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No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

S. Paige

Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.

Sabbath Black

I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Sade Marquis

The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself.

Sagan Carl

If one inquires why the American tradition is so strong against any connection of State and Church, why it dreads even the rudiments of religious teaching in state-maintained schools, the immediate and superficial answer is not far to seek. ... The

Sagan Carl

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

The Anglo-Saxon conscience does not prevent the Anglo-Saxon from sinning, it merely prevents him from enjoying his sin.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

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

Saki Tre

If you want divine justice, die.

Salinger J. D.

I am convinced that the truest act of courage is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice. To be a man is to suffer for others.

Salvor Hardin

All Gods were immortal.

Samuel Beckett

How can you govern a nation which has 246 kinds of cheese?

Samuel Butler

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

Samuel Johnson

When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Samuels Jim

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Samuels Jim

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Sandburg Carl

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

Sandburg Carl

A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Sandburg Carl

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Sandra Gotlieb

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Santayana George

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Santayana George

Better late than never.

Santayana George

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

Santayana George

The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and a seal.

Sartre Jean Paul

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Sartre Jean-Paul

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

Sartre Jean-Paul

When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Satie Erik

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Sayle Alexie

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

Sayre Wallace

At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

Schaeberle R.

We cannot put the face of a person on a stamp unless said person is deceased. My suggestion, therefore, is that you drop dead.

Schenk R.E.

I am just a nice, clean-cut Mongolian boy.

Schiller Friedrich

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

Schlafly Phyllis

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.


There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Schmidt Dr. Harrison H.

The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.


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


Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Schrodinger Edwim

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

Schultz C.

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.


If it takes a bloodbath, lets get it over with. No more appeasement.


The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.

Schulz C.

Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Schulz Charles

I know not how I came into this, shall I call it a dying life or a living death?

Schwambach Stephen R.

Dianetics is a milestone for man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his invention of the wheel and the arch.

Schweitzer A.

... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

Schweitzer Albert

Do not despair of life. You have no doubt force enough to overcome your obstacles. Think of the fox prowling through wood and field in a winter night for something to satisfy his hunger. Notwithstanding cold and hounds and traps, his race survives

Schweitzer Albert

The Russians have put a small ball up in the air. That does not raise my apprehensions one iota.


Go ahead... make my day.

Scott Gene

"Do you think there's a God?" "Well, ____SOMEbody's out to get me!"

Secundus Gaius Plinius

You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.

Seeger Pete

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

Seldon Nick

The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a combination of evil and incompetence... sort of like the Post Office with tanks.

Sendak Maurice

Events are not affected, they develop.


The man who runs may fight again.


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

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

Small is beautiful.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

Our parents were of Midwestern stock and very strict. They didn't want us to grow up to be spoiled and rich. If we left our tennis racquets in the rain, we were punished.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

"You would do well not to imagine profundity," he said. "Anything that seems of momentous occasion should be dwelt upon as though it were of slight note. Conversely, trivialities must be attended to with the greatest of care. Because death is moment

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

Every country has the government it deserves.

Serling Rod

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Sevareid Eric

There's small choice in rotten apples.

Sevig Mme De

"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Shake William

Carol's head ached as she trailed behind the unsmiling Calibrees along the block of booths. She chirruped at Kennicott, "Let's be wild! Let's ride on the merry-go-round and grab a gold ring!" Kennicott considered it, and mumbled to Calibree, "Thin

Shake William

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

Shake William

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Shake William

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.

Shake William

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

Shake William

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.

Shake William

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

Shake William

There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Shake William

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

Shake William

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

Shake William

Charity begins at home.

Shakes William

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.

Shakes William

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.

Shakesp William

I would like the government to do all it can to mitigate, then, in understanding, in mutuality of interest, in concern for the common good, our tasks will be solved.

Shakesp William

You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Shakesp William

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Shakespea Wm.

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.


Many a long dispute between divines may thus be abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so.

Shakespear William

Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Shakespear William

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Shakespear William

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Shakespear William

We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm.

Shakespear William

What!? Me worry?


It has been said [by Anatole France], "it is not by amusing oneself that one learns," and, in reply: "it is *____only* by amusing oneself that one can learn."


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


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


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


Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Shakespeare William

Awash with unfocused desire, Everett twisted the lobe of his one remaining ear and felt the presence of somebody else behind him, which caused terror to push through his nervous system like a flash flood roaring down the mid-fork of the Feather River

Shakespeare Wm.

