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I don't have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.

W Smile


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.

W. Leo Rosten on


When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

Wa Cleon Thucydides


'Naomi, sex at noon taxes.' I moan. Never odd or even. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Madam, I'm Adam. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sit on Otis.

Wa Wanda


The ultimate game show will be the one where somebody gets killed at the end.

Wade Harry V.


Everyone is in the best seat.

Wagner Jane


A witty saying proves nothing.

Wagner Lichty &


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.

Wagner Michael J.


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.

Walinsky Adam


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

Walker Stanley


Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Wallace George


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

Wallace George


As Gen. de Gaulle occassionally acknowledges America to be the daughter of Europe, so I am pleased to come to Yale, the daughter of Harvard.

Wallach. Carole


The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Wanda


Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

War Oliver


Rascal, am I? Take THAT!

Ward A.


I am a deeply superficial person.

Ward Artemus


Just as most issues are seldom black or white, so are most good solutions seldom black or white. Beware of the solution that requires one side to be totally the loser and the other side to be totally the winner. The reason there are two sides to be

Ward Jay


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

Warhol Andy


We know all about the habits of the ant, we know all about the habits of the bee, but we know nothing at all about the habits of the oyster. It seems almost certain that we have been choosing the wrong time for studying the oyster.

Warhol Andy


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.

Warhol Andy


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

Warner Jack


I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike.

Washington Booker T.


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

Washington George


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

Washlesky


What one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

Watts Alan


"It don't matter, Sail, ... Could be worse. The fam'ly might be donatin' the proceeds to the Cath'lic Church, or the Mormons or somethin'. One cult's the same another."

Wau Evelyn


When I first arrived in this country I had only fifteen cents in my pocket and a willingness to compromise.

Way Glaser and


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

Wayfarer


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Weaver Ken


Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

Webber Dean


If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

Webster Daniel


The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.

Weil Joseph


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.'

Weiler A.H.


No evil can happen to a good man.

Weinberg Darrin


Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

Weiner


A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space.

Wellington The Duke of


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.

Wellington Duke


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

Wells Carolyn


The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.

Wells H.G.


The distinction between Freedom and Liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have been unable to find a living specimen of either.

Wells H.G.


I have a very strange feeling about this...

Wells H.G.


Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Wells H.G.


During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been upon trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity,; in both, superstition, bigo

Wells H.G.


I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called "brightness", but it doesn't seem to work.

Wells J. Wellington


Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very opposite applies with the judges.

Wells J. Wellington


Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

Wells H.G.


The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

West Mae


In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

West Mae


This was the most unkindest cut of all.

West Rebecca


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.

Whalen Philip


I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

Wheeler Harvey


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

White E. B.


Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind- bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument follows:

White E.B.


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

White E.B.


I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

White Paul


Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

White T.H.


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

White T.H.


Were there no women, men might live like gods.

White William Allen


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

White William Allen


Getting into trouble is easy.

White Katherine


Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Whitehead A.N.


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.

Whitehead Alfred North


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

Whitehead Alfred North


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?"

Whitehorn Katharine


The only alliance I would make with the Women's Liberation Movement is in bed.

Who Dr.


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

Whorfin Lord John


Better tried by twelve than carried by six.

Wicker Tom


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Wicker Tom


A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Wicker Tom


Harp not on that string.

Wier Bob


It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Wiggam Alfred E.


The faster I go, the behinder I get.

Wilde Oscar


Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.

Wilde Oscar


Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


Let me take you a button-hole lower.

Wilde Oscar


You roll my log, and I will roll yours.

Wilde Oscar


Thou hast seen nothing yet.

Wilde Oscar


We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

Wilde Oscar


Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Wilde Oscar


If one inquires why the American tradition is so strong against any connection of State and Church, why it dreads even the rudiments of religious teaching in state-maintained schools, the immediate and superficial answer is not far to seek. ... The

Wilde Oscar


We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Wilde Oscar


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.

