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A dead man cannot bite.

Adams John


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

Adams John Quincy


He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Altgeld John


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

Berryman John


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

Cage John


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

Cage John


There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Carson Johnny


There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Carson Johnny


To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Carson Johnny


Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.

Carson Johnny


The ultimate game show will be the one where somebody gets killed at the end.

Cheever John


"... an experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite often picturesque liar."

Ciardi John


Imagine what we can imagine!

Ciardi John


Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

Ciardi John


We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Croll John


The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.

Diefenbaker John


Man is the measure of all things.

Dillinger John


In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Fisher John


Many hands make light work.

Florio John


April 1 This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.

Foreman John


Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Galbraith John Kenneth


What is good? Everything that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? Everything that is born of weakness. Not contentedness but more power; not peace but war; not virtue but fitness. The weak and the

Galbraith John Kenneth


[Maturity consists in the discovery that] there comes a critical moment where everything is reversed, after which the point becomes to understand more and more that there is something which cannot be understood.

Galbraith John Kenneth


There's such a thing as too much point on a pencil.

Galsworthy John


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

Hart Johnny


I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called "brightness", but it doesn't seem to work.

Heywood John


Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Heywood John


There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Heywood John


An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Heywood John


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Heywood John


The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Heywood John


If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Heywood John


Harp not on that string.

Heywood John


The surest protection against temptation is cowardice.

Heywood John


Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


A drama critic is a person who surprises a playwright by informing him what he meant.

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


If you wish to be happy for one hour, get drunk. If you wish to be happy for three days, get married. If you wish to be happy for a month, kill your pig and eat it. If you wish to be happy forever, learn to fish.

Heywood John


Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly.

Heywood John


October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.

Heywood John


A man is known by the company he organizes.

Hinckley John


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

John LeCarre


There are no physicists in the hottest parts of hell, because the existence of a "hottest part" implies a temperature difference, and any marginally competent physicist would immediately use this to run a heat engine and make some other part of hell

Johnson Dave


A kind of Batman of contemporary letters.

Johnson Dr.


Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

Johnson Dr.


The superfluous is very necessary.

Johnson Lyndon Baines


This is an especially good time for you vacationers who plan to fly, because the Reagan administration, as part of the same policy under which it recently sold Yellowstone National Park to Wayne Newton, has "deregulated" the airline industry. What t

Johnson S.


It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Johnson Samuel


Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Johnson Samuel


The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Johnson Samuel


What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

Johnson Samuel


Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Johnson Samuel


This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.

Johnson Samuel


Everyone is in the best seat.

Johnson Samuel


The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.

Johnston M. M.


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

Keats John


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.'

Kennedy John F.


Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths good theatre.

Kennedy John F.


In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

Kennedy John F.


To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Kennedy John F.


... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Keynes John Maynard


Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

Keynes John Maynard


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

Keynes John Maynard


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

Lennon John


You don't have to think too hard when you talk to teachers.

Lilly John


Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

Locke John


Murray and Esther, a middle-aged Jewish couple, are touring Chile. Murray just got a new camera and is constantly snapping pictures. One day, without knowing it, he photographs a top-secret military installation. In an instant, armed troops surroun

Lubbock John


If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.

Lyly John


The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

Mill John Stuart


Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Milton John


There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Milton John


There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.

Morley John Viscount


The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

O'Hara John


Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Pollard John G.


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."

Rockefeller John D.


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

Sinclair John


A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Sloan John


She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot.

Storm Johnny


Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Swayze John Cameron


Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.

Updike John


Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Whorfin Lord John





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