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The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Adams John

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Adams John Quincy

A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.

Altgeld John

Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Berryman John

Or you or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

Bon John Dillinger on

If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.

Brow John Mason

You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Brow John Mason

'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Brunner John

Satire is what closes Saturday night.

Cage John

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

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

Faith is under the left nipple.

Carson Johnny

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.'

Carson Johnny

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.

Carson Johnny

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

Ch St. John

Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.

Cheever John

In my end is my beginning.

Ciardi John

Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Ciardi John

So little time, so little to do.

Ciardi John

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Croll John

When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.

Dewey John

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Diefenbaker John

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

Dillinger John

"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

Elizabeth John Greenway

Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Fisher John

The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Florio John

per year.

Foreman John

Haste makes waste.

Galbraith John Kenneth

I know not how I came into this, shall I call it a dying life or a living death?

Galbraith John Kenneth

You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Galbraith John Kenneth

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

Galsworthy John

It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Hart Johnny

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Heywood John

Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions: We think that we may take judicial notice of the fact that the term "bitch" may imply some feeling of endearment when applied to a female of the canine species but that it is seldom, if ever, so used whe

Heywood John

Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.

Heywood John

There must be more to life than having everything.

Heywood John

If God is One, what is bad?

Heywood John

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Heywood John

Adhere to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant, and broken the monotony of a decorous age.

Heywood John

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Heywood John

The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Heywood John

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

Heywood John

Plato, by the way, wanted to banish all poets from his proposed Utopia because they were liars. The truth was that Plato knew philosophers couldn't compete successfully with poets.

Heywood John

'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky!

Heywood John

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Heywood John

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

Heywood John

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Heywood John

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Heywood John

God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.

Hinckley John

It looks like it's up to me to save our skins. Get into that garbage chute, flyboy!

Irving John

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

John Ball

Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

John Barrymore

I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

John Denver

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

John Dewey

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

John Donne

Most general statements are false, including this one.

John Gardner

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

John Hunt British

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

John Kennedy

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.

John Kenneth Galbraith

A snake lurks in the grass.

John LeCarre

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

John Lightfoot

By the middle 1880's, practically all the roads except those in the South, were of the present standard gauge. The southern roads were still five feet between rails. It was decided to change the gauge of all southern roads to standard, in one day

John The Dragon to Grendel in

Two heads are better than one.

Johnson Dave

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Johnson Dr.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Johnson Dr.

Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

Johnson Lyndon Baines

Words have a longer life than deeds.

Johnson S.

Go away, I'm all right.

Johnson Samuel

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Johnson Samuel

"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *___can* you believe?!"

Johnson Samuel

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Johnson Samuel

Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops, boy.

Johnson Samuel

No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it.

Johnson Samuel

I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Johnson Samuel

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.


A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Johnson Lyndon

There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering.

Johnston M. M.

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

Ke John F.

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Keats John

When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Kennedy John F.

By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Kennedy John F.

I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.

Kennedy John F.

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

Kennedy John F.

Art is anything you can get away with.

Kennedy John Fitzgerald

The Soviet Union, which has complained recently about alleged anti-Soviet themes in American advertising, lodged an official protest this week against the Ford Motor Company's new campaign: "Hey you stinking, fat Russian, get off my Ford Escort."

Kennedy John

I have a very strange feeling about this...

Keynes John Maynard

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

Keynes John Maynard

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Keynes John Maynard

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

Lehman John

Just close your eyes, tap your heels together three times, and think to yourself, `There's no place like home.'

Lennon John

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Lennon John

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Lilly John

Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

Locke John

Beggars should be no choosers.

Lubbock John

Practice yourself what you preach.

Lyly John

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

Mill John Stuart

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

Milton John

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Milton John

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Milton John

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

Morley John Viscount

You get what you pay for.

O'Hara John

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

Physicist John von Neumann

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Pollard John G.

She ran the gamut of emotions from 'A' to 'B'.

Pope John Paul

Facts are the enemy of truth.

Rockefeller John D.

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.

Samuel Johnson

In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Sinclair John

"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500." "Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?"

Sloan John

I heard a definition of an intellectual, that I thought was very interesting: a man who takes more words than are necessary to tell more than he knows.

Steinbeck John

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

Storm Johnny

Sometimes, too long is too long.

Swayze John Cameron

The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul is: WHAT DOES A WOMAN WANT?

Updike John

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Updike John

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Whorfin Lord John

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

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