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If God is One, what is bad?

T.S. Eliot


Every cloud engenders not a storm.

Tacitus


Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Tacitus


My dear People. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville Bagginses that I w

Talleyrand Charles-Maurice De


Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Tao Te Ching


Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Tarkin Governor


A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

Tarkington Booth


Governor Tarkin. I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I thought I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.

Tarsus Paul of


... so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrranize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sl

Taylor Elizabeth


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

Technology Aviation Week and Space


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

Temple Shirley


The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

Tennant Harry


War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.

Terry Pratchett


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

Terry Pratchett


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

Texa J. Frank Dobie


The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.

Thatcher Margaret


Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

The Outer Limits


Work Hard. Rock Hard. Eat Hard. Sleep Hard. Grow Big. Wear Glasses If You Need 'Em.

The Squirrels


Zero Mostel: That's it baby! When you got it, flaunt it! Flaunt it!

Theophrastus


The fact that it works is immaterial.

Thomas Dylan


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

Thomas Dylan


April 1 This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.

Thomas J. Parnell


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

Thomas Marlo


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

Thomas Marlo


Art is a jealous mistress.

Thomas Norman


Very few blacks will take up golf until the requirement for plaid pants is dropped.

Thomas Carlyle


Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

Thomas Dave


People who develop the habit of thinking of themselves as world citizens are fulfilling the first requirement of sanity in our time.

Thomas De Quincey


Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

Thomas De Quincey


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

Thomas De Quincey


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

Thomas Jefferson


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.

Thomas King


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

Thomas Macaulay


Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.

Thomas W. Lamont


He that teaches himself has a fool for a master.

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


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

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


To say you got a vote of confidence would be to say you needed a vote of confidence.

Thompson H.S.


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

Thompson Hunter S.


If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Thompson Hunter S.


In Pierre Trudeau, Canada has finally produced a Prime Minister worthy of assassination.

Thompson Ken


Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

Thore Henry David


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

Thoreau


No man's ambition has a right to stand in the way of performing a simple act of justice.

Thoreau H.D.


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

Thoreau Henry David


By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Thoreau Henry David


The sunlights differ, but there is only one darkness.

Thoreau Henry David


If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Thoreau Henry David


"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

Thoreau Henry David


I do not patronize poor, ill educated, or disenfranchised people by exempting them from the same critical examination I feel free to direct toward the rest of society, however much I might champion the same minority or disadvantaged group in the foru

Thoreau Henry David


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

Thoreau Henry David


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

Thoreau Henry David


They can't stop us... we're on a mission from God!

Thoreau David Henry


Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.

Thurber James


Where you stand depends on where you sit.

Thurber James


...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.

Thurber James


In charity there is no excess.

Thurber James


How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Ti Chuck Shepherd


Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Tikkanen Henrik


Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Tiselius Arne


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

Titus Livius


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

Tobaben


Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

Tocqueville Alexis de


Even the clearest and most perfect circumstantial evidence is likely to be at fault, after all, and therefore ought to be received with great caution. Take the case of any pencil, sharpened by any woman; if you have witnesses, you will find she did

Todd Ruthven Campbell


This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.

Tokugawa Shogun


You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to

Tolkien J. R. R.


There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Tolkien J. R. R.


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Tolkien J. R. R.


There must be more to life than having everything.

Tolkien J. R. R.


I used to be disgusted, now I find I'm just amused.

Tolkien J.R.R.


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

Tolkien J.R.R.


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.

Tolkien J.R.R.


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

Tolkien J.R.R.


To know Edina is to reject it.

Tolstoy


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.

Tolstoy


A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.

Tolstoy


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

Tolstoy


The question is, why are politicians so eager to be president? What is it about the job that makes it worth revealing, on national television, that you have the ethical standards of a slime-coated piece of industrial waste?

Tolstoy Leo


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

Tomash Erwin


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

Tomlin Lily


I am a deeply superficial person.

Tomlin Lily


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

Tomlin Lily


The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Tomlin Lily


No two persons ever read the same book.

