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

La Rouchefoucauld

The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Lady Whiteadder

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Lafferty R. A.

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits.

Lai Chou En

A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

Lampoon The Harvard

I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Landers Ann

Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Lang Andrew

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Langan L.M.

Don't get mad, get even.

Lao Tsu

True to our past we work with an inherited, observed, and accepted vision of personal futility, and of the beauty of the world.

Lara Michael

Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Lara Michael

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Lardner David

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Lardner Ring

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Lardner Ring

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

Larry Niven

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

Larsen Dalglish

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Larson Erik

Then, gently touching my face, she hesitated for a moment as her incredible eyes poured forth into mine love, joy, pain, tragedy, acceptance, and peace. "'Bye for now," she said warmly.

Lascl Christopher

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.


Money doesn't talk, it swears.


Two heads are better than one.

Lazarus Long

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

LeBoutillier J.

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

LeGuin Ursula K.

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

Lear King

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Leary Tim

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

Lebowitz Fran

If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

Lebowitz Fran

Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

Lebowitz Fran

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Lebowitz Fran

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Leghorn Foghorn

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.

Leghorn Foghorn

Neckties strangle clear thinking.

Leghorn Foghorn

"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Lehman John

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Lehrer Tom

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

Lehrer Tom

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Lehrer Tom

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Lem Stanislaw

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

Lem Stanislaw

There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Len Cool

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.

Lenin Vladimir Il'ich

We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.


Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Lennon John

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

Lennon John

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Leo Rosten

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

LeoGrande William

Out of sight is out of mind.

Leonard Ohio Lt. Governor Paul

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

Leopardi Giacomo

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

Lerner Max

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

Leslie Stephen

Let me assure you that to us here at First National, you're not just a number. Youre two numbers, a dash, three more numbers, another dash and another number.

Leslie Stephen

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Lester Julius

If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some.

Letterman David

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

Letterman David

It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Letterman David

Think sideways!

Letterman David

If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

Letterman David

Real wealth can only increase.

Letterman David

"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Letterman David

The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Letterman David

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Levant Oscar

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.

Levant Oscar

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Levin Bernard

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

Levine Joseph E.

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

Levinson Leonard

Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Lew Sinclair

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

Lewin Ralph

Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

Lewis C.S.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

Lewis C.S.

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

Lewis Joe E.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Lewis Joe E.

I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Lewis Richard

When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.

Lewis Sinclair

None love the bearer of bad news.

Lewis Thomas

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Li Woman's

Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Li Mark Twain

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Lie Trygve

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

Liebling A.J.

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

Liebling A.J.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Liepmann Hans

A full belly makes a dull brain.

Lieutenant Kermit Tyler

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

Lilly John

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.

Lincoln A.

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires.

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Lincoln Abraham

If God is One, what is bad?

Lincoln Abraham

I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Lincoln Abraham

I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

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

Lincoln Abraham

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

Lindbergh Charles

The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.

Ling James J.

Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

Lippmann Walter

Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Lippmann Walter

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?

Little Mary Wilson

Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Little Rich

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Lloyd Kaufman

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

Lo graffito in

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Locke John

Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.

Lockridge Ross

Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

Long Lazarus

Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin.

Long Lazarus

So little time, so little to do.

Long Lazarus

A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Long Lazarus

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

Long Lazarus

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

Long Lazarus

We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one.

Long Lazarus

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

Long Lazarus

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Long Lazarus

I will make you shorter by the head.

Long Lazarus

Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

Long Russell

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

Longfellow H.W.

Getting into trouble is easy.

Longworth A. R.

Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

Objectivity is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

Your wig steers the gig.

Longworth Alice Roosevelt

Don't guess

Loo Lewis Carroll

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Louder P.G

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

Louder P.G.

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Louder P.G. Wodehouse

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

Louisi Edwin Edwards

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Lowell James Russell

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

Lowell Robert

[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.

Lowell James Russell

Housework can kill you if done right.

Lubbock John

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Luce C.B.

The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them.

Luce Clare Booth

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

Lucinda Childs

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

Lula Pace Ripley

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Lumsden Marshall

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.

Lur Terry Pratchett

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Lustbader Eric Van

It's easier to take it apart than to put it back together.

Luten Daniel B.

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so.

Luten Daniel B.

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Luther Martin

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

Luther Martin

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs.

Luther Martin

And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.

Lyly John

A prediction is worth twenty explanations.


Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

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