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Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

W Smile

Men ought to know that from the brain and from the brain only arise our pleasures, joys, laughter, and jests as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears. ... It is the same thing which makes us mad or delirious, inspires us with dread and fear,

W. Leo Rosten on

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.

Wa Cleon Thucydides

I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.

Wa Wanda

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Wade Harry V.

You can never do just one thing.

Wagner Jane

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

Wagner Lichty &

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Wagner Michael J.

"If we relied conclusively on scientific data for every one of our findings, I'm afraid all of our work would be inconclusive."

Walinsky Adam

If I had a plantation in Georgia and a home in Hell, I'd sell the plantation and go home.

Walker Stanley

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.

Wallace George

The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.

Wallace George

The nearer to the church, the further from God.

Wallach. Carole

You may be sure that when a man begins to call himself a "realist," he is preparing to do something he is secretly ashamed of doing.


Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.

War Oliver

Never speak ill of yourself, your friends will always say enough on that subject.

Ward A.

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Ward Artemus

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Ward Jay

The major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the societies in which they occur.

Warhol Andy

You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt.

Warhol Andy

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

Warhol Andy

You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.

Warner Jack

Look ere ye leap.

Washington Booker T.

Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

Washington George

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


Lassie looked brilliant, in part because the farm family she lived with was made up of idiots. Remember? One of them was always getting pinned under the tractor, and Lassie was always rushing back to the farmhouse to alert the other ones. She'd w

Watts Alan

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

Wau Evelyn

Mandrell: "You know what I think?" Doctor: "Ah, ah that's a catch question. With a brain your size you don't think, right?"

Way Glaser and

I never deny, I never contradict. I sometimes forget.


He thought of Musashi, the Sword Saint, standing in his garden more than three hundred years ago. "What is the 'Body of a rock'?" he was asked. In answer, Musashi summoned a pupil of his and bid him kill himself by slashing his abdomen with a knife.

Weaver Ken

Government spending? I don't know what it's all about. I don't know any more about this thing than an economist does, and, God knows, he doesn't know much.

Webber Dean

The heroic hours of life do not announce their presence by drum and trumpet, challenging us to be true to ourselves by appeals to the martial spirit that keeps the blood at heat. Some little, unassuming, unobtrusive choice presents itself before us

Webster Daniel

"It don't matter, Sail, ... Could be worse. The fam'ly might be donatin' the proceeds to the Cath'lic Church, or the Mormons or somethin'. One cult's the same another."

Weil Joseph

To use violence is to already be defeated.

Weiler A.H.

He didn't run for reelection. "Politics brings you into contact with all the people you'd give anything to avoid," he said. "I'm staying home."

Weinberg Darrin

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


"And Bezel saideth unto Sham: `Sham,' he saideth, `Thou shalt goest unto the town of Begorrah, and there thou shalt fetcheth unto thine bosom 35 talents, and also shalt thou fetcheth a like number of cubits, provideth that they are nice and fresh.'"

Wellington The Duke of

"MacDonald has the gift on compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts."

Wellington Duke

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

Wells Carolyn

We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

Wells H.G.

an idiot politically. But the designations may be good business for war veterans. Having bled for their country in 1861 and 1918, they have bled it all they could consequently. And why not?"

Wells H.G.

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.

Wells H.G.

You roll my log, and I will roll yours.

Wells H.G.

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Wells H.G.

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

Wells J. Wellington

As to Jesus of Nazareth... I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissent

Wells J. Wellington

Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.

Wells H.G.

Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

West Mae

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

West Mae

I would like the government to do all it can to mitigate, then, in understanding, in mutuality of interest, in concern for the common good, our tasks will be solved.

West Rebecca

Innovation is hard to schedule.

Whalen Philip

IV. The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off the ledge to spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken. Such an object is inevitably price

Wheeler Harvey

If built in great numbers, motels will be used for nothing but illegal purposes.

White E. B.

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

White E.B.

You're always thinking you're gonna be the one that makes 'em act different.

White E.B.

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

White Paul

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

White T.H.

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

White T.H.

Many mental processes admit of being roughly measured. For instance, the degree to which people are bored, by counting the number of their fidgets. I not infrequently tried this method at the meetings of the Royal Geographical Society, for even ther

White William Allen

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

White William Allen

[Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

White Katherine

If you wish to be happy for one hour, get drunk. If you wish to be happy for three days, get married. If you wish to be happy for a month, kill your pig and eat it. If you wish to be happy forever, learn to fish.

Whitehead A.N.

I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out.

Whitehead Alfred North

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

Whitehead Alfred North

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Whitehorn Katharine

Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Who Dr.

No one becomes depraved in a moment.

Whorfin Lord John

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

Wicker Tom

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.

Wicker Tom

Then there's the story of the man who avoided reality for 70 years with drugs, sex, alcohol, fantasy, TV, movies, records, a hobby, lots of sleep... And on his 80th birthday died without ever having faced any of his real problems. The man's young

Wicker Tom

... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

Wier Bob

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

Wiggam Alfred E.

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Wilde Oscar

God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.

Wilde Oscar

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.

