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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

T.S. Eliot


Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.

Tacitus


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

Tacitus


I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Talleyrand Charles-Maurice De


Practice yourself what you preach.

Tao Te Ching


Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly.

Tarkin Governor


What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Tarkington Booth


Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

Tarsus Paul of


I would have promised those terrorists a trip to Disneyland if it would have gotten the hostages released. I thank God they were satisfied with the missiles and we didn't have to go to that extreme.

Taylor Elizabeth


Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

Technology Aviation Week and Space


People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.

Temple Shirley


"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."

Tennant Harry


Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.

Terry Pratchett


According to the Rand McNally Places-Rated Almanac, the best place to live in America is the city of Pittsburgh. The city of New York came in twenty-fifth. Here in New York we really don't care too much. Because we know that we could beat up their

Terry Pratchett


If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.

Texa J. Frank Dobie


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

Thatcher Margaret


Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

The Outer Limits


And yet, seasons must be taken with a grain of salt, for they too have a sense of humor, as does history. Corn stalks comedy, comedy stalks tragedy, and this too is historic. And yet, still, when corn meets tragedy face to face, we have politics.

The Squirrels


Government [is] an illusion the governed should not encourage.

Theophrastus


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

Thomas Dylan


The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself.

Thomas Dylan


You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Thomas J. Parnell


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.

Thomas Marlo


They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom for trying to change the system from within. I'm coming now I'm coming to reward them. First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. I'm guided by a signal in the heavens. I'm guided by this birthmark

Thomas Marlo


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

Thomas Norman


Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

Thomas Carlyle


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

Thomas Dave


I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was ... an arctic wilderness.

Thomas De Quincey


Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Thomas De Quincey


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

Thomas De Quincey


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Thomas Jefferson


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

Thomas King


"Remember, if it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's ___not the U.S. Army doing it!"

Thomas Macaulay


Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Thomas W. Lamont


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

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Thompson H.S.


We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm.

Thompson Hunter S.


I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

Thompson Hunter S.


There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

Thompson Ken


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

Thore Henry David


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Thoreau


Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Thoreau H.D.


God has intended the great to be great and the little to be little... The trade unions, under the European system, destroy liberty [...] I do not mean to say that a dollar a day is enough to support a workingman... not enough to support a man and fiv

Thoreau Henry David


I've touch'd the highest point of all my greatness; And from that full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting. I shall fall, Like a bright exhalation in the evening And no man see me more.

Thoreau Henry David


He who slings mud generally loses ground.

Thoreau Henry David


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Thoreau Henry David


There is nothing more silly than a silly laugh.

Thoreau Henry David


A Christian is a man who feels repentance on Sunday for what he did on Saturday and is going to do on Monday.

Thoreau Henry David


The distinction between true and false appears to become increasingly blurred by... the pollution of the language.

Thoreau Henry David


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

Thoreau Henry David


Do you mean that you not only want a wrong answer, but a certain wrong answer?

Thoreau David Henry


Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.

Thurber James


If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers.

Thurber James


Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Thurber James


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

Thurber James


They spell it "da Vinci" and pronounce it "da Vinchy". Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.

Ti Chuck Shepherd


Lansdale seized on the idea of using Nixon to build support for the [Vietnamese] elections ... really honest elections, this time. "Oh, sure, honest, yes, that's right," Nixon said, "so long as you win!" With that he winked, drove his elbow into La

Tikkanen Henrik


Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.

Tiselius Arne


I never killed a man that didn't deserve it.

Titus Livius


Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Don't overdo it.

Tobaben


Thinking you know something is a sure way to blind yourself.

Tocqueville Alexis de


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

Todd Ruthven Campbell


The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

Tokugawa Shogun


Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Tolkien J. R. R.


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

Tolkien J. R. R.


"Well, it's garish, ugly, and derelicts have used it for a toilet. The rides are dilapidated to the point of being lethal, and could easily maim or kill innocent little children." "Oh, so you don't like it?" "Don't like it? I'm CRAZY for it."

Tolkien J. R. R.


Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

Tolkien J. R. R.


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Tolkien J.R.R.


Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending t

Tolkien J.R.R.


Well, he didn't know what to do, so he decided to look at the government, to see what they did, and scale it down and run his life that way.

Tolkien J.R.R.


The Least Perceptive Literary Critic The most important critic in our field of study is Lord Halifax. A most individual judge of poetry, he once invited Alexander Pope round to give a public reading of his latest poem. Pope, the leading poet of h

Tolkien J.R.R.


I always choose my friends for their good looks and my enemies for their good intellects. Man cannot be too careful in his choice of enemies.

Tolstoy


Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.

Tolstoy


Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Tolstoy


The hatred of relatives is the most violent.

Tolstoy


One is often kept in the right road by a rut.

Tolstoy Leo


The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand.

Tomash Erwin


In childhood a woman must be subject to her father; in youth to her husband; when her husband is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be free of subjugation.

Tomlin Lily


Any president should have the right to shoot at least two people a year without explanation.

Tomlin Lily


There's no such thing as an original sin.

Tomlin Lily


A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.

Tomlin Lily


We should have a Vollyballocracy. We elect a six-pack of presidents. Each one serves until they screw up, at which point they rotate.

Tomlin Lily


Better late than never.

Tomlin Lily


You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.

Tomlin Lily


I appreciate the fact that this draft was done in haste, but some of the sentences that you are sending out in the world to do your work for you are loitering in taverns or asleep beside the highway.

Tourbillon


Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Toynbee Arnold Joseph


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

Tr Leon


It's odd, and a little unsettling, to reflect upon the fact that English is the only major language in which "I" is capitalized; in many other languages "You" is capitalized and the "i" is lower case.