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Shakespeare Wm.

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old all down the unchanging days and die one day like any other day, only short


As long as there are entrenched social and political distinctions between sexes, races or classes, there will be forms of science whose main function is to rationalize and legitimize these distinctions.


He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.


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


There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering.


A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.


Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.


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


A good reputation is more valuable than money.


"All snakes who wish to remain in Ireland will please raise their right hands."


Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.


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


Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.


When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.


If I had done everything I'm credited with, I'd be speaking to you from a laboratory jar at Harvard.

Shakespeare William

What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

Like ya know? Rock 'N Roll is an esoteric language that unlocks the creativity chambers in people's brains, and like totally activates their essential hipness, which of course is like totally necessary for saving the earth, like because the first th

Shakespeare William

The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me.

Shakespeare William

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Shakespeare William

IV. The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off the ledge to spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken. Such an object is inevitably price

Shakespeare William

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Shakespeare William

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Shakespeare William

You know very well that whether you are on page one or page thirty depends on whether [the press] fear you. It is just as simple as that.

Shakespeare William

Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run. Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents' beds, unerringly I rush!

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution. It conveys precious little of the flavor of today's statecraft. Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all th

Shakespeare William

Don't guess

Shakespeare William

In charity there is no excess.

Shakespeare William

Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Shakespeare William

The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.

Shakespeare William

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.

Shakespeare Wm.

Art is a jealous mistress.

Shan Wayne

Our swords shall play the orators for us.

Shannon Wayne

That's no moon...

Shaw G. B.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.

Shaw G. B.

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

Shaw G.B.

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

Shaw G.B.

It is better to have loved and lost

Shaw G.B.

I have never understood this liking for war. It panders to instincts already catered for within the scope of any respectable domestic establishment.

Shaw G.B.

Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

Shaw G.B.

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

Shaw G.B.

Lay off the muses, it's a very tough dollar.

Shaw G.B.

Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Shaw G.B.

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.

Shaw George Bernard

Burnt Sienna. That's the best thing that ever happened to Crayolas.

Shaw George Bernard

For courage mounteth with occasion.

Shaw George Bernard

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

Shaw George Bernard

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

Shaw George Bernard

A light wife doth make a heavy husband.

Shaw George Bernard

"MacDonald has the gift on compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts."

Shaw George Bernard

An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

Shaw George Bernard

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Shaw George Bernard

I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

Shaw George Bernard

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

Shaw George Bernard

Go to the Scriptures... the joyful promises it contains will be a balsam to all your troubles.

Shaw G. B.

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

Shaw George Bernard

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.

Shaw Pygmali

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

Shawn Wally

Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops, boy.

Shay R.E.

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Shelton Richard

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

Shepard Paul

You can't underestimate the power of fear.


Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Sherlock Holmes

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

Sherlock Holmes

His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum- stances being what they

Sherlock Holmes

Living in LA is like not having a date on Saturday night.

Shields Brooke

We should be glad we're living in the time that we are. If any of us had been born into a more enlightened age, I'm sure we would have immediately been taken out and shot.


We are giving instruction to FBI agents in the various Chinese dialects ... to handle present and likely future contingencies.

Shirley Hazzard

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

Shirley Jackson

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stay there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never

Shoaff Edgar A.

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Shoales Ian

If people say that here and there someone has been taken away and maltreated, I can only reply: You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.


The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

Sidney Greenstreet

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Sidney Paternoster

"Spare no expense to save money on this one."

Sidney Smith

Luck can't last a lifetime, unless you die young.

Siegel Corky

The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first.


Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

Silve James Cabell

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

Simon Paul

Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

Simpson Bart

A myth is a religion in which no-one any longer believes.


Grub first, then ethics.


A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car.

Sinclair John

I appreciate the fact that this draft was done in haste, but some of the sentences that you are sending out in the world to do your work for you are loitering in taverns or asleep beside the highway.

Sinclair Lewis

I owe the government $3400 in taxes. So I sent them two hammers and a toilet seat.

Skinner B.F.

We have no scorched earth policy. We have a policy of scorched Communists.

Sky Patrick

Justice is incidental to law and order.

Skywalker Luke

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Skywalker Luke

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Skywalker Luke

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Skywalker Luke

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

Sloan John

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

Smith Alexander

Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Smith Alvy Ray

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

Smith Evelyn E.

