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THE MX IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY. One important reason we have a Defense Department is that when we give it money, it spends it, which creates jobs, whereas if we left the money in the hands of civilians, we don't know what they'd do with it. Probabl


What we see depends on mainly what we look for.

Raleigh Sir Walter

Man is the measure of all things.

Rand Ayn

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

Rand Ayn

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animals. Some of their most esteemed inventions have no other apparent purpose, for example, the dinner party of more than two, the epic poem, and the

Randall Stanley J.

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

Rankin Jeannette

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

Ransford Chicago Reader

No matter whether th' constitution follows th' flag or not, th' supreme court follows th' iliction returns.

Ray Bob &

If one studies too zealously, one easily loses his pants.

Ray Kroc

"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.

Ray Kroc Founder

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Raymond F. J.

If I had any humility I would be perfect.

Raymond Aron

If built in great numbers, motels will be used for nothing but illegal purposes.

Reagan Ronald

A diplomat's life consists of three things: protocol, Geritol, and alcohol.

Reagan Ronald

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Reagan Ronald

The first requisite for immortality is death.

Reagan Ronald

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

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

Reagan Ronald

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,

Reagan Ronald

"What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?"

Reagan Ronald

October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.

Reagan Ronald

You know you are getting old when you think you should drive the speed limit.

Reed Rex

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Reed Rex

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be President, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

Reed Thomas B.

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Regan Gerald

It is enough to make one sympathize with a tyrant for the determination of his courtiers to deceive him for their own personal ends...

Reich Wilhelm

Delores breezed along the surface of her life like a flat stone forever skipping along smooth water, rippling reality sporadically but oblivious to it consistently, until she finally lost momentum, sank, and due to an overdose of flouride as a child

Reid Thomas

Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.

Remarque Erich Maria

It is only the man whose intellect is clouded by his sexual impulse that could give the name of the fair sex to that undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged race.

Report The Kidner

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old all down the unchanging days and die one day like any other day, only short

Reuss Fred

I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

Rich Rosen

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.

Richard Little

Lack of money is the root of all evil.


When a man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or four years ago, he is a broad-minded man who has courage enough to change his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don't like does it, he is a liar who has broken his promises.


Littering is dumb.

Richard Bach

I'm not sure I've even got the brains to be President.

Richard Bach

Oh, I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I'd be irresponsible, too.

Richard Bach

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

Richard Bach

"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *___can* you believe?!"

Richard Henry Dama

"Jesus saves...but Gretzky gets the rebound!"

Richler Mordecai

... A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.

Ringer Robert J.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

Rizzo Mayor Frank

"Benson, you are so free of the ravages of intelligence"

Robbins Tom

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Robbins Tom

To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland.

Robbins Tom

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Robbins Tom

If you live in a country run by committee, be on the committee.

Robbins Tom

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.

Robert Frost

It is equally bad when one speeds on the guest unwilling to go, and when he holds back one who is hastening. Rather one should befriend the guest who is there, but speed him when he wishes.

Robert Oppenheimer

I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.

Robert Pante

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.

Robert Preston

If God lived on Earth, people would knock out all His windows.

Robertson Davies

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

Robertson. D.W.

I used to be a rebel in my youth. This cause... that cause... (chuckle) I backed 'em ALL! But I learned. Rebellion is simply a device used by the immature to hide from his own problems. So I lost interest in politics. Now when I feel aroused by


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

Rochefou La

The propriety of some persons seems to consist in having improper thoughts about their neighbours.

Rochefoucauld La

Rome was not built in one day.

Rochefoucauld La

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

Rochefoucauld La

I don't give a shit what happens. I want you all to stonewall it. Let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up, or anything else if it'll save the plan.

Rockefeller David

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

Rockefeller John D.

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Rockwell George Lincoln

In the misfortune of our friends we find something that is not displeasing to us.

Roger Zelazny

When you're in command, command.

Roger Zelazny

We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.

Roger Zelazny

The bone-chilling scream split the warm summer night in two, the first half being before the scream when it was fairly balmy and calm and pleasant, the second half still balmy and quite pleasant for those who hadn't heard the scream at all, but not c

Rogers The Best of Will

If clear thinking created sparks, we could safely store dynamite in James Watt's office.

Rogers The Best of Will

"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

Rogers The Best of Will

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

Rogers The Best of Will

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

Rogers The Best of Will

Must I hold a candle to my shames?

Rogers The Best of Will

He didn't run for reelection. "Politics brings you into contact with all the people you'd give anything to avoid," he said. "I'm staying home."

Rogers The Best of Will

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Rogers The Best of Will

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Rogers Will

The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.

Rogers Will

Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it.

Rogers Will

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

Rogers Will

If I'm over the hill, why is it I don't recall ever being on top?

Rogers 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 Will

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

Rogers Will

Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

Rogers Will

"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Rogers Will

We ARE as gods and might as well get good at it.

Rogers Will

The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Rogers Will

People love high ideals, but they got to be about 33-percent plausible.

Rogers Will

To be great is to be misunderstood.

Rogers Will

In good speaking, should not the mind of the speaker know the truth of the matter about which he is to speak?

Rom Prof.

That's where the money was.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Rona Vincent J. Fuller

The only promotion rules I can think of are that a sense of shame is to be avoided at all costs and there is never any reason for a hustler to be less cunning than more virtuous men. Oh yes ... whenever you think you've got something really great, a

Ronald Brady

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

Ronald Knox

If you think the problem is bad now, just wait until we've solved it.

Ronald Reagan

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.

Roosevelt Eleanor

It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

Roosevelt Eleanor

Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

... 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.

Roosevelt Franklin D.

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

Roosevelt Franklin Delano

Yes, I've now got this nice little apartment in New York, one of those L-shaped ones. Unfortunately, it's a lower case l.

Roosevelt Teddy

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

Roosevelt Theodore

Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.

Roosevelt Theodore

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

Rose Billy

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

Rossetti Christina

Nothing succeeds like excess.

Roth D.L.

Competitive fury is not always anger. It is the true missionary's courage and zeal in facing the possibility that one's best may not be enough.

Rouchefoucauld La

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.

Rouchefoucauld La

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Roy L. Ash

Objectivity is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.

Royal Darrell

Words have a longer life than deeds.

Royko Mike

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.

Rubinstein Arthur

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Rudner Rita

You shouldn't wallow in self-pity. But it's OK to put your feet in it and swish them around a little.


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

Rukeyser Muriel

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Runyon Damon

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Rusk Dean

One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Russel Baker

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

Russell Bertrand

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.

Russell Bertrand

"Lemme show ya the odds, Sparky... In yer country, ya got 14 million black people, and 3 million white people. Now, does the name `Custer' mean anything to you?"

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Bertrand

Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Nixon and the White House.

Russell Bertrand

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

Russell Baker

Hark ye, Clinker, you are a most notorious offender. You stand convicted of sickness, hunger, wretchedness, and want.

Russell Bertrand

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

Russell Hoban

One is often kept in the right road by a rut.

Ryan Tom K.

A myth is a religion in which no-one any longer believes.

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