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The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

Rabelais


Nothing succeeds like success.

Raleigh Sir Walter


Odets, where is thy sting?

Rand Ayn


... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Rand Ayn


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

Randall Stanley J.


If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Rankin Jeannette


I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.

Ransford Chicago Reader


You can never do just one thing.

Ray Bob &


You get what you pay for.

Ray Kroc


Man is the measure of all things.

Ray Kroc Founder


Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Raymond F. J.


Beggars should be no choosers.

Raymond Aron


You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Reagan Ronald


Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

Reagan Ronald


The superfluous is very necessary.

Reagan Ronald


Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Reagan Ronald


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Reagan Ronald


Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Reagan Ronald


And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Reagan Ronald


Reagan Ronald


If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house.

Reagan Ronald


Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Reagan Ronald


When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Reed Rex


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

Reed Rex


The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Reed Thomas B.


Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Regan Gerald


"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".

Reich Wilhelm


The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Reid Thomas


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

Remarque Erich Maria


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

Report The Kidner


Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Reuss Fred


What we wish, that we readily believe.

Rich Rosen


"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Richard Little


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

Richard


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

Richard


... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Richard Bach


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

Richard Bach


The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Richard Bach


What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Richard Bach


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Richard Henry Dama


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

Richler Mordecai


The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Ringer Robert J.


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

Rizzo Mayor Frank


All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Robbins Tom


... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

Robbins Tom


What excuses stand in your way? How can you eliminate them?

Robbins Tom


He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Robbins Tom


Scratch the average female and you'll find a purring bundle... at the ready to love and honor, bake a torte and still produce quintuplets.

Robbins Tom


It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Robert Frost


Sic transit gloria mundi. [So passes away the glory of this world.]

Robert Oppenheimer


I hate dying.

Robert Pante


Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Robert Preston


"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."

Robertson Davies


Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach, Or what's a heaven for ?

Robertson. D.W.


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

Rochefou


If I could reach, I'd never leave the house.

Rochefou La


Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.

Rochefoucauld La


A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

Rochefoucauld La


I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Rochefoucauld La


Business will be either better or worse.

Rockefeller David


If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Rockefeller John D.


You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Rockwell George Lincoln


Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Roger Zelazny


One good turn asketh another.

Roger Zelazny


God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Roger Zelazny


Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Rogers The Best of Will


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

Rogers The Best of Will


The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the worl

Rogers The Best of Will


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

Rogers The Best of Will


The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

Rogers The Best of Will


When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, "The handle is one of us!"

Rogers The Best of Will


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Rogers The Best of Will


Facts are the enemy of truth.

Rogers The Best of Will


Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.

Rogers Will


Never take a resume seriously. Resumes only make money for the people who write the resumes. No resume ever tells an employer how many times a job applicant has had the clap. Why, indeed, would anyone hire a person based on a resume written by a

Rogers Will


The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Rogers Will


Men's skin is different from women's skin. It is usually bigger, and it has more snakes tattooed on it. Also, if you examine a woman's skin very closely, inch by inch, starting at her shapely ankles, then gently tracing the slender curve of her cal

Rogers Will


A witty saying proves nothing.

Rogers Will


A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

Rogers Will


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

Rogers Will


The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Rogers Will


Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Rogers Will


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

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


We are governed not by armies and police but by ideas.

Rom Prof.


The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller


If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller


Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

Ronald Brady


What one fool can do, another can.

Ronald Knox


Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Ronald Reagan


The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Roosevelt Eleanor


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

Roosevelt Eleanor


Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Roosevelt Franklin D.


Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Roosevelt Franklin D.


Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano


A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Roosevelt Teddy


Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

Roosevelt Theodore


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

Roosevelt Theodore


By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

Rose Billy


Look before you leap.

Rossetti Christina


Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.

Roth D.L.


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

Rouchefoucauld La


Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

Rouchefoucauld La


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

Roy L. Ash


It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Royal Darrell


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

Royko Mike


God helps them that help themselves.

Rubinstein Arthur


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Rudner Rita


Any road followed to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

Rufus


Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Rukeyser Muriel


Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Runyon Damon


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.

Rusk Dean


The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Russel Baker


Brahma said: Well, after hearing ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser. But an intelligent man needs only two thousand five hundred.

Russell Bertrand


There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Russell Bertrand


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Russell Bertrand


Somehow I reached excess without ever noticing when I was passing through satisfaction.

Russell Bertrand


Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.

Russell Bertrand


According to my best recollection, I don't remember.

Russell Baker


It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Russell Bertrand


The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Russell Hoban


Mum's the word.

Ryan Tom K.


The world wants to be deceived.

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