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The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How's the President?"


You tread upon my patience.

Raleigh Sir Walter

Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Rand Ayn

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

Rand Ayn

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

Randall Stanley J.

IV. The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off the ledge to spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken. Such an object is inevitably price

Rankin Jeannette

Some days you wake and immediately start worrying. Nothing in particular is wrong, it's just the suspicion that forces are aligning quietly and there will be trouble.

Ransford Chicago Reader

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Ray Bob &

You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Ray Kroc

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

Ray Kroc Founder

"Elves and Dragons!" I says to him. "Cabbages and potatoes are better for you and me."

Raymond F. J.

Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly.

Raymond Aron

Thinking you know something is a sure way to blind yourself.

Reagan Ronald

Gratitude and treachery are merely the two extremities of the same procession. You have seen all of it that is worth staying for when the band and the gaudy officials have gone by.

Reagan Ronald

The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream; it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.

Reagan Ronald

Men's skin is different from women's skin. It is usually bigger, and it has more snakes tattooed on it. Also, if you examine a woman's skin very closely, inch by inch, starting at her shapely ankles, then gently tracing the slender curve of her cal

Reagan Ronald

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

Reagan Ronald

If it were thought that anything I wrote was influenced by Robert Frost, I would take that particular work of mine, shred it, and flush it down the toilet, hoping not to clog the pipes. A more sententious, holding- forth old bore who expected every

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

Reality is bad enough, why should I tell the truth?

Reagan Ronald

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Reagan Ronald

If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

Reagan Ronald

To add insult to injury.

Reed Rex

Carol's head ached as she trailed behind the unsmiling Calibrees along the block of booths. She chirruped at Kennicott, "Let's be wild! Let's ride on the merry-go-round and grab a gold ring!" Kennicott considered it, and mumbled to Calibree, "Thin

Reed Rex

They also serve who only stand and wait.

Reed Thomas B.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Regan Gerald

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Reich Wilhelm

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

Reid Thomas

"That boy's about as sharp as a pound of wet liver"

Remarque Erich Maria

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

Report The Kidner

A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

Reuss Fred

Language is a virus from another planet.

Rich Rosen

"Not Hercules could have knock'd out his brains, for he had none."

Richard Little

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.


Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.


An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

Richard Bach

Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Richard Bach

Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. War is peace.

Richard Bach

Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult.

Richard Bach

The big cities of America are becoming Third World countries.

Richard Henry Dama

She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

Richler Mordecai

Indomitable in retreat; invincible in advance; insufferable in victory.

Ringer Robert J.

I would have promised those terrorists a trip to Disneyland if it would have gotten the hostages released. I thank God they were satisfied with the missiles and we didn't have to go to that extreme.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

Robbins Tom

A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.

Robbins Tom

Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Robbins Tom

And yet, seasons must be taken with a grain of salt, for they too have a sense of humor, as does history. Corn stalks comedy, comedy stalks tragedy, and this too is historic. And yet, still, when corn meets tragedy face to face, we have politics.

Robbins Tom

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

Robbins Tom

Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.

Robert Frost

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.

Robert Oppenheimer

United Nations, New York, December 25. The peace and joy of the Christmas season was marred by a proclamation of a general strike of all the military forces of the world. Panic reigns in the hearts of all the patriots of every persuasion. Meanwhil

Robert Pante

Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.

Robert Preston

The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

Robertson Davies

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

Robertson. D.W.

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.


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

Rochefou La

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

Rochefoucauld La

We are all born mad. Some remain so.

Rochefoucauld La

The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.

Rochefoucauld La

What upsets me is not that you lied to me, but that from now on I can no longer believe you.

Rockefeller David

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.

Rockefeller John D.

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.

Rockwell George Lincoln

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.

Roger Zelazny

Charity begins at home.

Roger Zelazny

As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Roger Zelazny

A word to the wise is enough.

Rogers The Best of Will

"You and I as individuals can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but only for a limited period of time. Why should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation?"

Rogers The Best of Will

He thinks the Gettysburg Address is where Lincoln lived.

Rogers The Best of Will

You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Rogers The Best of Will

Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Rogers The Best of Will

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Rogers The Best of Will

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the men are strong, the women are pretty, and the children are above-average.

Rogers The Best of Will

When I saw a sign on the freeway that said, "Los Angeles 445 miles," I said to myself, "I've got to get out of this lane."

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.

Rogers Will

It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.

Rogers Will

I think we're in trouble.

Rogers Will

Law enforcement officers should use only the minimum force necessary in dealing with disorders when they arise.

Rogers Will

Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

Rogers Will

We have no scorched earth policy. We have a policy of scorched Communists.

Rogers Will

The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

Rogers Will

The goys have proven the following theorem...

Rogers Will

Nothing endures but change.

Rogers Will

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Rom Prof.

The 'A' is for content, the 'minus' is for not typing it. Don't ever do this to my eyes again.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

You can bring men from other parts of the world who are sane. And you know what happens? At the very moment they cross those mountains... they go mad. Instantaneously and automatically, at the very moment they cross the mountains into California,

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

Ronald Brady

My dear People. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville Bagginses that I w

Ronald Knox

No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it.

Ronald Reagan

Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are totally in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately

Roosevelt Eleanor

... relaxed in the manner of a man who has no need to put up a front of any kind.

Roosevelt Eleanor

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

Roosevelt Franklin D.

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

Roosevelt Franklin D.

The Golden Rule is of no use to you whatever unless you realize it is your move.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

Roosevelt Teddy

I see where we are starting to pay some attention to our neigbors to the south. We could never understand why Mexico wasn't just crazy about us; for we have always had their good will, and oil and minerals, at heart.

Roosevelt Theodore

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

Roosevelt Theodore

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Rose Billy

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

Rossetti Christina

"It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies."

Roth D.L.

We'll be recording at the Paradise Friday night. Live, on the Death label.

Rouchefoucauld La

You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.

Rouchefoucauld La


Roy L. Ash

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Royal Darrell

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

Royko Mike

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Rubinstein Arthur

I try to keep an open mind, but not so open that my brains fall out.

Rudner Rita

An actor's a guy who if you ain't talkin' about him, ain't listening.


With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter.

Rukeyser Muriel

Indiana is a state dedicated to basketball. Basketball, soybeans, hogs and basketball. Berkeley, needless to say, is not nearly as athletic. Berkeley is dedicated to coffee, angst, potholes and coffee.

Runyon Damon

What does it take for Americans to do great things; to go to the moon, to win wars, to dig canals linking oceans, to build railroads across a continent? In independent thought about this question, Neil Armstrong and I concluded that it takes a coinci

Rusk Dean

You may my glories and my state dispose, But not my griefs; still am I king of those.

Russel Baker

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Russell Bertrand

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Russell Bertrand

"...The name of the song is called 'Haddocks' Eyes'!" "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel interested. "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed. "That's what the name is called. The nam

Russell Bertrand

Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.

Russell Bertrand

"The Lord gave us farmers two strong hands so we could grab as much as we could with both of them."

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Baker

It seems appropriate to me that Mapplethorpe's perverse images should be situated so close to Congress, which perpetuates a number of unnatural acts upon the body politic every day, without benefit of artificial lubrication or foreplay.

Russell Bertrand

I shall give a propagandist reason for starting the war, no matter whether it is plausible or not. The victor will not be asked afterwards whether he told the truth or not. When starting and waging war it is not right that matters, but victory.

Russell Hoban

No evil can happen to a good man.

Ryan Tom K.

The worst is not so long as we can say "This is the worst."

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