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Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long.

W Smile

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

W. Leo Rosten on

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

Wa Cleon Thucydides

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

Wa Wanda

In the long run we are all dead.

Wade Harry V.

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

Wagner Jane

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,

Wagner Lichty &

Men will fuck mud.

Wagner Michael J.

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

Walinsky Adam

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

Walker Stanley

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Wallace George

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Wallace George

Catholicism has changed tremendously in the recent years. Now when Communion is served there is also a salad bar.

Wallach. Carole

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


The faster I go, the behinder I get.

War Oliver

There is perhaps in every thing of any consequence, secret history, which it would be amusing to know, could we have it authentically communicated.

Ward A.

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

Ward Artemus

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Ward Jay

In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable.

Warhol Andy

"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

Warhol Andy

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Warhol Andy

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Warner Jack

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

Washington Booker T.

Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Washington George

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


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

Watts Alan

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.

Wau Evelyn

My own life has been spent chronicling the rise and fall of human systems, and I am convinced that we are terribly vulnerable. ... We should be reluctant to turn back upon the frontier of this epoch. Space is indifferent to what we do; it has no fe

Way Glaser and

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


Leave no stone unturned.

Weaver Ken

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

Webber Dean

Indiana is a state dedicated to basketball. Basketball, soybeans, hogs and basketball. Berkeley, needless to say, is not nearly as athletic. Berkeley is dedicated to coffee, angst, potholes and coffee.

Webster Daniel

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

Weil Joseph

All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: "Just lie down on the floor and keep calm

Weiler A.H.

Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.

Weinberg Darrin

Force has no place where there is need of skill.


What one fool can do, another can.

Wellington The Duke of

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.

Wellington Duke

If God lived on Earth, people would knock out all His windows.

Wells Carolyn

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.

Wells H.G.

October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.

Wells H.G.

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

Wells H.G.

A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

Wells H.G.

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Wells H.G.

But you shall not escape my iambics.

Wells J. Wellington

The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for not by our labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in his infinite wisdom has given control of property interests of the country, and upon the successful manag

Wells J. Wellington

We're all in this alone.

Wells H.G.

Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

West Mae

All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard, ya don't go lookin' for rutabagas.

West Mae

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

West Rebecca

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

Whalen Philip

It is enough to make one sympathize with a tyrant for the determination of his courtiers to deceive him for their own personal ends...

Wheeler Harvey

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented hell.

White E. B.

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

White E.B.

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

White E.B.

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin will be classified with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and

White Paul

The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money.

White T.H.

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

White T.H.

"No job too big; no fee too big!"

White William Allen

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

White William Allen

Men's skin is different from women's skin. It is usually bigger, and it has more snakes tattooed on it. Also, if you examine a woman's skin very closely, inch by inch, starting at her shapely ankles, then gently tracing the slender curve of her cal

White Katherine

This night methinks is but the daylight sick.

Whitehead A.N.

You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Whitehead Alfred North

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Whitehead Alfred North

Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

Whitehorn Katharine

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Who Dr.

British education is probably the best in the world, if you can survive it. If you can't there is nothing left for you but the diplomatic corps.

Whorfin Lord John

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 0. integrated 0. management 0. options 1. total 1. organizational 1. flexibility 2. systematized 2. monitored 2. capability 3. parallel 3. reciprocal 3. mobility 4. functional 4. digital 4. programming 5. re

Wicker Tom

Once is happenstance, Twice is coincidence, Three times is enemy action.

Wicker Tom

If you laid all of our laws end to end, there would be no end.

Wicker Tom

Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cathedral in Spain: It is forbidden to enter a woman, even a foreigner if dressed as a man. Above the enterance to a Cairo bar: Unaccompanied ladies not admitted unless with husb

Wier Bob

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

Wiggam Alfred E.

Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Wilde Oscar

However, on religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or wha

Wilde Oscar

An actor's a guy who if you ain't talkin' about him, ain't listening.

