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If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

S. Paige


To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Sabbath Black


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

Sade Marquis


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

Sagan Carl


Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Sagan Carl


The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de


The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de


To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de


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

Saki Tre


There is always something new out of Africa.

Salinger J. D.


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

Salvor Hardin


"You boys lookin' for trouble?" "Sure. Whaddya got?"

Samuel Beckett


If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Samuel Butler


He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

Samuel Johnson


Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful as woman.

Samuels Jim


One good turn asketh another.

Samuels Jim


Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

Sandburg Carl


Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.

Sandburg Carl


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.

Sandburg Carl


Cold is God's way of teling us to burn more Catholics.

Sandra Gotlieb


Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Santayana George


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Santayana George


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

Santayana George


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Santayana George


God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Sartre Jean Paul


There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and open a vein.

Sartre Jean-Paul


A classic is something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Sartre Jean-Paul


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

Satie Erik


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

Sayle Alexie


Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

Sayre Wallace


Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Schaeberle R.


Every cloud engenders not a storm.

Schenk R.E.


The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

Schiller Friedrich


The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Schlafly Phyllis


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

Schmidt


Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.

Schmidt Dr. Harrison H.


A man's house is his castle.

Schopenhauer


The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

Schopenhauer


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Schrodinger Edwim


Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Schultz C.


It's not a sin not to be Irish, but it is a great shame.

Schulz


"Earth is a great, big funhouse without the fun."

Schulz


Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Schulz C.


Best Mistakes In Films In his "Filmgoer's Companion", Mr. Leslie Halliwell helpfully lists four of the cinema's greatest moments which you should get to see if at all possible. In "Carmen Jones", the camera tracks with Dorothy Dandridge down a st

Schulz Charles


A snake lurks in the grass.

Schwambach Stephen R.


Indeed, the first noble truth of Buddhism, usually translated as `all life is suffering,' is more accurately rendered `life is filled with a sense of pervasive unsatisfactoriness.'

Schweitzer A.


The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Schweitzer Albert


Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

Schweitzer Albert


It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. T

Scott


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.

Scott Gene


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Secundus Gaius Plinius


A woman occasionally is quite a serviceable substitute for masturbation. It takes an abundance of imagination, to be sure.

Seeger Pete


A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.

Seldon Nick


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

Sendak Maurice


It's from Casablanca. I've been waiting all my life to use that line.

Seneca


None love the bearer of bad news.

Seneca


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

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


"To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


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

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


That's no moon...

Serling Rod


It's not enough to be Hungarian; you must have talent too.

Sevareid Eric


Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Sevig Mme De


The only thing that stops God from sending a second Flood is that the first one was useless.

Shake William


Save the Whales

Shake William


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Shake William


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

Shake William


I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.

Shake William


Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Shake William


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

Shake William


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Shake William


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.

Shake William


You can never do just one thing.

Shake William


With all the talent around, it's sort of amazing that a woman could be up here with us.

Shake William


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.

Shakes William


All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

Shakes William


Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Shakesp William


"Whom are you?" said he, for he had been to night school.

Shakesp William


One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa

Shakesp William


If you catch a man, throw him back.

Shakespea Wm.


There is no fool to the old fool.

Shakespear


The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Shakespear William


Texas is Hell on woman and horses.

Shakespear William


It shall be unlawful for any suspicious person to be within the municipality.

Shakespear William


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

Shakespear William


October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.

Shakespear William


VII. Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. This trompe l'oeil inconsistency has baffled generations, but at least it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall's surface to

Shakespeare


Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Shakespeare


He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


Imagine what we can imagine!

Shakespeare


Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Shakespeare William


XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

Shakespeare Wm.


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

Shakespeare Wm.


It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

Shakespeare


Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Shakespeare


There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


October 12, the Discovery. It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

Shakespeare


When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who I know who have gone to a better world, I am moved to lead a different life.

Shakespeare


God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

Shakespeare


Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion.

Shakespeare


He hath eaten me out of house and home.

Shakespeare


In the begining, God created the Earth and he said, "Let there be mud." And there was mud. And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what we have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and

Shakespeare


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Shakespeare William


Once I belonged to a group that really had THE WORD. I fought like hell for them. But another group came along and exposed the word of my group as shallow and degenerate. They had a better word. So I quit the first group and lost all the friends

Shakespeare William


Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Shakespeare William


Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Shakespeare William


Another day, another dollar.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


Men will fuck mud.

Shakespeare William


The man who runs may fight again.

Shakespeare William


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.

Shakespeare William


The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Shakespeare William


Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

Shakespeare William


When I saw a sign on the freeway that said, "Los Angeles 445 miles," I said to myself, "I've got to get out of this lane."

