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Odets, where is thy sting?

Adams Franklin

There is no proverb that is not true.

Adams Franklin

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Adams Franklin

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Ali Muhammad

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Alice Walker

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.

Alighieri Dante

The whole world is a scab. The point is to pick it constructively.

Alinsky Saul

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Alinsky Saul

A woman occasionally is quite a serviceable substitute for masturbation. It takes an abundance of imagination, to be sure.

Alinsky Saul

"Do you think there's a God?" "Well, ____SOMEbody's out to get me!"

Alito Noelie

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Arthur Sullivan

Eighteen goddess-like daughters are not equal to one son with a hump.

Attorney General William

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Aurelius Marcus

You can't run away forever, But there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start.

Aurelius Sextus

"You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you fit to hear his view of things?" "Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming you have integrit

Balliett Whitney

... 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

Barker Clive

In the highest society, as well as in the lowest, woman is merely an instrument of pleasure.

Ben Franklin

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

Berlioz Hector

The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Billings Josh

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Billings Josh

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Billings Josh

Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Billings Josh

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

Billings Josh

After the game the king and the pawn go in the same box.

Billings Josh

The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Billings Josh

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Blake William

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

Blake William

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Blake William

A place for everything and everything in its place.

Blake William

If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Blake William

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Blish James

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Bon John Dillinger on

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

Bowles Colin

Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

Bowles Colin

For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Brilliant Ashleigh

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

Brilliant Ashleigh

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Brilliant Ashleigh

As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.

Brilliant Ashleigh

When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

Broughton Philip

Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one.

Buckley William F.

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.'

Buckley William F.

Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony

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

Burroughs William

Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Burroughs William S.

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

Caesar Gaius Julius

"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."

Caesar Gaius Julius

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Caesar Gaius Julius

Dignity is like a flag. It flaps in a storm.

Caesar Julius

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.


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

Carlin George

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting.

Carpenter Elizabeth

If you're like most homeowners, you're afraid that many repairs around your home are too difficult to tackle. So, when your furnace explodes, you call in a so-called professional to fix it. The "professional" arrives in a truck with lettering on t

Catlin Wynn

I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

Celine Louis-Ferdinand

The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Channing William Ellery

Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?

Chaplin Charlie

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Charles Darling

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Charles Darling

Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

Charlie Crazy

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

Chevalier Maurice

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Cicero Marcus Tullius

It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Cicero Marcus Tullius

A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

Clarence Darrow to William

I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Clifton Fadiman

Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Coo Alistair

There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Cooke Alistair

Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine.

Cooke Alistair

But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

Coolidge Calvin

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

Coolidge Calvin

When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

Coolidge Calvin

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Coolidge Calvin

"Life is too important to take seriously."

Coolidge Calvin

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

Coolidge Calvin

The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Coolidge Calvin

Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Cromwell Oliver

Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Dali Salvador

Maybe ain't ain't so correct, but I notice that lots of folks who ain't using ain't ain't eatin' well.

Dane Franklin K.

Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.

Darling Charles

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Dick Philip K.

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Dillinger John

"You would do well not to imagine profundity," he said. "Anything that seems of momentous occasion should be dwelt upon as though it were of slight note. Conversely, trivialities must be attended to with the greatest of care. Because death is moment

Disraeli Benjamin

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

Disraeli Benjamin

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Disraeli Benjamin

Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.)

Disraeli Benjamin

For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out.

Disraeli Benjamin

In my end is my beginning.

Disraeli Benjamin

The optimum committee has no members.

Donatus Aelius

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

Elder Pliny the

Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Eliot George

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Eliot George

History is nothing but a collection of fables and useless trifles, cluttered up with a mass of unnecessary figures and proper names.

Eliot T.S.

Do not use that foreign word "ideals". We have that excellent native word "lies".

Eliot T.S.

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Eliot T.S.

If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Eliot T.Sessay

I didn't believe in reincarnation in any of my other lives. I don't see why I should have to believe in it in this one.

Elizabeth I

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

Elizabeth John Greenway

"You boys lookin' for trouble?" "Sure. Whaddya got?"


I don't have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.

Ellis Havelock

What!? Me worry?

Ellis Havelock

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

Ellis Nancy

Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Ellison Harlan

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Ellison Harlan

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Erlich Paul

She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Fadiman Clifton

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Fadiman Clifton

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

Fadiman Clifton

All phone calls are obscene.

Fadiman Clifton

The farther you go, the less you know.

Faulkner William

Flame on!

Faulkner William

All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Fee Elizabeth

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Francisc Colin Bowles San

Mum's the word.