Wilde Oscar


"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.'"

Wilde Oscar


"There is a God, but He drinks"

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


The public is an old woman. Let her maunder and mumble.

Wilde Oscar


Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Wilde Oscar


We're all in this alone.

Wilde Oscar


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.

Wilde Oscar


If I had done everything I'm credited with, I'd be speaking to you from a laboratory jar at Harvard.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


A Christian is a man who feels repentance on Sunday for what he did on Saturday and is going to do on Monday.

Wilde Oscar


We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stay there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never

Wilde Oscar


When the blind lead the blind they will both fall over the cliff.

Wilde Oscar


There's small choice in rotten apples.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


There is an old time toast which is golden for its beauty. "When you ascend the hill of prosperity may you not meet a friend."

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilde Oscar


"There is no Father Christmas. It's just a marketing ploy to make low income parents' lives a misery." "... I want you to picture the trusting face of a child, streaked with tears because of what you just said." "I want you to picture the face of

Wilde Oscar


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Wilde Oscar


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

Wilder Billy


A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.

Wilder Billy


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

Will George


Sic transit gloria mundi. [So passes away the glory of this world.]

Will George


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

Willard F. Libby


The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

William


Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.

William Gibson


Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

William S. Paley


A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

William Shakespeare


God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.

William Shakespeare


Darth Vader! Only you would be so bold!

William Shakespeare


What is good? Everything that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? Everything that is born of weakness. Not contentedness but more power; not peace but war; not virtue but fitness. The weak and the

William Shakespeare


Nothing succeeds like excess.

William Shakespeare


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

Williams H.H.


"I'm dying," he croaked. "My experiment was a success," the chemist retorted . "You can't really train a beagle," he dogmatized. "That's no beagle, it's a mongrel," she muttered. "The fire is going out," he bellowed. "Bad marksmanship," the h

Williams Robin


Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Williams Tennessee


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

Williams Robin


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

Williamson Ren'e de Visme


Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

Williamson Nicol


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.

Williamson Dr. Paul


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.

Willie Sutton


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.

Wills Derek


Men's skin is different from women's skin. It is usually bigger, and it has more snakes tattooed on it. Also, if you examine a woman's skin very closely, inch by inch, starting at her shapely ankles, then gently tracing the slender curve of her cal

Wilson Earl


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

Wilson Earl


The farther you go, the less you know.

Wilson Edmund


Not all who own a harp are harpers.

Wilson Woodrow


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

Wilson Robert


Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion.

Win Sir


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

Winch Marty


Sherry [Thomas Sheridan] is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature.

Winchell Walter


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

Windsor-Heights


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

Winkle R.V.


Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.

Winston


I can't understand why a person will take a year or two to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Winston


Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

Winters George


One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

Winters Shelley


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

Wittgenstein


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.

Wittgenstein


A yawn is a silent shout.

Wittgenstein.


The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

Wo Sir Henry


Thompson, if he is to be believed, has sampled the entire rainbow of legal and illegal drugs in heroic efforts to feel better than he does. As for the truth about his health: I have asked around about it. I am told that he appears to be strong and

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.


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

Wolfe Nero


There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

Wolfe Nero


With her body, woman is more sincere than man; but with her mind she lies. And when she lies, she does not believe herself.

Wolfe Thomas


I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

Wolfe Gene


When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.

Wolfe Nero


He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Wood Grant


Every young man should have a hobby: learning how to handle money is the best one.

Woody Allen


The fact that it works is immaterial.

Woody Allen


What we do not understand we do not possess.

Woody Allen


We're fantastically incredibly sorry for all these extremely unreasonable things we did. I can only plead that my simple, barely-sentient friend and myself are underprivileged, deprived and also college students.

Wordsworth


When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.

Wright Frank Lloyd


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

Wright Frank Lloyd


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

Wright Frank Lloyd


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

Wurster Hall





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