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I will make you shorter by the head.

W Smile

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

W. Leo Rosten on

One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Wa Cleon Thucydides

Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Wa Wanda

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Wade Harry V.

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Wagner Jane

"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"

Wagner Lichty &

I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Wagner Michael J.

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.

Walinsky Adam

The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.

Walker Stanley

I hate dying.

Wallace George

Go away, I'm all right.

Wallace George

"You would do well not to imagine profundity," he said. "Anything that seems of momentous occasion should be dwelt upon as though it were of slight note. Conversely, trivialities must be attended to with the greatest of care. Because death is moment

Wallach. Carole

The more the merrier.


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

War Oliver

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Ward A.

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Ward Artemus

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Ward Jay

Your wig steers the gig.

Warhol Andy

If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers.

Warhol Andy

How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Warhol Andy

Most general statements are false, including this one.

Warner Jack

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

Washington Booker T.

Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Washington George

After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.


Look before you leap.

Watts Alan

I just got off the phone with Sonny Barger [President of the Hell's Angels]. He wants me to appear as a character witness for him at his murder trial and said he'd be glad to appear as a character witness on my behalf if I ever needed one. Needless

Wau Evelyn

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

Way Glaser and

One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa


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

Weaver Ken

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

Webber Dean

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Webster Daniel

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

Weil Joseph

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.

Weiler A.H.

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Weinberg Darrin

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.


Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Wellington The Duke of

Objectivity is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.

Wellington Duke

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."

Wells Carolyn

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Wells H.G.

The superfluous is very necessary.

Wells H.G.

None love the bearer of bad news.

Wells H.G.

By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Wells H.G.

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Wells H.G.

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Wells J. Wellington

Luck can't last a lifetime, unless you die young.

Wells J. Wellington

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

Wells H.G.

"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

West Mae

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

West Mae

A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

West Rebecca

God helps them that help themselves.

Whalen Philip

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Wheeler Harvey

Business will be either better or worse.

White E. B.

One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.

White E.B.

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

White E.B.

You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

White Paul

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

White T.H.

Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

White T.H.

Man is the measure of all things.

White William Allen

Neckties strangle clear thinking.

White William Allen

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.

White Katherine

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Whitehead A.N.

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.

Whitehead Alfred North

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Whitehead Alfred North

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Whitehorn Katharine

Turn the other cheek.

Who Dr.

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

Whorfin Lord John

It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Wicker Tom

Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Wicker Tom

Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Wicker Tom

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?

Wier Bob

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.

Wiggam Alfred E.

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

Wilde Oscar

He that teaches himself has a fool for a master.

Wilde Oscar

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Wilde Oscar

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Wilde Oscar

The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate. Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and great effort pushing boulders into a single

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Zero Mostel: That's it baby! When you got it, flaunt it! Flaunt it!

Wilde Oscar

If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Wilde Oscar

There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

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

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

Wilde Oscar

You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Wilde Oscar

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Wilde Oscar

Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

Wilde Oscar

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Wilde Oscar

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

Wilde Oscar

"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."

Wilde Oscar

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.

Wilde Oscar

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

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

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Wilde Oscar

Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.

Wilde Oscar

Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Wilde Oscar

Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities, requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as annoying faucet drip, merely by tur

Wilde Oscar

HR 3128. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation, Fiscal 1986. Martin, R-Ill., motion that the House recede from its disagreement to the Senate amendment making changes in the bill to reduce fiscal 1986 deficits. The Senate amendment was an amendment to the

Wilde Oscar

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Wilde Oscar

If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

Wilde Oscar

It was a female that drove me to drink and I didn't even have the kindness to thank her.

Wilde Oscar

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Wilde Oscar

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Wilder Billy

Piece of cake!

Wilder Billy

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Will George

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Will George

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Willard F. Libby

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


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

William Gibson

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.

William S. Paley

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

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

William Shakespeare

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

William Shakespeare

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

William Shakespeare

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

Williams H.H.

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

Williams Robin

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.

Williams Tennessee

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.

Williams Robin

Practice yourself what you preach.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.

Williamson Nicol

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

Williamson Dr. Paul

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

Willie Sutton

Ninety percent of the time things turn out worse than you thought they would. The other ten percent of the time you had no right to expect that much.

Wills Derek

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

Wilson Earl

Nothing succeeds like excess.

Wilson Earl

Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Wilson Edmund

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Wilson Woodrow

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

Wilson Robert

Necessity hath no law.

Win Sir

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Winch Marty

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Winchell Walter

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


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

Winkle R.V.

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.


All is well that ends well.


Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

Winters George

If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Winters Shelley

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.


With all the talent around, it's sort of amazing that a woman could be up here with us.


Walking on water wasn't built in a day.


Nice guys finish last.

Wo Sir Henry

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.

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

Wolfe Nero

When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

Wolfe Nero

You can observe a lot just by watching.

Wolfe Thomas

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

Wolfe Gene

I heard a definition of an intellectual, that I thought was very interesting: a man who takes more words than are necessary to tell more than he knows.

Wolfe Nero

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.

Wood Grant

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

Woody Allen

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Woody Allen

A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Woody Allen

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


Practice is the best of all instructors.

Wright Frank Lloyd

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."

Wright Frank Lloyd

There is always something new out of Africa.

Wright Frank Lloyd

Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Wurster Hall

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Richard Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people, and the world.
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