Wilde Oscar

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Wilde Oscar

One of my less pleasant chores when I was young was to read the Bible from one end to the other. Reading the Bible straight through is at least 70 percent discipline, like learning Latin. But the good parts are, of course, simply amazing. God is a

Wilde Oscar

The streets were dark with something more than night.

Wilde Oscar

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.

Wilde Oscar

... A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.

Wilde Oscar

Lay on, MacDuff, and curs'd be him who first cries, "Hold, enough!".

Wilde Oscar

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.

Wilde Oscar

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

(1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. (2) If your stomach antagonizes you, pacify it with cool thoughts. (3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. (4) Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society, as

Wilde Oscar

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

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

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Wilde Oscar

Alas, how love can trifle with itself!

Wilde Oscar

One good turn asketh another.

Wilde Oscar

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Wilde Oscar

Most general statements are false, including this one.

Wilde Oscar

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Wilde Oscar

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so fo

Wilde Oscar

Not all who own a harp are harpers.

Wilde Oscar

When I first arrived in this country I had only fifteen cents in my pocket and a willingness to compromise.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Wilde Oscar

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Wilde Oscar

Another day, another dollar.

Wilde Oscar

"Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, Rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science."

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

Wilde Oscar

What I tell you three times is true.

Wilde Oscar

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Wilder Billy

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

Wilder Billy

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Will George

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Will George

Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

Willard F. Libby

Usually, when a lot of men get together, it's called a war.


Turn the other cheek.

William Gibson

A morgue is a morgue is a morgue. They can paint the walls with aggressively cheerful primary colors and splashy bold graphics, but it's still a holding place for the dead until they can be parted out to organ banks. Not that I would have cared nor

William S. Paley

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

William Shakespeare

"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.'"

William Shakespeare

When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

William Shakespeare

A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

William Shakespeare

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

William Shakespeare

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

Williams H.H.

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

Williams Robin

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

Williams Tennessee

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.

Williams Robin

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

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Williamson Nicol

Interesting poll results reported in today's New York Post: people on the street in midtown Manhattan were asked whether they approved of the US invasion of Grenada. Fifty-three percent said yes; 39 percent said no; and 8 percent said "Gimme a quart

Williamson Dr. Paul

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?

Willie Sutton

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

Wills Derek

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

Wilson Earl

When a shepherd goes to kill a wolf, and takes his dog along to see the sport, he should take care to avoid mistakes. The dog has certain relationships to the wolf the shepherd may have forgotten.

Wilson Earl

I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.

Wilson Edmund

All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

Wilson Woodrow

No matter whether th' constitution follows th' flag or not, th' supreme court follows th' iliction returns.

Wilson Robert

What fools these mortals be.

Win Sir

Man is the measure of all things.

Winch Marty

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Winchell Walter

When I have one foot in the grave I will tell the truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me, and say, "Do what you like now."


Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.

Winkle R.V.

Conscience doth make cowards of us all.


Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.


Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Winters George

We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb your cities.

Winters Shelley

Your wig steers the gig.


The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.


"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"


Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

Wo Sir Henry

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.

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.

It is easier to be a "humanitarian" than to render your own country its proper due; it is easier to be a "patriot" than to make your community a better place to live in; it is easier to be a "civic leader" than to treat your own family with loving un

Wolfe Nero

I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

Wolfe Nero

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

Wolfe Thomas

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

Wolfe Gene

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Wolfe Nero

If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

Wood Grant

Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine.

Woody Allen

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

Woody Allen

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

Woody Allen

They will only cause the lower classes to move about needlessly.


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.

Wright Frank Lloyd

War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

Wright Frank Lloyd

The Least Successful Executions History has furnished us with two executioners worthy of attention. The first performed in Sydney in Australia. In 1803 three attempts were made to hang a Mr. Joseph Samuels. On the first two of these the rope snap

Wright Frank Lloyd

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

Wurster Hall

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