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... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

M Hawkeye

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Mabbitt Ronald

In charity there is no excess.

Mabley Moms

The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

MacDonald Dwight

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?

MacDonald Ross

You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

Macaulay Thomas

...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

Macdonald Ronald

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.


Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Machiavelli Niccolo

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Machineri R. Bradbury

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

Madariaga Salvador De

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Madison James

A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.


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

Mahabharata The

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Mahabharata. The

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.


The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

Maher Bill

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Mailer Norman

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

Maistre Joseph De

A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.


Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.

Malraux Andre

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

Mamet David

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Man Little Big

Imagine what we can imagine!

Manners Miss

XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

Manson Charles

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.

Manson Charles

Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Manua Princess Irulan

The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.

Manville Tommy

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.

Manville Tommy

The whole world is a scab. The point is to pick it constructively.

Manville Tommy

"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Margaret Mitchell

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

Mari Clive James on

Littering is dumb.

Mark Twain

I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate. Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and great effort pushing boulders into a single

Mark Twain

Set the cart before the horse.

Mark Twain

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.'

Mark Twain

A snake lurks in the grass.

Mark Twain

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.

Marlon Brando

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Marlowe Christopher

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

Marlowe Christopher

The problem that we thought was a problem was, indeed, a problem, but not the problem we thought was the problem.

Marlowe Christopher

A witty saying proves nothing.

Marlowe Christopher

Business will be either better or worse.

Marquis Don

Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Marquis Don

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

Marquis Don

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

Marquis Don

The primary cause of failure in electrical appliances is an expired warranty. Often, you can get an appliance running again simply by changing the warranty expiration date with a 15/64-inch felt-tipped marker.

Marr Bill

No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Marshall Brickman

Honesty's the best policy.

Marshall Thurgood

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Martin Steve

You get what you pay for.

Martin Thomas L.

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


Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.


Many hands make light work.


All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Martin Steve

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Martin Steve

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.

Martin Susanna

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.

Martin' Kin Hubbard

If we don't survive, we don't do anything else.

Marx Groucho

"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Marx Groucho

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


If you sell diamonds, you cannot expect to have many customers. But a diamond is a diamond even if there are no customers.

Masterson Bat

In childhood a woman must be subject to her father; in youth to her husband; when her husband is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be free of subjugation.

Mathis Andrew W.

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

Mau W. Somerset

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Maugh W. Somerset

He who fears the unknown may one day flee from his own backside.

Maugham Somerset

Necessity has no law.

Maugham Somerset

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

Maugham W. Somerset

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

Maugham W. Somerset

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.

Maugham W.S.

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."

Maugham W. Somerset

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Max Beerbohm

If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Mayfield E.J.

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

Mayonnaise Hellman's

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Mayor Kevin White

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

McAfee Ron

Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously.

McCabe Charles

When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

McCall Cash

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

McCarthy Charlie

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

McCarthy Charlie

Some people say a front-engine car handles best. Some people say a rear-engine car handles best. I say a rented car handles best.

McCarthy Eugene

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

McCarthy Eugene

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

McCorkle Julia Norton

If there is no wind, row.

McDaniel Hattie

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

McEvoy J. P.

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

McGee Travis

The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it.

McGovern George

No is no negative in a woman's mouth.

McGuire Al

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

McIntire Carl

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

McLeod Thom

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

McLuhan. Marshall

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."

McShane Michael

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Mead Margaret

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

Medawar Sir Peter

No evil can happen to a good man.

Meese Ed

It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.

Meir Golda

A woman occasionally is quite a serviceable substitute for masturbation. It takes an abundance of imagination, to be sure.

Melvin Belli

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.


The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.


I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Mencken H. L.

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Mencken H. L.

XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

Mencken H. L.

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H. L.

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Mencken H. L.

Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

Mencken H. L.

Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Mencken H.L.

To have died once is enough.

Mencken H.L.

I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Mencken H.L.

... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

No good deed goes unpunished.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

(1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. (2) If your stomach antagonizes you, pacify it with cool thoughts. (3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. (4) Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society, as

Mencken H.L.

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Mencken H.L.

The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means.

Mencken H.L.

Language is a virus from another planet.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

Charity begins at home.

Mencken H.L.

Things are not always what they seem.

Mencken H.L.

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Mengot Roy

Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

Meredith George

If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Meredith Owen

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.

Metrop Fran Lebowitz

A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.

Mex Jack Handley

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Mex Jack Handley The New

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Mex Jack Handley The New

Scratch the average female and you'll find a purring bundle... at the ready to love and honor, bake a torte and still produce quintuplets.

Meyrowitz N.

We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Michael Levin

Man is the measure of all things.

Michael Levin

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.

Michael Winner British

It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.


In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Michener James A.

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Midler Bette

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Mike Harding

Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Mike Harding

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

Mill John Stuart

God help those who do not help themselves.

Mill Dennis

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.


... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Miller Arthur

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

Miller Arthur R.

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

Miller Dennis

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Miller Dennis

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Miller Dennis


Miller Dennis

The more the merrier.

Miller. Olin

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

Millman Dave

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.


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


A wise person makes his own decisions, a weak one obeys public opinion.

Milton John

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Milton John

Piece of cake!

Milton John

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Mitchell Gener

If what they've been doing hasn't solved the problem, tell them to do something else.


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Mizner Wilson

Nice guys finish last.

Mizner Wilson

There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labour. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each other's throat.

Mizner Wilson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Mizner Wilson

All is well that ends well.

Moffitt James

The state of innocence contains the germs of all future sin.


It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

Montagu Lady M.W.

There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Montague Charles Edward

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Montaigne Michel Eyquem de

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Montaigne Michel de

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Montaigne Michel de

There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.


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


Two heads are better than one.

Moore Steven

We are governed not by armies and police but by ideas.

Moose Bullwinkle

Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Moravia Alberto

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

More Sir Thomas

It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.

Morgan J.P.

"You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you fit to hear his view of things?" "Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming you have integrit

Morgan J.P.

You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Morgan J.P.

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Morley Christopher

The man-hating woman, like the cold woman, is largely imaginary. She is simply a woman who has done her best to snare a man and has failed.

Morley Christopher

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.

Morley Christopher

Don't get mad, get even.

Morley Christopher

It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Morley John Viscount

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

Morris William

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.


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

Moses Robert

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

Moses Robert

The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Moss Stirling

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Mostel Zero

Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Mother Karl Marx's

There is no proverb that is not true.


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


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.

Muggeridge Malcolm

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.

Mull Martin

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Munr H.H.

Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Munro H.H.

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

Murray Bill

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Muscha Jerry

Several years ago, some smart businessmen had an idea: Why not build a big store where a do-it-yourselfer could get everything he needed at reasonable prices? Then they decided, nah, the hell with that, let's build a home center. And before long ho

Muskie Senator Edmund

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

Musselman Bill

Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Musset Alfred De

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