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

W Smile


The farther you go, the less you know.

W. Leo Rosten on


Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

Wa Cleon Thucydides


There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Wa Wanda


A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Wade Harry V.


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

Wagner Jane


Anything is possible on paper.

Wagner Lichty &


NEW YORK

Wagner Michael J.


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

Walinsky Adam


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

Walker Stanley


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

Wallace George


If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Wallace George


Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

Wallach. Carole


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

Wanda


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

War Oliver


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

Ward A.


The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people, and don't come in clearly enough.

Ward Artemus


There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Ward Jay


God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

Warhol Andy


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

Warhol Andy


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.

Warhol Andy


If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Warner Jack


"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."

Washington Booker T.


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

Washington George


Let your conscience be your guide.

Washlesky


"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Watts Alan


Neckties strangle clear thinking.

Wau Evelyn


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Way Glaser and


Let sleeping dogs lie.

Wayfarer


The more the merrier.

Weaver Ken


I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Webber Dean


The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means.

Webster Daniel


... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Weil Joseph


The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.

Weiler A.H.


Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Weinberg Darrin


Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Weiner


Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

Wellington The Duke of


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Wellington Duke


We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

Wells Carolyn


Never take a resume seriously. Resumes only make money for the people who write the resumes. No resume ever tells an employer how many times a job applicant has had the clap. Why, indeed, would anyone hire a person based on a resume written by a

Wells H.G.


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Wells H.G.


History is nothing but a collection of fables and useless trifles, cluttered up with a mass of unnecessary figures and proper names.

Wells H.G.


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

Wells H.G.


A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Wells H.G.


Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Wells J. Wellington


Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.

Wells J. Wellington


What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Wells H.G.


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

West Mae


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West Mae


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.

West Rebecca


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

Whalen Philip


"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Wheeler Harvey


Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.

White E. B.


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

White E.B.


Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

White E.B.


It looks like it's up to me to save our skins. Get into that garbage chute, flyboy!

White Paul


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

White T.H.


It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

White T.H.


There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

White William Allen


The primary cause of failure in electrical appliances is an expired warranty. Often, you can get an appliance running again simply by changing the warranty expiration date with a 15/64-inch felt-tipped marker.

White William Allen


"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *___can* you believe?!"

White Katherine


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

Whitehead A.N.


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

Whitehead Alfred North


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

Whitehead Alfred North


A full belly makes a dull brain.

Whitehorn Katharine


A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Who Dr.


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

Whorfin Lord John


Home is where the hurt is.

Wicker Tom


One good turn asketh another.

Wicker Tom


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Wicker Tom


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.

Wier Bob


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

Wiggam Alfred E.


Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Wilde Oscar


That Xanthippe's husband should have become so great a philosopher is remarkable. Amid all the scolding, to be able to think! But he could not write: that was impossible. Socrates has not left us a single book.

Wilde Oscar


The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

Wilde Oscar


The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs.

Wilde Oscar


"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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

Wilde Oscar


But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

Wilde Oscar


Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


"I only touch base with reality on an as-needed basis!"

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Wilde Oscar


"Earth is a great, big funhouse without the fun."

Wilde Oscar


If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


Naked children have never played in _o_u_r fountains, and I.M. Pei will never be happy on Route 66.

Wilde Oscar


Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Wilde Oscar


Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Wilde Oscar


It has been said [by Anatole France], "it is not by amusing oneself that one learns," and, in reply: "it is *____only* by amusing oneself that one can learn."

Wilde Oscar


I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Wilde Oscar


Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

Wilde Oscar


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?

Wilde Oscar


The optimum committee has no members.

Wilde Oscar


When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.

Wilde Oscar


You can observe a lot just by watching.

Wilde Oscar


It's from Casablanca. I've been waiting all my life to use that line.

Wilde Oscar


If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Wilde Oscar


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilder Billy


It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Wilder Billy


When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.

Will George


You or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

Will George


If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.

Willard F. Libby


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

William


A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.

William Gibson


Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.

William S. Paley


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.

William Shakespeare


Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

William Shakespeare


If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

William Shakespeare


May you live in uninteresting times.

William Shakespeare


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

William Shakespeare


It's very glamorous to raise millions of dollars, until it's time for the venture capitalist to suck your eyeballs out.

Williams H.H.


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

Williams Robin


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.

Williams Tennessee


"MOKE DAT YIGARETTE"

Williams Robin


One big pile is better than two little piles.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme


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

Williamson Nicol


There's no such thing as an original sin.

Williamson Dr. Paul


Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

Willie Sutton


There is no proverb that is not true.

Wills Derek


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Wilson Earl


The first requisite for immortality is death.

Wilson Earl


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."

Wilson Edmund


The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Wilson Woodrow


If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Wilson Robert


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.

Win Sir


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.

Winch Marty


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

Winchell Walter


Most general statements are false, including this one.

Windsor-Heights


Just once I would like to persuade the audience not to wear any article of blue denim. If only they could see themselves in a pair of brown corduroys like mine instead of this awful, boring blue denim. I don't enjoy the sky or sea as much as I used

Winkle R.V.


We'll be recording at the Paradise Friday night. Live, on the Death label.

Winston


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

Winston


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

Winters George


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

Winters Shelley


I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Wittgenstein


The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars."

Wittgenstein


Education and religion are two things not regulated by supply and demand. The less of either the people have, the less they want.

Wittgenstein.


If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.

Wo Sir Henry


Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.


"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t

Wolfe Nero


Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Wolfe Nero


The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Wolfe Thomas


Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Wolfe Gene


... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Wolfe Nero


Somehow I reached excess without ever noticing when I was passing through satisfaction.

Wood Grant


There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

Woody Allen


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Woody Allen


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

Woody Allen


Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Wordsworth


Events are not affected, they develop.

Wright Frank Lloyd


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

Wright Frank Lloyd


If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

Wright Frank Lloyd


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

Wurster Hall





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