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That's no moon...

S. Paige

Nothing recedes like success.

Sabbath Black

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

Sade Marquis

When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

Sagan Carl

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.

Sagan Carl

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

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun, you'd better take one along that worked.

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

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

Saint-Exupery Antoine de

That's always the way when you discover something new; everyone thinks you're crazy.

Saki Tre

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.

Salinger J. D.

Sanity is the trademark of a weak mind.

Salvor Hardin

The sky is blue so we know where to stop mowing.

Samuel Beckett

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

Samuel Butler

I have a dream. I have a dream that one day, on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Samuel Johnson

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Samuels Jim

"Nuclear war would really set back cable."

Samuels Jim

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

Sandburg Carl

My tears stuck in their little ducts, refusing to be jerked.

Sandburg Carl

There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behaviour.

Sandburg Carl

Just once I would like to persuade the audience not to wear any article of blue denim. If only they could see themselves in a pair of brown corduroys like mine instead of this awful, boring blue denim. I don't enjoy the sky or sea as much as I used

Sandra Gotlieb

True to our past we work with an inherited, observed, and accepted vision of personal futility, and of the beauty of the world.

Santayana George

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

Santayana George

Friendships last when each friend thinks he has a slight superiority over the other.

Santayana George

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

Santayana George

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.

Sartre Jean Paul

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

Sartre Jean-Paul

A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

Sartre Jean-Paul

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.

Satie Erik

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

Sayle Alexie

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

Sayre Wallace

A snake lurks in the grass.

Schaeberle R.

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

Schenk R.E.

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

Schiller Friedrich

Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.

Schlafly Phyllis

"I wonder", he said to himself, "what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet


The white race is the cancer of history.

Schmidt Dr. Harrison H.

In the future, there will be fewer but better Russians.


Gay shlafen: Yiddish for "go to sleep". Now doesn't "gay shlafen" have a softer, more soothing sound than the harsh, staccato "go to sleep"? Listen to the difference: "Go to sleep, you little wretch!" ... "Gay shlafen, darling." Obvious, isn't


In success there's a tendency to keep on doing what you were doing.

Schrodinger Edwim

An older student came to Otis and said, "I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was aske

Schultz C.

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.


If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?


About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Schulz C.

It's not enough to be Hungarian; you must have talent too.

Schulz Charles

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that, too.

Schwambach Stephen R.

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Schweitzer A.

I'm not a lovable man.

Schweitzer Albert

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Schweitzer Albert

I love treason but hate a traitor.


When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.

Scott Gene

At twenty-six, Kate, though not promiscuous, had slept with most of the decent men in public life.

Secundus Gaius Plinius

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

Seeger Pete

Any president should have the right to shoot at least two people a year without explanation.

Seldon Nick

Whatever is not nailed down is mine. Whatever I can pry up is not nailed down.

Sendak Maurice

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.


Largest Number of Driving Test Failures By April 1970 Mrs. Miriam Hargrave had failed her test thirty-nine times. In the eight preceding years she had received two hundred and twelve driving lessons at a cost of L300. She set the new record while


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.

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

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

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

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

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

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

Seneca Lucius Annaeus

Don't guess

Serling Rod

American cars are made shoddily... Cars made overseas are far superior.

Sevareid Eric

There must be more to life than having everything.

Sevig Mme De

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.

Shake William

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

Shake William

There is always one thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.

Shake William

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.

Shake William

A Polish worker walks into a bank to deposit his paycheck. He has heard about Poland's economic problems, and he asks what would happen to his money if the bank collapsed. "All of our deposits are guaranteed by the finance ministry, sir," the telle

Shake William

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

Shake William

The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity.

Shake William

Thank God I've always avoided persecuting my enemies.

Shake William

He thinks the Gettysburg Address is where Lincoln lived.

Shake William

She often gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).

Shake William

The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one.

Shake William

I am America's child, a spastic slogging on demented limbs drooling I'll trade my PhD for a telephone voice.

Shakes William

"Life is too important to take seriously."

Shakes William

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

Shakesp William

The worst cliques are those which consist of one man.

Shakesp William

"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

Shakesp William

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

Shakespea Wm.

Who's scruffy-looking?


Don't despise your poor relations, they may become suddenly rich one day.

Shakespear William

In America, any boy may become president and I suppose that's just one of the risks he takes.

