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America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

M Hawkeye

What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Mabbitt Ronald

We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb your cities.

Mabley Moms

He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.

MacDonald Dwight

Burnt Sienna. That's the best thing that ever happened to Crayolas.

MacDonald Ross

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

Macaulay Thomas

The old complaint that mass culture is designed for eleven-year-olds is of course a shameful canard. The key age has traditionally been more like fourteen.

Macdonald Ronald

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.


A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Machiavelli Niccolo

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

Machineri R. Bradbury

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

Madariaga Salvador De

"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Madison James

"I am not sure what this is, but an `F' would only dignify it."


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

Mahabharata The

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

Mahabharata. The

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?


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

Maher Bill

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

Mailer Norman

An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Maistre Joseph De

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.


Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Malraux Andre

Forgive and forget.

Mamet David

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Man Little Big

Neckties strangle clear thinking.

Manners Miss

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

Manson Charles

As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.

Manson Charles

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs.

Manua Princess Irulan

One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Manville Tommy

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Manville Tommy

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Manville Tommy

I will make you shorter by the head.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Margaret Mitchell

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

Mari Clive James on

America is a melting pot. You know, where those on the bottom get burned, and the scum rises to the top.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

"I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment."

Mark Twain

Would that my hand were as swift as my tongue.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Mark Twain

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

Mark Twain

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Mark Twain

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

Marlon Brando

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

Marlowe Christopher

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

Marlowe Christopher

If there is no wind, row.

Marlowe Christopher

Watch your mouth, kid, or you'll find yourself floating home.

Marlowe Christopher

Pauca sed matura. [Few but excellent.]

Marquis Don

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Marquis Don

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Marquis Don

Mum's the word.

Marquis Don

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Marr Bill

Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house.

Marshall Brickman

If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade. A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.

Marshall Thurgood

Things are not always what they seem.

Martin Steve

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

Martin Thomas L.

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


Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.


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


The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.

Martin Steve

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Martin Steve

The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Martin Susanna

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

Martin' Kin Hubbard

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *___and* fresher

Marx Groucho

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

Marx Groucho

Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.


Use an accordion. Go to jail.

Masterson Bat

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.

Mathis Andrew W.

Any stone in your boot always migrates against the pressure gradient to exactly the point of most pressure.

Mau W. Somerset

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths good theatre.

Maugh W. Somerset

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.

Maugham Somerset

Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?

Maugham Somerset

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

Maugham W. Somerset

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

Maugham W. Somerset

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

Maugham W.S.


Maugham W. Somerset

I was in this prematurely air conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps you could buy that had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy

Max Beerbohm

Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Mayfield E.J.

I know not how I came into this, shall I call it a dying life or a living death?

Mayonnaise Hellman's

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

Mayor Kevin White

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

McAfee Ron

One of my favorite jokes, a telling commentary on Jewish mothers' capacity to lay on guilt, involves the mother who gave her son two neckties on Chanuka. The boy hurried into his bedroom, ripped off the tie he was wearing, put on one of the ties his

McCabe Charles

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

McCall Cash

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

McCarthy Charlie

The Soviet Union, which has complained recently about alleged anti-Soviet themes in American advertising, lodged an official protest this week against the Ford Motor Company's new campaign: "Hey you stinking, fat Russian, get off my Ford Escort."

McCarthy Charlie

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

McCarthy Eugene

The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

McCarthy Eugene

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

McCorkle Julia Norton

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

McDaniel Hattie

Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

McEvoy J. P.

It's not easy, being green.

McGee Travis

He who writes with no misspelled words has prevented a first suspicion on the limits of his scholarship or, in the social world, of his general education and culture.

McGovern George

Ever get the feeling that the world's on tape and one of the reels is missing?

McGuire Al

The man who has never been flogged has never been taught.