"Rights" is a fictional abstraction. No one has "Rights", neither machines nor flesh-and-blood. Persons... have opportunities, not rights, which they use or do not use.

Smith H. Allen

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.

Smith J. Winter

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.

Smith Jonathan Michael

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Smith Malcolm

One of my favorite jokes, a telling commentary on Jewish mothers' capacity to lay on guilt, involves the mother who gave her son two neckties on Chanuka. The boy hurried into his bedroom, ripped off the tie he was wearing, put on one of the ties his

Smith Mike

To be or not to be.

Smith Nancy Banks

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

Smith Red

By the middle 1880's, practically all the roads except those in the South, were of the present standard gauge. The southern roads were still five feet between rails. It was decided to change the gauge of all southern roads to standard, in one day

Smith Sydney

No one born with a mouth and a need is "innocent".

Smith Allen

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

Smith Allen

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

Smith v. Moran

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

Smith v. Moran

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Smith v. Moran

How is the world ruled, and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists, and they believe what they read.

Smithsonian Maga

My experience with government is when things are non-controversial, beautifully co-ordinated and all the rest, it must be that not much is going on.

Smolla Rodney

Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly.

Smollet Tobias

The Army needs leaders the way a foot needs a big toe.

Sneyd Doug

... Let me tell you who the actual "front-runners" are. On one side, you have George Bush, who is currently going through a sort of fraternity hazing wherein he has to perform a series of humiliating stunts to win the approval of the Republican Righ


Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.


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.

Snow C. P.

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

Snow Carrie

If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Soaper Senator

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

Soc Michael Levin

There are no answers, only cross-references.


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.


Why, when no honest man will deny in private that every ultimate problem is wrapped in the profoundest mystery, do honest men proclaim in pulpits that unhesitating certainty is the duty of the most foolish and ignorant? Is it not a spectacle to make


One thing I have no worry about is whether God exists. But it has occurred to me that God has Alzheimer's and has forgotten we exist.

Solo Han

A Galileo could no more be elected president of the United States than he could be elected Pope of Rome. Both high posts are reserved for men favored by God with an extraordinary genius for swathing the bitter facts of life in bandages of self-illus

Solo Han

As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Solo Han

A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.

Solo Han

In a museum in Havana, there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, "one when he was a boy and one when he was a man."

Solo Han

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.

Solo Han

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Solo Han

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

Solo Han

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.

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

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.

"We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas."

Somoza Anastasio

I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Sondheim Stephen

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.

Sontag Susan

But you shall not escape my iambics.

Sontag Susan

The true Southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of the world's luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It wa

Sontag Susan

Tertullian was born in Carthage somewhere about 160 A.D. He was a pagan, and he abandoned himself to the lascivious life of his city until about his 35th year, when he became a Christian. [...] To him is ascribed the sublime confession: Credo quia


The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity; the active virtues of society were discouraged; and the last remains of a military spirit were buried in the cloister: a large portion of public and private wealth was cons


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

Soul Messiah

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.

Soul Messiah

The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out, even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country.

Southern Terry

What is good? Everything that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? Everything that is born of weakness. Not contentedness but more power; not peace but war; not virtue but fitness. The weak and the

Southern Terry

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Southern Terry

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


A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Speer Albert

Washington [D.C.] is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

Spider Robinson

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.



Spr Robert D.

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

Spurgeon Charles

No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.

Stalin Joseph

Innovation is hard to schedule.

Stalin Joseph

Andrea: Unhappy the land that has no heroes. Galileo: No, unhappy the land that _____needs heroes.

Stalin Joseph

Never promise more than you can perform.

Stalin Joseph

An efficient and a successful administration manifests itself equally in small as in great matters.

Stallman R.

Any stone in your boot always migrates against the pressure gradient to exactly the point of most pressure.

Stamp Sir Josiah

What makes you think graduate school is supposed to be satisfying?


'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky!

Stanislaw J. Lem

History is nothing but a collection of fables and useless trifles, cluttered up with a mass of unnecessary figures and proper names.

Stanislaw J. Lem

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Stanislaw Lem

The better part of valor is discretion.

Stanislaw Lem

Look ere ye leap.

Stanley Kelley

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

Starfighter The Last

What kind of sordid business are you on now? I mean, man, whither goest thou? Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?

Stasheff Christopher

There but for the grace of God, goes God.

Steinbeck John

Objectivity is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.

Steinem Gloria

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

Stekel Wilhelm

Look before you leap.


Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Stephen Leslie

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Stephen Coonts

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Stephen Pile

War is like love, it always finds a way.

Stephen Pile

Everything takes longer, costs more, and is less useful.

Stern Jerome

The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for not by our labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in his infinite wisdom has given control of property interests of the country, and upon the successful manag

Stevenson Adlai

The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Stevenson Adlai

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

Stevenson Adlai

There is no sin but ignorance.

Stevenson Adlai

I wish a robot would get elected president. That way, when he came to town, we could all take a shot at him and not feel too bad.

Stevenson Adlai

After the game the king and the pawn go in the same box.

Stevenson Adlai

I'd be a poorer man if I'd never seen an eagle fly.

Stevenson Robert Louis

I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

Stevenson Robert Louis

When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

Stevenson Robert Louis

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

Stevenson Robert Louis

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.

Stimson Henry

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

Stinnett Caskie

Briefly stated, the findings are that when presented with an array of data or a sequence of events in which they are instructed to discover an underlying order, subjects show strong tendencies to perceive order and causality in random arrays, to perc

Stolberg Benjamin

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

Stone I.F.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm in my right mind. Then it passes off and I'm as intelligent as ever.

Stone Judge Harold T.

When a shepherd goes to kill a wolf, and takes his dog along to see the sport, he should take care to avoid mistakes. The dog has certain relationships to the wolf the shepherd may have forgotten.

Stone Judge Harold T.

Somewhat alarmed at the continued growth of the number of employees on the Department of Agriculture payroll in 1962, Michigan Republican Robert Griffin proposed an amendment to the farm bill so that "the total number of employees in the Department

Stone Robert

There is a road to freedom. Its milestones are Obedience, Endeavor, Honesty, Order, Cleanliness, Sobriety, Truthfulness, Sacrifice, and love of the Fatherland.

Stone W. Clement

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

Stoppard Tom

All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.

Stoppard Tom

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.

Storm Johnny

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Strachey Lionel

Three things have been difficult to tame: The oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the ocean. Fools and women will take a little longer.

Strange de Jim

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

Strangers Lovers and Other

The dirty work at political conventions is almost always done in the grim hours between midnight and dawn. Hangmen and politicians work best when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb.


A people living under the perpetual menace of war and invasion is very easy to govern. It demands no social reforms. It does not haggle over expenditures on armaments and military equipment. It pays without discussion, it ruins itself, and that is

Sturgeon Theodore

Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.

Summer Graham

Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Sunday Billy

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


I am a deeply superficial person.

Surtees R.S.

The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

Susan Brownmiller

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

Swan Paradi

XI: If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off. XII: I

Swayze John Cameron

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Swift Jonathan

I do desire we may be better strangers.

Swift Jonathan

Unknown person(s) stole the American flag from its pole in Etra Park sometime between 3pm Jan 17 and 11:30 am Jan 20. The flag is described as red, white and blue, having 50 stars and was valued at $40.

Swift Jonathan

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Sylvan Kayvan

Dustin Farnum: Why, yesterday, I had the audience glued to their seats! Oliver Herford: Wonderful! Wonderful! Clever of you to think of it!

Syrus Publilius

[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

Syrus Publilius

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.

Syrus Publilius

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Syrus Publilius

An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.

Syrus Publilius

"I have just read your lousy review buried in the back pages. You sound like a frustrated old man who never made a success, an eight-ulcer man on a four-ulcer job, and all four ulcers working. I have never met you, but if I do you'll need a new nos

Syrus Publilius

I used to be a rebel in my youth. This cause... that cause... (chuckle) I backed 'em ALL! But I learned. Rebellion is simply a device used by the immature to hide from his own problems. So I lost interest in politics. Now when I feel aroused by

Syrus Publilius

"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Syrus Publilius

In regards to Oral Roberts' claim that God told him that he would die unless he received $20 million by March, God's lawyers have stated that their client has not spoken with Roberts for several years. Off the record, God has stated that "If I had w

Syrus Publilius

Hark ye, Clinker, you are a most notorious offender. You stand convicted of sickness, hunger, wretchedness, and want.

Syrus Publilius

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Syrus Publilius

If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

Syrus Publius

That's where the money was.

Szasz Thomas

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Szasz Thomas

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

saying Folk

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

saying Yiddish

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.

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"If we relied conclusively on scientific data for every one of our findings, I'm afraid all of our work would be inconclusive."
Hudson Henry

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