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

La Rouchefoucauld

Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

Lady Whiteadder

My band career ended late in my senior year when John Cooper and I threw my amplifier out the dormitory window. We did not act in haste. First we checked to make sure the amplifier would fit through the frame, using the belt from my bathrobe to meas

Lafferty R. A.

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.

Lai Chou En

Recently deceased blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan "comes to" after his death. He sees Jimi Hendrix sitting next to him, tuning his guitar. "Holy cow," he thinks to himself, "this guy is my idol." Over at the microphone, about to sing, are Jim Mo

Lampoon The Harvard

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.

Landers Ann

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

Lang Andrew

If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each

Langan L.M.

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

Lao Tsu

Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Lara Michael

You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Lara Michael

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.

Lardner David

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

Lardner Ring

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

Lardner Ring

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Larry Niven

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

Larsen Dalglish

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

Larson Erik

"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

Lascl Christopher

Practice is the best of all instructors.


Sometimes, too long is too long.


If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Lazarus Long

She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

LeBoutillier J.

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

LeGuin Ursula K.

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Lear King

Set the cart before the horse.

Leary Tim

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

Lebowitz Fran

So little time, so little to do.

Lebowitz Fran

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

Lebowitz Fran

Look before you leap.

Lebowitz Fran

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Leghorn Foghorn

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

Leghorn Foghorn

All is well that ends well.

Leghorn Foghorn

Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

Lehman John

Piece of cake!

Lehrer Tom

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

Lehrer Tom

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Lehrer Tom

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

Lem Stanislaw

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Lem Stanislaw

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Len Cool

It is better to have loved and lost

Lenin Vladimir Il'ich

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.


There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Lennon John

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

Lennon John

Playing an unamplified electric guitar is like strumming on a picnic table.

Leo Rosten

My advice to you, my violent friend, is to seek out gold and sit on it.

LeoGrande William

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest r

Leonard Ohio Lt. Governor Paul

If any man wishes to be humbled and mortified, let him become president of Harvard.

Leopardi Giacomo

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Lerner Max

"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."

Leslie Stephen

To err is human, to repent, divine, to persist, devilish.

Leslie Stephen

Any philosophy that can be put "in a nutshell" belongs there.

Lester Julius

"Life is too important to take seriously."

Letterman David

History is nothing but a collection of fables and useless trifles, cluttered up with a mass of unnecessary figures and proper names.

Letterman David

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

Letterman David

An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Letterman David

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

Letterman David

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Letterman David

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Letterman David

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

Letterman David

Save the Whales

Levant Oscar

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

Levant Oscar

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Levin Bernard

Indeed, the first noble truth of Buddhism, usually translated as `all life is suffering,' is more accurately rendered `life is filled with a sense of pervasive unsatisfactoriness.'

Levine Joseph E.

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

Levinson Leonard

'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Lew Sinclair

Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

Lewin Ralph

If you want divine justice, die.

Lewis C.S.

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Lewis C.S.

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.

Lewis Joe E.

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

Lewis Joe E.

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Lewis Richard

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,

Lewis Sinclair

How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

Lewis Thomas

The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.

Li Woman's

If God is One, what is bad?

Li Mark Twain

We're all in this alone.

Lie Trygve

It has been said [by Anatole France], "it is not by amusing oneself that one learns," and, in reply: "it is *____only* by amusing oneself that one can learn."

Liebling A.J.

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Liebling A.J.

The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal

Liepmann Hans

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

Lieutenant Kermit Tyler

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Lilly John

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

Lincoln A.

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Lincoln Abraham

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Lincoln Abraham

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Lincoln Abraham

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Lincoln Abraham

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Lincoln Abraham

A definition of teaching: casting fake pearls before real swine.

Lindbergh Charles

When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

Ling James J.

... 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.

Lippmann Walter

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Lippmann Walter

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Little Mary Wilson

In charity there is no excess.

Little Rich

If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.

Lloyd Kaufman

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Lo graffito in

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.

Locke John

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

Lockridge Ross

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Long Lazarus

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

Long Lazarus

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Long Lazarus

Odets, where is thy sting?

Long Lazarus

Things are not always what they seem.

Long Lazarus

Practice yourself what you preach.

Long Lazarus

If you catch a man, throw him back.

Long Lazarus

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

Long Lazarus

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

Long Lazarus

Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Long Lazarus

Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired.

Long Russell

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

Longfellow H.W.

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

Longworth A. R.

Anything is possible on paper.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobb

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

Haste makes waste.

Loo Lewis Carroll

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

Louder P.G

Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.

Louder P.G.

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.

Louder P.G. Wodehouse

"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."

Louisi Edwin Edwards

It was a female that drove me to drink and I didn't even have the kindness to thank her.

Lowell James Russell

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

Lowell Robert

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

Lowell James Russell

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

Lubbock John

Nothing succeeds like success.

Luce C.B.

To do two things at once is to do neither.

Luce Clare Booth

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Lucinda Childs

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

Lula Pace Ripley

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

Lumsden Marshall

I will make you shorter by the head.

Lur Terry Pratchett

"Whom are you?" said he, for he had been to night school.

Lustbader Eric Van

Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Luten Daniel B.

When I have one foot in the grave I will tell the truth about women. I shall tell it, jump into my coffin, pull the lid over me, and say, "Do what you like now."

Luten Daniel B.

If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Luther Martin

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Luther Martin

If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Luther Martin

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

Lyly John

You may have heard that a dean is to faculty as a hydrant is to a dog.


"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich."

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