Franklin B.

Well, he thought, since neither Aristotelian Logic nor the disciplines of Science seemed to offer much hope, it's time to go beyond them... Drawing a few deep even breaths, he entered a mental state practiced only by Masters of the Universal Way of

Franklin B.

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

Franklin B.

Small is beautiful.

Franklin B.

I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike.

Franklin B.

The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Franklin B.

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Franklin Ben

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

Franklin Ben

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Franklin Ben

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

Franklin Benjamin

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

Franklin Benjamin

Watch your mouth, kid, or you'll find yourself floating home.

Franklin Benjamin

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Franklin Benjamin

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Franklin Benjamin

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Franklin Benjamin

An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Franklin Benjamin

Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Franklin Benjamin

If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Franklin Benjamin

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Franklin Benjamin

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

G. Gordon Liddy's

[He] took me into his library and showed me his books, of which he had a complete set.

Galilei Galileo

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.

Garrison William Lloyd

Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Gibran Kahlil

The ideal voice for radio may be defined as showing no substance, no sex, no owner, and a message of importance for every housewife.

Gibran Kahlil

An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.

Gibran Kahlil

An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

Gilliam E.A.

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Gordon Karen Elizabeth

"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Halsey Admiral William

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Hazlitt William

Haste makes waste.

Hellman Lillian

No good deed goes unpunished.


"You can't survive by sucking the juice from a wet mitten."

Hodder-Williams Christopher

To have died once is enough.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

No evil can happen to a good man.

Holmes Oliver Wendell

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.

Huntingd Collis P.

The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

James Clive

The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobb

James William

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

James William

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Jim Starlin

Never take a resume seriously. Resumes only make money for the people who write the resumes. No resume ever tells an employer how many times a job applicant has had the clap. Why, indeed, would anyone hire a person based on a resume written by a

Jim Starlin

A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine! [From the fury of the norsemen deliver us, O Lord!]

John Lightfoot

We are what we pretend to be.

Joke The Killing

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Jones Franklin P.

Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Jones Franklin P.

Sic transit gloria mundi. [So passes away the glory of this world.]

Jones Franklin P.

The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Jones Franklin P.

Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.

Joplin Janis

Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

Juliana Queen

You get what you pay for.

Julius Caesar

If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Juvenalis Decimus Junius

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Juvenalis Decimus Junius

To err is human, to repent, divine, to persist, devilish.

Kahlil Gibran

God helps them that help themselves.

Kipling Rudyard

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and open a vein.

Kirk Lisa

We're all in this alone.

Larsen Dalglish

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

LeBoutillier J.

The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

LeoGrande William

And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

Leslie Stephen

The last vestiges of the old Republic have been swept away.

Leslie Stephen

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Lester Julius

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

Li Woman's

He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

Li Mark Twain

Nothing endures but change.

Lie Trygve

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

Liebling A.J.

"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Liebling A.J.

If you catch a man, throw him back.

Liepmann Hans

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Lieutenant Kermit Tyler

"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

Lilly John

Never promise more than you can perform.

Lincoln A.

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Lincoln Abraham

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.

Lincoln Abraham

Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Lincoln Abraham

The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

Lincoln Abraham

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Lincoln Abraham

Leave no stone unturned.

Lincoln Abraham

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Lincoln Abraham

Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Lincoln Abraham

God help those who do not help themselves.

Lindbergh Charles

He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Ling James J.

None love the bearer of bad news.

Lippmann Walter

Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

Lippmann Walter

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

Little Mary Wilson

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

Little Rich

If I could reach, I'd never leave the house.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

If any man wishes to be humbled and mortified, let him become president of Harvard.


Language is a virus from another planet.

Machiavelli Niccolo

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Man Little Big

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Mari Clive James on

In the long run we are all dead.

McCarthy Charlie

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

McCarthy Charlie

Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

McCorkle Julia Norton

We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

Melvin Belli

Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long.

Miller. Olin

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.


I hate dying.

Morris William

Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Moss Stirling

If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

North Lt. Col. Ollie

The more the merrier.

North Oliver

... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Novem The Realist

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.


I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.


The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

Orton William

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Palindromist The Mad

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Paul Tillich German

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Penn William

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

Perlis Alan J.

Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Philip Hale Boston

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Philips Emo

Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Phillips Emo

God is Dead.

Phillips Utah

Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Player Willis

Men are superior to women.

Professor English

The first requisite for immortality is death.


If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Publius Ovidius Naso

Drop the vase and it will become a Ming of the past.