Wilde Oscar

My daddy's brains was so scrambled he thought he was Jesus. They put him in a nut house for 5 years and when he got out, he didn't think he was Jesus, he thought he was *God*! ... Which made me Jesus.

Wilde Oscar

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

Wilde Oscar

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.

Wilde Oscar

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact...

Wilde Oscar

In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.

Wilde Oscar

There is an old time toast which is golden for its beauty. "When you ascend the hill of prosperity may you not meet a friend."

Wilde Oscar

"I can remember when a good politician had to be 75 percent ability and 25 percent actor, but I can well see the day when the reverse could be true."

Wilde Oscar

Why, every one as they like; as the good woman said when she kissed her cow.

Wilde Oscar

Lack of money is the root of all evil.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

To be patriotic, hate all nations but your own; to be religious, all sects but your own; to be moral, all pretenses but your own.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

Wilde Oscar

He is now rising from affluence to poverty.

Wilde Oscar

She say, Miss Colie, You better hush. God might hear you. Let 'im hear me, I say. If he ever listened to poor colored women the world would be a different place, I can tell you.

Wilde Oscar

Corrupt, stupid grasping functionaries will make at least as big a muddle of socialism as stupid, selfish and acquisitive employers can make of capitalism.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Every man is as God made him, ay, and often worse.

Wilde Oscar

Talkers are no good doers.

Wilde Oscar

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,

Wilde Oscar

Love your neighbour, yet don't pull down your hedge.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

"Lemme show ya the odds, Sparky... In yer country, ya got 14 million black people, and 3 million white people. Now, does the name `Custer' mean anything to you?"

Wilde Oscar

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Wilde Oscar

'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky!

Wilde Oscar

We should keep the Panama Canal. After all, we stole it fair and square.

Wilde Oscar

A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

Wilde Oscar

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind.

Wilde Oscar

You know how to win a victory, Hannibal, but not how to use it.

Wilde Oscar

The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Wilder Billy

It is now 10 p.m. Do you know where Henry Kissinger is?

Wilder Billy

Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Will George

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

Will George

... it still remains true that as a set of cognitive beliefs about the existence of God in any recognizable sense continuous with the great systems of the past, religious doctrines constitute a speculative hypothesis of an extremely low order of prob

Willard F. Libby

The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.


A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

William Gibson

The man who runs may fight again.

William S. Paley

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

William Shakespeare

If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me.

William Shakespeare

We seldom repent talking too little, but very often talking too much.

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

William Shakespeare

It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.

Williams H.H.

There's such a thing as too much point on a pencil.

Williams Robin

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

Williams Tennessee

Conscience doth make cowards of us all.

Williams Robin

Yawd [noun, Bostonese]: the campus of Have Id.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Williamson Nicol

Since everything in life is but an experience perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

Williamson Dr. Paul

Everyone is in the best seat.

Willie Sutton

Another day, another dollar.

Wills Derek

History shows that the human mind, fed by constant accessions of knowledge, periodically grows too large for its theoretical coverings, and bursts them asunder to appear in new habiliments, as the feeding and growing grub, at intervals, casts its too

Wilson Earl

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

Wilson Earl

I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell ... their heart's in the right place, but their head is a thoroughly inefficient organ.

Wilson Edmund

More are taken in by hope than by cunning.

Wilson Woodrow

The reason we need the MX missile system is that the missiles we currently have in the ground are the Minuteman model, which is very old. The Defense Department can't even remember where half of them are. Insects have built nests in them. People hav

Wilson Robert

Too much is just enough.

Win Sir

I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them are trash.

Winch Marty

"First World" nations are the ones where people drive Japanese cars; "Second World" nations are where First World residents go on vacation; and "Third World" nations are the ones where people still dive out of trees to prove their manhood.

Winchell Walter

Mum's the word.


We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.

Winkle R.V.

The best laid plans of mice and men are usually about equal.


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


If you mess with a thing long enough, it'll break.

Winters George

Some days you wake and immediately start worrying. Nothing in particular is wrong, it's just the suspicion that forces are aligning quietly and there will be trouble.

Winters Shelley

What good is it if you talk in flowers, and they think in pastry?


Delores breezed along the surface of her life like a flat stone forever skipping along smooth water, rippling reality sporadically but oblivious to it consistently, until she finally lost momentum, sank, and due to an overdose of flouride as a child


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


"The Lord gave us farmers two strong hands so we could grab as much as we could with both of them."

Wo Sir Henry

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.

Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cabin door of a Soviet Black Sea cruise liner: Helpsavering apparata in emergings behold many whistles! Associate the stringing apparata about the bosums and meet behind, flee then t

Wolfe Nero

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

Wolfe Nero

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

Wolfe Thomas

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just terrible.

Wolfe Gene

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

Wolfe Nero

The farther you go, the less you know.

Wood Grant

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground.

Woody Allen

What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Woody Allen

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Woody Allen

Law stands mute in the midst of arms.


With a gentleman I try to be a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.

Wright Frank Lloyd

My band career ended late in my senior year when John Cooper and I threw my amplifier out the dormitory window. We did not act in haste. First we checked to make sure the amplifier would fit through the frame, using the belt from my bathrobe to meas

Wright Frank Lloyd

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.

Wright Frank Lloyd

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Wurster Hall

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