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Ain't no right way to do a wrong thing.

Abigail Van Buren

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

About Edmond

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

About Edmond

Nothing recedes like success.

About Edmond

God is Dead.

Abrams Gen. C.

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.

Acheson Dean

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

Acton Lord

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

Acton Lord

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Adams D.

You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

Adams Franklin

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

Adams Franklin

Nothing endures but change.

Adams Franklin

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

Adams Henry

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Adams Henry Brook

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.

Adams John

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

Adams John Quincy

Practice yourself what you preach.

Adams Samuel

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

Adams Douglas

I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.


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

Ade George

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

Adenauer Dr. Konrad

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

Adenauer Konrad

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Adler Alfred

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Adler Alfred

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

Adler Renata

Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Adler Bill

Naked children have never played in _o_u_r fountains, and I.M. Pei will never be happy on Route 66.

Adler Bill

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

Adler Bill

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Adler Bill

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

Adolf Hitler

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

Adolph Hitler

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

Adolph Hitler

A place for everything and everything in its place.

Advanced R. Bach

"I am not sure what this is, but an `F' would only dignify it."

Adventurer The

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


The future is a race between education and catastrophe.


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


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


If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

Afer Terentius

So little time, so little to do.

Agnew Spiro

A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Agnew Spiro

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

Aiken Howard

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Ajaye Franklyn

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Ajaye Franklyn

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Ajaye Franklyn

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Al Capone

The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

Al Capone

The faster we go, the rounder we get.

Aldo Leopold

Use an accordion. Go to jail.


Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Alexander Thea

"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Alexander. N.

You can observe a lot just by watching.

Alexandre Arnoux

The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.


"I only touch base with reality on an as-needed basis!"

Ali Muhammad

Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Alice Walker

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Alighieri Dante

... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Alinsky Saul

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Alinsky Saul

The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.

Alinsky Saul

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

Alito Noelie

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.

Allan Virginia

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Allen Fred

... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Allen Fred

What fools these mortals be.

Allen Fred

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

Allen Fred

Sometimes, too long is too long.

Allen Fred

A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

Allen Henry

The Worst Musical Trio There are few bad musicians who have a chance to give a recital at a famous concert hall while still learning the rudiments of their instrument. This happened about thirty years ago to the son of a Rumanian gentleman who was

Allen Hubert

When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.

Allen Woody

General notions are generally wrong.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

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.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

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.

Allen Woody

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.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Allen Woody

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Allen Woody

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.

Allen Smith

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Allen Woody

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Allen Woody

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

Allen Woody

Men's skin is different from women's skin. It is usually bigger, and it has more snakes tattooed on it. Also, if you examine a woman's skin very closely, inch by inch, starting at her shapely ankles, then gently tracing the slender curve of her cal

Alo Vincent

If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

Alphonse Karr

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Alsop Joseph

The primary cause of failure in electrical appliances is an expired warranty. Often, you can get an appliance running again simply by changing the warranty expiration date with a 15/64-inch felt-tipped marker.

Altgeld John

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Altman Robert

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

Ambrose St.

A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

Ambrose Bierce

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Ambrose Bierce

Death is a spirit leaving a body, sort of like a shell leaving the nut behind.

Ambrose Bierce

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.

Ambrose Bierce

Men are superior to women.

Ambrose Bierce

Facts are the enemy of truth.


The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Anastasia Albert

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.

Anderson Laurie


Anderson Laurie

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.

Anderson Laurie

"What are you watching?" "I don't know." "Well, what's happening?" "I'm not sure... I think the guy in the hat did something terrible." "Why are you watching it?" "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you."

Andre Maurois

I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Anne Frank

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

Anouilh Jean

Education and religion are two things not regulated by supply and demand. The less of either the people have, the less they want.

Anouilh Jean

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

Anthony Piers

About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Anthony Susan B.

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest r

Antoinette Marie

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

Appleby Sir Humphrey

What an artist dies with me!

Arendt Hannah

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


Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.


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


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


Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.


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.


"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


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.


It is better to live rich than to die rich.


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


I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.


Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths good theatre.

Arlen Michael

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Armour Richard

Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Armstrong Louis

Another day, another dollar.

Arthur Naiman

"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

Arthur Naiman

We should realize that a city is better off with bad laws, so long as they remain fixed, then with good laws that are constantly being altered, that the lack of learning combined with sound common sense is more helpful than the kind of cleverness th

Arthur Naiman

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Arthur Sullivan

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

Ashley-Pitt Alan

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Ashley-Pitt Alan

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Asimov Isaac

The superfluous is very necessary.

Asimov Isaac

It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.

Aspin Les D.

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Asterix Adventures of

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Attorney General William

There is no sin but ignorance.

Atwood Margaret

For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Auden W.H.

Some men are heterosexual, and some are bisexual, and some men don't think about sex at all... they become lawyers.


The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Augustine Norman

The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

Augustine Norman

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Augustine Norman

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

Augustine Norman

Mum's the word.

Augustine Norman

Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Augustine Saint

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense

Augustine St.

By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.

Augustine St.

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

Augustine St.

Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Augustine St.

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Aurelius Marcus

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Aurelius Sextus

[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

Aurobindo Sri

Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Aurobindo Sri

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

Austen J.

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


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

Ayres C.E.

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