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

T.S. Eliot


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.

Tacitus


... 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.

Tacitus


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

Talleyrand Charles-Maurice De


The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.

Tao Te Ching


of the time.

Tarkin Governor


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

Tarkington Booth


The Least Successful Collector Betsy Baker played a central role in the history of collecting. She was employed as a servant in the house of John Warburton (1682-1759) who had amassed a fine collection of 58 first edition plays, including most of t

Tarsus Paul of


He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Taylor Elizabeth


CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Technology Aviation Week and Space


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

Temple Shirley


If you don't count some of Jehovah's injunctions, there are no humorists in the Bible.

Tennant Harry


Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Terry Pratchett


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.

Terry Pratchett


Many hands make light work.

Texa J. Frank Dobie


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.

Thatcher Margaret


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.

The Outer Limits


A rolling stone gathers no moss.

The Squirrels


The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Theophrastus


Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.

Thomas Dylan


All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Thomas Dylan


There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Thomas J. Parnell


I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Thomas Marlo


"Listen to what I say, not what I mean. I mean ...."

Thomas Marlo


The forest is safe because a lion lives therein and the lion is safe because it lives in a forest. Likewise the friendship of persons rests on mutual help.

Thomas Norman


"After I asked him what he meant, he replied that freedom consisted of the unimpeded right to get rich, to use his ability, no matter what the cost to others, to win advancement."

Thomas Carlyle


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

Thomas Dave


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

Thomas De Quincey


Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all.

Thomas De Quincey


American cars are made shoddily... Cars made overseas are far superior.

Thomas De Quincey


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

Thomas Jefferson


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.

Thomas King


Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

Thomas Macaulay


If you have seen one city slum you have seen them all.

Thomas W. Lamont


Go ahead... make my day.

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


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

Thompson H.S.


The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

Thompson Hunter S.


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

Thompson Hunter S.


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

Thompson Ken


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

Thore Henry David


"The policeman isn't there to create disorder. The policeman is there to ________preserve disorder."

Thoreau


From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Thoreau H.D.


Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Thoreau Henry David


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

Thoreau Henry David


Think sideways!

Thoreau Henry David


Why my thoughts are my own, when they are in, but when they are out they are another's.

Thoreau Henry David


It is generally agreed that "Hello" is an appropriate greeting because if you entered a room and said "Goodbye," it could confuse a lot of people.

Thoreau Henry David


When there are two conflicting versions of the story, the wise course is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst.

Thoreau Henry David


War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

Thoreau Henry David


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

Thoreau Henry David


Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Thoreau David Henry


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

Thurber James


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

Thurber James


You can't have your cake and let your neighbor eat it too.

Thurber James


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

Thurber James


I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.

Ti Chuck Shepherd


NAPOLEON: What shall we do with this soldier, Giuseppe? Everything he says is wrong. GIUSEPPE: Make him a general, Excellency, and then everything he says will be right.

Tikkanen Henrik


"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Tiselius Arne


She applies her lipstick in spite of its contents: "greasy rouge, containing crushed and dried insect corpses for coloring, beeswax for stiffness, and olive oil to help it flow - the latter having the unfortunate tendency to go rancid several hours a

Titus Livius


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

Tobaben


Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.

Tocqueville Alexis de


Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Todd Ruthven Campbell


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

Tokugawa Shogun


We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.

Tolkien J. R. R.


Ain't no right way to do a wrong thing.

Tolkien J. R. R.


I think we're in trouble.

Tolkien J. R. R.


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.

Tolkien J. R. R.


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

Tolkien J.R.R.


I had never been too political, but I knew how white people treated black people and it was hard for me to come back to the bullshit white people put a black person through in this country. To realize you don't have any power to make things differen

Tolkien J.R.R.


Nothing succeeds like excess.

Tolkien J.R.R.


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

Tolkien J.R.R.


You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.

Tolstoy


Let me take you a button-hole lower.

Tolstoy


As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.

Tolstoy


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Tolstoy


A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor's throat without having his neighbour notice it.

Tolstoy Leo


Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.

Tomash Erwin


We prefer to believe that the absence of inverted commas guarantees the originality of a thought, whereas it may be merely that the utterer has forgotten its source.

Tomlin Lily


The last vestiges of the old Republic have been swept away.

Tomlin Lily


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

Tomlin Lily


Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work ... I did not, when a slave, understand the deep meanings of those rude, and apparently incoherent songs. I was myself within the circle, so that I neither saw nor heard as those without might

Tomlin Lily


Eggheads unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks.

Tomlin Lily


They also serve who only stand and wait.

Tomlin Lily


You know it's Monday when you wake up and it's Tuesday.

Tomlin Lily


It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Tourbillon


You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.

Toynbee Arnold Joseph


I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behin

Tr Leon


One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.

Trend Motor


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

Trend Motor


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

Trend Motor


Anything anybody can say about America is true.

Trillin Calvin


I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

Trilling Lionel


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

Trotsky


Piece of cake!

