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A witty saying proves nothing.

S. Paige

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.

Sabbath Black

There must be more to life than having everything.

Sade Marquis

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

Sagan Carl

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.

Sagan Carl

Never buy from a rich salesman.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

The superfluous is very necessary.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

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

Saki Tre

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Salinger J. D.

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

Salvor Hardin

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

Samuel Beckett

About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Samuel Butler

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.

Samuel Johnson

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

Samuels Jim

...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Samuels Jim

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Sandburg Carl

The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

Sandburg Carl

What we wish, that we readily believe.

Sandburg Carl

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

Sandra Gotlieb

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

Santayana George

The world wants to be deceived.

Santayana George

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

Santayana George

"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

Santayana George

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Sartre Jean Paul

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Sartre Jean-Paul

There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Sartre Jean-Paul

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

Satie Erik

A place for everything and everything in its place.

Sayle Alexie

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

Sayre Wallace

The farther you go, the less you know.

Schaeberle R.

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

Schenk R.E.

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

Schiller Friedrich

It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.

Schlafly Phyllis

Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.


The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Schmidt Dr. Harrison H.

Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short


Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.


When in doubt, use brute force.

Schrodinger Edwim

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Schultz C.

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


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


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

Schulz C.

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

Schulz Charles

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

Schwambach Stephen R.

Then, gently touching my face, she hesitated for a moment as her incredible eyes poured forth into mine love, joy, pain, tragedy, acceptance, and peace. "'Bye for now," she said warmly.

Schweitzer A.

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

Schweitzer Albert

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Schweitzer Albert

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


There has been a little distress selling on the stock exchange.

Scott Gene

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

Secundus Gaius Plinius

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Seeger Pete

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Seldon Nick

So little time, so little to do.

Sendak Maurice

Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate. Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and great effort pushing boulders into a single


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


All is well that ends well.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard, ya don't go lookin' for rutabagas.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

Serling Rod

"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"

Sevareid Eric

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

Sevig Mme De

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.

Shake William

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

Shake William

Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

Shake William

Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

Shake William

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."

Shake William

We are what we pretend to be.

Shake William

In the long run we are all dead.

Shake William

An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

Shake William

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Shake William

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

Shake William

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

Shake William

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Shakes William

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

Shakes 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.

Shakesp William

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Shakesp William

Look before you leap.

Shakesp William

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Shakespea Wm.

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


"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich."

Shakespear William

Nothing recedes like success.

Shakespear William

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Shakespear William

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Shakespear William

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

Shakespear William

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


Words have a longer life than deeds.


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


When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.


You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.


Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.


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

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare Wm.

Practice yourself what you preach.

Shakespeare Wm.

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.


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


You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.


A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.


The first requisite for immortality is death.


Things are not always what they seem.


Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.


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


Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?


There is more to life than increasing its speed.


With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.


Forgive and forget.


To have died once is enough.


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


Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Shakespeare William

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Shakespeare William

Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Shakespeare William

Many hands make light work.

Shakespeare William

Necessity has no law.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

Shakespeare William

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

I owe the public nothing.

Shakespeare William

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare Wm.

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Shan Wayne

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Shannon Wayne

If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.

Shaw G. B.

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne we

Shaw G. B.

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Shaw G.B.

We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Shaw G.B.

If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Shaw G.B.

Death is a spirit leaving a body, sort of like a shell leaving the nut behind.

Shaw G.B.

A violent man will die a violent death.

Shaw G.B.

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Shaw G.B.

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Shaw G.B.

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

Shaw G.B.

Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

Shaw George Bernard

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Shaw George Bernard

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

Shaw George Bernard

You cannot see the wood for the trees.

Shaw George Bernard

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Shaw George Bernard

Men are superior to women.

Shaw George Bernard

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

Shaw George Bernard

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.

Shaw George Bernard

"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Shaw George Bernard

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.

Shaw George Bernard

Business will be either better or worse.

Shaw George Bernard

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

Shaw G. B.

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

Shaw George Bernard

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

Shaw Pygmali

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

Shawn Wally

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

Shay R.E.

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

Shelton Richard

You can't run away forever, But there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start.

Shepard Paul

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


When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.

Sherlock Holmes

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Sherlock Holmes

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Sherlock Holmes

You can never do just one thing.

Shields Brooke

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


Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Shirley Hazzard

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.

Shirley Jackson

Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Shoaff Edgar A.

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Shoales Ian

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


You can observe a lot just by watching.

Sidney Greenstreet

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

Sidney Paternoster

Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Sidney Smith

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Siegel Corky

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.


If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some.

Silve James Cabell

When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Simon Paul

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

Simpson Bart

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.


Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.


[Maturity consists in the discovery that] there comes a critical moment where everything is reversed, after which the point becomes to understand more and more that there is something which cannot be understood.