McIntire Carl

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

McLeod Thom

Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

McLuhan. Marshall

Don't guess

McShane Michael

I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Mead Margaret

Plastic... Aluminum... These are the inheritors of the Universe! Flesh and Blood have had their day... and that day is past!

Medawar Sir Peter

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Meese Ed

Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

Meir Golda

Diary of a Young Girl LITE(tm)

Melvin Belli

If a shameless woman expects to be defiled and then dies of her fierce love because you do not consent, will chastity also be homicide?


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


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


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.

Mencken H. L.

I think... I think it's in my basement... Let me go upstairs and check.

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H. L.

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."

Mencken H. L.

If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.

Mencken H. L.

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Mencken H. L.

The superfluous is very necessary.

Mencken H. L.

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

Mencken H. L.

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Mencken H.L.

... "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

Mencken H.L.

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.

Mencken H.L.

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Mencken H.L.

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Mencken H.L.

The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

No good deed goes unpunished.

Mencken H.L.

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

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

Mencken H.L.

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Mencken H.L.

The more the merrier.

Mencken H.L.

Adhere to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant, and broken the monotony of a decorous age.

Mencken H.L.

If you want divine justice, die.

Mengot Roy

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.

Meredith George

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Meredith Owen

[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

Metrop Fran Lebowitz

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

Mex Jack Handley

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Mex Jack Handley The New

"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

Mex Jack Handley The New

I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

Meyrowitz N.

The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.

Michael Levin

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

Michael Levin

Faith is under the left nipple.

Michael Winner British

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


To do two things at once is to do neither.

Michener James A.

For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Midler Bette

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

Mike Harding

I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

Mike Harding

A dead man cannot bite.

Mill John Stuart

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.

Mill Dennis

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.


Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

Miller Arthur

It's not a sin not to be Irish, but it is a great shame.

Miller Arthur R.

"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

Miller Dennis

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 0. integrated 0. management 0. options 1. total 1. organizational 1. flexibility 2. systematized 2. monitored 2. capability 3. parallel 3. reciprocal 3. mobility 4. functional 4. digital 4. programming 5. re

Miller Dennis

He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Miller Dennis

The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

Miller Dennis

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Miller. Olin

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

Millman Dave

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


Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.


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.

Milton John

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Milton John

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.

Milton John

Yevtushenko has... an ego that can crack crystal at a distance of twenty feet.

Mitchell Gener

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


Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth.

Mizner Wilson

A prediction is worth twenty explanations.

Mizner Wilson

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Mizner Wilson

Look ere ye leap.

Mizner Wilson

Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.

Moffitt James

Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.


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.'

Montagu Lady M.W.

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

Montague Charles Edward

When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

Montaigne Michel Eyquem de

"The jig's up, Elman." "Which jig?"

Montaigne Michel de

If I had a plantation in Georgia and a home in Hell, I'd sell the plantation and go home.

Montaigne Michel de

I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.


"I have to convince you, or at least snow you ..."


With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.


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

Moore Steven

I love treason but hate a traitor.

Moose Bullwinkle

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

Moravia Alberto

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

More Sir Thomas

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Morgan J.P.

Knowledge is power.

Morgan J.P.

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.

Morgan J.P.

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

Morley Christopher

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.

Morley Christopher

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.

Morley Christopher

Necessity hath no law.

Morley Christopher

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.

Morley John Viscount

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

Morris William

Nice guys finish last.


The major sin is the sin of being born.

Moses Robert

The white race is the cancer of history.

Moses Robert

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Moss Stirling

What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Mostel Zero

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Mother Karl Marx's

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


Life is too short to be taken seriously.


If there really was a Jewish conspiracy to run the world, my rabbi would have let me in on it by now. I contribute enough to the shule.

Muggeridge Malcolm

What you don't know won't help you much either.

Mull Martin

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

Munr H.H.

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

Munro H.H.

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Murray Bill

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

Muscha Jerry

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Muskie Senator Edmund

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

Musselman Bill

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Musset Alfred De

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