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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.

Machiavelli


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.

Madonna


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.

Maharbal


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.

Making


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.

Martin


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

Martin


Many hands make light work.

Martin


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

Maslow


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.

Menander


Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Menander


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.

Menander


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.

Michelangelo


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.

Miller


... "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


"MOKE DAT YIGARETTE"

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.

Milne


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

Milton


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.

Miyamot


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.

Moliere


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.

Montesquieu


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Montesquieu


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

Montesquieu


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.

Morrisey


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.

Muad'dib


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

Muad'dib


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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