Shakespear William

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

Shakespear William

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

Shakespear William

There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Shakespear William

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


The scum also rises.


If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for.


The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.


You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.


Praise the sea; on shore remain.


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

Shakespeare William

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

Shakespeare Wm.

"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

Shakespeare Wm.

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


Eeny, Meeny, Jelly Beanie, the spirits are about to speak!


This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.


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


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


A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money.


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.


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?


Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars. Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."


A witty saying proves nothing.


were found to be wearing neckwear that was tighter than their neck circumference. The visual discrimination of the 22 subjects was evaluated using a critical flicker frequency (CFF) test. Results of the CFF test indicated that tight neckwear signifi


A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.


Campus sidewalks never exist as the straightest line between two points.


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


As long as I am mayor of this city [Jersey City, New Jersey] the great industries are secure. We hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, "That man is a Red, that man is a Comm

Shakespeare William

Al Gore resembled a Vulcan desperately in need of a blow job.

Shakespeare William

The best case: Get salary from America, build a house in England, live with a Japanese wife, and eat Chinese food. Pretty good case: Get salary from England, build a house in America, live with a Chinese wife, and eat Japanese food. The wo

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

What good is it if you talk in flowers, and they think in pastry?

Shakespeare William

Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics.

Shakespeare William

When you are in the middle of a story it isn't a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood, like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the

Shakespeare William

A is for Apple.

Shakespeare William

The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.

Shakespeare William

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Shakespeare William

There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Shakespeare William

Giving money and power to governments is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

Shakespeare William

Free Speech Is The Right To Shout 'Theater' In A Crowded Fire.

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

"I'm in Pittsburgh. Why am I here?"

Shakespeare William

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

Shakespeare William

Men will fuck mud.

Shakespeare William

Liberty don't work as good in practice as it does in speeches.

Shakespeare Wm.

I do not know where to find in any literature, whether ancient or modern, any adequate account of that nature with which I am acquainted. Mythology comes nearest to it of any.

Shan Wayne

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Shannon Wayne

Every country has the government it deserves.

Shaw G. B.

Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.

Shaw G. B.

Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Shaw G.B.

[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

Shaw G.B.

... 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

Shaw G.B.

Why, every one as they like; as the good woman said when she kissed her cow.

Shaw G.B.

He is now rising from affluence to poverty.

Shaw G.B.

Set the cart before the horse.

Shaw G.B.

You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.

Shaw G.B.

REPORTER: Senator, are you for or against the MX missile system? SENATOR: Bob, the MX missile system reminds me of an old saying that the country folk in my state like to say. It goes like this: "You can carry a pig for six miles, but if you set i

Shaw G.B.

If Christianity was morality, Socrates would be the Saviour.

Shaw George Bernard

I call them as I see them. If I can't see them, I make them up.

Shaw George Bernard

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

Shaw George Bernard

Sometimes, at the end of the day, when I'm smiling and shaking their hands, I want to kick them.

Shaw George Bernard

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

Shaw George Bernard

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

Shaw George Bernard

Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

Shaw George Bernard

It's from Casablanca. I've been waiting all my life to use that line.

Shaw George Bernard

Look before you leap.

Shaw George Bernard

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.

Shaw George Bernard

My father, a good man, told me, "Never lose your ignorance; you cannot replace it."

Shaw George Bernard

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Shaw G. B.

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

Shaw George Bernard

Let's do it.

Shaw Pygmali

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.

Shawn Wally

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

Shay R.E.

I hate dying.

Shelton Richard

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

Shepard Paul

If you don't go to other men's funerals they won't go to yours.


Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.

Sherlock Holmes

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."

Sherlock Holmes

The most disagreeable thing that your worst enemy says to your face does not approach what your best friends say behind your back.

Sherlock Holmes

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

Shields Brooke

Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.


Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Shirley Hazzard

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Shirley Jackson

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

Shoaff Edgar A.

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

Shoales Ian

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


Best Mistakes In Films In his "Filmgoer's Companion", Mr. Leslie Halliwell helpfully lists four of the cinema's greatest moments which you should get to see if at all possible. In "Carmen Jones", the camera tracks with Dorothy Dandridge down a st

Sidney Greenstreet

The best you get is an even break.

Sidney Paternoster

Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.

Sidney Smith

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.

Siegel Corky

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.


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

Silve James Cabell

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

Simon Paul

Don't be humble ... you're not that great.