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

Shakespeare William


The goys have proven the following theorem...

Shakespeare William


The term "fire" brings up visions of violence and mayhem and the ugly scene of shooting employees who make mistakes. We will now refer to this process as "deleting" an employee (much as a file is deleted from a disk). The employee is simply there o

Shakespeare William


It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Shakespeare Wm.


... 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

Shan Wayne


Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o' Sunday.

Shannon Wayne


Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long.

Shaw G. B.


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

Shaw G. B.


To generalize is to be an idiot.

Shaw G.B.


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

Shaw G.B.


I can't understand why a person will take a year or two to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Shaw G.B.


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

Shaw G.B.


An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

Shaw G.B.


Lassie looked brilliant, in part because the farm family she lived with was made up of idiots. Remember? One of them was always getting pinned under the tractor, and Lassie was always rushing back to the farmhouse to alert the other ones. She'd w

Shaw G.B.


Nice guys finish last.

Shaw G.B.


Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

Shaw G.B.


Many of the characters are fools and they are always playing tricks on me and treating me badly.

Shaw George Bernard


Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.

Shaw George Bernard


God is Dead.

Shaw George Bernard


Solipsists of the World... you are already united.

Shaw George Bernard


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

Shaw George Bernard


My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

Shaw George Bernard


A full belly makes a dull brain.

Shaw George Bernard


I had another dream the other day about music critics. They were small and rodent-like with padlocked ears, as if they had stepped out of a painting by Goya.

Shaw George Bernard


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Shaw George Bernard


He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Shaw George Bernard


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

Shaw George Bernard


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

Shaw G. B.


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

Shaw George Bernard


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

Shaw Pygmali


[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

Shawn Wally


Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Shay R.E.


Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Shelton Richard


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

Shepard Paul


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

Sheridan


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Sherlock Holmes


Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.

Sherlock Holmes


Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Sherlock Holmes


Termiter's argument that God is His own grandmother generated a surprising amount of controversy among Church leaders, who on the one hand considered the argument unsupported by scripture but on the other hand were unwilling to risk offending God's g

Shields Brooke


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

Shirley


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

Shirley Hazzard


What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Shirley Jackson


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

Shoaff Edgar A.


"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Shoales Ian


If you lose a son you can always get another, but there's only one Maltese Falcon.

Sidney


AWAKE! FEAR! FIRE! FOES! AWAKE! FEAR! FIRE! FOES! AWAKE! AWAKE!

Sidney Greenstreet


Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Sidney Paternoster


If I had a plantation in Georgia and a home in Hell, I'd sell the plantation and go home.

Sidney Smith


Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Siegel Corky


There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Siegel


You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

Silve James Cabell


We're all in this alone.

Simon Paul


I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Simpson Bart


Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential death in which its

Sinbad


Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Sinbad


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

Sinclair John


"What are you watching?" "I don't know." "Well, what's happening?" "I'm not sure... I think the guy in the hat did something terrible." "Why are you watching it?" "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you."

Sinclair Lewis


You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Skinner B.F.


Some scholars are like donkeys, they merely carry a lot of books.

Sky Patrick


In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.

Skywalker Luke


There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Skywalker Luke


... 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

Skywalker Luke


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

Skywalker Luke


Who's scruffy-looking?

Sloan John


"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."

Smith Alexander


Anyone who has had a bull by the tail knows five or six more things than someone who hasn't.

Smith Alvy Ray


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Smith Evelyn E.


I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

Smith H. Allen


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

Smith J. Winter


"Jesus saves...but Gretzky gets the rebound!"

Smith Jonathan Michael


You tread upon my patience.

Smith Malcolm


Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Smith Mike


I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.

Smith Nancy Banks


To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

Smith Red


The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Smith Sydney


Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Smith Allen


A place for everything and everything in its place.

Smith Allen


No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so fo

Smith v. Moran


The coast was clear.

Smith v. Moran


May you live in uninteresting times.

Smith v. Moran


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

Smithsonian Maga


Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Smolla Rodney


We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Smollet Tobias


Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.

Sneyd Doug


Whatever doesn't succeed in two months and a half in California will never succeed.

Snoopy


CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Snoopy


Plastic... Aluminum... These are the inheritors of the Universe! Flesh and Blood have had their day... and that day is past!

Snow C. P.


It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Snow Carrie


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."

Soaper Senator


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

Soc Michael Levin


Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

Socrates


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

Socrates


You don't have to think too hard when you talk to teachers.

Socrates


What we do not understand we do not possess.

Solo Han


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

Solo Han


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

Solo Han


Faith is under the left nipple.

Solo Han


How apt the poor are to be proud.

Solo Han


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.

