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An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

D Vine

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

D'Hericault Charles

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.

Dada Idi Amin

WHENEVER ANYBODY SAYS he's struggling to become a human being I have to laugh because the apes beat him to it by about a million years. Struggle to become a parrot or something.

Dada Idi Amin

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Dagny Taggart

"Nuclear war would really set back cable."

Daley Mayor

The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people, and don't come in clearly enough.

Daley Mayor

General notions are generally wrong.

Daley Richard

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

Dali Salvador

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

Dam Andries van

You just wait, I'll sin till I blow up!

Dane Franklin K.

The United States is like the guy at the party who gives cocaine to everybody and still nobody likes him.

Dangerfield Rodney

Not all who own a harp are harpers.

Danton G.J.

The politician is someone who deals in man's problems of adjustment. To ask a politician to lead us is to ask the tail of a dog to lead the dog.

Darling Charles

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

Darrow Clarence

Life is a serious burden, which no thinking, humane person would wantonly inflict on someone else.

Darrow Clarence

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,

Darrow Clarence

He who walks on burning coals is sure to get burned.

Darrow Clarence

"MacDonald has the gift on compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts."

Darrow Clarence

More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.

Darrow Clarence

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

Darwin Charles

Don't get mad, get even.

Darwin Porter

The truth about a man lies first and foremost in what he hides.

Dass Baba Ram

It is easier to be a "humanitarian" than to render your own country its proper due; it is easier to be a "patriot" than to make your community a better place to live in; it is easier to be a "civic leader" than to treat your own family with loving un

Dass Baba Ram

It's not enough to be Hungarian; you must have talent too.


The ripest fruit falls first.

Dave Barry

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.

David Bodanis

I regret to say that we of the F.B.I. are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.

David Niven

The rights you have are the rights given you by this Committee [the House Un-American Activities Committee]. We will determine what rights you have and what rights you have not got.

Davis Evan

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

Davis Evan

There are no physicists in the hottest parts of hell, because the existence of a "hottest part" implies a temperature difference, and any marginally competent physicist would immediately use this to run a heat engine and make some other part of hell

Davis Miles

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

Davisson Richard

My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

Day Clarence

As to Jesus of Nazareth... I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissent

DeBalzac Honore

"Life is too important to take seriously."

DeGaulle Charles

We are so fond of each other because our ailments are the same.

Dead The Grateful

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

Dean James

... we must not judge the society of the future by considering whether or not we should like to live in it; the question is whether those who have grown up in it will be happier than those who have grown up in our society or those of the past.

Dekker Thomas

There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.


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

Dennett Daniel

If you lose a son you can always get another, but there's only one Maltese Falcon.

Derek Bok

Man has made his bedlam; let him lie in it.


An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Descartes Rene

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,

Dewar Lord Thomas

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

Dewar Lord Thomas

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

Dewar Lord Thomas Rober

Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."

Dewey John

Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.

Dick Philip K.

Who's scruffy-looking?

Dickens Charles

You can bear anything if it isn't your own fault.

Dickens Charles

I think the world is run by C students.

Dickens Charles

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Dickey James

The angry man always thinks he can do more than he can.

Dickson Paul

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

Dictionary Webster's Unafraid

The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should therefore be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. If the doctrine be admitted, rulers have only to declare war and they are screened at onc

Dictum Schumacher's

October 12, the Discovery. It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

Diefenbaker John

"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t

Dillinger John

No one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.


You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to

Disney Walt

Facts are the enemy of truth.

Disney Walt

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.

Disra Benjamin

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

Disrael Benjamin

Be careful of reading health books, you might die of a misprint.

Disraeli Benjamin

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Disraeli Benjamin

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

Disraeli Benjamin

The distinction between Freedom and Liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have been unable to find a living specimen of either.

Disraeli Benjamin

per year.

Disraeli Benjamin

I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.

Disraeli Benjamin

"Jesus saves...but Gretzky gets the rebound!"

Dobbs Waldo D.R.

THE MX IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY. One important reason we have a Defense Department is that when we give it money, it spends it, which creates jobs, whereas if we left the money in the hands of civilians, we don't know what they'd do with it. Probabl

Dobson Austin

Everlasting peace will come to the world when the last man has slain the last but one.

Doctor The

Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful as woman.

Dogtender The Mad

Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Dolph Sharp

Some performers on television appear to be horrible people, but when you finally get to know them in person, they turn out to be even worse.

Dolph Sharp

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

Donald N. Smith president

New Jersey is not the armpit of the nation; it's the asshole of the universe.

Donatus Aelius

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

Donleavy J.P.

Too clever is dumb.

Dooley Mr.

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

Dooley Mr.

I put the shotgun in an Adidas bag and padded it out with four pairs of tennis socks, not my style at all, but that was what I was aiming for: If they think you're crude, go technical; if they think you're technical, go crude. I'm a very technical

Dostoyevski F.

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.

Doug Larson

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

Douglas Lord Alfred

Evil is that which one believes of others. It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.

Douglas Norman

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the men are strong, the women are pretty, and the children are above-average.

Douglas Adams

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Douglass Frederick

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Douglass Frederick

Necessity has no law.

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

Must I hold a candle to my shames?

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

"You and I as individuals can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but only for a limited period of time. Why should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation?"

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

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.

Dreshfield Jerry

I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Droz Gustave

Better late than never.

Drucker Peter

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Dudley Riggs

"After I asked him what he meant, he replied that freedom consisted of the unimpeded right to get rich, to use his ability, no matter what the cost to others, to win advancement."

Duggan B.

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

Duke Raoul

Any president should have the right to shoot at least two people a year without explanation.


Robert Kennedy's 1964 Senatorial campaign planners told him that their intention was to present him to the television viewers as a sincere, generous person. "You going to use a double?" asked Kennedy. Thumbing through a promotional pamphlet prep

Dumas Alexander

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

Dumas Alexandre

Diplomacy is about surviving until the next century. Politics is about surviving until Friday afternoon.

Dunne Finley Peter

L'hazard ne favorise que l'esprit prepare.

Durant Will

You can never do just one thing.

Durocher Leo

Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.

Dwight Walter

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Dwight Van de Vate

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *___and* fresher

Dye W.H. Auden

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


Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!

Dyke Henry Van

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


It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.

Dylan Bob

I don't mind arguing with myself. It's when I lose that it bothers me.

Dylan Bob

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Dylan Bob

You can't cheat an honest man. Never give a sucker an even break or smarten up a chump.

Dyson Freeman

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

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There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

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