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We ... make the modern error of dignifying the Individual. We do everything we can to butter him up. We give him a name, assure him that he has certain inalienable rights, educate him, let him pass on his name to his brats and when he dies we give


Remember: Silly is a state of Mind, Stupid is a way of Life.

Raleigh Sir Walter

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

Rand Ayn

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Rand Ayn

Serfs up!

Randall Stanley J.

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Rankin Jeannette

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

Ransford Chicago Reader

Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!

Ray Bob &

If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me.

Ray Kroc

Most people have a furious itch to talk about themselves and are restrained only by the disinclination of others to listen. Reserve is an artificial quality that is developed in most of us as the result of innumerable rebuffs.

Ray Kroc Founder

... A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.

Raymond F. J.

Anybody has a right to evade taxes if he can get away with it. No citizen has a moral obligation to assist in maintaining his government.

Raymond Aron

For the first time we have a weapon that nobody has used for thirty years. This gives me great hope for the human race.

Reagan Ronald

Man is by nature a political animal.

Reagan Ronald

An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

"The policeman isn't there to create disorder. The policeman is there to ________preserve disorder."

Reagan Ronald

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Reagan Ronald

Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

Reagan Ronald

What good is it if you talk in flowers, and they think in pastry?

Reagan Ronald

If you laid all of our laws end to end, there would be no end.

Reed Rex

I am a deeply superficial person.

Reed Rex

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Reed Thomas B.

A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.

Regan Gerald

The lovely woman-child Kaa was mercilessly chained to the cruel post of the warrior-chief Beast, with his barbarian tribe now stacking wood at her nubile feet, when the strong clear voice of the poetic and heroic Handsomas roared, 'Flick your Bic, cr

Reich Wilhelm

A new taste had been acquired and a new appetite began to grow. The time had long since arrived to crush the technical intelligentsia, which had come to regard itself as too irreplaceable and had not gotten used to catching instructions on the wing.

Reid Thomas

I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called "brightness", but it doesn't seem to work.

Remarque Erich Maria

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.

Report The Kidner

All things that are, are with more spirit chased than enjoyed.

Reuss Fred

Necessity has no law.

Rich Rosen

"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Richard Little

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.


"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever


A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.

Richard Bach

I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was ... an arctic wilderness.

Richard Bach

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Richard Bach

All Gods were immortal.

Richard Bach

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

Richard Henry Dama

A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space.

Richler Mordecai

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

Ringer Robert J.

The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

I went to my mother and told her I intended to commence a different life. I asked for and obtained her blessing and at once commenced the career of a robber.

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.

Robbins Tom

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.

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

Robbins Tom

You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to

Robert Frost

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

Robert Oppenheimer

I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Robert Pante

Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this: that you are dreadfully like other people.

Robert Preston

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

Robertson Davies

Zounds! I was never so bethumped with words since I first called my brother's father dad.

Robertson. D.W.

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.


United Nations, New York, December 25. The peace and joy of the Christmas season was marred by a proclamation of a general strike of all the military forces of the world. Panic reigns in the hearts of all the patriots of every persuasion. Meanwhil

Rochefou La

There is no sin but ignorance.

Rochefoucauld La

The polite thing to do has always been to address people as they wish to be addressed, to treat them in a way they think dignified. But it is equally important to accept and tolerate different standards of courtesy, not expecting everyone else to ad

Rochefoucauld La

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Rochefoucauld La

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

Rockefeller David

Dignity is like a flag. It flaps in a storm.

Rockefeller John D.

I do not patronize poor, ill educated, or disenfranchised people by exempting them from the same critical examination I feel free to direct toward the rest of society, however much I might champion the same minority or disadvantaged group in the foru

Rockwell George Lincoln

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

Roger Zelazny

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

Roger Zelazny

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Roger Zelazny

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Rogers The Best of Will

The fact that people are poor or discriminated against doesn't necessarily endow them with any special qualities of justice, nobility, charity or compassion.

Rogers The Best of Will

A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.

Rogers The Best of Will

The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

Rogers The Best of Will

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

Rogers The Best of Will

In the first place, God made idiots; this was for practice; then he made school boards.

Rogers The Best of Will

You shouldn't wallow in self-pity. But it's OK to put your feet in it and swish them around a little.

Rogers The Best of Will

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.

Rogers The Best of Will

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Rogers Will

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Rogers Will

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

Rogers Will

Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.

Rogers Will

It is enough to make one sympathize with a tyrant for the determination of his courtiers to deceive him for their own personal ends...

Rogers Will

Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Rogers Will

Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it.

Rogers Will

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."

Rogers Will

We should keep the Panama Canal. After all, we stole it fair and square.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Rogers Will

We seldom repent talking too little, but very often talking too much.

Rogers Will

Tart words make no friends; a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.

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.

Rom Prof.

You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Black people have never rioted. A riot is what white people think blacks are involved in when they burn stores.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

Ronald Brady

The distinction between Freedom and Liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have been unable to find a living specimen of either.

Ronald Knox

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

Ronald Reagan

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

Roosevelt Eleanor

France is a country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.

Roosevelt Eleanor

The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry up is not nailed down.

Roosevelt Teddy

This sad little lizard told me that he was a brontosaurus on his mother's side. I did not laugh; people who boast of ancestry often have little else to sustain them. Humoring them costs nothing and adds happiness in a world in which happiness is al

Roosevelt Theodore

Ben, why didn't you tell me?

Roosevelt Theodore

What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature?

Rose Billy

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

Rossetti Christina

Ninety percent of the time things turn out worse than you thought they would. The other ten percent of the time you had no right to expect that much.

Roth D.L.

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

Rouchefoucauld La

Don't buy a landslide. I don't want to have to pay for one more vote than I have to.

Rouchefoucauld La

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

Roy L. Ash

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

Royal Darrell

Largest Number of Driving Test Failures By April 1970 Mrs. Miriam Hargrave had failed her test thirty-nine times. In the eight preceding years she had received two hundred and twelve driving lessons at a cost of L300. She set the new record while

Royko Mike

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

Rubinstein Arthur

Well, here it is, 1983, so it won't be long before you start reading a lot of boring stories about people like Vance Hartke. Hartke is a governor or mayor or something from one of the flatter states, and the reason you'll be reading about him is tha

Rudner Rita

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.


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.

Rukeyser Muriel

'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Runyon Damon

If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.

Rusk Dean

It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.

Russel Baker

It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.

Russell Bertrand

"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

Russell Bertrand

America, I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.

Russell Bertrand

There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Russell Bertrand

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.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Baker

"That's no answer," Job said, "And for someone who's supposed to be omnipotent, let me tell you 'tabernacle' has only one l."

Russell Bertrand

We are what we pretend to be.

Russell Hoban

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Ryan Tom K.

Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

regulations. check your security

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