Sinclair John

(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

Sinclair Lewis

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Skinner B.F.

Facts are the enemy of truth.

Sky Patrick

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Skywalker Luke

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Skywalker Luke

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Skywalker Luke

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

Skywalker Luke

What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Sloan John

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Smith Alexander

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Smith Alvy Ray

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

Smith Evelyn E.

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Smith H. Allen

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

Smith J. Winter

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

Smith Jonathan Michael

Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

Smith Malcolm

We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Smith Mike

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Smith Nancy Banks

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Smith Red

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.

Smith Sydney

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

Smith Allen

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Smith Allen

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Smith v. Moran

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

Smith v. Moran

per year.

Smith v. Moran

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

Smithsonian Maga

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

Smolla Rodney

The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul is: WHAT DOES A WOMAN WANT?

Smollet Tobias

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

Sneyd Doug

I'll turn over a new leaf.


When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.


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

Snow C. P.

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

Snow Carrie

Rome was not built in one day.

Soaper Senator

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

Soc Michael Levin

Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.


If you're like most homeowners, you're afraid that many repairs around your home are too difficult to tackle. So, when your furnace explodes, you call in a so-called professional to fix it. The "professional" arrives in a truck with lettering on t


Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.


The man who runs may fight again.

Solo Han

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

Solo Han

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "Cheque Enclosed."

Solo Han

Don't get mad, get even.

Solo Han

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.

Solo Han

"There is no Father Christmas. It's just a marketing ploy to make low income parents' lives a misery." "... I want you to picture the trusting face of a child, streaked with tears because of what you just said." "I want you to picture the face of

Solo Han

Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Solo Han

The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Solo Han

If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.

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.

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.

Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Somoza Anastasio

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

Sondheim Stephen

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Sontag Susan

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

Sontag Susan

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Sontag Susan

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs.



A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Soul Messiah

God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.

Soul Messiah

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Southern Terry

"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Southern Terry

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

Southern Terry

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


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

Speer Albert

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

Spider Robinson

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


The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Spr Robert D.

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Spurgeon Charles

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Stalin Joseph

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

Stalin Joseph

Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Stalin Joseph

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Stalin Joseph

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.

Stallman R.

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Stamp Sir Josiah

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.


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

Stanislaw J. Lem

Let your conscience be your guide.

Stanislaw J. Lem

You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.

Stanislaw Lem

Let me assure you that to us here at First National, you're not just a number. Youre two numbers, a dash, three more numbers, another dash and another number.

Stanislaw Lem

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Stanley Kelley

The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

Starfighter The Last

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits.

Stasheff Christopher

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

Steinbeck John

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Steinem Gloria

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

Stekel Wilhelm

A snake lurks in the grass.


Life is the living you do, Death is the living you don't do.

Stephen Leslie

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Stephen Coonts

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

Stephen Pile

Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Stephen Pile

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Stern Jerome

An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Stevenson Adlai

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.

Stevenson Adlai

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

Stevenson Adlai

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Stevenson Adlai

No good deed goes unpunished.

Stevenson Adlai

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

Stevenson Adlai

Two heads are better than one.

Stevenson Robert Louis

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Stevenson Robert Louis

There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labour. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each other's throat.

Stevenson Robert Louis

A word to the wise is enough.

Stevenson Robert Louis

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Stimson Henry

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

Stinnett Caskie

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

Stolberg Benjamin

"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

Stone I.F.

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

Stone Judge Harold T.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Stone Judge Harold T.

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.

Stone Robert

The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.

Stone W. Clement

Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Stoppard Tom

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Stoppard Tom

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

Storm Johnny

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Strachey Lionel

Faith is under the left nipple.

Strange de Jim

Too much of everything is just enough.

Strangers Lovers and Other

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.


My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Sturgeon Theodore

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

Summer Graham

I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

Sunday Billy

Nothing succeeds like excess.


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?

Surtees R.S.

All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: "Just lie down on the floor and keep calm

Susan Brownmiller

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

Swan Paradi

A lot of people I know believe in positive thinking, and so do I. I believe everything positively stinks.

Swayze John Cameron

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Swift Jonathan

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Swift Jonathan

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

Swift Jonathan

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

Sylvan Kayvan

It is better to have loved and lost

Syrus Publilius

Honesty's the best policy.

Syrus Publilius

Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers. One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She

Syrus Publilius

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Syrus Publilius

Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.

Syrus Publilius

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

Syrus Publilius

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

Syrus Publilius

The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

Syrus Publilius

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

Syrus Publilius

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.'

Syrus Publilius

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

Syrus Publilius

Out of sight is out of mind.

Syrus Publius

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

Szasz Thomas

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

Szasz Thomas

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.

saying Folk

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

saying Yiddish

Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.

sees it constantly

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