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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

Ca Mona

Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.


Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants.

Caen Herb

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.

Caen Herb

I have already given two cousins to the war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother.

Caesar Augustus

What an artist dies with me!

Caesar Augustus

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

Caesar Gaius Julius

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

Caesar Gaius Julius

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

Caesar Gaius Julius

There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Caesar Julius

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Caesar Sid

Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.

Cage John

Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Cage John

A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.


Practice yourself what you preach.

Cam Kurt Vonnegut

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.

Cameron Simon

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

Cami Pat Calafia

I used to be disgusted, now I find I'm just amused.

Camp Henry N.

The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.


Flame on!

Camus A.

The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.

Camus Albert

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

Camus Albert

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

Camus Albert

We were young and our happiness dazzled us with its strength. But there was also a terrible betrayal that lay within me like a Merle Haggard song at a French restaurant. [...] I could not tell the girl about the woman of the tollway, of her milk w

Camus Albert

Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Camus Albert

The world has many unintentionally cruel mechanisms that are not designed for people who walk on their hands.

Capone Al

If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.

Capone Al

Bingo, gas station, hamburger with a side order of airplane noise, and you'll be Gary, Indiana.

Capone Al

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Capp Andy

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

Captain Ahab

Your wig steers the gig.

Cardozo Benjamin

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

Carlevale Edmund

We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb your cities.

Carlin George

The fact that people are poor or discriminated against doesn't necessarily endow them with any special qualities of justice, nobility, charity or compassion.


There must be more to life than having everything.

Carlyle Thomas

To teach is to learn twice.

Carlyle Thomas

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

Carlyle Thomas

Never take a resume seriously. Resumes only make money for the people who write the resumes. No resume ever tells an employer how many times a job applicant has had the clap. Why, indeed, would anyone hire a person based on a resume written by a

Carlyle Thomas

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Carnegie Andrew

I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.

Carpenter Elizabeth

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.

Carroll Lewis

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Carroll Lewis

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

Carroll Lewis

There is no proverb that is not true.

Carroll Lewis

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.

Carroll Lewis

Thompson, if he is to be believed, has sampled the entire rainbow of legal and illegal drugs in heroic efforts to feel better than he does. As for the truth about his health: I have asked around about it. I am told that he appears to be strong and

Carson Johnny

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

Carson Johnny

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

Carson Johnny

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

Carson Johnny

It is like saying that for the cause of peace, God and the Devil will have a high-level meeting.

Carter Jimmy

Nothing recedes like success.

Carus Titus Lucretius

Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."

Carus Titus Lucretius

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

Carus Titus Lucretius

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Carus Titus Lucretius

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

Cassidy Butch

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.

Castro Fidel

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.

Catalog Whole Earth

The bone-chilling scream split the warm summer night in two, the first half being before the scream when it was fairly balmy and calm and pleasant, the second half still balmy and quite pleasant for those who hadn't heard the scream at all, but not c

Catflap Filthy Rich and

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work ... I did not, when a slave, understand the deep meanings of those rude, and apparently incoherent songs. I was myself within the circle, so that I neither saw nor heard as those without might

Catlin Wynn

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


General notions are generally wrong.

Cato Marcus Procius

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

Catullus Gaius Valerius

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Catullus Gaius Valerius

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Catullus Gaius Valerius

Everything takes longer, costs more, and is less useful.

Caussade De

Politics makes strange bedfellows, and journalism makes strange politics.

Cavour Camillo Di

Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

Celine Louis-Ferdinand

What I tell you three times is true.


"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


CF&C stole it, fair and square.


What one fool can do, another can.


Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Cervantes Miguel de

Or 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.

Cervantes Miguel de

Housework can kill you if done right.

Cervantes Miguel de

A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.

Cervantes Miguel de

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

Cervantes Miguel de

The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

Cervantes Miguel de

Carol's head ached as she trailed behind the unsmiling Calibrees along the block of booths. She chirruped at Kennicott, "Let's be wild! Let's ride on the merry-go-round and grab a gold ring!" Kennicott considered it, and mumbled to Calibree, "Thin

Cervantes Miguel de

Boston State House is the hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.

Cervantes Miguel de

"I don't care who does the electing as long as I get to do the nominating."

Cervantes Miguel de

Fear is the greatest salesman.

Cervantes Miguel de

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behin

Cervantes Miguel de

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre! [It is magnificent, but it is not war]

Ch St. John

I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing...

Chadwick Hal

A yawn is a silent shout.

Chamfort Nicolas

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Chandler Raymond

Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.

Chandler Raymond

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

Chandler Raymond

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Chandler Raymond

We're only in it for the volume.

Channing William Ellery

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

Chapelain Maurice

Save the Whales

Chaplin Charlie

Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Chapman George

The best case: Get salary from America, build a house in England, live with a Japanese wife, and eat Chinese food. Pretty good case: Get salary from England, build a house in America, live with a Chinese wife, and eat Japanese food. The wo

Charles Chincholles

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

Charles Darling

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

Charles Darling

One thing I have no worry about is whether God exists. But it has occurred to me that God has Alzheimer's and has forgotten we exist.

Charles Dickens

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.

Charles Ives

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Charles Schulz

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

Charlie Crazy

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


In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.


I would like the government to do all it can to mitigate, then, in understanding, in mutuality of interest, in concern for the common good, our tasks will be solved.

Chavez Cesar

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.

Chaykin Howard

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


Heaven and earth were created all together in the same instant, on October 23rd, 4004 B.C. at nine o'clock in the morning.

Cheever John

"Not Hercules could have knock'd out his brains, for he had none."

Chesterson Gilbert K.

