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With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter.

Rabelais


The superfluous is very necessary.

Raleigh Sir Walter


The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

Rand Ayn


There is a limit to the admiration we may hold for a man who spends his waking hours poking the contents of chickens with a stick.

Rand Ayn


The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Randall Stanley J.


The nearer to the church, the further from God.

Rankin Jeannette


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

Ransford Chicago Reader


Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Ray Bob &


If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Ray Kroc


They can't stop us... we're on a mission from God!

Ray Kroc Founder


Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Raymond F. J.


Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.

Raymond Aron


She applies her lipstick in spite of its contents: "greasy rouge, containing crushed and dried insect corpses for coloring, beeswax for stiffness, and olive oil to help it flow - the latter having the unfortunate tendency to go rancid several hours a

Reagan Ronald


Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Reagan Ronald


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

Reagan Ronald


"And Bezel saideth unto Sham: `Sham,' he saideth, `Thou shalt goest unto the town of Begorrah, and there thou shalt fetcheth unto thine bosom 35 talents, and also shalt thou fetcheth a like number of cubits, provideth that they are nice and fresh.'"

Reagan Ronald


Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Reagan Ronald


Fear is the greatest salesman.

Reagan Ronald


I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Reagan Ronald


There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Reagan Ronald


Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Reagan Ronald


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

Reagan Ronald


It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Reed Rex


Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Reed Rex


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

Reed Thomas B.


If you are shooting under 80 you are neglecting your business; over 80 you are neglecting your golf.

Regan Gerald


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.

Reich Wilhelm


"... an experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite often picturesque liar."

Reid Thomas


"I am not sure what this is, but an `F' would only dignify it."

Remarque Erich Maria


I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

Report The Kidner


Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?

Reuss Fred


To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Rich Rosen


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

Richard Little


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

Richard


If we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.

Richard


The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Richard Bach


All religions issue Bibles against Satan, and say the most injurious things against him, but we never hear his side.

Richard Bach


It's not easy, being green.

Richard Bach


All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Richard Bach


It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Richard Henry Dama


The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Richler Mordecai


Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Ringer Robert J.


When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

Rizzo Mayor Frank


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

Robbins Tom


For some reason a glaze passes over people's faces when you say "Canada". Maybe we should invade South Dakota or something.

Robbins Tom


A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

Robbins Tom


We were young and our happiness dazzled us with its strength. But there was also a terrible betrayal that lay within me like a Merle Haggard song at a French restaurant. [...] I could not tell the girl about the woman of the tollway, of her milk w

Robbins Tom


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.

Robbins Tom


I don't have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.

Robert Frost


If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Robert Oppenheimer


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

Robert Pante


Sometimes, too long is too long.

Robert Preston


All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Robertson Davies


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

Robertson. D.W.


Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Rochefou


Grig (the navigator): ... so you see, it's just the two of us against the entire space armada. Alex (the gunner): What?!? Grig: I've always wanted to fight a desperate battle against overwhelming odds. Alex: It'll be a slaughter! Grig: That'

Rochefou La


The public demands certainties; it must be told definitely and a bit raucously that this is true and that is false. But there are no certainties.

Rochefoucauld La


Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Rochefoucauld La


One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Rochefoucauld La


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

Rockefeller David


When you're in command, command.

Rockefeller John D.


Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Rockwell George Lincoln


There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Roger Zelazny


The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.

Roger Zelazny


Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities, requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as annoying faucet drip, merely by tur

Roger Zelazny


You tread upon my patience.

Rogers The Best of Will


In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

Rogers The Best of Will


My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Rogers The Best of Will


It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Rogers The Best of Will


Must I hold a candle to my shames?

Rogers The Best of Will


The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.

Rogers The Best of Will


"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Rogers The Best of Will


Your chances of getting hit by lightning go up if you stand under a tree, shake your fist at the sky, and say, "Storms suck!"

Rogers The Best of Will


People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.

Rogers Will


In India, "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

Rogers Will


Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

Rogers Will


Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Rogers Will


The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

Rogers Will


I didn't believe in reincarnation in any of my other lives. I don't see why I should have to believe in it in this one.

Rogers Will


The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Rogers Will


The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact...

Rogers Will


Too much is just enough.

Rogers Will


The Worst Musical Trio There are few bad musicians who have a chance to give a recital at a famous concert hall while still learning the rudiments of their instrument. This happened about thirty years ago to the son of a Rumanian gentleman who was

Rogers Will


In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.

Rogers Will


Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Rom Prof.


Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller


It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller


As to Jesus of Nazareth... I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissent

Ronald Brady


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

Ronald Knox


There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2, to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the manuscript of his

Ronald Reagan


Home is where the hurt is.

Roosevelt Eleanor


How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Roosevelt Eleanor


I shot an arrow in to the air, and it stuck.

Roosevelt Franklin D.


I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Roosevelt Franklin D.


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

Roosevelt Franklin Delano


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

Roosevelt Teddy


To generalize is to be an idiot.

Roosevelt Theodore


I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out.

Roosevelt Theodore


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

Rose Billy


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.

Rossetti Christina


No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it.

Roth D.L.


War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.

Rouchefoucauld La


It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its, if you mean it is. If you don't, it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't our's either. It's ours, and likewise yours and theirs.

Rouchefoucauld La


I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Roy L. Ash


Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Royal Darrell


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

Royko Mike


Naked children have never played in _o_u_r fountains, and I.M. Pei will never be happy on Route 66.

Rubinstein Arthur


A snake lurks in the grass.

Rudner Rita


There is a certain impertinence in allowing oneself to be burned for an opinion.

Rufus


It is better to have loved and lost

Rukeyser Muriel


... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Runyon Damon


War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

Rusk Dean


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

Russel Baker


The better part of valor is discretion.

Russell Bertrand


Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

Russell Bertrand


Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

Russell Bertrand


If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

Russell Bertrand


One big pile is better than two little piles.

Russell Bertrand


"A Mormon is a man that has the bad taste and the religion to do what a good many other people are restrained from doing by conscientious scruples and the police."

Russell Baker


Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Russell Bertrand


The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Russell Hoban


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

Ryan Tom K.


Every cloud engenders not a storm.

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