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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?

S. Paige

Go away, I'm all right.

Sabbath Black

Water, taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody.

Sade Marquis

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

Sagan Carl

"You would do well not to imagine profundity," he said. "Anything that seems of momentous occasion should be dwelt upon as though it were of slight note. Conversely, trivialities must be attended to with the greatest of care. Because death is moment

Sagan Carl

It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

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.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

Littering is dumb.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

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

Saki Tre

"Nuclear war would mean abolition of most comforts, and disruption of normal routines, for children and adults alike."

Salinger J. D.

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

Salvor Hardin

When the ax entered the forest, the trees said, "The handle is one of us!"

Samuel Beckett

He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.

Samuel Butler

Consider well the proportions of things. It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

Samuel Johnson

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

Samuels Jim

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Samuels Jim

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Sandburg Carl

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

Sandburg Carl

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

Sandburg Carl

The farther you go, the less you know.

Sandra Gotlieb

All Gods were immortal.

Santayana George

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

Santayana George

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

Santayana George

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Santayana George

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

Sartre Jean Paul

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.

Sartre Jean-Paul

There is a limit to the admiration we may hold for a man who spends his waking hours poking the contents of chickens with a stick.

Sartre Jean-Paul

"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

Satie Erik

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

Sayle Alexie

The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Sayre Wallace

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.

Schaeberle R.

I'm glad I was not born before tea.

Schenk R.E.

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Schiller Friedrich

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

Schlafly Phyllis

Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.


Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Schmidt Dr. Harrison H.

Armenians and Azerbaijanis in Stepanakert, capital of the Nagorno-Karabakh autonomous region, rioted over much needed spelling reform in the Soviet Union.


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.


Suffering alone exists, none who suffer; The deed there is, but no doer thereof; Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it; The Path there is, but none who travel it.

Schrodinger Edwim

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.

Schultz C.

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest r


The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.


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

Schulz C.

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree on.

Schulz Charles

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Schwambach Stephen R.

Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.

Schweitzer A.

Burnt Sienna. That's the best thing that ever happened to Crayolas.

Schweitzer Albert

Hollywood is where if you don't have happiness you send out for it.

Schweitzer Albert

I owe the government $3400 in taxes. So I sent them two hammers and a toilet seat.


An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Scott Gene

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.

Secundus Gaius Plinius

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Don't overdo it.

Seeger Pete

Think sideways!

Seldon Nick

It's odd, and a little unsettling, to reflect upon the fact that English is the only major language in which "I" is capitalized; in many other languages "You" is capitalized and the "i" is lower case.

Sendak Maurice

When neither their poverty nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.


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It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

If you're like most homeowners, you're afraid that many repairs around your home are too difficult to tackle. So, when your furnace explodes, you call in a so-called professional to fix it. The "professional" arrives in a truck with lettering on t

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

Chapter 1 The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."

Serling Rod

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Sevareid Eric

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.

Sevig Mme De

Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

Shake William

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

Shake William

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

Shake William

"Remember, if it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's ___not the U.S. Army doing it!"

Shake William

One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.

Shake William

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Shake William

All phone calls are obscene.

Shake William

Don't everyone thank me at once!

Shake William

The reason we need the MX missile system is that the missiles we currently have in the ground are the Minuteman model, which is very old. The Defense Department can't even remember where half of them are. Insects have built nests in them. People hav

Shake William

Love the sea? I dote upon it

Shake William

No two persons ever read the same book.

Shake William

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

Shakes William

I know not how I came into this, shall I call it a dying life or a living death?

Shakes William

Never take a resume seriously. Resumes only make money for the people who write the resumes. No resume ever tells an employer how many times a job applicant has had the clap. Why, indeed, would anyone hire a person based on a resume written by a

Shakesp William

My father was a creole, his father a Negro, and his father a monkey; my family, it seems, begins where yours left off.

Shakesp William

My dear People. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville Bagginses that I w

Shakesp William

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Shakespea Wm.

I'll never get off this planet.


Politicians speak for their parties, and parties never are, never have been, and never will be wrong.

Shakespear William

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Shakespear William

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Shakespear William

"To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."

Shakespear William

Small is beautiful.

Shakespear William

Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]


Monterey... is decidedly the pleasantest and most civilized-looking place in California ... [it] is also a great place for cock-fighting, gambling of all sorts, fandangos, and various kinds of amusements and knavery.


