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Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Baker Russell


He didn't run for reelection. "Politics brings you into contact with all the people you'd give anything to avoid," he said. "I'm staying home."

Baker Russell


You always introduce the younger person to the older person, using the wording: "Miss Brown, I'd like to introduce you to an older person" (unless her name is not "Miss Brown"). If you do not know a person's age, ask for a driver's license and a ma

Baker Russell


From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Baker Russell


Somewhat alarmed at the continued growth of the number of employees on the Department of Agriculture payroll in 1962, Michigan Republican Robert Griffin proposed an amendment to the farm bill so that "the total number of employees in the Department

Banks Russell


I always choose my friends for their good looks and my enemies for their good intellects. Man cannot be too careful in his choice of enemies.

Long Russell


Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it.

Lowell James Russell


The great secret in life ... [is] not to open your letters for a fortnight. At the expiration of that period you will find that nearly all of them have answered themselves.

Lowell James Russell


It pays in England to be a revolutionary and a bible-smacker most of one's life and then come round.

Russell Bertrand


It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Russell Bertrand


You can't erase a dream, you can only wake me up.

Russell Bertrand


A hundred years from now it is very likely that [of Twain's works] "The Jumping Frog" alone will be remembered.

Russell Bertrand


Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important.

Russell Bertrand


The trouble is, there is an endless supply of White Men, but there has always been a limited number of Human Beings.

Russell Baker


I guess I've been wrong all my life, but so have billions of other people... Certainty is just an emotion.

Russell Bertrand


We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

Russell Hoban





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Emerson Ralph Waldo

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