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The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.

T.S. Eliot


If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Tacitus


All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

Tacitus


Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Talleyrand Charles-Maurice De


"What was the worst thing you've ever done?" "I won't tell you that, but I'll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to me... the most dreadful thing."

Tao Te Ching


Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

Tarkin Governor


The most common given name in the world is Mohammad; the most common family name in the world is Chang. Can you imagine the enormous number of people in the world named Mohammad Chang?

Tarkington Booth


I went to a Grateful Dead Concert and they played for SEVEN hours. Great song.

Tarsus Paul of


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Taylor Elizabeth


The man who runs may fight again.

Technology Aviation Week and Space


It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Temple Shirley


Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Tennant Harry


Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

Terry Pratchett


It seems to me that nearly every woman I know wants a man who knows how to love with authority. Women are simple souls who like simple things, and one of the simplest is one of the simplest to give. ... Our family airedale will come clear across t

Terry Pratchett


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

Texa J. Frank Dobie


Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."

Thatcher Margaret


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.

The Outer Limits


The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

The Squirrels


There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

Theophrastus


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

Thomas Dylan


One big pile is better than two little piles.

Thomas Dylan


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

Thomas J. Parnell


I: The best way to make a silk purse from a sow's ear is to begin with a silk sow. The same is true of money. II: If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. III: There are

Thomas Marlo


Go away, I'm all right.

Thomas Marlo


Things are not always what they seem.

Thomas Norman


Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Thomas Carlyle


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

Thomas Dave


How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

Thomas De Quincey


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

Thomas De Quincey


My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

Thomas De Quincey


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

Thomas Jefferson


If men are not afraid to die, it is of no avail to threaten them with death. If men live in constant fear of dying, And if breaking the law means a man will be killed, Who will dare to break the law? There is always an official executioner. If

Thomas King


Go ahead... make my day.

Thomas Macaulay


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

Thomas W. Lamont


A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

Thompson Dr. Hunter S.


An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

Thompson H.S.


Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."

Thompson Hunter S.


Ten years of rejection slips is nature's way of telling you to stop writing.

Thompson Hunter S.


Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Thompson Ken


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

Thore Henry David


... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Thoreau


The ratio of literacy to illiteracy is a constant, but nowadays the illiterates can read.

Thoreau H.D.


The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Thoreau Henry David


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

Thoreau Henry David


IV. The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off the ledge to spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken. Such an object is inevitably price

Thoreau Henry David


The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

Thoreau Henry David


There are many of us in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get about the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter.

Thoreau Henry David


In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Thoreau Henry David


I hate dying.

Thoreau Henry David


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

Thoreau Henry David


What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.

Thoreau David Henry


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Thurber James


Turn the other cheek.

Thurber James


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

Thurber James


Believe everything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

Thurber James


It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Ti Chuck Shepherd


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.

Tikkanen Henrik


Unless hours were cups of sack, and minutes capons, and clocks the tongues of bawds, and dials the signs of leaping houses, and the blessed sun himself a fair, hot wench in flame-colored taffeta, I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous to

Tiselius Arne


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.

Titus Livius


There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

Tobaben


This is the first age that's paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

Tocqueville Alexis de


Flame on!

Todd Ruthven Campbell


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

Tokugawa Shogun


"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."

Tolkien J. R. R.


Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

Tolkien J. R. R.


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

Tolkien J. R. R.


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

Tolkien J. R. R.


Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Tolkien J.R.R.


Just close your eyes, tap your heels together three times, and think to yourself, `There's no place like home.'

Tolkien J.R.R.


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

Tolkien J.R.R.


Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house.

Tolkien J.R.R.


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.

Tolstoy


Zero Mostel: That's it baby! When you got it, flaunt it! Flaunt it!

Tolstoy


The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist "Jack."

Tolstoy


I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

Tolstoy


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

Tolstoy Leo


But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

Tomash Erwin


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

Tomlin Lily


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.

Tomlin Lily


Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

Tomlin Lily


When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.

Tomlin Lily


Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

Tomlin Lily


Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential death in which its

Tomlin Lily


The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.

Tomlin Lily


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

Tourbillon


"If a camel flies, no one laughs if it doesn't get very far."

Toynbee Arnold Joseph


A yawn is a silent shout.

