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Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Adams John


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.

Adams John Quincy


If you want divine justice, die.

Altgeld John


I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behin

Berryman John


Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Bon John Dillinger on


Brahma said: Well, after hearing ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser. But an intelligent man needs only two thousand five hundred.

Brow John Mason


New Jersey is not the armpit of the nation; it's the asshole of the universe.

Brow John Mason


I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Brunner John


How apt the poor are to be proud.

Cage John


God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

Cage John


XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

Carson Johnny


His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum- stances being what they

Carson Johnny


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

Carson Johnny


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Carson Johnny


Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Ch St. John


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Cheever John


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

Ciardi 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.

Ciardi John


Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Ciardi John


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

Croll John


The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Dewey John


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Diefenbaker 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

Dillinger John


Bingo, gas station, hamburger with a side order of airplane noise, and you'll be Gary, Indiana.

Elizabeth John Greenway


"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Fisher John


Life is one long struggle in the dark.

Florio John


The farther you go, the less you know.

Foreman John


What makes you think graduate school is supposed to be satisfying?

Galbraith John Kenneth


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.

Galbraith John Kenneth


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Galbraith John Kenneth


Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Galsworthy John


Men are superior to women.

Hart Johnny


Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

Heywood John


The ripest fruit falls first.

Heywood John


I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation.

Heywood John


Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


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

Heywood John


Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Heywood John


There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.

Heywood John


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Heywood John


The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.

Heywood John


The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Heywood John


I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.

Heywood John


There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

Heywood John


Never buy from a rich salesman.

Heywood John


Littering is dumb.

Heywood John


"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Heywood John


A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

Hinckley John


There is no fool to the old fool.

Irving John


"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

John Ball


Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.

John Barrymore


In charity there is no excess.

John Denver


Out of sight is out of mind.

John Dewey


"No job too big; no fee too big!"

John Donne


I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

John Gardner


Consider well the proportions of things. It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

John Hunt British


Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

John Kennedy


You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

John Kenneth Galbraith


If while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the necessary qualifications, that field's employment market is glutted.

John LeCarre


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

John Lightfoot


Don't get mad, get even.

John The Dragon to Grendel in


Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Johnson Dave


When I saw a sign on the freeway that said, "Los Angeles 445 miles," I said to myself, "I've got to get out of this lane."

Johnson Dr.


They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.

Johnson Dr.


[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.

Johnson Lyndon Baines


If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.

Johnson S.


Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run. Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents' beds, unerringly I rush!

Johnson Samuel


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

Johnson Samuel


A is for Apple.

Johnson Samuel


Think sideways!

Johnson Samuel


America, I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.

Johnson Samuel


It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground.

Johnson Samuel


The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Johnson Samuel


A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Johnson


Words have a longer life than deeds.

Johnson Lyndon


Flame on!

Johnston M. M.


What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Ke John F.


The only cultural advantage LA has over NY is that you can make a right turn on a red light.

Keats John


Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

Kennedy John F.


Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing.

Kennedy John F.


The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.

Kennedy John F.


Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Kennedy John F.


A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

Kennedy John Fitzgerald


If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Kennedy John


A man's house is his castle.

Keynes John Maynard


... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Keynes John Maynard


Indeed, the first noble truth of Buddhism, usually translated as `all life is suffering,' is more accurately rendered `life is filled with a sense of pervasive unsatisfactoriness.'

Keynes John Maynard


Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.

Lehman John


One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa

Lennon John


What!? Me worry?

Lennon John


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

Lilly John


Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

Locke John


Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Lubbock John


It'll be just like Beggars' Canyon back home.

Lyly John


Necessity hath no law.

Mill John Stuart


God help those who do not help themselves.

Milton John


Unless hours were cups of sack, and minutes capons, and clocks the tongues of bawds, and dials the signs of leaping houses, and the blessed sun himself a fair, hot wench in flame-colored taffeta, I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous to

Milton John


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Milton John


Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Morley John Viscount


For years a secret shame destroyed my peace

O'Hara John


XI: If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off. XII: I

Physicist John von Neumann


Mum's the word.

Pollard John G.


For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Pope John Paul


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

Rockefeller John D.


You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Samuel Johnson


A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Sinclair John


In the first place, God made idiots; this was for practice; then he made school boards.

Sloan John


A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Steinbeck John


Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

Storm Johnny


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

Swayze John Cameron


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

Updike John


I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie.

Updike John


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

Whorfin Lord John


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

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