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You don't have to be nice to people on the way up if you're not planning on coming back down.


Never trust an automatic pistol or a D.A.'s deal.

Raleigh Sir Walter

The best laid plans of mice and men are usually about equal.

Rand Ayn

"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

Rand Ayn

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

Randall Stanley J.

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

Rankin Jeannette

Nothing, nothing, nothing, no error, no crime is so absolutely repugnant to God as everything which is official; and why? because the official is so impersonal and therefore the deepest insult which can be offered to a personality.

Ransford Chicago Reader

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

Ray Bob &

The Least Successful Defrosting Device The all-time record here is held by Mr. Peter Rowlands of Lancaster whose lips became frozen to his lock in 1979 while blowing warm air on it. "I got down on my knees to breathe into the lock. Somehow my lips

Ray Kroc

One good turn asketh another.

Ray Kroc Founder

When I first arrived in this country I had only fifteen cents in my pocket and a willingness to compromise.

Raymond F. J.

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

Raymond Aron

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

Reagan Ronald

Men will fuck mud.

Reagan Ronald

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Reagan Ronald

You can bring men from other parts of the world who are sane. And you know what happens? At the very moment they cross those mountains... they go mad. Instantaneously and automatically, at the very moment they cross the mountains into California,

Reagan Ronald

In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry without a certain unsoundness of mind.

Reagan Ronald

There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

Reagan Ronald

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest r

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Reed Rex

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.

Reed Rex

It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away."

Reed Thomas B.

Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.

Regan Gerald

Not all who own a harp are harpers.

Reich Wilhelm

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Reid Thomas

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

Remarque Erich Maria

It's no surprise that things are so screwed up: everyone that knows how to run a government is either driving taxicabs or cutting hair.

Report The Kidner

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Reuss Fred

Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

Rich Rosen

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

Richard Little

The scum also rises.


"What the hell are you getting so upset about? I thought you didn't believe in God." "I don't," she sobbed, bursting violently into tears, "but the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid Go


Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Richard Bach

The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.

Richard Bach

Poverty must have its satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.

Richard Bach

The heroic hours of life do not announce their presence by drum and trumpet, challenging us to be true to ourselves by appeals to the martial spirit that keeps the blood at heat. Some little, unassuming, unobtrusive choice presents itself before us

Richard Bach

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Richard Henry Dama

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.

Richler Mordecai

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.

Ringer Robert J.

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of money?

Rizzo Mayor Frank

Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

Robbins Tom

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

Robbins Tom

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Robbins Tom

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Robert Frost

In the plot, people came to the land; the land loved them; they worked and struggled and had lots of children. There was a Frenchman who talked funny and a greenhorn from England who was a fancy-pants but when it came to the crunch he was all courag

Robert Oppenheimer

Home is where the hurt is.

Robert Pante

The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream; it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.

Robert Preston

Giving money and power to governments is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

Robertson Davies

... we must not judge the society of the future by considering whether or not we should like to live in it; the question is whether those who have grown up in it will be happier than those who have grown up in our society or those of the past.

Robertson. D.W.

Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe


A political man can have as his aim the realization of freedom, but he has no means to realize it other than through violence.

Rochefou La

To say you got a vote of confidence would be to say you needed a vote of confidence.

Rochefoucauld La

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

Rochefoucauld La

Young men are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business. For the experience of age, in things that fall within the compass of it, directeth them; but in new things, a

Rochefoucauld La

We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if only words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

Rockefeller David

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

Rockefeller John D.

It pays in England to be a revolutionary and a bible-smacker most of one's life and then come round.

Rockwell George Lincoln

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Roger Zelazny

It'll be just like Beggars' Canyon back home.

Roger Zelazny

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

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

I've touch'd the highest point of all my greatness; And from that full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting. I shall fall, Like a bright exhalation in the evening And no man see me more.

Rogers The Best of Will

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Rogers The Best of Will

"Somewhere", said Father Vittorini, "did Blake not speak of the Machineries of Joy? That is, did not God promote environments, then intimidate these Natures by provoking the existence of flesh, toy men and women, such as are we all? And thus happi

Rogers The Best of Will

A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.

Rogers The Best of Will

"Elves and Dragons!" I says to him. "Cabbages and potatoes are better for you and me."

Rogers The Best of Will

You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.

Rogers The Best of Will

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Rogers The Best of Will

Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.

Rogers Will

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.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to.

Rogers Will

I used to be a rebel in my youth. This cause... that cause... (chuckle) I backed 'em ALL! But I learned. Rebellion is simply a device used by the immature to hide from his own problems. So I lost interest in politics. Now when I feel aroused by

Rogers Will

"To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."

Rogers Will

My band career ended late in my senior year when John Cooper and I threw my amplifier out the dormitory window. We did not act in haste. First we checked to make sure the amplifier would fit through the frame, using the belt from my bathrobe to meas

Rogers Will

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.

Rogers 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 Will

You may have heard that a dean is to faculty as a hydrant is to a dog.

Rogers Will

If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

Rogers Will

The last vestiges of the old Republic have been swept away.

Rom Prof.

It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

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

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

When I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough.

Ronald Brady

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

Ronald Knox

"Not Hercules could have knock'd out his brains, for he had none."

Ronald Reagan

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Roosevelt Eleanor

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

Roosevelt Eleanor

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

Carol's head ached as she trailed behind the unsmiling Calibrees along the block of booths. She chirruped at Kennicott, "Let's be wild! Let's ride on the merry-go-round and grab a gold ring!" Kennicott considered it, and mumbled to Calibree, "Thin

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

To know Edina is to reject it.

Roosevelt Teddy

Too much of everything is just enough.

Roosevelt Theodore

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.

Roosevelt Theodore

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

Rose Billy

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

Rossetti Christina

Fraud is the homage that force pays to reason.

Roth D.L.

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.

Rouchefoucauld La

He who renders warfare fatal to all engaged in it will be the greatest benefactor the world has yet known.

Rouchefoucauld La

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Roy L. Ash

Nothing succeeds like excess.

Royal Darrell

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

Royko Mike

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

Rubinstein Arthur

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Rudner Rita

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.


Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Rukeyser Muriel

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Runyon Damon

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Rusk Dean

I am America's child, a spastic slogging on demented limbs drooling I'll trade my PhD for a telephone voice.

Russel Baker

Man proposes, God disposes.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

The plot was designed in a light vein that somehow became varicose.

Russell Bertrand

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.

Russell Bertrand

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.

Russell Bertrand

We have lingered long enough on the shores of the Cosmic Ocean.

Russell Baker

It's our fault. We should have given him better parts.

Russell Bertrand

It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Russell Hoban

Our sires' age was worse that our grandsires'. We their sons are more worthless than they: so in our turn we shall give the world a progeny yet more corrupt.

Ryan Tom K.

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

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