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A violent man will die a violent death.

T.S. Eliot


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Tacitus


American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room with

Tacitus


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

Talleyrand Charles-Maurice De


Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.

Tao Te Ching


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.

Tarkin Governor


... 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.

Tarkington Booth


"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Tarsus Paul of


"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

Taylor Elizabeth


Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Technology Aviation Week and Space


There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Temple Shirley


She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Tennant Harry


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


To generalize is to be an idiot.

Terry Pratchett


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

Texa J. Frank Dobie


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

Thatcher Margaret


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

The Outer Limits


Getting into trouble is easy.

The Squirrels


I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Theophrastus


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

Thomas Dylan


Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Thomas Dylan


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

Thomas J. Parnell


The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Thomas Marlo


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

Thomas Marlo


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

Thomas Norman


We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.

Thomas Carlyle


Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

Thomas Dave


My father, a good man, told me, "Never lose your ignorance; you cannot replace it."

Thomas De Quincey


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

Thomas De Quincey


The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Thomas De Quincey


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.

Thomas Jefferson


Porsche: there simply is no substitute.

Thomas King


'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Thomas Macaulay


If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Thomas W. Lamont


Do not despair of life. You have no doubt force enough to overcome your obstacles. Think of the fox prowling through wood and field in a winter night for something to satisfy his hunger. Notwithstanding cold and hounds and traps, his race survives

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


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

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


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.

Thompson H.S.


If I could reach, I'd never leave the house.

Thompson Hunter S.


The sunlights differ, but there is only one darkness.

Thompson Hunter S.


Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Thompson Ken


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

Thore Henry David


The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Thoreau


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

Thoreau H.D.


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

Thoreau Henry David


He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Thoreau Henry David


There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

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


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

Thoreau Henry David


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

Thoreau Henry David


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

Thoreau Henry David


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

Thoreau Henry David


"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500." "Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?"

Thoreau David Henry


Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Thurber James


I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Thurber James


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Thurber James


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

Thurber James


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

Ti Chuck Shepherd


There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Tikkanen Henrik


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Tiselius Arne


I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Titus Livius


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.

Tobaben


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.

Tocqueville Alexis de


Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Todd Ruthven Campbell


You get what you pay for.

Tokugawa Shogun


Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Tolkien J. R. R.


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

Tolkien J. R. R.


The man who runs may fight again.

Tolkien J. R. R.


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

Tolkien J. R. R.


"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."

Tolkien J.R.R.


A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine! [From the fury of the norsemen deliver us, O Lord!]

Tolkien J.R.R.


We are what we pretend to be.

Tolkien J.R.R.


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

Tolkien J.R.R.


Do not use that foreign word "ideals". We have that excellent native word "lies".

Tolstoy


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

Tolstoy


Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Tolstoy


There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Tolstoy


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

Tolstoy Leo


Another day, another dollar.

Tomash Erwin


NEW YORK

Tomlin Lily


Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Tomlin Lily


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

Tomlin Lily


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

Tomlin Lily


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

Tomlin Lily


While there's life, there's hope.

Tomlin Lily


The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

Tomlin Lily


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

Tourbillon


Never buy from a rich salesman.

Toynbee Arnold Joseph


Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Tr Leon


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

Trend Motor


We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Trend Motor


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

Trend Motor


Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today, and it will set the pace tomorrow.

Trillin Calvin


By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

Trilling Lionel


Your wig steers the gig.

Trotsky


God help those who do not help themselves.

Trudeau P.E.


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

Truman Harry


"You can't survive by sucking the juice from a wet mitten."

Truman Harry


The more the merrier.

Truman Harry S.


The ideal voice for radio may be defined as showing no substance, no sex, no owner, and a message of importance for every housewife.

Truman Harry S.


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

Truman Harry S.


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

Truman Harry S.


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

Truman President Harry S.


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

Tsu Lao


Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Tsu Lao


In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

Tsu Lao


Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Tsu Lao


Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Tsu Lao


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.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Tsu Lao


"Plaese porrf raed."

Tsu Lao


If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

Tsu Lao


Anything is possible on paper.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


To lead people, you must follow behind.

Tsu Lao


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.

Tsu Lao


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

Tuc The mayor of


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

Turgenev


Well, he thought, since neither Aristotelian Logic nor the disciplines of Science seemed to offer much hope, it's time to go beyond them... Drawing a few deep even breaths, he entered a mental state practiced only by Masters of the Universal Way of

Turner Ted


Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Turner Ted


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

Tusser Thomas


Brahma said: Well, after hearing ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser. But an intelligent man needs only two thousand five hundred.

Tusser Thomas


"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Twain Mark


Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Twain Mark


Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."

Twain Mark


God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Twain Mark


were found to be wearing neckwear that was tighter than their neck circumference. The visual discrimination of the 22 subjects was evaluated using a critical flicker frequency (CFF) test. Results of the CFF test indicated that tight neckwear signifi

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Leave no stone unturned.

Twain Mark


One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Out of sight is out of mind.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Joe Cool always spends the first two weeks at college sailing his frisbee.

Twain Mark


Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Twain Mark


Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

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


Practice is the best of all instructors.

Twain Mark


"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

Twain Mark


If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Twain Mark


A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Twain Mark


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

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


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.

Twain Mark


The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Twain Mark


Home is where the hurt is.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Twain Mark


When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Twain Mark


Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.

Twain Mark


To teach is to learn twice.

Twain Mark


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Twain Mark


Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Twain Mark


The first requisite for immortality is death.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


There are no answers, only cross-references.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


We're all in this alone.

Twain Mark


The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Feminists say 60 percent of the country's wealth is in the hands of women. They're letting men hold the other 40 percent because their handbags are full.

Twain Mark


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,

Twain Mark


The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobb

Twain Mark


Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


What makes you think graduate school is supposed to be satisfying?

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


True to our past we work with an inherited, observed, and accepted vision of personal futility, and of the beauty of the world.

Twain Mark


"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Twain Mark


Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Tweed Boss


For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Tyger Frank


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

Tyroon Henry


Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Tzu Chuang


What one fool can do, another can.

Tzu Chuang


Men are superior to women.

them! it only encourages


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

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