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Fortune and love befriend the bold.

S. Paige


Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

Sabbath Black


Never promise more than you can perform.

Sade Marquis


Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Sagan Carl


VI: A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. VII: Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base. VIII: The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade ari

Sagan Carl


Saint-Exupery Antoine de


"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Saint-Exupery Antoine de


May you live in uninteresting times.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de


Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Saki Tre


What you want, what you're hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur to you.

Salinger J. D.


A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Salvor Hardin


"Life is too important to take seriously."

Samuel Beckett


The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Samuel Butler


Porsche: there simply is no substitute.

Samuel Johnson


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

Samuels Jim


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

Samuels Jim


No evil can happen to a good man.

Sandburg Carl


Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

Sandburg Carl


Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Sandburg Carl


But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

Sandra Gotlieb


Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Santayana George


With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Santayana George


Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Santayana George


All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Santayana George


I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Sartre Jean Paul


An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Sartre Jean-Paul


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.

Sartre Jean-Paul


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

Satie Erik


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

Sayle Alexie


Flame on!

Sayre Wallace


You get what you pay for.

Schaeberle R.


Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Schenk R.E.


The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them.

Schiller Friedrich


Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Schlafly Phyllis


"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"

Schmidt


Men will fuck mud.

Schmidt Dr. Harrison H.


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

Schopenhauer


There is no sin but ignorance.

Schopenhauer


Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.

Schrodinger Edwim


Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Schultz C.


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.

Schulz


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

Schulz


A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Schulz C.


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

Schulz Charles


Language is a virus from another planet.

Schwambach Stephen R.


The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".

Schweitzer A.


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.

Schweitzer Albert


There's no such thing as an original sin.

Schweitzer Albert


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

Scott


While there's life, there's hope.

Scott Gene


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

Secundus Gaius Plinius


The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

Seeger Pete


We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

Seldon Nick


When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Sendak Maurice


Many hands make light work.

Seneca


A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Seneca


per year.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


If you want divine justice, die.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus


...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.

Serling Rod


Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Sevareid Eric


Another day, another dollar.

Sevig Mme De


Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Shake William


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

Shake William


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

Shake William


A witty saying proves nothing.

Shake William


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

Shake William


Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Shake William


Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]

Shake William


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

Shake William


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

Shake William


An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Shake William


None love the bearer of bad news.

Shake William


Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.

Shakes William


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

Shakes William


The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Shakesp William


In the highest society, as well as in the lowest, woman is merely an instrument of pleasure.

Shakesp William


Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Shakesp William


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

Shakespea Wm.


If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

Shakespear


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.

Shakespear William


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

Shakespear William


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

Shakespear William


Why be a man when you can be a success?

Shakespear William


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

Shakespear William


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

Shakespeare


The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means.

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Shakespeare


Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one.

Shakespeare


The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Shakespeare William


The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

Shakespeare Wm.


"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Shakespeare Wm.


... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Shakespeare


The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

Shakespeare


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.

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


When the sun shineth, make hay.

Shakespeare


Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


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.

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Shakespeare


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

Shakespeare


One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Shakespeare


What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Shakespeare


Look ere ye leap.

Shakespeare


Anything is possible on paper.

Shakespeare William


Love the sea? I dote upon it

Shakespeare William


"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Shakespeare William


Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Shakespeare William


Sometimes, too long is too long.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


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.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


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.'

Shakespeare William


Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.

Shakespeare Wm.


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

Shan Wayne


"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t

Shannon Wayne


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 G. B.


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

Shaw G. B.


Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Shaw G.B.


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

Shaw G.B.


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

Shaw G.B.


The major sin is the sin of being born.

Shaw G.B.


If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Shaw G.B.


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

Shaw G.B.


Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Shaw G.B.


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

Shaw G.B.


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

Shaw George Bernard


Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Shaw George Bernard


I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Shaw George Bernard


Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Shaw George Bernard


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

Shaw George Bernard


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

Shaw George Bernard


Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Shaw George Bernard


It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Shaw George Bernard


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

Shaw George Bernard


I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Shaw George Bernard


Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Shaw George Bernard


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.

Shaw G. B.


A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

Shaw George Bernard


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

Shaw Pygmali


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

Shawn Wally


It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Shay R.E.


My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Shelton Richard


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

Shepard Paul


Man is the measure of all things.

Sheridan


The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Sherlock Holmes


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.

Sherlock Holmes


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

Sherlock Holmes


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.

Shields Brooke


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.

Shirley


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

Shirley Hazzard


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.

Shirley Jackson


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

Shoaff Edgar A.


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

Shoales Ian


... 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

Sidney


A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

Sidney Greenstreet


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

Sidney Paternoster


There is no fool to the old fool.

Sidney Smith


Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Siegel Corky


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.

