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Alas, how love can trifle with itself!

Adams John

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

Adams John Quincy

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.

Altgeld John

Gay shlafen: Yiddish for "go to sleep". Now doesn't "gay shlafen" have a softer, more soothing sound than the harsh, staccato "go to sleep"? Listen to the difference: "Go to sleep, you little wretch!" ... "Gay shlafen, darling." Obvious, isn't

Berryman John

Nobody shot me.

Cage John

Leave no stone unturned.

Cage John

The farther you go, the less you know.

Carson Johnny

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Carson Johnny

The great nations have always acted like gangsters and the small nations like prostitutes.

Carson Johnny

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Carson Johnny

Eeny, Meeny, Jelly Beanie, the spirits are about to speak!

Cheever John

Serfs up!

Ciardi John

Those who have had no share in the good fortunes of the mighty Often have a share in their misfortunes.

Ciardi John

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.

Ciardi John

I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

Croll John

If built in great numbers, motels will be used for nothing but illegal purposes.

Diefenbaker John

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

Dillinger John

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

Fisher John

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Florio John

Yevtushenko has... an ego that can crack crystal at a distance of twenty feet.

Foreman John

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Galbraith John Kenneth

I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike.

Galbraith John Kenneth

One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

Galbraith John Kenneth

For a light heart lives long.

Galsworthy John

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

Hart Johnny

All is well that ends well.

Heywood John

"Plaese porrf raed."

Heywood John

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.

Heywood John

God help those who do not help themselves.

Heywood John

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.

Heywood John

We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

Heywood John

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Heywood John

Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Heywood John

We ... make the modern error of dignifying the Individual. We do everything we can to butter him up. We give him a name, assure him that he has certain inalienable rights, educate him, let him pass on his name to his brats and when he dies we give

Heywood John

If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Heywood John

Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

Heywood John

To add insult to injury.

Heywood John

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

Heywood John

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.

Heywood John

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.

Hinckley John

To have died once is enough.

John LeCarre

Politicians speak for their parties, and parties never are, never have been, and never will be wrong.

Johnson Dave

A full belly makes a dull brain.

Johnson Dr.

per year.

Johnson Dr.

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

Americans' greatest fear is that America will turn out to have been a phenomenon, not a civilization.

Johnson S.

Small things make base men proud.

Johnson Samuel

The Worst Prison Guards The largest number of convicts ever to escape simultaneously from a maximum security prison is 124. This record is held by Alcoente Prison, near Lisbon in Portugal. During the weeks leading up to the escape in July 1978 th

Johnson Samuel

Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.

Johnson Samuel

The reasons that each of these countries has had to renege on its financial committments were all somewhat different: Argentina because of a war, Poland because of its vast misguided overinvestment in heavy industry, Honduras because the coffee price

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnson Samuel

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

Johnson Samuel

Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

Johnson Samuel

"Taxes should hurt. I just mailed my own tax return last night and I am prepared to say `ouch!' as loud as anyone."

Johnston M. M.

The fact that Hitler was a political genius unmasks the nature of politics in general as no other can.

Keats John

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Kennedy John F.

Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.

Kennedy John F.

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Kennedy John F.

I do not patronize poor, ill educated, or disenfranchised people by exempting them from the same critical examination I feel free to direct toward the rest of society, however much I might champion the same minority or disadvantaged group in the foru

Kennedy John F.

WE'RE GOING TO THROW THE MX AWAY AFTER WE BUILD IT. The MX is really [Don't tell anybody!] just a "bargaining chip" in the nuclear-arms- reduction talks with the Russians. See, we have a problem with the Russians. They look at our leaders and they

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

I think we're in trouble.

Keynes John Maynard

He is now rising from affluence to poverty.

Keynes John Maynard

Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Keynes John Maynard

Confucius say too much.

Lennon John

"Rembrandt's first name was Beauregard, which is why he never used it."

Lilly John

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

Locke John

During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been upon trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity,; in both, superstition, bigo

Lubbock John

All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.

Lyly John

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.

Mill John Stuart

He didn't run for reelection. "Politics brings you into contact with all the people you'd give anything to avoid," he said. "I'm staying home."

Milton John

He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.

Milton John

When in doubt, tell the truth.

Morley John Viscount

"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."

O'Hara John

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

Pollard John G.

The whole world is a scab. The point is to pick it constructively.

Rockefeller John D.

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.

Sinclair John

Don't vote

Sloan John

You always introduce the younger person to the older person, using the wording: "Miss Brown, I'd like to introduce you to an older person" (unless her name is not "Miss Brown"). If you do not know a person's age, ask for a driver's license and a ma

Storm Johnny

A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

Swayze John Cameron

Sometimes I wonder if I'm in my right mind. Then it passes off and I'm as intelligent as ever.

Updike John

The Bible is not my Book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.

Whorfin Lord John

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