Solo Han


Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house.

Solo Han


I am a deeply superficial person.

Solo Han


The optimum committee has no members.

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.


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

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.


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

Somoza Anastasio


If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Sondheim Stephen


Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

Sontag Susan


All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Sontag Susan


Business will be either better or worse.

Sontag Susan


Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Sophocles


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

Sophocles


"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"

Soul Messiah


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Various signs in Poland: Right turn toward immediate outside. Go soothingly in the snow, as there lurk the ski demons. Five o'clock tea at all hours. In a men's washroom in Sidney:

Soul Messiah


Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

Southern Terry


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

Southern Terry


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

Southern Terry


In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Spartacus


Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Speer Albert


The meek shall inherit the earth, but *not* its mineral rights.

Spider Robinson


Many enraged psychiatrists are inciting a weary butcher. The butcher is weary and tired because he has cut meat and steak and lamb for hours and weeks. He does not desire to chant about anything with raving psychiatrists, but he sings about his gin

Spinoza


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

Spr Robert D.


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

Spurgeon Charles


Someday, Weederman, we'll look back on all this and laugh... It will probably be one of those deep, eerie ones that slowly builds to a blood-curdling maniacal scream... but still it will be a laugh.

Stalin Joseph


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

Stalin Joseph


"What the hell are you getting so upset about? I thought you didn't believe in God." "I don't," she sobbed, bursting violently into tears, "but the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid Go

Stalin Joseph


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

Stalin Joseph


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

Stallman R.


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Stamp Sir Josiah


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

Stand


Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

Stanislaw J. Lem


As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.

Stanislaw J. Lem


Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

Stanislaw Lem


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

Stanislaw Lem


It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Stanley Kelley


Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Starfighter The Last


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

Stasheff Christopher


The state of innocence contains the germs of all future sin.

Steinbeck John


There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

Steinem Gloria


If a shameless woman expects to be defiled and then dies of her fierce love because you do not consent, will chastity also be homicide?

Stekel Wilhelm


There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Stendhal


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

Stephen Leslie


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

Stephen Coonts


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

Stephen Pile


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.

Stephen Pile


Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Stern Jerome


He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.

Stevenson Adlai


Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

Stevenson Adlai


The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist "Jack."

Stevenson Adlai


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

Stevenson Adlai


New Jersey is not the armpit of the nation; it's the asshole of the universe.

Stevenson Adlai


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.

Stevenson Adlai


Acting is not very hard. The most important things are to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. And if I have to laugh, well, I think of my sex life.

Stevenson Robert Louis


I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

Stevenson Robert Louis


If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Stevenson Robert Louis


A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Stevenson Robert Louis


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

Stimson Henry


No two persons ever read the same book.

Stinnett Caskie


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

Stolberg Benjamin


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

Stone I.F.


The bay-trees in our country are all wither'd And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven; The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth And lean-look'd prophets whisper fearful change. These signs forerun the death or fall of kings.

Stone Judge Harold T.


I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Stone Judge Harold T.


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

Stone Robert


He that teaches himself has a fool for a master.

Stone W. Clement


From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Stoppard Tom


We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.

Stoppard Tom


When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Storm Johnny


With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Strachey Lionel


So so is good, very good, very excellent good: and yet it is not; it is but so so.

Strange de Jim


It is easy to find fault, if one has that disposition. There was once a man who, not being able to find any other fault with his coal, complained that there were too many prehistoric toads in it.

Strangers Lovers and Other


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

Stravinsky


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

Sturgeon Theodore


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

Summer Graham


A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Sunday Billy


It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being.

Superchicken


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

Surtees R.S.


If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Susan Brownmiller


This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Swan Paradi


The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Swayze John Cameron


He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Swift Jonathan


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

Swift Jonathan


When the sun shineth, make hay.

Swift Jonathan


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.

Sylvan Kayvan


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

Syrus Publilius


"Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"

Syrus Publilius


"Somewhere", said Father Vittorini, "did Blake not speak of the Machineries of Joy? That is, did not God promote environments, then intimidate these Natures by provoking the existence of flesh, toy men and women, such as are we all? And thus happi

Syrus Publilius


Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

Syrus Publilius


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.

Syrus Publilius


If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Syrus Publilius


I'm always looking for a new idea that will be more productive than its cost.

Syrus Publilius


Mike: "The Fourth Dimension is a shambles?" Bernie: "Nobody ever empties the ashtrays. People are SO inconsiderate."

Syrus Publilius


Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Syrus Publilius


The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Syrus Publius


Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Szasz Thomas


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.

Szasz Thomas


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

saying Folk


The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

saying Yiddish


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

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Shaw G.B.

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