But if you wish at once to do nothing and to be respectable nowdays, the best pretext is to be at work on some profound study.


When the President does it, that means it is not illegal.


Government [is] an illusion the governed should not encourage.


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.


"Is it just me, or does anyone else read `bible humpers' every time someone writes `bible thumpers?'

Shakespeare William

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.

Shakespeare Wm.

Texas is Hell on woman and horses.

Shakespeare Wm.

Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.


I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.


The idea there was that consumers would bring their broken electronic devices, such as television sets and VCR's, to the destruction centers, where trained personnel would whack them (the devices) with sledgehammers. With their devices thus permanent


Some women should be beaten regularly, like gongs.


A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.


"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


When you are about to die, a wombat is better than no company at all.


Political speeches are like steer horns. A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull inbetween.


Everything is possible. Pass the word.


In childhood a woman must be subject to her father; in youth to her husband; when her husband is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be free of subjugation.


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


Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.


Anything anybody can say about America is true.


It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.


The Worst Prison Guards The largest number of convicts ever to escape simultaneously from a maximum security prison is 124. This record is held by Alcoente Prison, near Lisbon in Portugal. During the weeks leading up to the escape in July 1978 th

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

British education is probably the best in the world, if you can survive it. If you can't there is nothing left for you but the diplomatic corps.

Shakespeare William

It's always darkest just before the lights go out.

Shakespeare William

We may not be able to persuade Hindus that Jesus and not Vishnu should govern their spiritual horizon, nor Moslems that Lord Buddha is at the center of their spiritual universe, nor Hebrews that Mohammed is a major prohpet, nor Christians that Shinto

Shakespeare William

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

Shakespeare William

After his Ignoble Disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven. As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, "A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created." "This is true," He replied.

Shakespeare William


Shakespeare William

The human instinct to censor thrives, as it always will, living in irrepressible conflict with the human instinct to speak. Outrage, self-righteousness, and paranoia feed the maw of censorship. Squelching speech, however, never reduces society's net

Shakespeare William

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.

Shakespeare William

You always introduce the younger person to the older person, using the wording: "Miss Brown, I'd like to introduce you to an older person" (unless her name is not "Miss Brown"). If you do not know a person's age, ask for a driver's license and a ma

Shakespeare William

Just remember, wherever you go, there you are.

Shakespeare William

In the plot, people came to the land; the land loved them; they worked and struggled and had lots of children. There was a Frenchman who talked funny and a greenhorn from England who was a fancy-pants but when it came to the crunch he was all courag

Shakespeare William

Many hands make light work.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

Shakespeare William

The old complaint that mass culture is designed for eleven-year-olds is of course a shameful canard. The key age has traditionally been more like fourteen.

Shakespeare William

"Are you police officers?" "No, ma'am. We're musicians."

Shakespeare Wm.

"It says he made us all to be just like him. So if we're dumb, then god is dumb, and maybe even a little ugly on the side."

Shan Wayne

Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Shannon Wayne

Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

Shaw G. B.

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behin

Shaw G. B.

It's not easy, being green.

Shaw G.B.

The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity. To make the individual uncomfortable, that is my task.

Shaw G.B.

Perhaps the remembrance of these things will prove a source of future pleasure.

Shaw G.B.

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

Shaw G.B.

Fear is the greatest salesman.

Shaw G.B.

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse-races.

Shaw G.B.

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

Shaw G.B.

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

Shaw G.B.

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

Shaw George Bernard

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

Shaw George Bernard

Concerning the war in Vietnam, Senator George Aiken of Vermount noted in January, 1966, "I'm not very keen for doves or hawks. I think we need more owls."

Shaw George Bernard

In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

Shaw George Bernard

"...The name of the song is called 'Haddocks' Eyes'!" "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel interested. "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed. "That's what the name is called. The nam

Shaw George Bernard

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

Shaw George Bernard

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.

Shaw George Bernard

It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Shaw George Bernard

The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the worl

Shaw George Bernard

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Shaw George Bernard

... 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.

Shaw George Bernard

A woman employs sincerity only when every other form of deception has failed.

Shaw G. B.

Most general statements are false, including this one.

Shaw George Bernard

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

Shaw Pygmali

Ask not for whom the Bell tolls, and you will pay only the station-to-station rate.

Shawn Wally

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Shay R.E.

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Shelton Richard

"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."

