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Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Rabelais


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Raleigh Sir Walter


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

Rand Ayn


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.

Rand Ayn


The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

Randall Stanley J.


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

Rankin Jeannette


Already the spirit of our schooling is permeated with the feeling that every subject, every topic, every fact, every professed truth must be submitted to a certain publicity and impartiality. All proffered samples of learning must go to the same ass

Ransford Chicago Reader


The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Ray Bob &


I have just enough white in me to make my honesty questionable.

Ray Kroc


I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

Ray Kroc Founder


All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

Raymond F. J.


Life is like a 10 speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Raymond Aron


Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.

Reagan Ronald


A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Reagan Ronald


His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum- stances being what they

Reagan Ronald


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.

Reagan Ronald


The streets were dark with something more than night.

Reagan Ronald


People in general do not willingly read if they have anything else to amuse them.

Reagan Ronald


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

Reagan Ronald


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."

Reagan Ronald


The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Reagan Ronald


Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Reagan Ronald


I would like the government to do all it can to mitigate, then, in understanding, in mutuality of interest, in concern for the common good, our tasks will be solved.

Reed Rex


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

Reed Rex


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.

Reed Thomas B.


Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.

Regan Gerald


April 1 This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.

Reich Wilhelm


Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

Reid Thomas


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Remarque Erich Maria


Or 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.

Report The Kidner


By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

Reuss Fred


When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Rich Rosen


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

Richard Little


Why, when no honest man will deny in private that every ultimate problem is wrapped in the profoundest mystery, do honest men proclaim in pulpits that unhesitating certainty is the duty of the most foolish and ignorant? Is it not a spectacle to make

Richard


We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if only words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

Richard


The dirty work at political conventions is almost always done in the grim hours between midnight and dawn. Hangmen and politicians work best when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb.

Richard Bach


No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

Richard Bach


People who develop the habit of thinking of themselves as world citizens are fulfilling the first requirement of sanity in our time.

Richard Bach


You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead.

Richard Bach


Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Richard Henry Dama


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

Richler Mordecai


(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

Ringer Robert J.


If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.

Rizzo Mayor Frank


It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Robbins Tom


Naked children have never played in _o_u_r fountains, and I.M. Pei will never be happy on Route 66.

Robbins Tom


There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Robbins Tom


If they were so inclined, they could impeach him because they don't like his necktie.

Robbins Tom


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

Robbins Tom


I'll burn my books.

Robert Frost


One thing I have no worry about is whether God exists. But it has occurred to me that God has Alzheimer's and has forgotten we exist.

Robert Oppenheimer


I have always noticed that whenever a radical takes to Imperialism, he catches it in a very acute form.

Robert Pante


In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

Robert Preston


The ideal voice for radio may be defined as showing no substance, no sex, no owner, and a message of importance for every housewife.

Robertson Davies


A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

Robertson. D.W.


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

Rochefou


They spell it "da Vinci" and pronounce it "da Vinchy". Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.

Rochefou La


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

Rochefoucauld La


Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Rochefoucauld La


Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

Rochefoucauld La


It pays in England to be a revolutionary and a bible-smacker most of one's life and then come round.

Rockefeller David


Better late than never.

Rockefeller John D.


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

Rockwell George Lincoln


If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive!

Roger Zelazny


A is for Apple.

Roger Zelazny


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

Roger Zelazny


God helps them that help themselves.

Rogers The Best of Will


This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.

Rogers The Best of Will


We're all in this alone.

Rogers The Best of Will


"Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, Rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science."

Rogers The Best of Will


Mate, this parrot wouldn't VOOM if you put four million volts through it!

Rogers The Best of Will


There's nothing worse for your business than extra Santa Clauses smoking in the men's room.

Rogers The Best of Will


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

Rogers The Best of Will


Governor Tarkin. I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I thought I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.

Rogers The Best of Will


I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.

Rogers Will


Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercio

Rogers Will


Dear Ann Landers: My husband watches the TV preachers every Sunday. He claims one minister said there are 350 different sins. My husband wants to know if you can get the list. He thinks he is missing something.

Rogers Will


Well, he didn't know what to do, so he decided to look at the government, to see what they did, and scale it down and run his life that way.

Rogers Will


Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.

Rogers Will


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

Rogers Will


Faith is under the left nipple.

Rogers Will


I understand why you're confused. You're thinking too much.

Rogers Will


Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

Rogers Will


Art is anything you can get away with.

Rogers Will


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.

Rogers Will


Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Rogers Will


There is an old time toast which is golden for its beauty. "When you ascend the hill of prosperity may you not meet a friend."

Rogers Will


Please try to limit the amount of "this room doesn't have any bazingas" until you are told that those rooms are "punched out." Once punched out, we have a right to complain about atrocities, missing bazingas, and such.

Rom Prof.


Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller


If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt

Rona Vincent J. Fuller


Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o' Sunday.

Ronald Brady


A classic is something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Ronald Knox


Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Ronald Reagan


They can't stop us... we're on a mission from God!

Roosevelt Eleanor


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

Roosevelt Eleanor


A full belly makes a dull brain.

Roosevelt Franklin D.


"What the hell are you getting so upset about? I thought you didn't believe in God." "I don't," she sobbed, bursting violently into tears, "but the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid Go

Roosevelt Franklin D.


May you live in uninteresting times.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano


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

Roosevelt Teddy


No one born with a mouth and a need is "innocent".

Roosevelt Theodore


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

Roosevelt Theodore


Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds.

Rose Billy


Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Rossetti Christina


Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]

Roth D.L.


Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.

Rouchefoucauld La


And they mainly want to teach them not to question, not to imagine, but to be obedient and behave well so that they can hold them forever as children to their bosom as the second millennium lurches toward its panicky close.

Rouchefoucauld La


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

Roy L. Ash


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

Royal Darrell


Work Hard. Rock Hard. Eat Hard. Sleep Hard. Grow Big. Wear Glasses If You Need 'Em.

Royko Mike


Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Rubinstein Arthur


I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Rudner Rita


... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Rufus


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

Rukeyser Muriel


The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Runyon Damon


Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Rusk Dean


It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its, if you mean it is. If you don't, it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't our's either. It's ours, and likewise yours and theirs.

Russel Baker


Bullwinkle: You just leave that to my pal. He's the brains of the outfit. General: What does that make YOU? Bullwinkle: What else? An executive.

Russell Bertrand


For the fashion of Minas Tirith was such that it was built on seven levels, each delved into a hill, and about each was set a wall, and in each wall was a gate.

Russell Bertrand


Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Russell Bertrand


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

Russell Bertrand


The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobb

Russell Bertrand


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

Russell Baker


The true Southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of the world's luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It wa

Russell Bertrand


Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

Russell Hoban


Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities, requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as annoying faucet drip, merely by tur

Ryan Tom K.


Sherry [Thomas Sheridan] is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature.

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