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The optimum committee has no members.

Ba Dave


When you're in command, command.

Barry Dave


I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Barry Dave


It's better to be wanted for murder that not to be wanted at all.

Barry Dave


If you don't go to other men's funerals they won't go to yours.

Barry Dave


The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity; the active virtues of society were discouraged; and the last remains of a military spirit were buried in the cloister: a large portion of public and private wealth was cons

Barry Dave


It is not enough to have great qualities, we should also have the management of them.

Barry Dave


Some scholars are like donkeys, they merely carry a lot of books.

Barry Dave


When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Barry Dave


What excuses stand in your way? How can you eliminate them?

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


He who writes with no misspelled words has prevented a first suspicion on the limits of his scholarship or, in the social world, of his general education and culture.

Barry Dave


If you have seen one city slum you have seen them all.

Barry Dave


Just once I would like to persuade the audience not to wear any article of blue denim. If only they could see themselves in a pair of brown corduroys like mine instead of this awful, boring blue denim. I don't enjoy the sky or sea as much as I used

Barry Dave


The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state, for styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. ... The new style, gradually gaining a lodgement, quitely ins

Barry Dave


Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

Barry Dave


Water, taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody.

Barry Dave


Every why hath a wherefore.

Barry Dave


Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Barry Dave


The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.

Barry Dave


Men ought to know that from the brain and from the brain only arise our pleasures, joys, laughter, and jests as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears. ... It is the same thing which makes us mad or delirious, inspires us with dread and fear,

Barry Dave


"Give me enough medals, and I'll win any war."

Barry Dave


The adjuration to be "normal" seems shockingly repellent to me; I see neither hope nor comfort in sinking to that low level. I think it is ignorance that makes people think of abnormality only with horror and allows them to remain undismayed at the

Barry Dave


I'm never through with a girl until I've had her three ways.

Barry Dave


Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants.

Barry Dave


The nearer to the church, the further from God.

Barry Dave


When you are about to die, a wombat is better than no company at all.

Barry Dave


They also serve who only stand and wait.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Barry Dave


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

Barry Dave


The public is an old woman. Let her maunder and mumble.

Barry Dave


The two most beautiful words in the English language are "Cheque Enclosed."

Barry Dave


Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Barry Dave


You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.

Barry Dave


Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.

Barry Dave


A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine! [From the fury of the norsemen deliver us, O Lord!]

Barry Dave


The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Barry Dave


Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

Barry Dave


Mr. Salter's side of the conversation was limited to expressions of assent. When Lord Copper was right he said "Definitely, Lord Copper"; when he was wrong, "Up to a point." "Let me see, what's the name of the place I mean? Capital of Japan? Yokoh

Barry Dave


A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Barry Dave


Any stone in your boot always migrates against the pressure gradient to exactly the point of most pressure.

Barry Dave


TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Barry Dave


Leave no stone unturned.

Barry Dave


No one becomes depraved in a moment.

Barry Dave


Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Barry Dave


Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

Barry Dave


I played lead guitar in a band called The Federal Duck, which is the kind of name that was popular in the '60s as a result of controlled substances being in widespread use. Back then, there were no restrictions, in terms of talent, on who could make

Barry Dave


You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

Butler Dave


I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

Dave


The IRS spends God knows how much of your tax money on these toll-free information hot lines staffed by IRS employees, whose idea of a dynamite tax tip is that you should print neatly. If you ask them a real tax question, such as how you can cheat,

Dave Barry


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 Dave


All [zoos] actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling.

Millman Dave


How can you govern a nation which has 246 kinds of cheese?

Parnas Dave


To be patriotic, hate all nations but your own; to be religious, all sects but your own; to be moral, all pretenses but your own.

Thomas Dave


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