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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


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.


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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