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The great merit of society is to make one appreciate solitude.


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

Raleigh Sir Walter

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Rand Ayn

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.

Rand Ayn

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

Randall Stanley J.

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Rankin Jeannette

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Ransford Chicago Reader

Free Speech Is The Right To Shout 'Theater' In A Crowded Fire.

Ray Bob &

of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emissions standards from man-made sources."

Ray Kroc

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Ray Kroc Founder

Once I belonged to a group that really had THE WORD. I fought like hell for them. But another group came along and exposed the word of my group as shallow and degenerate. They had a better word. So I quit the first group and lost all the friends

Raymond F. J.

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Raymond Aron

The primary cause of failure in electrical appliances is an expired warranty. Often, you can get an appliance running again simply by changing the warranty expiration date with a 15/64-inch felt-tipped marker.

Reagan Ronald

The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.

Reagan Ronald

A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine! [From the fury of the norsemen deliver us, O Lord!]

Reagan Ronald

A highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

Reagan Ronald

Just once I would like to persuade the audience not to wear any article of blue denim. If only they could see themselves in a pair of brown corduroys like mine instead of this awful, boring blue denim. I don't enjoy the sky or sea as much as I used

Reagan Ronald

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.

Reagan Ronald

How apt the poor are to be proud.

Reagan Ronald

"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

Reagan Ronald

Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organising and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

Reagan Ronald

...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Reagan Ronald

I see where we are starting to pay some attention to our neigbors to the south. We could never understand why Mexico wasn't just crazy about us; for we have always had their good will, and oil and minerals, at heart.

Reed Rex

Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Reed Rex

The scum also rises.

Reed Thomas B.

All other things being equal, a bald man cannot be elected President of the United States.

Regan Gerald

Plus ,ca change, plus c'est la m^eme chose. [The more things change, the more they remain the same.]

Reich Wilhelm

Too clever is dumb.

Reid Thomas

A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years.

Remarque Erich Maria

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

Report The Kidner

If the church put in half the time on covetousness that it does on lust, this would be a better world.

Reuss Fred

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Rich Rosen

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

Richard Little

The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.


"Listen to what I say, not what I mean. I mean ...."


NAPOLEON: What shall we do with this soldier, Giuseppe? Everything he says is wrong. GIUSEPPE: Make him a general, Excellency, and then everything he says will be right.

Richard Bach

You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

Richard Bach

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Richard Bach

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Richard Bach

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

Richard Henry Dama

"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

Richler Mordecai

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.

Ringer Robert J.

Were it not for the presence of the unwashed and the half-educated, the formless, queer and incomplete, the unreasonable and absurd, the infinite shapes of the delightful human tadpole, the horizon would not wear so wide a grin.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland.

Robbins Tom

Such evil deeds could religion prompt.

Robbins Tom

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

The 'A' is for content, the 'minus' is for not typing it. Don't ever do this to my eyes again.

Robert Frost

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

Robert Oppenheimer

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

Robert Pante

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

Robert Preston

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Robertson Davies

Cold is God's way of teling us to burn more Catholics.

Robertson. D.W.

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.


Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.

Rochefou La

"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

Rochefoucauld La

Small things make base men proud.

Rochefoucauld La

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Rochefoucauld La

Well, he thought, since neither Aristotelian Logic nor the disciplines of Science seemed to offer much hope, it's time to go beyond them... Drawing a few deep even breaths, he entered a mental state practiced only by Masters of the Universal Way of

Rockefeller David

This generation doesn't have emotional baggage. We have emotional moving vans.

Rockefeller John D.

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Rockwell George Lincoln

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

Roger Zelazny

The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.

Roger Zelazny

The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one.

Roger Zelazny

He who attacks the fundamentals of the American broadcasting industry attacks democracy itself.

Rogers The Best of Will

If there is no wind, row.

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.

Rogers The Best of Will

In Pierre Trudeau, Canada has finally produced a Prime Minister worthy of assassination.

Rogers The Best of Will

Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

Rogers The Best of Will

There is no sin but ignorance.

Rogers The Best of Will

Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.

Rogers The Best of Will

Authors (and perhaps columnists) eventually rise to the top of whatever depths they were once able to plumb.

Rogers Will

Odets, where is thy sting?

Rogers Will

"Give me enough medals, and I'll win any war."

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Rogers Will

Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Rogers Will

Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cabin door of a Soviet Black Sea cruise liner: Helpsavering apparata in emergings behold many whistles! Associate the stringing apparata about the bosums and meet behind, flee then t

Rogers Will

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Rogers Will

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.

Rogers Will

General notions are generally wrong.

Rogers Will

The best case: Get salary from America, build a house in England, live with a Japanese wife, and eat Chinese food. Pretty good case: Get salary from England, build a house in America, live with a Chinese wife, and eat Japanese food. The wo

Rogers Will

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

Rogers Will

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.

Rogers Will

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.

Rom Prof.

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

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

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

Ronald Brady

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Ronald Knox

"If a camel flies, no one laughs if it doesn't get very far."

Ronald Reagan

"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

Roosevelt Eleanor

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

Roosevelt Eleanor

This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

They're giving bank robbing a bad name.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

The Priest's grey nimbus in a niche where he dressed discreetly. I will not sleep here tonight. Home also I cannot go. A voice, sweetened and sustained, called to him from the sea. Turning the curve he waved his hand. A sleek brown head, a seal's,

Roosevelt Teddy

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

Roosevelt Theodore

You may my glories and my state dispose, But not my griefs; still am I king of those.

Roosevelt Theodore

My daddy's brains was so scrambled he thought he was Jesus. They put him in a nut house for 5 years and when he got out, he didn't think he was Jesus, he thought he was *God*! ... Which made me Jesus.

Rose Billy

The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

Rossetti Christina

"You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you fit to hear his view of things?" "Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming you have integrit

Roth D.L.

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.

Rouchefoucauld La

You are a wish to be here wishing yourself.

Rouchefoucauld La

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Roy L. Ash

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

Royal Darrell

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.

Royko Mike

I have a dream. I have a dream that one day, on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Rubinstein Arthur

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.

Rudner Rita

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?


Well, you know, no matter where you go, there you are.

Rukeyser Muriel

If we can ever make red tape nutritional, we can feed the world.

Runyon Damon

An elderly man stands in line for hours at a Warsaw meat store (meat is severely rationed). When the butcher comes out at the end of the day and announces that there is no meat left, the man flies into a rage. "What is this?" he shouts. "I fought

Rusk Dean

Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Russel Baker

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs.

Russell Bertrand

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Russell Bertrand

The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.

Russell Bertrand

Indiana is a state dedicated to basketball. Basketball, soybeans, hogs and basketball. Berkeley, needless to say, is not nearly as athletic. Berkeley is dedicated to coffee, angst, potholes and coffee.

Russell Bertrand

If you live in New York, even if you're Catholic, you're Jewish.

Russell Bertrand

When neither their poverty nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

Russell Baker

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

Russell Bertrand

This is the first age that's paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

Russell Hoban

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

Ryan Tom K.

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.

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