Shepard Paul

The Least Successful Equal Pay Advertisement In 1976 the European Economic Community pointed out to the Irish Government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sex equality legislation. The Dublin Government immediately advertised for an equal


"There is a God, but He drinks"

Sherlock Holmes

Real wealth can only increase.

Sherlock Holmes

New Jersey is not the armpit of the nation; it's the asshole of the universe.

Sherlock Holmes

Indiana is a state dedicated to basketball. Basketball, soybeans, hogs and basketball. Berkeley, needless to say, is not nearly as athletic. Berkeley is dedicated to coffee, angst, potholes and coffee.

Shields Brooke

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.


Who dat who say "who dat" when I say "who dat"?

Shirley Hazzard

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

Shirley Jackson

How apt the poor are to be proud.

Shoaff Edgar A.

When you're in command, command.

Shoales Ian

If a fool persists in his folly he shall become wise.


God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

Sidney Greenstreet

Well begun is half done.

Sidney Paternoster

Gone With The Wind LITE(tm)

Sidney Smith

It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Siegel Corky

Persistence in one opinion has never been considered a merit in political leaders.


There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.

Silve James Cabell

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble.

Simon Paul

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to

Simpson Bart

All things that are, are with more spirit chased than enjoyed.


To know Edina is to reject it.


There's no justice in this world.

Sinclair John

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

Sinclair Lewis

Two heads are better than one.

Skinner B.F.

My daddy's brains was so scrambled he thought he was Jesus. They put him in a nut house for 5 years and when he got out, he didn't think he was Jesus, he thought he was *God*! ... Which made me Jesus.

Sky Patrick

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Skywalker Luke

Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. By Order of the Author

Skywalker Luke

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Skywalker Luke

Nothing will dispel enthusiasm like a small admission fee.

Skywalker Luke

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Sloan John

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Smith Alexander

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.

Smith Alvy Ray

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

Smith Evelyn E.

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

Smith H. Allen

"You can't survive by sucking the juice from a wet mitten."

Smith J. Winter

Nothing succeeds like success.

Smith Jonathan Michael

"It's a summons." "What's a summons?" "It means summon's in trouble."

Smith Malcolm

If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.

Smith Mike

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.

Smith Nancy Banks

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

Smith Red

They will only cause the lower classes to move about needlessly.

Smith Sydney

Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Smith Allen

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

Smith Allen

Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.

Smith v. Moran

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Smith v. Moran

(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

Smith v. Moran

I use not only all the brains I have, but all those I can borrow as well.

Smithsonian Maga

The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

Smolla Rodney

I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.

Smollet Tobias

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

Sneyd Doug

Every cloud engenders not a storm.


"Rembrandt's first name was Beauregard, which is why he never used it."


"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."

Snow C. P.

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Snow Carrie

"... gentlemen do not read each other's mail."

Soaper Senator

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

Soc Michael Levin

A is for Apple.


The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.


We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.


Politics makes strange bedfellows, and journalism makes strange politics.

Solo Han

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

Solo Han

It is easy to find fault, if one has that disposition. There was once a man who, not being able to find any other fault with his coal, complained that there were too many prehistoric toads in it.

Solo Han

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Solo Han

"I only touch base with reality on an as-needed basis!"

Solo Han

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

Solo Han

Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Solo Han

Anyone who has had a bull by the tail knows five or six more things than someone who hasn't.

Solo Han

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.

You buy a judge by weight, like iron in a junk yard. A justice of the peace or a magistrate can be had for a five-dollar bill. In the municipal courts, he will cost you ten. In the circuit or superior courts, he wants fifteen. The state appellate

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.

According to my best recollection, I don't remember.

Somoza Anastasio

Things past redress and now with me past care.

Sondheim Stephen

O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.

Sontag Susan

Five bicycles make a volkswagen, seven make a truck.

Sontag Susan

Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

Sontag Susan

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.


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


Better late than never.

Soul Messiah

I shot an arrow in to the air, and it stuck.

Soul Messiah

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

Southern Terry

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

Southern Terry

It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.

Southern Terry

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


Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

Speer Albert

And yet, seasons must be taken with a grain of salt, for they too have a sense of humor, as does history. Corn stalks comedy, comedy stalks tragedy, and this too is historic. And yet, still, when corn meets tragedy face to face, we have politics.

Spider Robinson

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.


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

Spr Robert D.

A witty saying proves nothing.

