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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.

B Marion Zimmer

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

Ba Dave

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

Baber R.E.

When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Babson Roger

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

Bacall Lauren

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

Bach J.S.

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

Bach Richard

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

Bacharach Burt

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Bacon Francis

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

Bacon Francis

If we don't survive, we don't do anything else.

Bacon Francis

Nothing succeeds like success.

Bacon Francis

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

Bacon Francis

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

Bacon Francis

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

Bacon Francis

Nothing succeeds like excess.

Bacon Francis

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Bailey P.J.

God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

Baja Dan Jenkins

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Baker Russell

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

Baker Russell

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

Baker Russell

Somehow I reached excess without ever noticing when I was passing through satisfaction.

Baker Russell

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

Baldwin James

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Baldwin Stanley

There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.


Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Balfour Arthur

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

Balliett Whitney

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Ballou Hosea

A dead man cannot bite.


He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Balzac Honor'e de

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Bandits Time

Then a man said: Speak to us of Expectations. He then said: If a man does not see or hear the waters of the Jordan, then he should not taste the pomegranate or ply his wares in an open market. If a man would not labour in the salt and rock quarri

Bankhead Tallulah

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

Banks Russell

If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Banzai Buckaroo

There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Barber Milt

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


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

Barf Biff

A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Barker Clive

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

Barrie J.M.

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Barris Chuck

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

Barry Dave

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.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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.

Barry Dave

Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

Barry Dave

What fools these mortals be.

Barry Dave

A man is known by the company he organizes.

Barry Dave

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.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.

Barry Dave

You cannot see the wood for the trees.

Barry Dave

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Barry Dave

So little time, so little to do.

Barry Dave

Innovation is hard to schedule.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

Barry Dave

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.

Barry Dave

Mental power tended to corrupt, and absolute intelligence tended to corrupt absolutely, until the victim eschewed violence entirely in favor of smart solutions to stupid problems.

Barry Dave

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

Barry Dave

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Barry Dave

Look before you leap.

Barry Dave

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.

Barry Dave

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for not by our labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in his infinite wisdom has given control of property interests of the country, and upon the successful manag

Barry Dave

Porsche: there simply is no substitute.

Barry Dave

When in doubt, use brute force.

Barry Dave

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Barry Dave

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.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

There is no fool to the old fool.

Barry Dave

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Barry Dave

We are what we pretend to be.

Barry Dave

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Barry Dave

Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.

Barry Dave

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Barry Dave

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

Barry Dave

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

Baruch B.

Necessity has no law.

Battie Bill

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

Baudelaire Charles

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Beal Louise

We're all in this alone.

Bear Greg

A snake lurks in the grass.

Beard Charles A.

An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Beard Peter

If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some.

Beaton Cecil

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Beatty Paul

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.

Beauvoir Simone de

There is no sin but ignorance.

Beck Bob

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

Becke Samuel

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


A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

Beckett Samuel

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Beckett Samuel

If I cannot bend Heaven, I shall move Hell.

Beckett Samuel

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.

Beckman Roman

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

Beeblebrox Zaphod

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Beecher Rev. Henry Ward

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

Beer Stafford

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

Behan Brendan

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Behan Brendan

Never promise more than you can perform.

Behan Brendan

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

Behan Brendan

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

Belloc Hilaire

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Bellow Saul

When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

Ben Franklin

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?

Benares Camden

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Benares Camden

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

Benchley Robert

Let your conscience be your guide.

Benchley Robert

Set the cart before the horse.

Benchley Robert

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

Benchley Robert

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


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.

Benjamin A.

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

Bennett Alan

The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

Bennett Arnold

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

Bennett D.

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.

Bennett James Gordon

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

Bennett W.C.

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

Bennett W.C.

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

Bergen Candice

Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Berle Milton

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

Berlioz Hector

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Berman Edgar

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Bernanos Georges

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

Berner Jeff

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Berquier Edouard

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Berra Yogi

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Berra Yogi

Out of sight is out of mind.

Berryman John

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Biel Gabriel

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

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bierce Ambrose

The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Bierce Ambrose

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Bierce Ambrose

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

Bilbo Baggins

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

Bill Adler

When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Bill Cain

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

Bill Cain

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

Billings Josh

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

Billings Josh

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

Billings Josh

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Billings Josh

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

Billings Josh

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.

Billings Josh

Plus ,ca change, plus c'est la m^eme chose. [The more things change, the more they remain the same.]

Billings Josh

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

Binder Dr. L.

... 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.

Binstead Arthur

One good turn deserves another.


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


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


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

Bir Fred Nietzsche The

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

Bismarck Otto Von

The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Bismarck Otto Von

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.

Bismarck Otto von

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Bismarck Otto von

What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Bismarck Otto von

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

Bismark Otto von

The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.


Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.


... 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

Blake William

Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Blake William

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Blake William

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Blake William

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

Blake William

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Blaylock James P.

