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He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

P Harry Thurston

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

Pa Long Chen

Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

Pa Jessie

A full belly makes a dull brain.

Paar Jack

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Paar Jack

Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

Paine Thomas

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

Paine Thomas

A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

Palindromist The Mad

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

Parker Dorothy

The course of true anything never does run smooth.

Parker Dorothy

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Parker Dorothy

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Parker Dorothy

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

Parker Dorothy

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

Parker Dorothy

Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

Parker Dorthy

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Parker Robert

Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Parkinson C.N.

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

Parkinson C.N.

Think sideways!

Parnas Dave

The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.

Pascal Blaise

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Pascal Blaise

He thought of Musashi, the Sword Saint, standing in his garden more than three hundred years ago. "What is the 'Body of a rock'?" he was asked. In answer, Musashi summoned a pupil of his and bid him kill himself by slashing his abdomen with a knife.

Pascal Blaise

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

Pasteur L.

Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Pat Cadigan

In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, delve deep into the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In work, be competent. In action, be careful of your timing.

Pat Cadigan

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Patricia O Tuama

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

Patrick Saint

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Paul Erdman

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Paul Tillich German

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

Pelt Lucy Van

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

Penn Jillette

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Penn William

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of money?

Perce Chief Joseph

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

Perelman S.J.

All is well that ends well.


You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Perlis Alan J.

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

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Peter Dr. Laurence J.

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.

Peter Irene

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Peter Laurence

One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

Peter Laurence J.

A word to the wise is enough.

Peter Laurence J.

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Peter Stack

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.

Peter Straub

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

Petronius Gaius

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.


It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.


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


Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

Philip Hale Boston

One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

Philips Emo

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

Phillips Emo

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

Phillips Utah

The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent

Physicist John von Neumann

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


God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.


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.

Picasso Pablo

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Pike Bishop James

The meek shall inherit the earth, but *not* its mineral rights.

Pile Stephen

Faith is under the left nipple.

Pile Stephen

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.

Pile Stephen

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?

Pile Stephen

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

Pile Stephen

Odets, where is thy sting?


(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


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Pinero Sir Arthur Wing

God help those who do not help themselves.

Pintauro Joseph

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Pirsig Robert

A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

Platford Lois

[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.


He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.


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


"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t


In the long run we are all dead.


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


Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Plautus Titus Maccius

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

Plautus Titus Maccius

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

Plautus Titus Maccius

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Player Willis

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.


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

Plummer Christopher

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.


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

Pollard John G.

A snake lurks in the grass.


There is more to life than increasing its speed.


In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Pope Alexander

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.

Pope Alexander

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Pope John Paul

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

Pope St. Gregory

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

Poppins Mary

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

Postmas James

Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Pournelle Niven and

Ninety percent of the time things turn out worse than you thought they would. The other ten percent of the time you had no right to expect that much.

Powers Richard

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy.

Prabhupada Swami

Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Prentice George D.

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

President Pat Paulsen for

The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Presley Elvis

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Presley Elvis

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

Price Don

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

Prochnow Herbert

An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

Prochnow Herbert V.

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

Professor English

For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out.

Prosser D. Winkel and F.

Well, you know, no matter where you go, there you are.


Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Proust M.

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

Proverb A Yippie

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Proverb Ancient Simian

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

Proverb Chinese

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

Proverb Chinese

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Proverb Recent Chinese

"Do you think there's a God?" "Well, ____SOMEbody's out to get me!"

Pryne Hester

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


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.


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

Publius Ovidius Naso

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.

Publius Terentius Afer

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Publius Terentius Afer

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

Publius Terentius Afer

All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Publius Terentius Afer

Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach, Or what's a heaven for ?

Publius Vergilius Maro

One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.

Publius Vergilius Maro

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

Publius Vergilius Maro

Lookie, lookie, here comes cookie...

Publius Vergilius Maro

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

Pudd'nhead Wilson's

Business will be either better or worse.

Pulitzer Joseph

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

Pusey Nathan

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


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.

Python Monty

If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

prayer Medieval

When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

proverb Arab

Fear is the greatest salesman.

proverb Arabian

The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.

proverb Chinese

Facts are the enemy of truth.

proverb Chinese

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

proverb Chinese

Praise the sea; on shore remain.

proverb Chinese

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

proverb Chinese

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

proverb Chinese

Knowledge is power.

proverb Chinese

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

proverb Indian

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

proverb Italian

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

proverb Polish

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

proverb Spanish

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

proverb Turkish

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

proverb. Scottish

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