Tomlin Lily


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

Tomlin Lily


Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Tomlin Lily


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

Tourbillon


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

Toynbee Arnold Joseph


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

Tr Leon


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

Trend Motor


I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Trend Motor


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

Trend Motor


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

Trillin Calvin


"I wonder", he said to himself, "what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet

Trilling Lionel


Lookie, lookie, here comes cookie...

Trotsky


If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Trudeau P.E.


I've got a very bad feeling about this.

Truman Harry


Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

Truman Harry


Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.

Truman Harry S.


It is better to have loved and lost

Truman Harry S.


"... an experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite often picturesque liar."

Truman Harry S.


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

Truman Harry S.


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

Truman President Harry S.


Already the spirit of our schooling is permeated with the feeling that every subject, every topic, every fact, every professed truth must be submitted to a certain publicity and impartiality. All proffered samples of learning must go to the same ass

Tsu Lao


Fast ship? You mean you've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?

Tsu Lao


The Worst Prison Guards The largest number of convicts ever to escape simultaneously from a maximum security prison is 124. This record is held by Alcoente Prison, near Lisbon in Portugal. During the weeks leading up to the escape in July 1978 th

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


They're giving bank robbing a bad name.

Tsu Lao


Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Tsu Lao


"Not Hercules could have knock'd out his brains, for he had none."

Tsu Lao


The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


We know all about the habits of the ant, we know all about the habits of the bee, but we know nothing at all about the habits of the oyster. It seems almost certain that we have been choosing the wrong time for studying the oyster.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


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

Tuc The mayor of


A dead man cannot bite.

Turgenev


There is no act of treachery or mean-ness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.

Turner Ted


We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Turner Ted


per year.

Tusser Thomas


If Christianity was morality, Socrates would be the Saviour.

Tusser Thomas


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

Twain Mark


The primary cause of failure in electrical appliances is an expired warranty. Often, you can get an appliance running again simply by changing the warranty expiration date with a 15/64-inch felt-tipped marker.

Twain Mark


I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.

Twain Mark


Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Twain Mark


If we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.

Twain Mark


A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Twain Mark


What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature?

Twain Mark


I stick my neck out for nobody.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Twain Mark


There is no proverb that is not true.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Grig (the navigator): ... so you see, it's just the two of us against the entire space armada. Alex (the gunner): What?!? Grig: I've always wanted to fight a desperate battle against overwhelming odds. Alex: It'll be a slaughter! Grig: That'

Twain Mark


Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Twain Mark


You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.

Twain Mark


For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Twain Mark


People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.

Twain Mark


In the first place, God made idiots; this was for practice; then he made school boards.

Twain Mark


Everyone is in the best seat.

Twain Mark


question = ( to ) ? be : ! be;

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


It'll be just like Beggars' Canyon back home.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Twain Mark


In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


What a bonanza! An unknown beginner to be directed by Lubitsch, in a script by Wilder and Brackett, and to play with Paramount's two superstars, Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert, and to be beaten up by both of them!

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are totally in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


What one fool can do, another can.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Twain Mark


None love the bearer of bad news.

Twain Mark


The surest protection against temptation is cowardice.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Love the sea? I dote upon it

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Twain Mark


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Twain Mark


The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Twain Mark


All Gods were immortal.

Twain Mark


Ever get the feeling that the world's on tape and one of the reels is missing?

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

Twain Mark


It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.

Twain Mark


Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?

Twain Mark


War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

Twain Mark


Men will fuck mud.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Knowledge is power.

Twain Mark


Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

Twain Mark


[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

Twain Mark


When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

Twain Mark


Well, don't worry about it... It's nothing.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Twain Mark


Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ances

Twain Mark


Big book, big bore.

Twain Mark


If you wants to get elected president, you'se got to think up some memoraboble homily so's school kids can be pestered into memorizin' it, even if they don't know what it means.

Twain Mark


Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Alas, how love can trifle with itself!

Twain Mark


Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Tweed Boss


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Tyger Frank


Never laugh at live dragons.

Tyroon Henry


I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

Tzu Chuang


The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

Tzu Chuang


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.

them! it only encourages


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

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