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All kings is mostly rapscallions.

Adams John

When I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough.

Adams John Quincy

Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I Will Fight No More Forever.

Altgeld John

It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Berryman John

Nobody shot me.

Cage John

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Cage John

Beggars should be no choosers.

Carson Johnny

Many of the characters are fools and they are always playing tricks on me and treating me badly.

Carson Johnny


Carson Johnny

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Carson Johnny

The time was the 19th of May, 1780. The place was Hartford, Connecticut. The day has gone down in New England history as a terrible foretaste of Judgement Day. For at noon the skies turned from blue to grey and by mid-afternoon had blackened over s

Cheever John

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

Ciardi John

... 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

Ciardi John

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Ciardi John

What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature?

Croll John

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.

Diefenbaker John

Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.

Dillinger John

"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."

Fisher John

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Florio John

"The State of California has no business subsidizing intellectual curiosity."

Foreman John

If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Galbraith John Kenneth

He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Galbraith John Kenneth

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Galbraith John Kenneth

... difference of opinion is advantagious in religion. The several sects perform the office of a common censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity,

Galsworthy John

I am convinced that the truest act of courage is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice. To be a man is to suffer for others.

Hart Johnny

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

Heywood John

Political speeches are like steer horns. A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull inbetween.

Heywood John

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

You mentioned your name as if I should recognize it, but beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a freemason, and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you.

Heywood John

My father was a saint, I'm not.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Heywood John

Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Heywood John

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Heywood John

When you are in the middle of a story it isn't a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood, like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the

Heywood John

"I understand this is your first dead client," Sabian was saying. The absurdity of the statement made me want to laugh but they don't call me Deadpan Allie and lie.

Heywood John

Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Heywood John

Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

The Least Successful Collector Betsy Baker played a central role in the history of collecting. She was employed as a servant in the house of John Warburton (1682-1759) who had amassed a fine collection of 58 first edition plays, including most of t

Heywood John

You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.

Hinckley John

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,

John LeCarre

I appreciate the fact that this draft was done in haste, but some of the sentences that you are sending out in the world to do your work for you are loitering in taverns or asleep beside the highway.

Johnson Dave

Hollywood is where if you don't have happiness you send out for it.

Johnson Dr.

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

Johnson Dr.

Millions of sensible people are too high-minded to concede that politics is almost always the choice of the lesser evil. "Tweedledum and Tweedledee," they say. "I will not vote." Having abstained, they are presented with a President who appoints t

Johnson Lyndon Baines

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

Johnson S.

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnson Samuel

Necessity has no law.

Johnson Samuel

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Johnson Samuel

I've got Hubert's pecker in my pocket.

Johnson Samuel

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way.

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnson Samuel

Ten years of rejection slips is nature's way of telling you to stop writing.

Johnston M. M.

A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.

Keats John

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.

Kennedy John F.

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

Kennedy John F.

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Kennedy John F.

Public use of any portable music system is a virtually guaranteed indicator of sociopathic tendencies.

Kennedy John F.

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

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

You will remember, Watson, how the dreadful business of the Abernetty family was first brought to my notice by the depth which the parsley had sunk into the butter upon a hot day.

Keynes John Maynard

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

Keynes John Maynard

The public demands certainties; it must be told definitely and a bit raucously that this is true and that is false. But there are no certainties.

Keynes John Maynard

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Lennon John

As to Jesus of Nazareth... I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissent

Lilly John

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

Locke John

Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Lubbock John

The streets are safe in Philadelphia, it's only the people who make them unsafe.

Lyly John

If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.

Mill John Stuart

Thompson, if he is to be believed, has sampled the entire rainbow of legal and illegal drugs in heroic efforts to feel better than he does. As for the truth about his health: I have asked around about it. I am told that he appears to be strong and

Milton John

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.

Milton John

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

Morley John Viscount

No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.

O'Hara John

Imagine me going around with a pot belly. It would mean political ruin.

Pollard John G.

Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Rockefeller John D.

The old complaint that mass culture is designed for eleven-year-olds is of course a shameful canard. The key age has traditionally been more like fourteen.

Sinclair John

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

Sloan John

Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.

Storm Johnny

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

Swayze John Cameron

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Updike John

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

Whorfin Lord John

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