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Words have a longer life than deeds.

Abigail Van Buren

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

About Edmond

"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

About Edmond

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

About Edmond

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

Abrams Gen. C.

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Acheson Dean

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.

Acton Lord

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

Acton Lord

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.

Adams D.

When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Adams Franklin

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Adams Franklin

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Adams Franklin

Well, you know, no matter where you go, there you are.

Adams Henry

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Adams Henry Brook

I'm always looking for a new idea that will be more productive than its cost.

Adams John

Eggheads unite! You have nothing to lose but your yolks.

Adams John Quincy

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

Adams Samuel

The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a

Adams Douglas

The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.


Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

Ade George

A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.

Adenauer Dr. Konrad

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

Adenauer Konrad

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

Adler Alfred

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Adler Alfred

You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Adler Renata

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Adler Bill

If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

Adler Bill

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Adler Bill

A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.

Adler Bill

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

Adolf Hitler

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

Adolph Hitler

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

Adolph Hitler

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of money?

Advanced R. Bach

If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Adventurer The

Sho' they got to have it against the law. Shoot, ever'body git high, they wouldn't be nobody git up and feed the chickens. Hee-hee.


I always wake up at the crack of ice.


Your wig steers the gig.


The man who runs may fight again.


A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.

Afer Terentius

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way.

Agnew Spiro

The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm.

Agnew Spiro

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Aiken Howard

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Ajaye Franklyn

The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.

Ajaye Franklyn

If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius

Ajaye Franklyn

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

Al Capone

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

Al Capone

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

Aldo Leopold

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


Real wealth can only increase.


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.

Alexander Thea

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

Alexander. N.

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

Alexandre Arnoux

Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they


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

Ali Muhammad

The term "fire" brings up visions of violence and mayhem and the ugly scene of shooting employees who make mistakes. We will now refer to this process as "deleting" an employee (much as a file is deleted from a disk). The employee is simply there o

Alice Walker

I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Alighieri Dante

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.

Alinsky Saul

Anything is possible on paper.

Alinsky Saul

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

Alinsky Saul

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Alito Noelie

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Allan Virginia

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Allen Fred

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Allen Fred

I owe the public nothing.

Allen Fred

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Allen Fred

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

Allen Fred

Work Hard. Rock Hard. Eat Hard. Sleep Hard. Grow Big. Wear Glasses If You Need 'Em.

Allen Henry

Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Allen Hubert

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Allen Woody

The meek shall inherit the earth, but *not* its mineral rights.

Allen Woody

Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Allen Woody

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

Well begun is half done.

Allen Woody

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Allen Woody

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

Nothing succeeds like excess.

Allen Woody

Forgive and forget.

Allen Woody

Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Allen Woody

The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Allen Smith

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Allen Woody

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Allen Woody

In case of fire, stand in the hall and shout "Fire!"

Allen Woody

Language is a virus from another planet.

Alo Vincent

I was in this prematurely air conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps you could buy that had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy

Alphonse Karr

Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Alsop Joseph

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

Altgeld John

If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Altman Robert

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

Ambrose St.

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Ambrose Bierce

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Ambrose Bierce

And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

Ambrose Bierce

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Ambrose Bierce

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

Ambrose Bierce

Look ere ye leap.


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.

Anastasia Albert

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.

Anderson Laurie

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.

Anderson Laurie

Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

Anderson Laurie

Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

Andre Maurois

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

Anne Frank

Beggars should be no choosers.

Anouilh Jean

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Anouilh Jean

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:

Anthony Piers

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

Anthony Susan B.

Honesty's the best policy.

Antoinette Marie

Lookie, lookie, here comes cookie...

Appleby Sir Humphrey

"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Arendt Hannah

What one fool can do, another can.


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


Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!


Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.


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


Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.


The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.


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


The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.


There's no such thing as a free lunch.


Faith is under the left nipple.


A wise person makes his own decisions, a weak one obeys public opinion.

Arlen Michael

All phone calls are obscene.

Armour Richard

Business will be either better or worse.

Armstrong Louis

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

Arthur Naiman

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

Arthur Naiman

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

Arthur Naiman

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Arthur Sullivan

"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

Ashley-Pitt Alan

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

Ashley-Pitt Alan

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.

Asimov Isaac

It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Asimov Isaac

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Aspin Les D.

Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.

Asterix Adventures of

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Attorney General William

Luck can't last a lifetime, unless you die young.

Atwood Margaret

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.

Auden W.H.

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


Housework can kill you if done right.

Augustine Norman

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Augustine Norman

per year.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Augustine Norman

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Augustine Saint

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.

Augustine St.

It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Augustine St.

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

Augustine St.

"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500." "Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?"

Augustine St.

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

Aurelius Marcus

We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Aurelius Sextus

Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short

Aurobindo Sri

To have died once is enough.

Aurobindo Sri

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

Austen J.

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.


For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Ayres C.E.

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