Simpson Bart

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


I have often looked at women and committed adultery in my heart.


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.

Sinclair John

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

Sinclair Lewis

Three things have been difficult to tame: The oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the ocean. Fools and women will take a little longer.

Skinner B.F.

Well, I'm disenchanted too. We're all disenchanted.

Sky Patrick

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

Skywalker Luke

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?

Skywalker Luke

Something's rotten in the state of Denmark.

Skywalker Luke

So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage leaf to make an apple pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street pops its head into the shop. "What! no soap?" So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were

Skywalker Luke

We cannot put the face of a person on a stamp unless said person is deceased. My suggestion, therefore, is that you drop dead.

Sloan John

Fear and loathing, my man, fear and loathing.

Smith Alexander

A dead man cannot bite.

Smith Alvy Ray


Smith Evelyn E.

I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.

Smith H. Allen

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Smith J. Winter

I dote on his very absence.

Smith Jonathan Michael

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

Smith Malcolm

What is involved in such [close] relationships is a form of emotional chemistry, so far unexplained by any school of psychiatry I am aware of, that conditions nothing so simple as a choice between the poles of attraction and repulsion. You can meet

Smith Mike

It's easier to be a liberal a long way from home.

Smith Nancy Banks

The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.

Smith Red

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

Smith Sydney

The term "fire" brings up visions of violence and mayhem and the ugly scene of shooting employees who make mistakes. We will now refer to this process as "deleting" an employee (much as a file is deleted from a disk). The employee is simply there o

Smith Allen

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.

Smith Allen

If you know the answer to a question, don't ask.

Smith v. Moran

There is no doubt that my lawyer is honest. For example, when he filed his income tax return last year, he declared half of his salary as 'unearned income.'

Smith v. Moran

Well begun is half done.

Smith v. Moran

Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run. Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents' beds, unerringly I rush!

Smithsonian Maga

The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.

Smolla Rodney

There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

Smollet Tobias

The truth about a man lies first and foremost in what he hides.

Sneyd Doug

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


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


BS: You remind me of a man. B: What man? BS: The man with the power. B: What power? BS: The power of voodoo. B: Voodoo? BS: You do. B: Do what? BS: Remind me of a man. B: What man? BS: The man with the power...

Snow C. P.

The superfluous is very necessary.

Snow Carrie

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

Soaper Senator

The goys have proven the following theorem...

Soc Michael Levin

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.


We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.


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.


I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie.

Solo Han

There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has not yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.

Solo Han

Honesty's the best policy.

Solo Han

If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

Solo Han

The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

Solo Han

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.

Solo Han

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

Solo Han

I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one.

Solo Han

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

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.

By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr I.

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

Somoza Anastasio

Carol's head ached as she trailed behind the unsmiling Calibrees along the block of booths. She chirruped at Kennicott, "Let's be wild! Let's ride on the merry-go-round and grab a gold ring!" Kennicott considered it, and mumbled to Calibree, "Thin

Sondheim Stephen

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Sontag Susan

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Sontag Susan

"Here's the holiday schedule for Monday's observation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, when the following will be closed: * Governmental offices * Post offices * Libraries * Schools * Banks * Parts of Palm Beach and the mind of Se

Sontag Susan

Many receive advice, few profit by it.


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!


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

Soul Messiah

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Soul Messiah

It is the nature of extreme self-lovers, as they will set an house on fire, and it were but to roast their eggs.

Southern Terry

This was the most unkindest cut of all.

Southern Terry

The streets are safe in Philadelphia, it's only the people who make them unsafe.

Southern Terry

You can observe a lot just by watching.


The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet reflection followed by sudden preventi

Speer Albert

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

Spider Robinson

Higgins: Doolittle, you're either an honest man or a rogue. Doolittle: A little of both, Guv'nor. Like the rest of us, a little of both.


Corruption is not the #1 priority of the Police Commissioner. His job is to enforce the law and fight crime.

Spr Robert D.

He hadn't a single redeeming vice.

Spurgeon Charles

Our policy is, when in doubt, do the right thing.

Stalin Joseph

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Stalin Joseph

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

Stalin Joseph

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for even the greatest fool may ask more the the wisest man can answer.

Stalin Joseph

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Stallman R.

The very remembrance of my former misfortune proves a new one to me.

Stamp Sir Josiah

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war, you can only be killed once.