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Blaylock James P.

By the middle 1880's, practically all the roads except those in the South, were of the present standard gauge. The southern roads were still five feet between rails. It was decided to change the gauge of all southern roads to standard, in one day

Blaylock James P.

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Blaylock James P.

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Blish James

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.


No evil can happen to a good man.


An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Bo Napoleon

You can never do just one thing.

Bo Napoleon

Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Bob Cary Grant

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Bob Dylan

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

Boffo Mister

"Life is too important to take seriously."

Bogart Humphrey

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

Bogart Humphrey

...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.

Bohr Niels

Faith is under the left nipple.

Boleyn Anne

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

Bombeck Erma

In childhood a woman must be subject to her father; in youth to her husband; when her husband is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be free of subjugation.

Bombeck Erma

[Maturity consists in the discovery that] there comes a critical moment where everything is reversed, after which the point becomes to understand more and more that there is something which cannot be understood.

Bon John Dillinger on

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

Bono Ed De

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Bonzai Buckaroo

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Boorstin Daniel J.

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

Boren James H.

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

Borge Victor

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

Bosky Bernadette

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Bosquet Pierre

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

Bossert W.

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Boswell James

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Bowie David

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

Bowles Colin

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Bowles Colin

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

Bradbury Ray

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Bradley F.H.

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

Bradley General Omar N.

Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.

Bramah Ernest

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".

Brandeis Justice Louis D.

Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

Brando Marlon

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

Brando Marlon

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.

Brant Sebastian

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

Braun Wernher von

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

Brecher K.

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

Brecheux J.

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

Brecht Bertold

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

Brecht Bertolt

Honesty's the best policy.

Brecht Bertolt

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Brecht Bertolt

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.]

Brecht Bertolt

What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Brecht Bertolt

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

Brecht Bertolt

When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Brecht Bertolt

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

Brenan Gerald

"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Brescia Albertano of

Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Brian Herbert

The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Briggs Austen

Look ere ye leap.

Brilliant Ashleigh

It's hard to drive at the limit, but it's harder to know where the limits are.

Brilliant Ashleigh

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Brilliant Ashleigh

A highly intelligent man should take a primitive woman. Imagine if on top of everything else, I had a woman who interfered with my work.

Brilliant Ashleigh

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.

Brilliant Ashleigh

I'll turn over a new leaf.

Broder David

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

Brodsky Joseph

Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.

Brogan Colm

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

Brooks Mel

A lot of people I know believe in positive thinking, and so do I. I believe everything positively stinks.

Brooks Atkinson

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

Brooks Mel

Competitive fury is not always anger. It is the true missionary's courage and zeal in facing the possibility that one's best may not be enough.

Brooks Mel

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

Brothers The Blues

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Brothers The Blues

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

Broughton Philip

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

Brow John Mason

Forgive and forget.

Brow John Mason

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

Brown Governor Jerry

Life is the living you do, Death is the living you don't do.

Brown Rita Mae

None love the bearer of bad news.

Browning Robert

(1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. (2) If your stomach antagonizes you, pacify it with cool thoughts. (3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. (4) Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society, as

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

A man's house is his castle.

Bruce Lenny

Nothing recedes like success.

Bruce Lenny

Many hands make light work.

Bruce Lenny

Nice guys finish last.

Bruce Lenny

To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland.

Bruce Lenny

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Bruce Lenny

Business will be either better or worse.

Bruce Lenny

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

Bruce Lenny

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Bruce Lenny

One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Brunner John

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Bruyere Jean de la

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

Bry Yul

Turn the other cheek.

Bryson Lyman

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.

Buckley Lord

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

Buckley William F.

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

Buckley William F.

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

Buddha Gotama

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

Bullwinkle Rocky and

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

Bullwinkle J. Moose

Two heads are better than one.

Bulwer-Ly Grand Panjandrum

Don't get mad, get even.


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


Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.


Solipsists of the World... you are already united.


Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Bumstead Dagwood

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

Bungei Shunju

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

Buren Abigail Van

Standards are different for all things, so the standard set by man is by no means the only 'certain' standard. If you mistake what is relative for something certain, you have strayed far from the ultimate truth.

Buren Abigail Van

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

Burgess Anthony

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

Burgess Philip Larkin on Anthony

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Burke James

The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means.

Burnham Daniel Hudson

Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Burns George

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

Burns George

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

Burroughs William

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Burroughs William S.

You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead.

Burt Lanier Safford III

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

Burton Robert

Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Burton Sir Richard

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.

Burton Sir Richard

No good deed goes unpunished.

Business Risky

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.

Butler Dave

Reality is bad enough, why should I tell the truth?

Butler Samuel

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

Butler Samuel

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Butler Samuel

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

Butler Samuel

... "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

Butler Samuel

Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

Butler Samuel

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

Butler Samuel

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

Bux Bastian B.

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Byrnes James F.

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

Bywater T.

The first requisite for immortality is death.

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Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

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