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It's odd, and a little unsettling, to reflect upon the fact that English is the only major language in which "I" is capitalized; in many other languages "You" is capitalized and the "i" is lower case.

D Vine

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

D'Hericault Charles

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

Dada Idi Amin

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

Dada Idi Amin

Ain't no right way to do a wrong thing.

Dagny Taggart

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Daley Mayor

Why, when no honest man will deny in private that every ultimate problem is wrapped in the profoundest mystery, do honest men proclaim in pulpits that unhesitating certainty is the duty of the most foolish and ignorant? Is it not a spectacle to make

Daley Mayor

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way.

Daley Richard

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

Dali Salvador

A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space.

Dam Andries van

This is an especially good time for you vacationers who plan to fly, because the Reagan administration, as part of the same policy under which it recently sold Yellowstone National Park to Wayne Newton, has "deregulated" the airline industry. What t

Dane Franklin K.

The Bible is not my Book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.

Dangerfield Rodney

Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.

Danton G.J.

All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.

Darling Charles

When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Darrow Clarence

There are people who find it odd to eat four or five Chinese meals in a row; in China, I often remind them, there are a billion or so people who find nothing odd about it.

Darrow Clarence

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.

Darrow Clarence

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.

Darrow Clarence

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

Darrow Clarence

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

Darrow Clarence

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

Darwin Charles

How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Darwin Porter

Mum's the word.

Dass Baba Ram

Tertullian was born in Carthage somewhere about 160 A.D. He was a pagan, and he abandoned himself to the lascivious life of his city until about his 35th year, when he became a Christian. [...] To him is ascribed the sublime confession: Credo quia

Dass Baba Ram

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


What does it take for Americans to do great things; to go to the moon, to win wars, to dig canals linking oceans, to build railroads across a continent? In independent thought about this question, Neil Armstrong and I concluded that it takes a coinci

Dave Barry

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

David Bodanis

However, on religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or wha

David Niven

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.

Davis Evan

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

Davis Evan

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Davis Miles

In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.

Davisson Richard

I am America's child, a spastic slogging on demented limbs drooling I'll trade my PhD for a telephone voice.

Day Clarence

The white race is the cancer of history.

DeBalzac Honore

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

DeGaulle Charles

A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.

Dead The Grateful

[Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Dean James

It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Dekker Thomas

I owe the government $3400 in taxes. So I sent them two hammers and a toilet seat.


We should be glad we're living in the time that we are. If any of us had been born into a more enlightened age, I'm sure we would have immediately been taken out and shot.

Dennett Daniel

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

Derek Bok

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.


It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Descartes Rene

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

Dewar Lord Thomas

Flame on!

Dewar Lord Thomas

What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Dewar Lord Thomas Rober

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

Dewey John

Just close your eyes, tap your heels together three times, and think to yourself, `There's no place like home.'

Dick Philip K.

Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.

Dickens Charles

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Dickens Charles

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

Dickens Charles

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

Dickey James

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Dickson Paul

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Dictionary Webster's Unafraid

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

Dictum Schumacher's

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

Diefenbaker John

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

Dillinger John

A dead man cannot bite.


The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

Disney Walt

"Not only is God dead, but just try to find a plumber on weekends."

Disney Walt

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

Disra Benjamin

Some scholars are like donkeys, they merely carry a lot of books.

Disrael Benjamin

Love the sea? I dote upon it

Disraeli Benjamin

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

Disraeli Benjamin

After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

Disraeli Benjamin

If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house.

Disraeli Benjamin

Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

Disraeli Benjamin

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

Disraeli Benjamin

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

Dobbs Waldo D.R.

"It's a summons." "What's a summons?" "It means summon's in trouble."

Dobson Austin

I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Doctor The

There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Dogtender The Mad

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.

Dolph Sharp

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

Dolph Sharp

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Donald N. Smith president

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Donatus Aelius

The ideal voice for radio may be defined as showing no substance, no sex, no owner, and a message of importance for every housewife.

Donleavy J.P.

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

Dooley Mr.

"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

Dooley Mr.

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

Dostoyevski F.

I try to keep an open mind, but not so open that my brains fall out.

Doug Larson

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

Douglas Lord Alfred

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

Douglas Norman

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Douglas Adams

The notes blatted skyward as they rose over the Canada geese, feathered rumps mooning the day, webbed appendages frantically pedaling unseen bicycles in their search for sustenance, driven by cruel Nature's maxim, 'Ya wanna eat, ya gotta work,' and a

Douglass Frederick

Your wig steers the gig.

Douglass Frederick

... indifference is a militant thing ... when it goes away it leaves smoking ruins, where lie citizens bayonetted through the throat. It is not a children's pastime like mere highway robbery.

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

There's no justice in this world.

Doyle Sir Arthur Conan

Sometimes I wonder if I'm in my right mind. Then it passes off and I'm as intelligent as ever.

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

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

Dreshfield Jerry

As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Droz Gustave

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

Drucker Peter

War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.

Dudley Riggs

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Duggan B.

Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.

Duke Raoul

I have a dream. I have a dream that one day, on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.


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.

Dumas Alexander

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.

Dumas Alexandre

Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short

Dunne Finley Peter

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

Durant Will

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Durocher Leo

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.

Dwight Walter

Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Dwight Van de Vate

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

Dye W.H. Auden

She is not refined. She is not unrefined. She keeps a parrot.


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

Dyke Henry Van

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?


O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.

Dylan Bob

Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one.

Dylan Bob

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

Dylan Bob

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Dyson Freeman

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

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Never promise more than you can perform.

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