Publius Terentius Afer

"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Publius Terentius Afer

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

Publius Terentius Afer

If you are shooting under 80 you are neglecting your business; over 80 you are neglecting your golf.

Publius Terentius Afer

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

Publius Vergilius Maro

"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich."

Publius Vergilius Maro

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Publius Vergilius Maro

I just got off the phone with Sonny Barger [President of the Hell's Angels]. He wants me to appear as a character witness for him at his murder trial and said he'd be glad to appear as a character witness on my behalf if I ever needed one. Needless

Publius Vergilius Maro

If there is no wind, row.

Pulitzer Joseph

A witty saying proves nothing.

Richard Little

When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Rockwell George Lincoln

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

Nothing succeeds like excess.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

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

Salinger J. D.

[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

Sandra Gotlieb

Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Schlafly Phyllis

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Secundus Gaius Plinius

The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Serling Rod

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

Shake William

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?

Shake William

All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Shake William

Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."

Shake William

If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

Shake William

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.

Shake William

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

Shake William

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Shake William

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Shake William

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.

Shake William

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Shake William


Shakes William

The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity. ... Fuss, the god of the Southern Ocean, and Fret, the god of the Northern Ocean, h

Shakes William

XXI: It's easy to get a loan unless you need it. XXII: If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. XXIII: Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated. XXIV:

Shakesp William

There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Shakesp William

The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist "Jack."

Shakesp William

There's such a thing as too much point on a pencil.

Shakespear William

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Shakespear William

It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Shakespear William

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Shakespear William

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Shakespear William

Yevtushenko has... an ego that can crack crystal at a distance of twenty feet.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful as woman.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

Shakespeare William

If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.

Shakespeare William

...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Shakespeare William

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Shakespeare William

The superfluous is very necessary.

Shakespeare William

I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Shakespeare William

Would it help if I got out and pushed?

Shakespeare William

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Shakespeare William

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Shakespeare William

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Shakespeare William

If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.

Shakespeare William

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Shakespeare William

Home is where the hurt is.

Shaw Pygmali

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Stalin Joseph

I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

Stalin Joseph

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Stalin Joseph

Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Stalin Joseph

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs.

Stephen Leslie

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Strachey Lionel

A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.

Syrus Publilius

"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

Syrus Publilius

The Bible says that woman was the last thing God made. Evidently He made her on Saturday night. She reveals his fatigue.

Syrus Publilius

After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

Syrus Publilius

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Syrus Publilius

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

Syrus Publilius

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Syrus Publilius

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Syrus Publilius

"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Syrus Publilius

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Syrus Publilius

Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

Syrus Publilius

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Syrus Publius

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

T.S. Eliot

My father, a good man, told me, "Never lose your ignorance; you cannot replace it."

Taylor Elizabeth

He knows not how to know who knows not also how to unknow.

The Outer Limits

Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential death in which its

Tiselius Arne

There are two ways of disliking art. One is to dislike it. The other is to like it rationally.

Titus Livius

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

Tomlin Lily

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.

Tomlin Lily

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Tomlin Lily

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

Tomlin Lily

If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

Tomlin Lily

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

Tomlin Lily

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.

Tomlin Lily

As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.

Trillin Calvin

Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate. Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and great effort pushing boulders into a single

Trilling Lionel

Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Wagner Lichty &

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.

Walinsky Adam

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

War Oliver

Look before you leap.

Wellington The Duke of

Neckties strangle clear thinking.

Wellington Duke

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

Wells J. Wellington

Do not despair of life. You have no doubt force enough to overcome your obstacles. Think of the fox prowling through wood and field in a winter night for something to satisfy his hunger. Notwithstanding cold and hounds and traps, his race survives

Wells J. Wellington

Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach, Or what's a heaven for ?

Whalen Philip

What you want, what you're hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur to you.

White William Allen

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White William Allen

Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Willard F. Libby

If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.


If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

William Gibson

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

William S. Paley

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

William Shakespeare

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.

William Shakespeare

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

William Shakespeare

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

William Shakespeare

If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.

William Shakespeare

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Williams H.H.

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.

Williams Robin

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.

Williams Tennessee

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Williams Robin

Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers. One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

Feminists say 60 percent of the country's wealth is in the hands of women. They're letting men hold the other 40 percent because their handbags are full.

Williamson Nicol

The best you get is an even break.

Williamson Dr. Paul

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Willie Sutton

The state of innocence contains the germs of all future sin.

Yeats William Butler

Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.

Yutang Lin

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.

Zwart Elizabeth Clarkson

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

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Look ere ye leap.

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