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We are what we pretend to be.

Ca Mona

When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, "The handle is one of us!"


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.

Caen Herb

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Caen Herb

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Caesar Augustus

None love the bearer of bad news.

Caesar Augustus


Caesar Gaius Julius

There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

Caesar Gaius Julius

I'll turn over a new leaf.

Caesar Gaius Julius

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

Caesar Julius

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

Caesar Sid

Practice yourself what you preach.

Cage John

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

Cage John

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


(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

Cam Kurt Vonnegut

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Cameron Simon

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Cami Pat Calafia

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

Camp Henry N.

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.


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.

Camus A.

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

Camus Albert

In the long run we are all dead.

Camus Albert

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Camus Albert

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.

Camus Albert

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "Cheque Enclosed."

Camus Albert

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Capone Al

Look before you leap.

Capone Al

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."

Capone Al

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

Capp Andy

All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard, ya don't go lookin' for rutabagas.

Captain Ahab

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Cardozo Benjamin

Carlevale Edmund

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Carlin George

... 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


The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Carlyle Thomas

Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long.

Carlyle Thomas

All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

Carlyle Thomas

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

Carlyle Thomas

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

Carnegie Andrew

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

Carpenter Elizabeth

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

Carroll Lewis

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Carroll Lewis

The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

Carroll Lewis

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.

Carroll Lewis

While there's life, there's hope.

Carroll Lewis

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

Carson Johnny

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Carson Johnny

Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Carson Johnny

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

Carson Johnny

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

Carter Jimmy

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

Carus Titus Lucretius

My father was a creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.

Carus Titus Lucretius

Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Carus Titus Lucretius

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Carus Titus Lucretius

We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Cassidy Butch

The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.

Castro Fidel

Better late than never.

Catalog Whole Earth

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Catflap Filthy Rich and

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

Catlin Wynn

Sometimes, too long is too long.


CF&C stole it, fair and square.

Cato Marcus Procius

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room with

Catullus Gaius Valerius

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

Catullus Gaius Valerius

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

Catullus Gaius Valerius

Someday, Weederman, we'll look back on all this and laugh... It will probably be one of those deep, eerie ones that slowly builds to a blood-curdling maniacal scream... but still it will be a laugh.

Caussade De

The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Cavour Camillo Di

Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Celine Louis-Ferdinand

"There is no Father Christmas. It's just a marketing ploy to make low income parents' lives a misery." "... I want you to picture the trusting face of a child, streaked with tears because of what you just said." "I want you to picture the face of


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.


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


Praise the sea; on shore remain.


A man's house is his castle.

Cervantes Miguel de

The more the merrier.

Cervantes Miguel de

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

Cervantes Miguel de

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.

Cervantes Miguel de

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

Cervantes Miguel de

General notions are generally wrong.

Cervantes Miguel de

"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Cervantes Miguel de

All is well that ends well.

Cervantes Miguel de

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

Cervantes Miguel de

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

Cervantes Miguel de

Many hands make light work.

Cervantes Miguel de

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

Ch St. John

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

Chadwick Hal

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

Chamfort Nicolas

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

Chandler Raymond

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.

Chandler Raymond

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Chandler Raymond

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

Chandler Raymond

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,

Channing William Ellery

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

Chapelain Maurice

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

Chaplin Charlie

Set the cart before the horse.

Chapman George

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.

Charles Chincholles

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

Charles Darling

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Charles Darling

... "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

Charles Dickens

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

Charles Dickens

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Ives

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Charles Schulz

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

Charlie Crazy

[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


[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.


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

Chavez Cesar

He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Chaykin Howard

"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


XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

Cheever John

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

Chesterson Gilbert K.

Since everything in life is but an experience perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

Chesterton G. K.

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

Chesterton G.K.

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

Chesterton G.K.

That Xanthippe's husband should have become so great a philosopher is remarkable. Amid all the scolding, to be able to think! But he could not write: that was impossible. Socrates has not left us a single book.

Chesterton G.K.

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.

Chesterton G.K.

Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Chesterton G.K.

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

Chesterton G.K.

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Chesterton G.K.

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

Chevalier Maurice

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

Chevins Anthony

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

Chichester Reverend

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

Chill The Big

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


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

Chris Robert

In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Christ Jesus

Coincidences are spiritual puns.


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


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

Chuck Jones

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


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Churchill W.

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

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

If you catch a man, throw him back.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

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.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

Man is the measure of all things.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill Winston

The superfluous is very necessary.

Churchill Winston

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Churchill Winston

One good turn deserves another.

Churchill Winston

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

Churchill W.

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Churchill W.

Everything is possible. Pass the word.

Churchill Winston

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.

Churchill Winston

Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Churchill Winston

I'd be a poorer man if I'd never seen an eagle fly.

Churchill Winston

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Ciardi John

There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Ciardi John

You can observe a lot just by watching.

Ciardi John

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Cicero Marcus Tullius

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Cicero Marcus Tullius

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

Claghorn Senator

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Clapton Eric

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.

Clarence Darrow to William

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

Clark Alex

To have died once is enough.

Clark Blake

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

Clark Ramsey

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.

Clarke Arthur

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

Clarke Arthur C.

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,

Clarke Arthur C.

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

Cleaver Eldridge

"You can't survive by sucking the juice from a wet mitten."


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

Clement Hal

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Cleyre Voltarine de

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

Clifton Fadiman

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

Clopton R.

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

Clough Arthur

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Cocteau Jean

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

Cocteau Jean

There is no sin but ignorance.

Cohan George M.

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.

Cohan George M.

Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

Cohen Mickey

I hate quotations.

Cohen Leonard

Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Cointment Joe

... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Coke Sir Edward

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

Col Lew

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

Colby Frank Moore

Nothing succeeds like success.

Colby F.M.

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


We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Colton C.C.

I value kindness to human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men

Comics Green Lantern

In the olden days in England, you could be hung for stealing a sheep or a loaf of bread. However, if a sheep stole a loaf of bread and gave it to you, you would only be tried for receiving, a crime punishable by forty lashes with the cat or the dog,


Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing.


Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.


Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.


The fact that it works is immaterial.


Rome was not built in one day.


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


Piece of cake!


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


Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.


Look ere ye leap.

Conrad Joseph

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Conrad Joseph

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

Coo Alistair

Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.

Cooke Alistair

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Cooke Alistair

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

Coolidge Calvin

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

Coolidge Calvin

A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

Coolidge Calvin

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Coolidge Calvin

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Coolidge Calvin

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

Coolidge Calvin

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.

Coolidge Calvin

Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Cooper A.

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

Cooper Jeff

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.

Corwin Prince of

Believe everything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

Costello E.

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

Costello Elvis

Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

Costello Elvis

Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers. One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She

Costello Elvis

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help the rabbit.

Coult Alan

No good deed goes unpunished.

Couple The Odd

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

Cousins Norman

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

Cousins Norman

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Coward Noel

Save the Whales

Cowboy The

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

Crane Dr. Frank

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Crane Frank

Do not despair of life. You have no doubt force enough to overcome your obstacles. Think of the fox prowling through wood and field in a winter night for something to satisfy his hunger. Notwithstanding cold and hounds and traps, his race survives

Crane Stephen

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Crane Stephen

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

Credo The Webb Wilder

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

Crisp Quentin

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

Crisp Quentin

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?

Crisp Quentin

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.

Croll John

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

Cromwell Oliver

Never buy from a rich salesman.

Crosby Norm

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Crowe Joe

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.

Crumb R.

"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Cuomo Mario

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

Curtis Charles

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

Cynic Diogenes the

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

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