In the first place, God made idiots; this was for practice; then he made school boards.

Chesterton G. K.

In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

Chesterton G.K.

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Chesterton G.K.

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Chesterton G.K.

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Chesterton G.K.

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.

Chesterton G.K.

"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Chesterton G.K.

If Christianity was morality, Socrates would be the Saviour.

Chesterton G.K.

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Chevalier Maurice

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for even the greatest fool may ask more the the wisest man can answer.

Chevins Anthony

Ben, why didn't you tell me?

Chichester Reverend

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Chill The Big

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


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.

Chris Robert

[Americans] are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.

Christ Jesus

Eeny, Meeny, Jelly Beanie, the spirits are about to speak!


The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.


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

Chuck Jones

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


Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice... moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Churchill W.

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

Churchill Winston

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way a midget is good at being short.

Churchill Winston

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.

Churchill Winston

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.

Churchill Winston

Go away, I'm all right.

Churchill Winston

The old complaint that mass culture is designed for eleven-year-olds is of course a shameful canard. The key age has traditionally been more like fourteen.

Churchill Winston

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.

Churchill Winston

I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed i

Churchill Winston

Small is beautiful.

Churchill Winston

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

Churchill Winston

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.

Churchill Winston

We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm.

Churchill Winston

... so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrranize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sl

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill W.

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Churchill W.

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.

Churchill Winston

To be patriotic, hate all nations but your own; to be religious, all sects but your own; to be moral, all pretenses but your own.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

Too much of everything is just enough.

Ciardi John

If there is no wind, row.

Ciardi John

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.

Ciardi John

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

Cicero Marcus Tullius

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 0. integrated 0. management 0. options 1. total 1. organizational 1. flexibility 2. systematized 2. monitored 2. capability 3. parallel 3. reciprocal 3. mobility 4. functional 4. digital 4. programming 5. re

Cicero Marcus Tullius

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Claghorn Senator

They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom for trying to change the system from within. I'm coming now I'm coming to reward them. First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. I'm guided by a signal in the heavens. I'm guided by this birthmark

Clapton Eric

Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

Clarence Darrow to William

You can observe a lot just by watching.

Clark Alex

Another day, another dollar.

Clark Blake

"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

Clark Ramsey

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Clarke Arthur

"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Clarke Arthur C.

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

Clarke Arthur C.

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

Cleaver Eldridge

Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!


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

Clement Hal

Political speeches are like steer horns. A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull inbetween.

Cleyre Voltarine de

Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds.

Clifton Fadiman

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Clopton R.

Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Clough Arthur

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Cocteau Jean

We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if only words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

Cocteau Jean

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Cohan George M.

May you live in uninteresting times.

Cohan George M.

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Cohen Mickey

How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Cohen Leonard

I can't understand why a person will take a year or two to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Cointment Joe

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

Coke Sir Edward

The major sin is the sin of being born.

Col Lew

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Colby Frank Moore

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

Colby F.M.

I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.


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.

Colton C.C.

I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.

Comics Green Lantern

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


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You may my glories and my state dispose, But not my griefs; still am I king of those.


Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.


If we can ever make red tape nutritional, we can feed the world.


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


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cabin door of a Soviet Black Sea cruise liner: Helpsavering apparata in emergings behold many whistles! Associate the stringing apparata about the bosums and meet behind, flee then t


Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at the blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.


October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.


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


If one inquires why the American tradition is so strong against any connection of State and Church, why it dreads even the rudiments of religious teaching in state-maintained schools, the immediate and superficial answer is not far to seek. ... The

Conrad Joseph

Monterey... is decidedly the pleasantest and most civilized-looking place in California ... [it] is also a great place for cock-fighting, gambling of all sorts, fandangos, and various kinds of amusements and knavery.

Conrad Joseph

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Coo Alistair

I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.

Cooke Alistair

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

Cooke Alistair

Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Coolidge Calvin

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

Coolidge Calvin

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

Coolidge Calvin

I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Coolidge Calvin

I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.

Coolidge Calvin

Very few blacks will take up golf until the requirement for plaid pants is dropped.

Coolidge Calvin

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

Coolidge Calvin

"All snakes who wish to remain in Ireland will please raise their right hands."

Cooper A.

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

Cooper Jeff

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.

Corwin Prince of

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.

Costello E.

The man who runs may fight again.

Costello Elvis

I wish a robot would get elected president. That way, when he came to town, we could all take a shot at him and not feel too bad.

Costello Elvis

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Costello Elvis

He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.

Coult Alan

There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. Observe the ass, for instance: his character is about perfect, he is the choicest spirit among all the humbler animals, yet see what rid

Couple The Odd

"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."

Cousins Norman

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Cousins Norman

It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.

Coward Noel

Alas, how love can trifle with itself!

Cowboy The

I am just a nice, clean-cut Mongolian boy.

Crane Dr. Frank

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

Crane Frank

A violent man will die a violent death.

Crane Stephen

"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

Crane Stephen

America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?

Credo The Webb Wilder

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

Crisp Quentin

A woman occasionally is quite a serviceable substitute for masturbation. It takes an abundance of imagination, to be sure.

Crisp Quentin

There but for the grace of God, goes God.

Crisp Quentin

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Croll John

I am a deeply superficial person.

Cromwell Oliver

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

Crosby Norm

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

Crowe Joe

If God wanted us to have a President, He would have sent us a candidate.

Crumb R.

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.

Cuomo Mario

Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Curtis Charles

One of my less pleasant chores when I was young was to read the Bible from one end to the other. Reading the Bible straight through is at least 70 percent discipline, like learning Latin. But the good parts are, of course, simply amazing. God is a

Cynic Diogenes the

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