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This was the most unkindest cut of all.

Adams John

One good turn deserves another.

Adams John Quincy

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Altgeld John

According to the Rand McNally Places-Rated Almanac, the best place to live in America is the city of Pittsburgh. The city of New York came in twenty-fifth. Here in New York we really don't care too much. Because we know that we could beat up their

Berryman John

The Army needs leaders the way a foot needs a big toe.

Cage John

God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.

Cage John

And yet, seasons must be taken with a grain of salt, for they too have a sense of humor, as does history. Corn stalks comedy, comedy stalks tragedy, and this too is historic. And yet, still, when corn meets tragedy face to face, we have politics.

Carson Johnny

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

Carson Johnny

If you want divine justice, die.

Carson Johnny

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

Carson Johnny

Oh, I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I'd be irresponsible, too.

Cheever John

Government [is] an illusion the governed should not encourage.

Ciardi John

Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.

Ciardi John

The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

Ciardi John

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

Croll John

I think we are in Rats' Alley where the dead men lost their bones.

Diefenbaker John

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Dillinger John

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Fisher John

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

Florio John

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be President, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

Foreman John

Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Nixon and the White House.

Galbraith John Kenneth

No one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.

Galbraith John Kenneth

A people living under the perpetual menace of war and invasion is very easy to govern. It demands no social reforms. It does not haggle over expenditures on armaments and military equipment. It pays without discussion, it ruins itself, and that is

Galbraith John Kenneth

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

Galsworthy John

were found to be wearing neckwear that was tighter than their neck circumference. The visual discrimination of the 22 subjects was evaluated using a critical flicker frequency (CFF) test. Results of the CFF test indicated that tight neckwear signifi

Hart Johnny

The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

Heywood John

Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics.

Heywood John

The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

I'll burn my books.

Heywood John

Grig (the navigator): ... so you see, it's just the two of us against the entire space armada. Alex (the gunner): What?!? Grig: I've always wanted to fight a desperate battle against overwhelming odds. Alex: It'll be a slaughter! Grig: That'

Heywood John

The hater of property and of government takes care to have his warranty deed recorded, and the book written against fame and learning has the author's name on the title page.

Heywood John

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Heywood John

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Heywood John

The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should therefore be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. If the doctrine be admitted, rulers have only to declare war and they are screened at onc

Heywood John

Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Heywood John

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

Men will fuck mud.

Heywood John

I have never understood this liking for war. It panders to instincts already catered for within the scope of any respectable domestic establishment.

Hinckley John

Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

John LeCarre

Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will never believe you anyway.

Johnson Dave

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

Johnson Dr.

Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish.

Johnson Dr.

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

I've never been hurt by anything I didn't say.

Johnson S.

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

Johnson Samuel

The more I see of men the more I admire dogs.

Johnson Samuel

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.

Johnson Samuel

Even God cannot change the past.

Johnson Samuel

I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.

Johnson Samuel

I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes. I hope they do get 'em lowered down enough so people can afford to pay 'em.

Johnson Samuel

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.

Johnson Samuel

It takes all kinds to fill the freeways.

Johnston M. M.

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

Keats John

Black people have never rioted. A riot is what white people think blacks are involved in when they burn stores.

Kennedy John F.

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

Kennedy John F.

Last guys don't finish nice.

Kennedy John F.

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

Kennedy John F.

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

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Keynes John Maynard

If I had done everything I'm credited with, I'd be speaking to you from a laboratory jar at Harvard.

Keynes John Maynard

Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

Keynes John Maynard

A man's house is his castle.

Lennon John

I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.

Lilly John

I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Locke John

Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Lubbock John

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.

Lyly John

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

Mill John Stuart

As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.

Milton John

If you cannot in the long run tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing was worthless.

Milton John

Once I belonged to a group that really had THE WORD. I fought like hell for them. But another group came along and exposed the word of my group as shallow and degenerate. They had a better word. So I quit the first group and lost all the friends

Morley John Viscount

A is for Apple.

O'Hara John

... so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrranize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sl

Pollard John G.

You know you are getting old when you think you should drive the speed limit.

Rockefeller John D.

You know it's Monday when you wake up and it's Tuesday.

Sinclair John

It is equally bad when one speeds on the guest unwilling to go, and when he holds back one who is hastening. Rather one should befriend the guest who is there, but speed him when he wishes.

Sloan John

Who's scruffy-looking?

Storm Johnny

The more the merrier.

Swayze John Cameron

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

Updike John

The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Whorfin Lord John

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