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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.

Abigail Van Buren

A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

About Edmond

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

About Edmond

At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

About Edmond

"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t

Abrams Gen. C.

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.

Acheson Dean

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

Acton Lord

The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

Acton Lord

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Adams D.

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Adams Franklin

Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Adams Franklin

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

Adams Franklin

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

Adams Henry

If what they've been doing hasn't solved the problem, tell them to do something else.

Adams Henry Brook

The pollution's at that awkward stage. Too thick to navigate and too thin to cultivate.

Adams John

It's easier to take it apart than to put it back together.

Adams John Quincy

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.

Adams Samuel

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Adams Douglas



Neckties strangle clear thinking.

Ade George

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Adenauer Dr. Konrad

Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Adenauer Konrad

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.

Adler Alfred

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.

Adler Alfred

There is always something new out of Africa.

Adler Renata

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Adler Bill

It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Adler Bill

"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"

Adler Bill

She applies her lipstick in spite of its contents: "greasy rouge, containing crushed and dried insect corpses for coloring, beeswax for stiffness, and olive oil to help it flow - the latter having the unfortunate tendency to go rancid several hours a

Adler Bill

We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.

Adolf Hitler

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

Adolph Hitler

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

Adolph Hitler

A violent man will die a violent death.

Advanced R. Bach

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Adventurer The

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


Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.


When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.


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


There's no such thing as an original sin.

Afer Terentius

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

Agnew Spiro

Men are superior to women.

Agnew Spiro

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Aiken Howard

We're all in this alone.

Ajaye Franklyn

The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them.

Ajaye Franklyn

The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Ajaye Franklyn

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.

Al Capone

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

Al Capone

That Xanthippe's husband should have become so great a philosopher is remarkable. Amid all the scolding, to be able to think! But he could not write: that was impossible. Socrates has not left us a single book.

Aldo Leopold

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.


To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.


The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

Alexander Thea

Beggars should be no choosers.

Alexander. N.

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

Alexandre Arnoux

XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Ali Muhammad

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

Alice Walker

Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

Alighieri Dante

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Alinsky Saul

The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Alinsky Saul

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Alinsky Saul

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Alito Noelie

It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Allan Virginia

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Allen Fred

The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct".

Allen Fred

The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Allen Fred

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Allen Fred

Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Allen Fred

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.

Allen Henry

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

Allen Hubert

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Allen Woody

A word to the wise is enough.

Allen Woody

Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

Allen Woody

The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.

Allen Woody

Scratch the average female and you'll find a purring bundle... at the ready to love and honor, bake a torte and still produce quintuplets.

Allen Woody

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

Allen Woody

Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Allen Woody

What fools these mortals be.

Allen Woody

Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Allen Woody

If you want divine justice, die.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

Two heads are better than one.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

Odets, where is thy sting?

Allen Woody

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Allen Smith

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Allen Woody

The optimum committee has no members.

Allen Woody

What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Allen Woody

"No job too big; no fee too big!"

Alo Vincent

All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard, ya don't go lookin' for rutabagas.

Alphonse Karr

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Alsop Joseph

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Altgeld John

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Altman Robert

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Ambrose St.

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Ambrose Bierce

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Ambrose Bierce

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Ambrose Bierce

None love the bearer of bad news.

Ambrose Bierce

We are what we pretend to be.

Ambrose Bierce

He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Ambrose Bierce

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


Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Anastasia Albert

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Anderson Laurie

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Anderson Laurie

Fear is the greatest salesman.

Anderson Laurie

Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Andre Maurois

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Anne Frank

... 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

Anouilh Jean

There is no proverb that is not true.

Anouilh Jean

Business will be either better or worse.

Anthony Piers

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Anthony Susan B.

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

Antoinette Marie

We have lingered long enough on the shores of the Cosmic Ocean.

Appleby Sir Humphrey

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Arendt Hannah

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.


With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.


The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.


A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.


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


There is no fool to the old fool.


Rome was not built in one day.


Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.


What one fool can do, another can.


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


Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.


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

Arlen Michael

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

Armour Richard

Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Armstrong Louis

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Arthur Naiman

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

Arthur Naiman

A witty saying proves nothing.

Arthur Naiman

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.

Arthur Sullivan

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Ashley-Pitt Alan

The coast was clear.

Ashley-Pitt Alan

Ask not for whom the Bell tolls, and you will pay only the station-to-station rate.

Asimov Isaac

As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Asimov Isaac

Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities, requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as annoying faucet drip, merely by tur

Aspin Les D.

The best you get is an even break.

Asterix Adventures of

No good deed goes unpunished.

Attorney General William

By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

Atwood Margaret

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.

Auden W.H.

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.


I owe the public nothing.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Augustine Norman

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Augustine Norman

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

Nothing endures but change.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Saint

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Augustine St.

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Augustine St.

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."

Augustine St.

... 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.

Augustine St.

Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Aurelius Marcus

May you live in uninteresting times.

Aurelius Sextus

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Aurobindo Sri

Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all.

Aurobindo Sri

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

Austen J.

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


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

Ayres C.E.

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