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My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

W Smile

"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

W. Leo Rosten on

God helps them that help themselves.

Wa Cleon Thucydides

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Wa Wanda

Well, you know, no matter where you go, there you are.

Wade Harry V.

I will make you shorter by the head.

Wagner Jane

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,

Wagner Lichty &

When in doubt, use brute force.

Wagner Michael J.

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

Walinsky Adam

If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

Walker Stanley

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Wallace George

"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Wallace George

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Wallach. Carole

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.


Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

War Oliver

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Ward A.

It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Ward Artemus

XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

Ward Jay

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Warhol Andy

Innovation is hard to schedule.

Warhol Andy

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Warhol Andy

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.

Warner Jack

A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Washington Booker T.

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

Washington George

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?


Things are not always what they seem.

Watts Alan

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

Wau Evelyn

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Way Glaser and

The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.


Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Weaver Ken

The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Webber Dean

Let me assure you that to us here at First National, you're not just a number. Youre two numbers, a dash, three more numbers, another dash and another number.

Webster Daniel

Any stone in your boot always migrates against the pressure gradient to exactly the point of most pressure.

Weil Joseph

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

Weiler A.H.

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.

Weinberg Darrin

Business will be either better or worse.


The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Wellington The Duke of

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

Wellington Duke

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

Wells Carolyn

Too much of everything is just enough.

Wells H.G.

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Wells H.G.

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

Wells H.G.

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

Wells H.G.

There has been a little distress selling on the stock exchange.

Wells H.G.

CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Wells J. Wellington

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

Wells J. Wellington

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Wells H.G.

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

West Mae

Sic transit gloria mundi. [So passes away the glory of this world.]

West Mae

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

West Rebecca

God help those who do not help themselves.

Whalen Philip

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

Wheeler Harvey

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.

White E. B.

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.

White E.B.

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

White E.B.

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

White Paul

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

White T.H.

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

White T.H.

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

White William Allen

Fortune and love befriend the bold.

White William Allen

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

White Katherine

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Whitehead A.N.

So little time, so little to do.

Whitehead Alfred North

"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."

Whitehead Alfred North

I don't have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.

Whitehorn Katharine

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Who Dr.

Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Whorfin Lord John

A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.

Wicker Tom

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

Wicker Tom

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Wicker Tom

Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Wier Bob

We are what we pretend to be.

Wiggam Alfred E.

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

Wilde Oscar

Most general statements are false, including this one.

Wilde Oscar

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Wilde Oscar

Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Wilde Oscar

Beggars should be no choosers.

Wilde Oscar

Look before you leap.

Wilde Oscar

A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Wilde Oscar

"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Wilde Oscar

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Wilde Oscar

No good deed goes unpunished.

Wilde Oscar

There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Wilde Oscar

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Wilde Oscar

Set the cart before the horse.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

Wilde Oscar

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Wilde Oscar

Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Wilde Oscar

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Wilde Oscar

A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space.

Wilde Oscar

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Wilde Oscar

The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Wilde Oscar

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Wilde Oscar

Fear is the greatest salesman.

Wilde Oscar

Your wig steers the gig.

Wilde Oscar

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Wilde Oscar

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Wilde Oscar

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Wilde Oscar

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Wilde Oscar

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Wilde Oscar

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Wilder Billy

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

Wilder Billy

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

Will George

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Will George

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Willard F. Libby

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.


Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

William Gibson

The world wants to be deceived.

William S. Paley

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

William Shakespeare

Nothing succeeds like excess.

William Shakespeare

I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

William Shakespeare

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

William Shakespeare

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

William Shakespeare

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

Williams H.H.

The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.

Williams Robin

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Williams Tennessee

The superfluous is very necessary.

Williams Robin

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Williamson Nicol

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

Williamson Dr. Paul

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

Willie Sutton

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

Wills Derek

If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some.

Wilson Earl

The Bible says that woman was the last thing God made. Evidently He made her on Saturday night. She reveals his fatigue.

Wilson Earl

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Wilson Edmund

'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.

Wilson Woodrow

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

Wilson Robert

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Win Sir

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Winch Marty

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Winchell Walter

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


Nothing endures but change.

Winkle R.V.

Out of sight is out of mind.


Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.


To add insult to injury.

Winters George

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Winters Shelley

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.


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.


I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.


He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Wo Sir Henry

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.

I'll turn over a new leaf.

Wolfe Nero

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

Wolfe Nero

Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Wolfe Thomas

I'd be a poorer man if I'd never seen an eagle fly.

Wolfe Gene

In my end is my beginning.

Wolfe Nero

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

Wood Grant

Let your conscience be your guide.

Woody Allen

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

Woody Allen

According to my best recollection, I don't remember.

Woody Allen

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.


The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

Wright Frank Lloyd

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

Wright Frank Lloyd

"You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you fit to hear his view of things?" "Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming you have integrit

Wright Frank Lloyd

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

Wurster Hall

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