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The ratio of literacy to illiteracy is a constant, but nowadays the illiterates can read.

Rabelais


No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Raleigh Sir Walter


Let sleeping dogs lie.

Rand Ayn


There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Rand Ayn


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

Randall Stanley J.


I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Rankin Jeannette


Usually, when a lot of men get together, it's called a war.

Ransford Chicago Reader


Likewise, the national appetizer, brine-cured herring with raw onions, wins few friends, Germans excepted.

Ray Bob &


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.

Ray Kroc


But you shall not escape my iambics.

Ray Kroc Founder


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

Raymond F. J.


Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired.

Raymond Aron


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

Reagan Ronald


Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Reagan Ronald


Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Reagan Ronald


If you wish to be happy for one hour, get drunk. If you wish to be happy for three days, get married. If you wish to be happy for a month, kill your pig and eat it. If you wish to be happy forever, learn to fish.

Reagan Ronald


Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

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


He thought of Musashi, the Sword Saint, standing in his garden more than three hundred years ago. "What is the 'Body of a rock'?" he was asked. In answer, Musashi summoned a pupil of his and bid him kill himself by slashing his abdomen with a knife.

Reagan Ronald


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Reagan Ronald


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

Reagan Ronald


In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Reagan Ronald


Man proposes, God disposes.

Reed Rex


I knew her before she was a virgin.

Reed Rex


They're giving bank robbing a bad name.

Reed Thomas B.


It's very glamorous to raise millions of dollars, until it's time for the venture capitalist to suck your eyeballs out.

Regan Gerald


"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

Reich Wilhelm


Fear is the greatest salesman.

Reid Thomas


There is always something new out of Africa.

Remarque Erich Maria


University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Report The Kidner


If it were thought that anything I wrote was influenced by Robert Frost, I would take that particular work of mine, shred it, and flush it down the toilet, hoping not to clog the pipes. A more sententious, holding- forth old bore who expected every

Reuss Fred


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

Rich Rosen


We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Richard Little


... 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

Richard


There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Richard


Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for even the greatest fool may ask more the the wisest man can answer.

Richard Bach


The notes blatted skyward as they rose over the Canada geese, feathered rumps mooning the day, webbed appendages frantically pedaling unseen bicycles in their search for sustenance, driven by cruel Nature's maxim, 'Ya wanna eat, ya gotta work,' and a

Richard Bach


A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Richard Bach


"I understand this is your first dead client," Sabian was saying. The absurdity of the statement made me want to laugh but they don't call me Deadpan Allie and lie.

Richard Bach


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

Richard Henry Dama


We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb your cities.

Richler Mordecai


In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

Ringer Robert J.


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

Rizzo Mayor Frank


The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

Robbins Tom


My father was a creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.

Robbins Tom


For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Robbins Tom


Campus sidewalks never exist as the straightest line between two points.

Robbins Tom


We should have a Vollyballocracy. We elect a six-pack of presidents. Each one serves until they screw up, at which point they rotate.

Robbins Tom


There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Robert Frost


There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Robert Oppenheimer


Conscience doth make cowards of us all.

Robert Pante


The man who has never been flogged has never been taught.

Robert Preston


(1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. (2) If your stomach antagonizes you, pacify it with cool thoughts. (3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. (4) Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society, as

Robertson Davies


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

Robertson. D.W.


Mate, this parrot wouldn't VOOM if you put four million volts through it!

Rochefou


How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Rochefou La


I was in this prematurely air conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps you could buy that had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy

Rochefoucauld La


A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Rochefoucauld La


Rome was not built in one day.

Rochefoucauld La


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

Rockefeller David


An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

Rockefeller John D.


The whole world is a scab. The point is to pick it constructively.

Rockwell George Lincoln


Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Roger Zelazny


... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Roger Zelazny


I heard a definition of an intellectual, that I thought was very interesting: a man who takes more words than are necessary to tell more than he knows.

Roger Zelazny


She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot.

Rogers The Best of Will


[He] took me into his library and showed me his books, of which he had a complete set.

Rogers The Best of Will


A morgue is a morgue is a morgue. They can paint the walls with aggressively cheerful primary colors and splashy bold graphics, but it's still a holding place for the dead until they can be parted out to organ banks. Not that I would have cared nor

Rogers The Best of Will


It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Rogers The Best of Will


If God lived on Earth, people would knock out all His windows.

Rogers The Best of Will


You get what you pay for.

Rogers The Best of Will


Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Rogers The Best of Will


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

Rogers The Best of Will


It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Rogers Will


Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Rogers Will


One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Rogers Will


Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Rogers Will


Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Rogers Will


The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

Rogers Will


Imagine what we can imagine!

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

Rogers Will


If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Rogers Will


If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers.

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


There must be more to life than having everything.

Rogers Will


Drop the vase and it will become a Ming of the past.

Rom Prof.


Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller


All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

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


The first requisite for immortality is death.

Ronald Knox


Gauls! We have nothing to fear; except perhaps that the sky may fall on our heads tomorrow. But as we all know, tomorrow never comes!!

Ronald Reagan


Competitive fury is not always anger. It is the true missionary's courage and zeal in facing the possibility that one's best may not be enough.

Roosevelt Eleanor


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

Roosevelt Eleanor


The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Roosevelt Franklin D.


Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

Roosevelt Franklin D.


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

Roosevelt Franklin Delano


When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Roosevelt Teddy


"You little (such a one who, while wearing a copper nose ring, stands in a footbath atop Mount Raruaruaha during a heavy thunderstorm and shouts that Alohura, Goddess of Lightning, has the facial features of a diseased uloruaha root)!"

Roosevelt Theodore


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

Roosevelt Theodore


Since everything in life is but an experience perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

Rose Billy


We may not be able to persuade Hindus that Jesus and not Vishnu should govern their spiritual horizon, nor Moslems that Lord Buddha is at the center of their spiritual universe, nor Hebrews that Mohammed is a major prohpet, nor Christians that Shinto

Rossetti Christina


If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius

Roth D.L.


When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

Rouchefoucauld La


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

Rouchefoucauld La


You can never do just one thing.

Roy L. Ash


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

Royal Darrell


Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.

Royko Mike


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

Rubinstein Arthur


If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Rudner Rita


To know Edina is to reject it.

Rufus


A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Rukeyser Muriel


There's such a thing as too much point on a pencil.

Runyon Damon


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

Rusk Dean


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

Russel Baker


According to the Rand McNally Places-Rated Almanac, the best place to live in America is the city of Pittsburgh. The city of New York came in twenty-fifth. Here in New York we really don't care too much. Because we know that we could beat up their

Russell Bertrand


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

Russell Bertrand


Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

Russell Bertrand


"I'd like to start a new religion. One that doesn't use a dead young man as its logo."

Russell Bertrand


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.

Russell Bertrand


Fast ship? You mean you've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?

Russell Baker


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.

Russell Bertrand


Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Russell Hoban


During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been upon trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity,; in both, superstition, bigo

Ryan Tom K.


Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

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