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

W Smile

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me that I may s

W. Leo Rosten on

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

Wa Cleon Thucydides

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Wa Wanda

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

Wade Harry V.

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.

Wagner Jane

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.

Wagner Lichty &

I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.

Wagner Michael J.

One big pile is better than two little piles.

Walinsky Adam

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Walker Stanley

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Wallace George

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

Wallace George

Veni, vidi, vici. [I came, I saw, I conquered].

Wallach. Carole

Forgive and forget.


You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to

War Oliver

Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

Ward A.

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Ward Artemus

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

Ward Jay

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Warhol Andy

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.

Warhol Andy

... 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.

Warhol Andy

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Warner Jack

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

Washington Booker T.

I have just enough white in me to make my honesty questionable.

Washington George

Where there is much light there is also much shadow.


The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.

Watts Alan

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

Wau Evelyn

Historians have now definitely established that Juan Cabrillo, discoverer of California, was not looking for Kansas, thus setting a precedent that continues to this day.

Way Glaser and

The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.


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

Weaver Ken

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way a midget is good at being short.

Webber Dean

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

Webster Daniel

Look, we trade every day out there with hustlers, deal-makers, shysters, con-men. That's the way businesses get started. That's the way this country was built.

Weil Joseph

The only thing that experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.

Weiler A.H.

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Weinberg Darrin

The primary theme of SoupCon is communication. The acronym "LEO" represents the secondary theme: Law Enforcement Officials The overall theme of SoupCon shall be: Avoiding Communication with Law Enforcement Officials


"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Wellington The Duke of

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.

Wellington Duke

All religions issue Bibles against Satan, and say the most injurious things against him, but we never hear his side.

Wells Carolyn

The superfluous is very necessary.

Wells H.G.

The cable TV sex channels don't expand our horizons, don't make us better people, and don't come in clearly enough.

Wells H.G.

What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Wells H.G.

The Least Successful Collector Betsy Baker played a central role in the history of collecting. She was employed as a servant in the house of John Warburton (1682-1759) who had amassed a fine collection of 58 first edition plays, including most of t

Wells H.G.

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

Wells H.G.

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Wells J. Wellington

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

Wells J. Wellington

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.

Wells H.G.

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

West Mae

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

West Mae

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "Cheque Enclosed."

West Rebecca

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

Whalen Philip

I owe the public nothing.

Wheeler Harvey

What a strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

White E. B.

The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.

White E.B.

...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

White E.B.

Innovation is hard to schedule.

White Paul

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know that he is.

White T.H.

We tried to close Ohio's borders and ran into a Constitutional problem. There's a provision in the Constitution that says you can't close your borders to interstate commerce, and garbage is a form of interstate commerce.

White T.H.

To be excellent when engaged in administration is to be like the North Star. As it remains in its one position, all the other stars surround it.

White William Allen

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

White William Allen

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact...

White Katherine

When the sun shineth, make hay.

Whitehead A.N.

Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Whitehead Alfred North

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Whitehead Alfred North

If the ends don't justify the means, then what does?

Whitehorn Katharine

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Who Dr.

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work ... I did not, when a slave, understand the deep meanings of those rude, and apparently incoherent songs. I was myself within the circle, so that I neither saw nor heard as those without might

Whorfin Lord John

[The French Riviera is] a sunny place for shady people.

Wicker Tom

As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.

Wicker Tom

Likewise, the national appetizer, brine-cured herring with raw onions, wins few friends, Germans excepted.

Wicker Tom

Another day, another dollar.

Wier Bob

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.

Wiggam Alfred E.

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Wilde Oscar

Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.

Wilde Oscar

Authors (and perhaps columnists) eventually rise to the top of whatever depths they were once able to plumb.

Wilde Oscar

There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. Observe the ass, for instance: his character is about perfect, he is the choicest spirit among all the humbler animals, yet see what rid

Wilde Oscar

Let me take you a button-hole lower.

Wilde Oscar

"Spare no expense to save money on this one."

Wilde Oscar

If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

Wilde Oscar

I think we're in trouble.

Wilde Oscar

I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Wilde Oscar

I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

Wilde Oscar

Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to have a woman President? "I can't deal with the Russians today. Not now. I've got my period."

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering.

Wilde Oscar

Imagine there's no heaven... it's easy if you try.

Wilde Oscar

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Wilde Oscar

We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if only words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

Wilde Oscar

To be patriotic, hate all nations but your own; to be religious, all sects but your own; to be moral, all pretenses but your own.

Wilde Oscar

Catharsis is something I associate with pornography and crossword puzzles.

Wilde Oscar

There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Wilde Oscar

War is like love, it always finds a way.

Wilde Oscar

"...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

Wilde Oscar

Indeed, the first noble truth of Buddhism, usually translated as `all life is suffering,' is more accurately rendered `life is filled with a sense of pervasive unsatisfactoriness.'

Wilde Oscar

Rule the Empire through force.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

A violent man will die a violent death.

Wilde Oscar

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

Wilde Oscar

The first rule of all intelligent tinkering is to keep all the parts.

Wilde Oscar

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Wilde Oscar

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.

Wilder Billy

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

Wilder Billy

"And Bezel saideth unto Sham: `Sham,' he saideth, `Thou shalt goest unto the town of Begorrah, and there thou shalt fetcheth unto thine bosom 35 talents, and also shalt thou fetcheth a like number of cubits, provideth that they are nice and fresh.'"

Will George

Practice yourself what you preach.

Will George

A Tale of Two Cities LITE(tm)

Willard F. Libby

Look before you leap.


"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."

William Gibson

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

William S. Paley

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

William Shakespeare

The farther you go, the less you know.

William Shakespeare

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

William Shakespeare

Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

William Shakespeare

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

William Shakespeare

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.

Williams H.H.

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.

Williams Robin

"There is a God, but He drinks"

Williams Tennessee

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

Williams Robin

... "fire" does not matter, "earth" and "air" and "water" do not matter. "I" do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

Williamson Nicol

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

Williamson Dr. Paul

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

Willie Sutton

Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Wills Derek

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

Wilson Earl

A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.

Wilson Earl

Many a long dispute between divines may thus be abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so.

Wilson Edmund

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

Wilson Woodrow

A hundred years from now it is very likely that [of Twain's works] "The Jumping Frog" alone will be remembered.

Wilson Robert

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

Win Sir

The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first.

Winch Marty

My advice to you, my violent friend, is to seek out gold and sit on it.

Winchell Walter

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


There never was a good war or a bad peace.

Winkle R.V.

Imagine what we can imagine!


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


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

Winters George

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Winters Shelley

There is no ox so dumb as the orthodox.


I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.


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


Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Wo Sir Henry

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

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Wolfe Nero

I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Wolfe Nero

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

Wolfe Thomas

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

Wolfe Gene

Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.

Wolfe Nero

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Wood Grant

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

Woody Allen

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

Woody Allen

Learning French is trivial: the word for horse is cheval, and everything else follows in the same way.

Woody Allen

Maryel brought her bat into Exit once and started whacking people on the dance floor. Now everyone's doing it. It's called grand slam dancing.


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

Wright Frank Lloyd

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Wright Frank Lloyd

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

Wright Frank Lloyd

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.

Wurster Hall

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