in this world.

Russell Bertrand

When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Russell Bertrand

I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Russell Bertrand

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "Cheque Enclosed."

Russell Bertrand

Knowledge is power.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Baker

"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."

Russell Bertrand

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Russell Hoban

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

Ryan Tom K.

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

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