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When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.


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

Raleigh Sir Walter

I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Rand Ayn

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

Rand Ayn

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

Randall Stanley J.

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

Rankin Jeannette

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Ransford Chicago Reader

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room with

Ray Bob &

A game can by God repent or we'll punish it. That's how they did it in Salem in the seventeenth century, and that's how we'll do it now.

Ray Kroc

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".

Ray Kroc Founder

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

Raymond F. J.

Don't get mad, get even.

Raymond Aron

When alerted to an intrusion by tinkling glass or otherwise, 1) Calm yourself 2) Identify the intruder 3) If hostile, kill him. Step number 3 is of particular importance. If you leave the guy alive out of misguided softheartedness, he will repay y

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Reagan Ronald

If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Reagan Ronald

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Reagan Ronald

Sic transit gloria mundi. [So passes away the glory of this world.]

Reagan Ronald

You or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reed Rex

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

Reed Rex

A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Reed Thomas B.

Nothing endures but change.

Regan Gerald

"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Reich Wilhelm

It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

Reid Thomas

What excuses stand in your way? How can you eliminate them?

Remarque Erich Maria

God is Dead.

Report The Kidner

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

Reuss Fred

Death is a spirit leaving a body, sort of like a shell leaving the nut behind.

Rich Rosen

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Richard Little

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




Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Richard Bach

If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

Richard Bach

[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.

Richard Bach

Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Richard Bach

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Richard Henry Dama

The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.

Richler Mordecai

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

Ringer Robert J.

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.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

Do not use that foreign word "ideals". We have that excellent native word "lies".

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

Robbins Tom

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Robbins Tom

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

Robbins Tom

Piece of cake!

Robert Frost

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

Robert Oppenheimer

Neckties strangle clear thinking.

Robert Pante

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

Robert Preston

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

Robertson Davies

I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.

Robertson. D.W.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.


The world wants to be deceived.

Rochefou La

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

Rochefoucauld La

If you are shooting under 80 you are neglecting your business; over 80 you are neglecting your golf.

Rochefoucauld La

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

Rochefoucauld La

Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.

Rockefeller David

A man who cannot seduce men cannot save them either.

Rockefeller John D.

What!? Me worry?

Rockwell George Lincoln

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

Roger Zelazny

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Roger Zelazny

The best you get is an even break.

Roger Zelazny

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.

Rogers The Best of Will

Without adventure, civilization is in full decay.

Rogers The Best of Will

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

Rogers The Best of Will

Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

Rogers The Best of Will

Things are not always what they seem.

Rogers The Best of Will

The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

Rogers The Best of Will

Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Rogers The Best of Will

Practice yourself what you preach.

Rogers The Best of Will

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Rogers Will

After the game the king and the pawn go in the same box.

Rogers Will

Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Rogers Will

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Rogers Will

Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful as woman.

Rogers Will

The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Rogers Will

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

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?

Rogers Will

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.

Rogers Will

In the highest society, as well as in the lowest, woman is merely an instrument of pleasure.

Rom Prof.

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

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

Ronald Brady

It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Ronald Knox

Better late than never.

Ronald Reagan

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

Roosevelt Eleanor

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

Roosevelt Eleanor

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

Roosevelt Franklin D.

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

Roosevelt Franklin D.

It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

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

Roosevelt Teddy

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Roosevelt Theodore

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Roosevelt Theodore

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Rose Billy

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

Rossetti Christina

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Roth D.L.

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

Rouchefoucauld La

To lead people, you must follow behind.

Rouchefoucauld La

Dignity is like a flag. It flaps in a storm.

Roy L. Ash

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

Royal Darrell

It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Royko Mike

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.

Rubinstein Arthur

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Rudner Rita

Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.


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

Rukeyser Muriel

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealings with men.

Runyon Damon

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Rusk Dean

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.'

Russel Baker

The truth is what is; what should be is a dirty lie.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

"No job too big; no fee too big!"

Russell Baker

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Russell Bertrand

Believe everything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

Russell Hoban

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

Ryan Tom K.

Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

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