Tr Leon


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

Trend Motor


"MOKE DAT YIGARETTE"

Trend Motor


"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

Trend Motor


He that bringeth a present, findeth the door open.

Trillin Calvin


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

Trilling Lionel


If little green men land in your back yard, hide any little green women you've got in the house.

Trotsky


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

Trudeau P.E.


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

Truman Harry


The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

Truman Harry


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.

Truman Harry S.


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

Truman Harry S.


For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

Truman Harry S.


If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.

Truman Harry S.


A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Truman President Harry S.


Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


The `loner' may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


The man who has never been flogged has never been taught.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


Men will fuck mud.

Tsu Lao


There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Tsu Lao


Americans' greatest fear is that America will turn out to have been a phenomenon, not a civilization.

Tsu Lao


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

Tsu Lao


All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, beca

Tsu Lao


Remark of Dr. Baldwin's concerning upstarts: We don't care to eat toadstools that think they are truffles.

Tsu Lao


"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Tsu Lao


Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.

Tsu Lao


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

Tuc The mayor of


To err is human, to repent, divine, to persist, devilish.

Turgenev


You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you'll have to run much faster.

Turner Ted


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

Turner Ted


The farther you go, the less you know.

Tusser Thomas


There is no sin but ignorance.

Tusser Thomas


Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Twain Mark


The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

Twain Mark


One hundred women are not worth a single testicle.

Twain Mark


Rome was not built in one day.

Twain Mark


The average Ph.D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait. [If youth but knew, if old age but could.]

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

Twain Mark


What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

Twain Mark


Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

Twain Mark


Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Twain Mark


Man is the measure of all things.

Twain Mark


It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Twain Mark


I'll turn over a new leaf.

Twain Mark


Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

Twain Mark


Necessity has no law.

Twain Mark


Brahma said: Well, after hearing ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser. But an intelligent man needs only two thousand five hundred.

Twain Mark


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cabin door of a Soviet Black Sea cruise liner: Helpsavering apparata in emergings behold many whistles! Associate the stringing apparata about the bosums and meet behind, flee then t

Twain Mark


It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion.

Twain Mark


The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

Twain Mark


If you aren't rich you should always look useful.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

Twain Mark


The executioner is, I hear, very expert, and my neck is very slender.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Real wealth can only increase.

Twain Mark


... 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.

Twain Mark


The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.

Twain Mark


Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today, and it will set the pace tomorrow.

Twain Mark


To every Ph.D. there is an equal and opposite Ph.D.

Twain Mark


Tempt not a desperate man.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Twain Mark


Look ere ye leap.

Twain Mark


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Twain Mark


With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end of it. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Twain Mark


Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cathedral in Spain: It is forbidden to enter a woman, even a foreigner if dressed as a man. Above the enterance to a Cairo bar: Unaccompanied ladies not admitted unless with husb

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

Twain Mark


The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.

Twain Mark


TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Twain Mark


In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.

Twain Mark


Fortune's Guide to Freshman Notetaking: WHEN THE PROFESSOR SAYS: YOU WRITE: Probably the greatest quality of the poetry John Milton

Twain Mark


Let me take you a button-hole lower.

Twain Mark


A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


The meek shall inherit the earth, but *not* its mineral rights.

Twain Mark


"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

Twain Mark


Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 0. integrated 0. management 0. options 1. total 1. organizational 1. flexibility 2. systematized 2. monitored 2. capability 3. parallel 3. reciprocal 3. mobility 4. functional 4. digital 4. programming 5. re

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Twain Mark


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.

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Twain Mark


I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs.

Twain Mark


If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.

Twain Mark


Death is a spirit leaving a body, sort of like a shell leaving the nut behind.

Twain Mark


What a bonanza! An unknown beginner to be directed by Lubitsch, in a script by Wilder and Brackett, and to play with Paramount's two superstars, Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert, and to be beaten up by both of them!

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


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

Twain Mark


Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.

Twain Mark


You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Twain Mark


Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult.

Twain Mark


Art is anything you can get away with.

Tweed Boss


This was the most unkindest cut of all.

Tyger Frank


Look before you leap.

Tyroon Henry


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

Tzu Chuang


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.

Tzu Chuang


To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

them! it only encourages


Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

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