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"Earth is a great, big funhouse without the fun."

W Smile

Practice is the best of all instructors.

W. Leo Rosten on

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

Wa Cleon Thucydides

Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity.

Wa Wanda

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Wade Harry V.

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

Wagner Jane

Small is beautiful.

Wagner Lichty &

The individual choice of garnishment of a burger can be an important point to the consumer in this day when individualism is an increasingly important thing to people.

Wagner Michael J.

Events are not affected, they develop.

Walinsky Adam

Non-Determinism is not meant to be reasonable.

Walker Stanley

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.

Wallace George

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

Wallace George

The farther you go, the less you know.

Wallach. Carole

Things are not always what they seem.


Set the cart before the horse.

War Oliver

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

Ward A.

For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

Ward Artemus

There are no accidents whatsoever in the universe.

Ward Jay

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

Warhol Andy

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

Warhol Andy

"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

Warhol Andy

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

Warner Jack

There seems no plan because it is all plan.

Washington Booker T.

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

Washington George

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.


No one born with a mouth and a need is "innocent".

Watts Alan

Language is a virus from another planet.

Wau Evelyn

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

Way Glaser and

We are what we pretend to be.


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

Weaver Ken

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

Webber Dean

...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.

Webster Daniel

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Weil Joseph

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

Weiler A.H.

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room with

Weinberg Darrin

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?


"Plaese porrf raed."

Wellington The Duke of

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

Wellington Duke

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

Wells Carolyn

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.

Wells H.G.

Nothing endures but change.

Wells H.G.

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

Wells H.G.

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

Wells H.G.

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Wells H.G.

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

Wells J. Wellington

In my end is my beginning.

Wells J. Wellington

What one fool can do, another can.

Wells H.G.

"Life is too important to take seriously."

West Mae

No good deed goes unpunished.

West Mae

... "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

West Rebecca

Nothing succeeds like excess.

Whalen Philip

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Wheeler Harvey

The state of innocence contains the germs of all future sin.

White E. B.

The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobb

White E.B.

For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.

White E.B.

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

White Paul

[Maturity consists in the discovery that] there comes a critical moment where everything is reversed, after which the point becomes to understand more and more that there is something which cannot be understood.

White T.H.

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.

White T.H.

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

White William Allen

Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

White William Allen

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose

White Katherine

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Whitehead A.N.

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

Whitehead Alfred North

Where there is much light there is also much shadow.

Whitehead Alfred North

Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful as woman.

Whitehorn Katharine

It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by crying babies smoking inexpensiv

Who Dr.

"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."

Whorfin Lord John

"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

Wicker Tom

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

Wicker Tom

Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

Wicker Tom

It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

Wier Bob

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

Wiggam Alfred E.

If there is no wind, row.

Wilde Oscar

If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Wilde Oscar

A good name lost is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.

Wilde Oscar

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits.

Wilde Oscar

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Wilde Oscar

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.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

It was a female that drove me to drink and I didn't even have the kindness to thank her.

Wilde Oscar

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

In charity there is no excess.

Wilde Oscar

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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

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

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

"Whom are you?" said he, for he had been to night school.

Wilde Oscar

What excuses stand in your way? How can you eliminate them?

Wilde Oscar

It's is not, it isn't ain't, and it's it's, not its, if you mean it is. If you don't, it's its. Then too, it's hers. It isn't her's. It isn't our's either. It's ours, and likewise yours and theirs.

Wilde Oscar

There's no such thing as an original sin.

Wilde Oscar

In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

There's no justice in this world.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Then a man said: Speak to us of Expectations. He then said: If a man does not see or hear the waters of the Jordan, then he should not taste the pomegranate or ply his wares in an open market. If a man would not labour in the salt and rock quarri

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

Wilde Oscar

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

Plumbing is one of the easier of do-it-yourself activities, requiring only a few simple tools and a willingness to stick your arm into a clogged toilet. In fact, you can solve many home plumbing problems, such as annoying faucet drip, merely by tur

Wilde Oscar

What we do not understand we do not possess.

Wilder Billy

If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Wilder Billy

The more the merrier.

Will George

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

Will George

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

Willard F. Libby

"We maintain that the very foundation of our way of life is what we call free enterprise," said Cash McCall, "but when one of our citizens show enough free enterprise to pile up a little of that profit, we do our best to make him feel that he ought t


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.

William Gibson

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

William S. Paley

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

William Shakespeare

Words have a longer life than deeds.

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

God help those who do not help themselves.

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Williams H.H.

The world wants to be deceived.

Williams Robin

By the middle 1880's, practically all the roads except those in the South, were of the present standard gauge. The southern roads were still five feet between rails. It was decided to change the gauge of all southern roads to standard, in one day

Williams Tennessee

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.

Williams Robin

Turn the other cheek.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

Dignity is like a flag. It flaps in a storm.

Williamson Nicol

"Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong."

Williamson Dr. Paul

Whatever occurs from love is always beyond good and evil.

Willie Sutton

... 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

Wills Derek

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

Wilson Earl

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

Wilson Earl

If it doesn't smell yet, it's pretty fresh.

Wilson Edmund

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

Wilson Woodrow

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

Wilson Robert

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

Win Sir

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

Winch Marty

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Winchell Walter

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.


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.

Winkle R.V.

Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.


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


... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Winters George

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Winters Shelley

Go away, I'm all right.


We are governed not by armies and police but by ideas.


"Hey, Sam, how about a loan?" "Whattaya need?" "Oh, about $500." "Whattaya got for collateral?" "Whattaya need?" "How about an eye?"


Facts are the enemy of truth.

Wo Sir Henry

Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.

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

Wolfe Nero

This is an especially good time for you vacationers who plan to fly, because the Reagan administration, as part of the same policy under which it recently sold Yellowstone National Park to Wayne Newton, has "deregulated" the airline industry. What t

Wolfe Nero

Sometimes a man who deserves to be looked down upon because he is a fool is despised only because he is a lawyer.

Wolfe Thomas

If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Wolfe Gene

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

Wolfe Nero

The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

Wood Grant

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

Woody Allen

Know what I hate most? Rhetorical questions.

Woody Allen

If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius

Woody Allen

He who writes with no misspelled words has prevented a first suspicion on the limits of his scholarship or, in the social world, of his general education and culture.


A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.

Wright Frank Lloyd

Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.

Wright Frank Lloyd

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.

Wright Frank Lloyd

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

Wurster Hall

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