Spurgeon Charles

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

Stalin Joseph

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

Stalin Joseph

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ances

Stalin Joseph

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Stalin Joseph

One good turn asketh another.

Stallman R.

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

Stamp Sir Josiah

I think we are in Rats' Alley where the dead men lost their bones.


Lay off the muses, it's a very tough dollar.

Stanislaw J. Lem

A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Stanislaw J. Lem

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.

Stanislaw Lem

"Cable is not a luxury, since many areas have poor TV reception."

Stanislaw Lem

When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.

Stanley Kelley

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Starfighter The Last

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

Stasheff Christopher

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

Steinbeck John

It is up to us to produce better-quality movies.

Steinem Gloria

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Stekel Wilhelm

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


No group of professionals meets except to conspire against the public at large.

Stephen Leslie

I owe the public nothing.

Stephen Coonts

If I had a plantation in Georgia and a home in Hell, I'd sell the plantation and go home.

Stephen Pile

"The State of California has no business subsidizing intellectual curiosity."

Stephen Pile

"Why are we importing all these highbrow plays like `Amadeus'? I could have told you Mozart was a jerk for nothing."

Stern Jerome

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.

Stevenson Adlai

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Stevenson Adlai

Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

Stevenson Adlai

Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.

Stevenson Adlai

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

Stevenson Adlai

Talkers are no good doers.

Stevenson Adlai

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

Stevenson Robert Louis

While there's life, there's hope.

Stevenson Robert Louis

A full belly makes a dull brain.

Stevenson Robert Louis

Piece of cake!

Stevenson Robert Louis

The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.

Stimson Henry

The Least Perceptive Literary Critic The most important critic in our field of study is Lord Halifax. A most individual judge of poetry, he once invited Alexander Pope round to give a public reading of his latest poem. Pope, the leading poet of h

Stinnett Caskie

I reverently believe that the maker who made us all makes everything in New England, but the weather. I don't know who makes that, but I think it must be raw apprentices in the weather-clerks factory who experiment and learn how, in New England, fo

Stolberg Benjamin

VI: A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. VII: Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base. VIII: The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade ari

Stone I.F.

If Karl, instead of writing a lot about Capital, had made a lot of Capital, it would have been much better.

Stone Judge Harold T.

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a crook or a martyr.

Stone Judge Harold T.

Never buy from a rich salesman.

Stone Robert

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Stone W. Clement

It shall be unlawful for any suspicious person to be within the municipality.

Stoppard Tom

It is like saying that for the cause of peace, God and the Devil will have a high-level meeting.

Stoppard Tom

One of my less pleasant chores when I was young was to read the Bible from one end to the other. Reading the Bible straight through is at least 70 percent discipline, like learning Latin. But the good parts are, of course, simply amazing. God is a

Storm Johnny

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

Strachey Lionel

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Strange de Jim

You don't have to think too hard when you talk to teachers.

Strangers Lovers and Other

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.


"You boys lookin' for trouble?" "Sure. Whaddya got?"

Sturgeon Theodore

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

Summer Graham

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

Sunday Billy

In the long run we are all dead.


In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long ... se

Surtees R.S.

The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How's the President?"

Susan Brownmiller

Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Swan Paradi

Let me assure you that to us here at First National, you're not just a number. Youre two numbers, a dash, three more numbers, another dash and another number.

Swayze John Cameron

Rule the Empire through force.

Swift Jonathan

Facts, apart from their relationships, are like labels on empty bottles.

Swift Jonathan

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Swift Jonathan

It's no surprise that things are so screwed up: everyone that knows how to run a government is either driving taxicabs or cutting hair.

Sylvan Kayvan

Those who have had no share in the good fortunes of the mighty Often have a share in their misfortunes.

Syrus Publilius

"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

Syrus Publilius

The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

Syrus Publilius

[He] took me into his library and showed me his books, of which he had a complete set.

Syrus Publilius

There's small choice in rotten apples.

Syrus Publilius

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

Syrus Publilius

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Syrus Publilius

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.

Syrus Publilius

In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.

Syrus Publilius

Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

Syrus Publilius

A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.

Syrus Publilius

Save the Whales

Syrus Publius

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

Szasz Thomas

In the begining, God created the Earth and he said, "Let there be mud." And there was mud. And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what we have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and

Szasz Thomas

If God wanted us to have a President, He would have sent us a candidate.

saying Folk

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,

saying Yiddish

He thinks the Gettysburg Address is where Lincoln lived.

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