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An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

Abigail Van Buren


God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

About Edmond


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.

About Edmond


Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

About Edmond


... 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

Abrams Gen. C.


The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

Acheson Dean


Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

Acton Lord


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

Acton Lord


Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Adams D.


Think sideways!

Adams Franklin


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

Adams Franklin


Immature artists imitate, mature artists steal.

Adams Franklin


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

Adams Henry


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

Adams Henry Brook


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

Adams John


Never buy from a rich salesman.

Adams John Quincy


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Adams Samuel


It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

Adams Douglas


One good turn deserves another.

AdamsHenry


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

Ade George


If you wish to be happy for one hour, get drunk. If you wish to be happy for three days, get married. If you wish to be happy for a month, kill your pig and eat it. If you wish to be happy forever, learn to fish.

Adenauer Dr. Konrad


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

Adenauer Konrad


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

Adler Alfred


One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa

Adler Alfred


Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Adler Renata


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

Adler Bill


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

Adler Bill


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

Adler Bill


The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

Adler Bill


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

Adolf Hitler


I will make you shorter by the head.

Adolph Hitler


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.

Adolph Hitler


I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Advanced R. Bach


The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Adventurer The


Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Aeschylus


"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

Aeschylus


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

Aeschylus


Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had

Aesop


...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.

Afer Terentius


Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Agnew Spiro


Any stone in your boot always migrates against the pressure gradient to exactly the point of most pressure.

Agnew Spiro


Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

Aiken Howard


We're only in it for the volume.

Ajaye Franklyn


We can embody the truth, but we cannot know it.

Ajaye Franklyn


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.

Ajaye Franklyn


L'hazard ne favorise que l'esprit prepare.

Al Capone


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

Al Capone


Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Aldo Leopold


It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Alexand


"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."

Alexand


All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: "Just lie down on the floor and keep calm

Alexander Thea


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.

Alexander. N.


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

Alexandre Arnoux


The first requisite for immortality is death.

Alfieri


The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

Ali Muhammad


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

Alice Walker


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

Alighieri Dante


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.

Alinsky Saul


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

Alinsky Saul


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

Alinsky Saul


The major sin is the sin of being born.

Alito Noelie


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

Allan Virginia


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

Allen Fred


Beggars should be no choosers.

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


Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Allen Fred


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

Allen Fred


The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Allen Henry


The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

Allen Hubert


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.

Allen Woody


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.

Allen Woody


The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

Allen Woody


If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Allen Woody


Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Allen Woody


Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.

Allen Woody


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.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Allen Woody


Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Allen Woody


Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.

Allen Woody


It's from Casablanca. I've been waiting all my life to use that line.

Allen Woody


The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Allen Smith


I appreciate the fact that this draft was done in haste, but some of the sentences that you are sending out in the world to do your work for you are loitering in taverns or asleep beside the highway.

Allen Woody


Nothing endures but change.

Allen Woody


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

Allen Woody


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

Alo Vincent


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

Alphonse Karr


Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Alsop Joseph


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.

Altgeld John


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

Altman Robert


It has been said [by Anatole France], "it is not by amusing oneself that one learns," and, in reply: "it is *____only* by amusing oneself that one can learn."

Ambrose St.


Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Ambrose Bierce


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

Ambrose Bierce


Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

Ambrose Bierce


One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Ambrose Bierce


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

Ambrose Bierce


We have art that we do not die of the truth.

Ambrose Bierce


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

Anacreon


"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

Anastasia Albert


Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.

Anderson Laurie


It's not easy, being green.

Anderson Laurie


To lead people, you must follow behind.

Anderson Laurie


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.

Andre Maurois


The ultimate game show will be the one where somebody gets killed at the end.

Anne Frank


When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Anouilh Jean


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Anouilh Jean


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.

Anthony Piers


... why should you waste a single moment of *your* life seeming to be something you don't want to be? Lord, that's so simple. If you hate your job, quit it. If your friends are tedious, go out and find new friends. You are queer, you lucky fool, a

Anthony Susan B.


It'll be just like Beggars' Canyon back home.

Antoinette Marie


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

Appleby Sir Humphrey


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

Arendt Hannah


... 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

Aristophanes


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

Aristophanes


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.

Aristophanes


Any road followed to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

Aristotle


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.

Aristotle


Men are superior to women.

Aristotle


Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Aristotle


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

Aristotle


The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Aristotle


God helps them that help themselves.

Aristotle


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

Aristotle


It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Arlen Michael


Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]

Armour Richard


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.

Armstrong Louis


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.

Arthur Naiman


Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Arthur Naiman


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

Arthur Naiman


Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Arthur Sullivan


A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Ashley-Pitt Alan


I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Ashley-Pitt Alan


The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.

Asimov Isaac


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

Asimov Isaac


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

Aspin Les D.


IV. The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off the ledge to spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken. Such an object is inevitably price

Asterix Adventures of


One good turn asketh another.

Attorney General William


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Atwood Margaret


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

Auden W.H.


The optimum committee has no members.

Augustine


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.

Augustine Norman


What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Augustine Norman


The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me.

Augustine Norman


A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Augustine Norman


Faith is under the left nipple.

Augustine Norman


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.

Augustine Norman


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

Augustine Norman


Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Augustine Saint


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.

Augustine St.


There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Augustine St.


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

Augustine St.


The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

Augustine St.


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

Aurelius Marcus


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

Aurelius Sextus


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

Aurobindo Sri


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

Aurobindo Sri


When the sun shineth, make hay.

Austen J.


Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

Avery


Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Ayres C.E.





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