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The politician is someone who deals in man's problems of adjustment. To ask a politician to lead us is to ask the tail of a dog to lead the dog.


Satire is what closes Saturday night.

Raleigh Sir Walter

Corrupt, stupid grasping functionaries will make at least as big a muddle of socialism as stupid, selfish and acquisitive employers can make of capitalism.

Rand Ayn

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

Rand Ayn

The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity; the active virtues of society were discouraged; and the last remains of a military spirit were buried in the cloister: a large portion of public and private wealth was cons

Randall Stanley J.

It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.

Rankin Jeannette

I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was ... an arctic wilderness.

Ransford Chicago Reader

I'll never get off this planet.

Ray Bob &

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Ray Kroc

There is much Obi-Wan did not tell you.

Ray Kroc Founder

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

Raymond F. J.

All Gods were immortal.

Raymond Aron

Dianetics is a milestone for man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his invention of the wheel and the arch.

Reagan Ronald

Set the cart before the horse.

Reagan Ronald

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Reagan Ronald

Mr. Salter's side of the conversation was limited to expressions of assent. When Lord Copper was right he said "Definitely, Lord Copper"; when he was wrong, "Up to a point." "Let me see, what's the name of the place I mean? Capital of Japan? Yokoh

Reagan Ronald

A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

Reagan Ronald

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.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

There are people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.

Reagan Ronald

"You little (such a one who, while wearing a copper nose ring, stands in a footbath atop Mount Raruaruaha during a heavy thunderstorm and shouts that Alohura, Goddess of Lightning, has the facial features of a diseased uloruaha root)!"

Reagan Ronald

I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation.

Reed Rex

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

Reed Rex

Under every stone lurks a politician.

Reed Thomas B.

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Regan Gerald

"First World" nations are the ones where people drive Japanese cars; "Second World" nations are where First World residents go on vacation; and "Third World" nations are the ones where people still dive out of trees to prove their manhood.

Reich Wilhelm

When in doubt, tell the truth.

Reid Thomas

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

Remarque Erich Maria

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

Report The Kidner

I owe the public nothing.

Reuss Fred

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

Rich Rosen

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

Richard Little

The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.


Never look a gift horse in the mouth.


With all the talent around, it's sort of amazing that a woman could be up here with us.

Richard Bach

You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.

Richard Bach

If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.

Richard Bach

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Richard Bach

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Richard Henry Dama

"I don't care who does the electing as long as I get to do the nominating."

Richler Mordecai

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

Ringer Robert J.

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

He looked at me as if I were a side dish he hadn't ordered.

Robbins Tom

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Robbins Tom

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.

Robbins Tom

I hate small towns because once you've seen the cannon in the park there's nothing else to do.

Robbins Tom

I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.

Robbins Tom

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,

Robert Frost

I prefer rogues to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.

Robert Oppenheimer

You get what you pay for.

Robert Pante

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Robert Preston

This was the most unkindest cut of all.

Robertson Davies

Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

Robertson. D.W.

Every cloud engenders not a storm.


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

Rochefou La

As long as there are entrenched social and political distinctions between sexes, races or classes, there will be forms of science whose main function is to rationalize and legitimize these distinctions.

Rochefoucauld La

Fortune and love befriend the bold.

Rochefoucauld La

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

Rochefoucauld La

To be or not to be.

Rockefeller David

"Life would be much simpler and things would get done much faster if it weren't for other people"

Rockefeller John D.

"God gives burdens; also shoulders" Jimmy Carter cited this Jewish saying in his concession speech at the end of the 1980 election. At least he said it was a Jewish saying; I can't find it anywhere. I'm sure he's telling the truth though; why wo

Rockwell George Lincoln

Life is a concentration camp. You're stuck here and there's no way out and you can only rage impotently against your persecutors.

Roger Zelazny

If there really was a Jewish conspiracy to run the world, my rabbi would have let me in on it by now. I contribute enough to the shule.

Roger Zelazny

There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labour. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each other's throat.

Roger Zelazny

The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

Rogers The Best of Will

You can't learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.

Rogers The Best of Will

Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

Rogers The Best of Will

The marriage of Marxism and feminism has been like the marriage of husband and wife depicted in English common law: Marxism and feminism are one, and that one is marxism.

