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"Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, Rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science."

Attorney General William


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.'

Blake William


Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously.

Blake William


Nobody shot me.

Blake William


Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house.

Blake William


The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented hell.

Blake William


The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

Buckley William F.


On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.

Buckley William F.


When we jumped into Sicily, the units became separated, and I couldn't find anyone. Eventually I stumbled across two colonels, a major, three captains, two lieutenants, and one rifleman, and we secured the bridge. Never in the history of war have s

Burroughs William


People who develop the habit of thinking of themselves as world citizens are fulfilling the first requirement of sanity in our time.

Burroughs William S.


He thought of Musashi, the Sword Saint, standing in his garden more than three hundred years ago. "What is the 'Body of a rock'?" he was asked. In answer, Musashi summoned a pupil of his and bid him kill himself by slashing his abdomen with a knife.

Channing William Ellery


The Angels want to wear my red shoes.

Clarence Darrow to William


I had never been too political, but I knew how white people treated black people and it was hard for me to come back to the bullshit white people put a black person through in this country. To realize you don't have any power to make things differen

Faulkner William


Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Faulkner William


War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.

Garrison William Lloyd


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

Halsey Admiral William


If there really was a Jewish conspiracy to run the world, my rabbi would have let me in on it by now. I contribute enough to the shule.

Hazlitt William


Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Hodder-Williams Christopher


Two heads are better than one.

James William


We're all in this alone.

James William


The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

LeoGrande William


The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.

Morris William


Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Orton William


The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Penn William


When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Shake William


What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature?

Shake William


One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

Shake William


Let sleeping dogs lie.

Shake William


"You've got to have a gimmick if your band sucks."

Shake William


In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.

Shake William


"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Shake William


Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.

Shake William


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.

Shake William


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

Shake William


Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.

Shake William


I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.

Shakes William


The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the worl

Shakes William


Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Shakesp William


If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Shakesp William


There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

Shakesp William


Very few blacks will take up golf until the requirement for plaid pants is dropped.

Shakespear William


Leave no stone unturned.

Shakespear William


Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Shakespear William


Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Shakespear William


If you took all of the grains of sand in the world, and lined them up end to end in a row, you'd be working for the government!

Shakespear William


If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest shopping center in the world?

Shakespeare William


Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Shakespeare William


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

Shakespeare William


Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

Shakespeare William


Necessity hath no law.

Shakespeare William


Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry up is not nailed down.

Shakespeare William


"We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas."

Shakespeare William


The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

Shakespeare William


Hark ye, Clinker, you are a most notorious offender. You stand convicted of sickness, hunger, wretchedness, and want.

Shakespeare William


Russia has abolished God, but so far God has been more tolerant.

Shakespeare William


Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

Shakespeare William


Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Shakespeare William


By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Shakespeare William


We cannot put the face of a person on a stamp unless said person is deceased. My suggestion, therefore, is that you drop dead.

Shakespeare William


Richard Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people, and the world.

Shakespeare William


That's no moon...

Shakespeare William


The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.

Shakespeare William


In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long ... se

Shakespeare William


Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

White William Allen


Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

White William Allen


You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

William


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

William Gibson


University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

William S. Paley


Life is too short to be taken seriously.

William Shakespeare


A good reputation is more valuable than money.

William Shakespeare


It is bad luck to be superstitious.

William Shakespeare


I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.

William Shakespeare


If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers.

William Shakespeare


Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Williams H.H.


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

Williams Robin


Necessity has no law.

Williams Tennessee


If there is no wind, row.

Williams Robin


We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme


If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.

Williamson Nicol


It shall be unlawful for any suspicious person to be within the municipality.

Williamson Dr. Paul


Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Yeats William Butler





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