Trend Motor


War is like love, it always finds a way.

Trend Motor


Gratitude, like love, is never a dependable international emotion.

Trend Motor


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

Trillin Calvin


Paranoids are people, too; they have their own problems. It's easy to criticize, but if everybody hated you, you'd be paranoid too.

Trilling Lionel


This is an especially good time for you vacationers who plan to fly, because the Reagan administration, as part of the same policy under which it recently sold Yellowstone National Park to Wayne Newton, has "deregulated" the airline industry. What t

Trotsky


Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Trudeau P.E.


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.

Truman Harry


The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Truman Harry


There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behaviour.

Truman Harry S.


If the American dream is for Americans only, it will remain our dream and never be our destiny.

Truman Harry S.


If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Truman Harry S.


There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has not yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.

Truman Harry S.


If you live in a country run by committee, be on the committee.

Truman President Harry S.


In the future, there will be fewer but better Russians.

Tsu Lao


I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family p

Tsu Lao


Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Tsu Lao


A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.

Tsu Lao


Dorothy: But how can you talk without a brain? Scarecrow: Well, I don't know... but some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.

Tsu Lao


"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."

Tsu Lao


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.

Tsu Lao


It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.

Tsu Lao


You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.

Tsu Lao


The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Tsu Lao


In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.

Tsu Lao


I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Tsu Lao


No Marxist can deny that the interests of socialism are higher than the interests of the right of nations to self-determination.

Tsu Lao


The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How's the President?"

Tsu Lao


I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.

Tuc The mayor of


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

Turgenev


Not all who own a harp are harpers.

Turner Ted


Man proposes, God disposes.

Turner Ted


I will make you shorter by the head.

Tusser Thomas


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

Tusser Thomas


Majorities, of course, start with minorities.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Twain Mark


Heaven and earth were created all together in the same instant, on October 23rd, 4004 B.C. at nine o'clock in the morning.

Twain Mark


Awash with unfocused desire, Everett twisted the lobe of his one remaining ear and felt the presence of somebody else behind him, which caused terror to push through his nervous system like a flash flood roaring down the mid-fork of the Feather River

Twain Mark


The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

Twain Mark


I put the shotgun in an Adidas bag and padded it out with four pairs of tennis socks, not my style at all, but that was what I was aiming for: If they think you're crude, go technical; if they think you're technical, go crude. I'm a very technical

Twain Mark


It's better to be wanted for murder that not to be wanted at all.

Twain Mark


The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.

Twain Mark


I would not like to be a political leader in Russia. They never know when they're being taped.

Twain Mark


He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.

Twain Mark


People love high ideals, but they got to be about 33-percent plausible.

Twain Mark


In the olden days in England, you could be hung for stealing a sheep or a loaf of bread. However, if a sheep stole a loaf of bread and gave it to you, you would only be tried for receiving, a crime punishable by forty lashes with the cat or the dog,

Twain Mark


Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


"You and I as individuals can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but only for a limited period of time. Why should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation?"

Twain Mark


Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Twain Mark


A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Twain Mark


Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra and sank.

Twain Mark


The majority of the stupid is invincible and guaranteed for all time. The terror of their tyranny, however, is alleviated by their lack of consistency.

Twain Mark


There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2, to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the manuscript of his

Twain Mark


Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long ... se

Twain Mark


Authors (and perhaps columnists) eventually rise to the top of whatever depths they were once able to plumb.

Twain Mark


Hope not, lest ye be disappointed.

Twain Mark


Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Diplomacy is to do and say, the nastiest thing in the nicest way.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.

Twain Mark


New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.

Twain Mark


A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

Twain Mark


An expert is a person who avoids the small errors as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.

Twain Mark


Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

Twain Mark


When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to

Twain Mark


You can bring men from other parts of the world who are sane. And you know what happens? At the very moment they cross those mountains... they go mad. Instantaneously and automatically, at the very moment they cross the mountains into California,

Twain Mark


If you cannot in the long run tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing was worthless.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


In a museum in Havana, there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, "one when he was a boy and one when he was a man."

Twain Mark


Class, that's the only thing that counts in life. Class. Without class and style, a man's a bum; he might as well be dead.

Twain Mark


They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.

Twain Mark


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Twain Mark


There may be said to be two classes of people in the world; those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes and those who do not.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Twain Mark


We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stay there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never

Twain Mark


The great secret in life ... [is] not to open your letters for a fortnight. At the expiration of that period you will find that nearly all of them have answered themselves.

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


Always the dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


In the long run we are all dead.

Twain Mark


Excellence is THE trend of the '80s. Walk into any shopping mall bookstore, go to the rack where they keep the best-sellers such as "Garfield Gets Spayed", and you'll see a half-dozen books telling you how to be excellent: "In Search of Excellence"

Twain Mark


... [after the announcement of Vanguard] ... Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson (the same "Engine Charlie" who once told the Senate, "[F]or years I've thought that what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa," probably

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


... 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

Twain Mark


I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I Will Fight No More Forever.

Twain Mark


It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Twain Mark


Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Twain Mark


Laughter is the closest distance between two people.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


What we see depends on mainly what we look for.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


If God wanted us to have a President, He would have sent us a candidate.

Twain Mark


A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Twain Mark


An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country.

Tweed Boss


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.'

Tyger Frank


Fear and loathing, my man, fear and loathing.

Tyroon Henry


A political man can have as his aim the realization of freedom, but he has no means to realize it other than through violence.

Tzu Chuang


Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.

Tzu Chuang


"Nuclear war would mean abolition of most comforts, and disruption of normal routines, for children and adults alike."

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