Siegel


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

Silve James Cabell


The optimum committee has no members.

Simon Paul


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

Simpson Bart


Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Sinbad


After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

Sinbad


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

Sinclair John


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

Sinclair Lewis


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

Skinner B.F.


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

Sky Patrick


All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Skywalker Luke


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

Skywalker Luke


The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Skywalker Luke


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

Skywalker Luke


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

Sloan John


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

Smith Alexander


You may have heard that a dean is to faculty as a hydrant is to a dog.

Smith Alvy Ray


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

Smith Evelyn E.


Set the cart before the horse.

Smith H. Allen


Turn the other cheek.

Smith J. Winter


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

Smith Jonathan Michael


Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Smith Malcolm


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

Smith Mike


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

Smith Nancy Banks


Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

Smith Red


It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Smith Sydney


In case of fire, stand in the hall and shout "Fire!"

Smith Allen


Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Smith Allen


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.

Smith v. Moran


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?

Smith v. Moran


Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Smith v. Moran


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

Smithsonian Maga


Charity begins at home.

Smolla Rodney


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

Smollet Tobias


Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard. If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.

Sneyd Doug


The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Snoopy


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

Snoopy


Small is beautiful.

Snow C. P.


A place for everything and everything in its place.

Snow Carrie


The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Soaper Senator


The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.

Soc Michael Levin


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

Socrates


[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

Socrates


HR 3128. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation, Fiscal 1986. Martin, R-Ill., motion that the House recede from its disagreement to the Senate amendment making changes in the bill to reduce fiscal 1986 deficits. The Senate amendment was an amendment to the

Socrates


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

Solo Han


Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Solo Han


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

Solo Han


Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Solo Han


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

Solo Han


A wise person makes his own decisions, a weak one obeys public opinion.

Solo Han


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.

Solo Han


Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.

Solo Han


Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.


Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.


It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Somoza Anastasio


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

Sondheim Stephen


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

Sontag Susan


Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Sontag Susan


If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Sontag Susan


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

Sophocles


Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

Sophocles


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

Soul Messiah


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

Soul Messiah


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

Southern Terry


The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Southern Terry


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.

Southern Terry


There must be more to life than having everything.

Spartacus


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Speer Albert


Nothing succeeds like excess.

Spider Robinson


A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Spinoza


... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Spr Robert D.


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,

Spurgeon Charles


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

Stalin Joseph


It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Stalin Joseph


Let your conscience be your guide.

Stalin Joseph


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

Stalin Joseph


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

Stallman R.


A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Stamp Sir Josiah


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

Stand


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

Stanislaw J. Lem


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

Stanislaw J. Lem


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

Stanislaw Lem


From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

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

Stanley Kelley


The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Starfighter The Last


Go away, I'm all right.

Stasheff Christopher


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

Steinbeck John


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

Steinem Gloria


Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Stekel Wilhelm


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

Stendhal


The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a

Stephen Leslie


One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

Stephen Coonts


Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Stephen Pile


He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Stephen Pile


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.

Stern Jerome


The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Stevenson Adlai


"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Stevenson Adlai


Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Stevenson Adlai


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

Stevenson Adlai


You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.

Stevenson Adlai


"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

Stevenson Adlai


Odets, where is thy sting?

Stevenson Robert Louis


In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, delve deep into the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In work, be competent. In action, be careful of your timing.

Stevenson Robert Louis


Nothing endures but change.

Stevenson Robert Louis


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Stevenson Robert Louis


He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Stimson Henry


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

Stinnett Caskie


Most general statements are false, including this one.

Stolberg Benjamin


The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Stone I.F.


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

Stone Judge Harold T.


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

Stone Judge Harold T.


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

Stone Robert


Imagine what we can imagine!

Stone W. Clement


The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Stoppard Tom


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

Stoppard Tom


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

Storm Johnny


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

Strachey Lionel


Knowledge is power.

Strange de Jim


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

Strangers Lovers and Other


Let sleeping dogs lie.

Stravinsky


Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Sturgeon Theodore


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

Summer Graham


Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

Sunday Billy


By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Superchicken


Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Surtees R.S.


All phone calls are obscene.

Susan Brownmiller


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

Swan Paradi


The farther you go, the less you know.

Swayze John Cameron


Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Swift Jonathan


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.

Swift Jonathan


Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Swift Jonathan


The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Sylvan Kayvan


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Syrus Publilius


Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Syrus Publilius


Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


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

Syrus Publilius


Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

Syrus Publilius


What fools these mortals be.

Syrus Publilius


In charity there is no excess.

Syrus Publilius


Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.

Syrus Publilius


Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

Syrus Publius


A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Szasz Thomas


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

Szasz Thomas


Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

saying Folk


Ask not for whom the Bell tolls, and you will pay only the station-to-station rate.

saying Yiddish


Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

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