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Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercio

Eban Abba

Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

Eddie Cochran

"That's no answer," Job said, "And for someone who's supposed to be omnipotent, let me tell you 'tabernacle' has only one l."

Edison Thomas Alva

I don't make the rules, Gil, I only play the game.

Edman Irwin

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.

Edward A. Murphy

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

Edwards-Duff Ann

Everyone is in the best seat.

Edwin Meese

There is a certain impertinence in allowing oneself to be burned for an opinion.

Efrain Rios Montt

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

Einstein Albert

Tallulah Bankhead barged down the Nile last night as Cleopatra and sank.

Einstein Albert

I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Einstein Albert

I would have made a good pope.

Einstein Albert

I go the way that Providence dictates.

Einstein Albert

Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.

Einstein Albert

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

Einstein Albert

In charity there is no excess.

Einstein Albert

Small things make base men proud.

Einstein Albert

I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

Einstein. A.

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

Eisenhower Dwight

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

Eisenhower Dwight D.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Eisenhower Dwight D.

Love your neighbour, yet don't pull down your hedge.

Eisenhower Dwight D.

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Eisenhower Dwight D.

Awash with unfocused desire, Everett twisted the lobe of his one remaining ear and felt the presence of somebody else behind him, which caused terror to push through his nervous system like a flash flood roaring down the mid-fork of the Feather River

Eisenhower Dwight

It is equally bad when one speeds on the guest unwilling to go, and when he holds back one who is hastening. Rather one should befriend the guest who is there, but speed him when he wishes.

Elaine Stewart

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Elder Pliny the

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.

Eliot George

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Eliot George

All phone calls are obscene.

Eliot T.S.

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,

Eliot T.S.

What makes you think graduate school is supposed to be satisfying?

Eliot T.S.

The plot was designed in a light vein that somehow became varicose.

Eliot T.Sessay

"Go on, girl! You'll never get a better chance to buy Jif at this price. *Carpe diem*, babe!"

Elizabeth I

Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.

Elizabeth John Greenway

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.


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.

Ellis Havelock

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

Ellis Havelock

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

Ellis Nancy

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Ellison Harlan

A dead man cannot bite.

Ellison Harlan

He who renders warfare fatal to all engaged in it will be the greatest benefactor the world has yet known.

Elman Jeff

A diplomat's life consists of three things: protocol, Geritol, and alcohol.

Emers Ralph Waldo

"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."

Emers Ralph Waldo

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.


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


Success is in the minds of Fools.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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

Emerson Ralph Waldo

"What are you watching?" "I don't know." "Well, what's happening?" "I'm not sure... I think the guy in the hat did something terrible." "Why are you watching it?" "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you."

Emerson Ralph Waldo

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven't the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

Lansdale seized on the idea of using Nixon to build support for the [Vietnamese] elections ... really honest elections, this time. "Oh, sure, honest, yes, that's right," Nixon said, "so long as you win!" With that he winked, drove his elbow into La

Emerson Ralph Waldo

In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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

Emerson Ralph Waldo

Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

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

Emerson Ralph Waldo

Nice guys finish last.

Emerson Ralph Waldo

I have nothing but utter contempt for the courts of this land.

Emmons Marguerite

The Worst Prison Guards The largest number of convicts ever to escape simultaneously from a maximum security prison is 124. This record is held by Alcoente Prison, near Lisbon in Portugal. During the weeks leading up to the escape in July 1978 th

Englan Mark Twain on New

How is the world ruled, and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists, and they believe what they read.

Ennius Quintus

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

Ennius Quintus

He liked fishing a little too much, and he believed that work was something a man did when he had to. He had always been able to get along well enough without it, especially for the last couple of years.

Enou R.A. Heinlein

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

Enoug Lazarus Long

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

Ephron Nora

I realize that the MX missile is none of our concern. I realize that the whole point of living in a democracy is that we pay professional congresspersons to concern themselves with things like the MX missile so we can be free to concern ourselves wi


There's small choice in rotten apples.

Epstein M.D.

The most disagreeable thing that your worst enemy says to your face does not approach what your best friends say behind your back.

Erasmus Desiderius

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Erica Jong

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Erlich Paul

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

Errol Flynn

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

Ertz Susan

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


"What was the worst thing you've ever done?" "I won't tell you that, but I'll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to me... the most dreadful thing."

Escher M.C.

My father was a saint, I'm not.

Esquire Jun

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Estard Townsperson in

"What the hell are you getting so upset about? I thought you didn't believe in God." "I don't," she sobbed, bursting violently into tears, "but the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid Go

Estes James

You won't skid if you stay in a rut.

Estienne Henri

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


A woman employs sincerity only when every other form of deception has failed.


The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi


Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.


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

Evans Bergan

Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Examiner Watchman

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