The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

Stanislaw J. Lem

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.

Stanislaw J. Lem

Our parents were of Midwestern stock and very strict. They didn't want us to grow up to be spoiled and rich. If we left our tennis racquets in the rain, we were punished.

Stanislaw Lem

Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

Stanislaw Lem

"I have just read your lousy review buried in the back pages. You sound like a frustrated old man who never made a success, an eight-ulcer man on a four-ulcer job, and all four ulcers working. I have never met you, but if I do you'll need a new nos

Stanley Kelley

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

Starfighter The Last

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

Stasheff Christopher

Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.

Steinbeck John

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

Steinem Gloria

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

Stekel Wilhelm

For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.


More are taken in by hope than by cunning.

Stephen Leslie

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

Stephen Coonts

It's hard to drive at the limit, but it's harder to know where the limits are.

Stephen Pile

Whom the mad would destroy, first they make Gods.

Stephen Pile

Most people deserve each other.

Stern Jerome

Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Stevenson Adlai

Plastic... Aluminum... These are the inheritors of the Universe! Flesh and Blood have had their day... and that day is past!

Stevenson Adlai

If you don't strike oil in twenty minutes, stop boring.

Stevenson Adlai

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

Stevenson Adlai

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

Stevenson Adlai

There is no ox so dumb as the orthodox.

Stevenson Adlai

Sometimes I wonder if I'm in my right mind. Then it passes off and I'm as intelligent as ever.

Stevenson Robert Louis

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.

Stevenson Robert Louis

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

Stevenson Robert Louis

Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

Stevenson Robert Louis

The human race never solves any of its problems. It merely outlives them.

Stimson Henry

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

Stinnett Caskie

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

Stolberg Benjamin

"I am not sure what this is, but an `F' would only dignify it."

Stone I.F.

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.

Stone Judge Harold T.

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

Stone Judge Harold T.

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.

Stone Robert

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

Stone W. Clement

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

Stoppard Tom

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

Stoppard Tom

New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.

Storm Johnny

A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Strachey Lionel

The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Strange de Jim

Shame is an improper emotion invented by pietists to oppress the human race.

Strangers Lovers and Other

Take what you can use and let the rest go by.


One good turn asketh another.

Sturgeon Theodore

General notions are generally wrong.

Summer Graham

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

Sunday Billy

Three minutes' thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.


It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.

Surtees R.S.

I stick my neck out for nobody.

Susan Brownmiller

I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.

Swan Paradi

Swayze John Cameron

The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.

Swift Jonathan

Let's talk about how to fill out your 1984 tax return. Here's an often overlooked accounting technique that can save you thousands of dollars: For several days before you put it in the mail, carry your tax return around under your armpit. No IRS ag

Swift Jonathan

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.

Swift Jonathan

There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

Sylvan Kayvan

I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.

Syrus Publilius

I went into a bar feeling a little depressed, the bartender said, "What'll you have, Bud"? I said," I don't know, surprise me". So he showed me a nude picture of my wife.

Syrus Publilius

You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Syrus Publilius

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Syrus Publilius

We were young and our happiness dazzled us with its strength. But there was also a terrible betrayal that lay within me like a Merle Haggard song at a French restaurant. [...] I could not tell the girl about the woman of the tollway, of her milk w

Syrus Publilius

Like ya know? Rock 'N Roll is an esoteric language that unlocks the creativity chambers in people's brains, and like totally activates their essential hipness, which of course is like totally necessary for saving the earth, like because the first th

Syrus Publilius

For a light heart lives long.

Syrus Publilius

If what they've been doing hasn't solved the problem, tell them to do something else.

Syrus Publilius

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.

Syrus Publilius

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

Syrus Publilius

Interesting poll results reported in today's New York Post: people on the street in midtown Manhattan were asked whether they approved of the US invasion of Grenada. Fifty-three percent said yes; 39 percent said no; and 8 percent said "Gimme a quart

Syrus Publilius

If a shameless woman expects to be defiled and then dies of her fierce love because you do not consent, will chastity also be homicide?

Syrus Publius

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Szasz Thomas

Something better... 1 (obvious): Excuse me. Is that your nose or did a bus park on your face? 2 (meteorological): Everybody take cover. She's going to blow. 3 (fashionable): You know, you could de-emphasize your nose if you wore something l

Szasz Thomas

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.

saying Folk

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

saying Yiddish

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

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