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Necessity hath no law.


It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Raleigh Sir Walter

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?

Rand Ayn

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

Rand Ayn

Don't get mad, get even.

Randall Stanley J.

No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.

Rankin Jeannette

As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.

Ransford Chicago Reader

It is exactly because a man cannot do a thing that he is a proper judge of it.

Ray Bob &

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Ray Kroc

The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.

Ray Kroc Founder

I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Raymond F. J.

Never have so many understood so little about so much.

Raymond Aron

Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made.

Reagan Ronald

If Christianity was morality, Socrates would be the Saviour.

Reagan Ronald

If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.

Reagan Ronald

Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants.

Reagan Ronald

We could do that, but it would be wrong, that's for sure.

Reagan Ronald

Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.

Reagan Ronald

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Reagan Ronald

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

Reagan Ronald

Be careful of reading health books, you might die of a misprint.

Reagan Ronald

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.

Reagan Ronald

If the Nazis had television with satellite technology, we'd all be goose-stepping. Americans are just as suggestible.

Reed Rex

It'll be just like Beggars' Canyon back home.

Reed Rex

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

Reed Thomas B.

Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long.

Regan Gerald

Why was I born with such contemporaries?

Reich Wilhelm

So so is good, very good, very excellent good: and yet it is not; it is but so so.

Reid Thomas

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

Remarque Erich Maria

A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor's throat without having his neighbour notice it.

Report The Kidner

Justice is incidental to law and order.

Reuss Fred

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.

Rich Rosen

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Richard Little

I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.


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.


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

Richard Bach

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Richard Bach

We are going to give a little something, a few little years more, to socialism, because socialism is defunct. It dies all by itself. The bad thing is that socialism, being a victim of its ... Did I say socialism?

Richard Bach

Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Richard Bach

There's no justice in this world.

Richard Henry Dama

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Richler Mordecai

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

Ringer Robert J.

To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Robbins Tom

Those who are mentally and emotionally healthy are those who have learned when to say yes, when to say no and when to say whoopee.

Robbins Tom

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

Robbins Tom

If you are a fatalist, what can you do about it?

Robbins Tom

As to Jesus of Nazareth... I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissent

Robbins Tom

Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops, boy.

Robert Frost

In a country where the sole employer is the State, opposition means death by slow starvation. The old principle: Who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced by a new one: Who does not obey shall not eat.

Robert Oppenheimer

Lookie, lookie, here comes cookie...

Robert Pante

Nothing endures but change.

Robert Preston

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

Robertson Davies

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Robertson. D.W.

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.


You don't have to be nice to people on the way up if you're not planning on coming back down.

Rochefou La

Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.

Rochefoucauld La

I am not a politician and my other habits are also good.

Rochefoucauld La

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Rochefoucauld La

America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

Rockefeller David

The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.

Rockefeller John D.

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

Rockwell George Lincoln

Anybody has a right to evade taxes if he can get away with it. No citizen has a moral obligation to assist in maintaining his government.

Roger Zelazny

I used to be disgusted, now I find I'm just amused.

Roger Zelazny

I do not patronize poor, ill educated, or disenfranchised people by exempting them from the same critical examination I feel free to direct toward the rest of society, however much I might champion the same minority or disadvantaged group in the foru

Roger Zelazny

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

Rogers The Best of Will

The public is an old woman. Let her maunder and mumble.

Rogers The Best of Will

She ran the gamut of emotions from 'A' to 'B'.

Rogers The Best of Will

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work ... I did not, when a slave, understand the deep meanings of those rude, and apparently incoherent songs. I was myself within the circle, so that I neither saw nor heard as those without might

Rogers The Best of Will

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

Rogers The Best of Will

What on earth would a man do with himself if something did not stand in his way?

Rogers The Best of Will

The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money.

Rogers The Best of Will

Producers seem to be so prejudiced against actors who've had no training. And there's no reason for it. So what if I didn't attend the Royal Academy for twelve years? I'm still a professional trying to be the best actress I can. Why doesn't anyone

Rogers The Best of Will

Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.

Rogers Will

The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

Rogers Will

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Rogers Will

War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.

Rogers Will

Going into politics is as fatal to a gentleman as going into a bordello is fatal to a virgin.

Rogers Will

Justice always prevails ... three times out of seven!

Rogers Will

Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!

Rogers Will

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented hell.

Rogers Will

Big book, big bore.

Rogers Will

In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

Rogers Will

There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.

Rom Prof.

Some scholars are like donkeys, they merely carry a lot of books.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Democracy becomes a government of bullies, tempered by editors.

Ronald Brady

It is all right to hold a conversation, but you should let go of it now and then.

Ronald Knox

"... all the modern inconveniences ..."

Ronald Reagan

An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.

Roosevelt Eleanor

How should they answer?

Roosevelt Eleanor

The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for not by our labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in his infinite wisdom has given control of property interests of the country, and upon the successful manag

Roosevelt Franklin D.

The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo! now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

We seldom repent talking too little, but very often talking too much.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

Man's unique agony as a species consists in his perpetual conflict between the desire to stand out and the need to blend in.

Roosevelt Teddy

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Roosevelt Theodore

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.

Roosevelt Theodore

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Rose Billy

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.

Rossetti Christina

All other things being equal, a bald man cannot be elected President of the United States.

Roth D.L.

Why attack God? He may be as miserable as we are.

Rouchefoucauld La

A Christian is a man who feels repentance on Sunday for what he did on Saturday and is going to do on Monday.

Rouchefoucauld La

All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Roy L. Ash

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.

Royal Darrell

If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Royko Mike

Men will fuck mud.

Rubinstein Arthur

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Rudner Rita

Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.


In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their

Rukeyser Muriel

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Runyon Damon

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.

Rusk Dean

The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.

Russel Baker

You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.

Russell Bertrand

Has the great art and mystery of politics no apparent utility? Does it appear to be unqualifiedly ratty, raffish, sordid, obscene and low down, and its salient virtuosi a gang of umitigated scoundrels? Then let us not forget its high capacity to soo

Russell Bertrand

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Russell Bertrand

Human resources are human first, and resources second.

Russell Bertrand

My experience with government is when things are non-controversial, beautifully co-ordinated and all the rest, it must be that not much is going on.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Baker

Leave no stone unturned.

Russell Bertrand

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

Russell Hoban

Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.

Ryan Tom K.

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.

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