Rogers The Best of Will

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.

Rogers The Best of Will

Roumanian-Yiddish cooking has killed more Jews than Hitler.

Rogers The Best of Will

Then, gently touching my face, she hesitated for a moment as her incredible eyes poured forth into mine love, joy, pain, tragedy, acceptance, and peace. "'Bye for now," she said warmly.

Rogers The Best of Will

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.

Rogers The Best of Will

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Rogers Will

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

Rogers Will

Don't buy a landslide. I don't want to have to pay for one more vote than I have to.

Rogers Will

Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.

Rogers Will

Men are superior to women.

Rogers Will

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Diplomacy is to do and say, the nastiest thing in the nicest way.

Rogers Will

Everything takes longer, costs more, and is less useful.

Rogers Will

It has long been noticed that juries are pitiless for robbery and full of indulgence for infanticide. A question of interest, my dear Sir! The jury is afraid of being robbed and has passed the age when it could be a victim of infanticide.

Rogers Will

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

Rogers Will

... before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility. What did it matter what anyone knew or ignored? What did it matter who was manager? One gets sometimes s

Rom Prof.

Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Now, you might ask, "How do I get one of those complete home tool sets for under $4?" An excellent question. Go to one of those really cheap discount stores where they sell plastic furniture in colors visible from the planet Neptune and where they

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Ronald Brady

I am not a crook.

Ronald Knox

The world wants to be deceived.

Ronald Reagan

Satire is tragedy plus time.

Roosevelt Eleanor

Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

Roosevelt Eleanor

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey's loquacity is legendary, and Barry Goldwater notes that "Hubert has been clocked at 275 words a minute with gusts up to 340." On the campaign trail during 1964, Republican nominee Barry Goldwater stated, "The imme

Roosevelt Franklin D.

How should they answer?

Roosevelt Franklin D.

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

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Roosevelt Teddy

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

Roosevelt Theodore

What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature?

Roosevelt Theodore

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

Rose Billy

Small things make base men proud.

Rossetti Christina

"Hi, I'm Preston A. Mantis, president of Consumers Retail Law Outlet. As you can see by my suit and the fact that I have all these books of equal height on the shelves behind me, I am a trained legal attorney. Do you have a car or a job? Do you ever

Roth D.L.

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Rouchefoucauld La

I never killed a man that didn't deserve it.

Rouchefoucauld La

If you took all of the grains of sand in the world, and lined them up end to end in a row, you'd be working for the government!

Roy L. Ash

There are a lot of lies going around.... and half of them are true.

Royal Darrell

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.

Royko Mike

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

Rubinstein Arthur

The Worst Jury A murder trial at Manitoba in February 1978 was well advanced, when one juror revealed that he was completely deaf and did not have the remotest clue what was happening. The judge, Mr. Justice Solomon, asked him if he had heard any

Rudner Rita

Maybe ain't ain't so correct, but I notice that lots of folks who ain't using ain't ain't eatin' well.


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

Rukeyser Muriel

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing - and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.

Runyon Damon

"For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off."

Rusk Dean

"A Mormon is a man that has the bad taste and the religion to do what a good many other people are restrained from doing by conscientious scruples and the police."

Russel Baker

It's easier to take it apart than to put it back together.

Russell Bertrand

God has intended the great to be great and the little to be little... The trade unions, under the European system, destroy liberty [...] I do not mean to say that a dollar a day is enough to support a workingman... not enough to support a man and fiv

Russell Bertrand

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke.

Russell Bertrand

Never trust an automatic pistol or a D.A.'s deal.

Russell Bertrand

Heaven and earth were created all together in the same instant, on October 23rd, 4004 B.C. at nine o'clock in the morning.

Russell Bertrand

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."

Russell Baker

Never speak ill of yourself, your friends will always say enough on that subject.

Russell Bertrand

I played lead guitar in a band called The Federal Duck, which is the kind of name that was popular in the '60s as a result of controlled substances being in widespread use. Back then, there were no restrictions, in terms of talent, on who could make

Russell Hoban

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

Ryan Tom K.

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.

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