Trudeau P.E.


If the weather is extremely bad, church attendance will be down. If the weather is extremely good, church attendance will be down. If the bulletin covers are in short supply, however, church attendance will exceed all expectations.

Truman Harry


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

Truman Harry


The bone-chilling scream split the warm summer night in two, the first half being before the scream when it was fairly balmy and calm and pleasant, the second half still balmy and quite pleasant for those who hadn't heard the scream at all, but not c

Truman Harry S.


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

Truman Harry S.


The naked truth of it is, I have no shirt.

Truman Harry S.


We should realize that a city is better off with bad laws, so long as they remain fixed, then with good laws that are constantly being altered, that the lack of learning combined with sound common sense is more helpful than the kind of cleverness th

Truman Harry S.


A Polish worker walks into a bank to deposit his paycheck. He has heard about Poland's economic problems, and he asks what would happen to his money if the bank collapsed. "All of our deposits are guaranteed by the finance ministry, sir," the telle

Truman President Harry S.


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

Tsu Lao


The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision. Each tends to ascribe to the other side a consistency, fors

Tsu Lao


I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it's still a foolish thing.

Tsu Lao


Things are not always what they seem.

Tsu Lao


The adjuration to be "normal" seems shockingly repellent to me; I see neither hope nor comfort in sinking to that low level. I think it is ignorance that makes people think of abnormality only with horror and allows them to remain undismayed at the

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


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.

Tsu Lao


Speak softly and own a big, mean Doberman.

Tsu Lao


A new taste had been acquired and a new appetite began to grow. The time had long since arrived to crush the technical intelligentsia, which had come to regard itself as too irreplaceable and had not gotten used to catching instructions on the wing.

Tsu Lao


A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Tsu Lao


If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that, too.

Tsu Lao


Since we have to speak well of the dead, let's knock them while they're alive.

Tuc The mayor of


In the misfortune of our friends we find something that is not displeasing to us.

Turgenev


All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.

Turner Ted


Try not to have a good time ... This is supposed to be educational.

Turner Ted


Richard Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people, and the world.

Tusser Thomas


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

Tusser Thomas


A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.

Twain Mark


If you don't have a nasty obituary you probably didn't matter.

Twain Mark


If while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the necessary qualifications, that field's employment market is glutted.

Twain Mark


The goys have proven the following theorem...

Twain Mark


It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Twain Mark


Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.

Twain Mark


It is exactly because a man cannot do a thing that he is a proper judge of it.

Twain Mark


It is indeed desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.

Twain Mark


The white race is the cancer of history.

Twain Mark


Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Twain Mark


Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Twain Mark


We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if only words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

Twain Mark


Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Twain Mark


The public is an old woman. Let her maunder and mumble.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.

Twain Mark


Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

Twain Mark


When you're in command, command.

Twain Mark


We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

Twain Mark


It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Twain Mark


"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Twain Mark


If you keep your mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.

Twain Mark


Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Twain Mark


I am not now and never have been a girl friend of Henry Kissinger.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


It is up to us to produce better-quality movies.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

Twain Mark


Practice yourself what you preach.

Twain Mark


Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


REPORTER: Senator, are you for or against the MX missile system? SENATOR: Bob, the MX missile system reminds me of an old saying that the country folk in my state like to say. It goes like this: "You can carry a pig for six miles, but if you set i

Twain Mark


Calvin Coolidge looks as if he had been weaned on a pickle.

Twain Mark


The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Twain Mark


Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Twain Mark


Public use of any portable music system is a virtually guaranteed indicator of sociopathic tendencies.

Twain Mark


Sherry [Thomas Sheridan] is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature.

Twain Mark


Majorities, of course, start with minorities.

Twain Mark


Veni, vidi, vici. [I came, I saw, I conquered].

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.

Twain Mark


It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.

Twain Mark


Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed.

Twain Mark


Man has made his bedlam; let him lie in it.

Twain Mark


The surest protection against temptation is cowardice.

Twain Mark


God helps them that help themselves.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

Twain Mark


There is a certain frame of mind to which a cemetery is, if not an antidote, at least an alleviation. If you are in a fit of the blues, go nowhere else.

Twain Mark


[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.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


"It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies."

Twain Mark


XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

Twain Mark


Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.

Twain Mark


It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.

Twain Mark


Historians have now definitely established that Juan Cabrillo, discoverer of California, was not looking for Kansas, thus setting a precedent that continues to this day.

Twain Mark


C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre! [It is magnificent, but it is not war]

Twain Mark


To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war.

Twain Mark


Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Twain Mark


Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercio

Twain Mark


The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Twain Mark


Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Twain Mark


An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

Tweed Boss


Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Tyger Frank


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Tyroon Henry


Art is a jealous mistress.

Tzu Chuang


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

Tzu Chuang


It's not Camelot, but it's not Cleveland, either.

them! it only encourages


The great merit of society is to make one appreciate solitude.

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