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

W Smile

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.

W. Leo Rosten on

The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means.

Wa Cleon Thucydides

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

Wa Wanda

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

Wade Harry V.

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

Wagner Jane

The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.

Wagner Lichty &

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. [There is no great genius without some touch of madness.]

Wagner Michael J.

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Walinsky Adam

Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!

Walker Stanley

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

Wallace George

We were so poor we couldn't afford a watchdog. If we heard a noise at night, we'd bark ourselves.

Wallace George

A snake lurks in the grass.

Wallach. Carole

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


One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.

War Oliver

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Ward A.

... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

Ward Artemus

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Ward Jay

She applies her lipstick in spite of its contents: "greasy rouge, containing crushed and dried insect corpses for coloring, beeswax for stiffness, and olive oil to help it flow - the latter having the unfortunate tendency to go rancid several hours a

Warhol Andy

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

Warhol Andy

I paid a visit to my local precinct in Greenwich Village and asked a sergeant to show me some rape statistics. He politely obliged. That month there had been thirty-five rape complaints, an advance of ten over the same month for the previous year.

Warhol Andy

In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, delve deep into the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In work, be competent. In action, be careful of your timing.

Warner Jack

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.

Washington Booker T.

Moneyliness is next to Godliness.

Washington George

Honesty's the best policy.


The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Watts Alan

Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.

Wau Evelyn

What fools these mortals be.

Way Glaser and

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.


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

Weaver Ken

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

Webber Dean

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

Webster Daniel

If we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of an oncoming train.

Weil Joseph

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Weiler A.H.

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Weinberg Darrin

Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.


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

Wellington The Duke of

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

Wellington Duke

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

Wells Carolyn

Nothing succeeds like excess.

Wells H.G.

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Wells H.G.

Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all.

Wells H.G.

I owe the public nothing.

Wells H.G.

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Wells H.G.

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Wells J. Wellington

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

Wells J. Wellington

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

Wells H.G.

Things are not always what they seem.

West Mae

XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

West Mae

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

West Rebecca

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?

Whalen Philip

We're all in this alone.

Wheeler Harvey

Let's remind ourselves that last year's fresh idea is today's cliche.

White E. B.

A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

White E.B.

A lot of people I know believe in positive thinking, and so do I. I believe everything positively stinks.

White E.B.

Too much of everything is just enough.

White Paul

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

White T.H.

'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.

White T.H.

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

White William Allen

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

White William Allen

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

White Katherine

Luck can't last a lifetime, unless you die young.

Whitehead A.N.

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

Whitehead Alfred North

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Whitehead Alfred North

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

Whitehorn Katharine

Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Who Dr.

I BET WHAT HAPPENED was they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then that night, they burned the wheel.

Whorfin Lord John

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

Wicker Tom

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

Wicker Tom

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

Wicker Tom

What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Wier Bob

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Wiggam Alfred E.

A sinking ship gathers no moss.

Wilde Oscar

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

Wilde Oscar

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Wilde Oscar

Well, we'll really have a party, but we've gotta post a guard outside.

Wilde Oscar

Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags.

Wilde Oscar

A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

Wilde Oscar

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

Wilde Oscar

There must be more to life than having everything.

Wilde Oscar

What!? Me worry?

Wilde Oscar

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Wilde Oscar

Women of genius commonly have masculine faces, figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.

Wilde Oscar

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Wilde Oscar

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.

Wilde Oscar

Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate. Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and great effort pushing boulders into a single

Wilde Oscar

Most general statements are false, including this one.

Wilde Oscar

The road to Hades is easy to travel.

Wilde Oscar

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Wilde Oscar

Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

Wilde Oscar

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Wilde Oscar

Somehow I reached excess without ever noticing when I was passing through satisfaction.

Wilde Oscar

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.

Wilde Oscar

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

Wilde Oscar

Real wealth can only increase.

Wilde Oscar

Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach, Or what's a heaven for ?

Wilde Oscar

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.

Wilde Oscar

... 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.

Wilde Oscar

"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

Wilde Oscar

Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Wilde Oscar

... 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

Wilde Oscar

Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. You're talking about the American way of survival of the fittest.

Wilde Oscar

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

Wilde Oscar

A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

Wilder Billy

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Wilder Billy

Adde parvum parvo manus acervus erit. [Add little to little and there will be a big pile.]

Will George

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

Will George

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

Willard F. Libby

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.


One good turn asketh another.

William Gibson

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

William S. Paley

A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

William Shakespeare

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

William Shakespeare

We are what we pretend to be.

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

He knows not how to know who knows not also how to unknow.

Williams H.H.

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

Williams Robin

None love the bearer of bad news.

Williams Tennessee

Either I'm dead or my watch has stopped.

Williams Robin

It's easier to take it apart than to put it back together.

Williamson Ren'e de Visme

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Williamson Nicol

There is a natural hootchy-kootchy to a goldfish.

Williamson Dr. Paul

Nothing recedes like success.

Willie Sutton

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

Wills Derek

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Wilson Earl

Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Wilson Earl

To have died once is enough.

Wilson Edmund

Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Wilson Woodrow

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Wilson Robert

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."

Win Sir

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

Winch Marty

Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. [Confound those who have said our remarks before us.] or [May they perish who have expressed our bright ideas before us.]

Winchell Walter

No evil can happen to a good man.


A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

Winkle R.V.

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


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


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

Winters George

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Winters Shelley

Love the sea? I dote upon it


The pollution's at that awkward stage. Too thick to navigate and too thin to cultivate.


It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.


A violent man will die a violent death.

Wo Sir Henry

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.

Wodehouse Sean O'Casey on P.G.

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Wolfe Nero

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

Wolfe Nero

The fact that it works is immaterial.

Wolfe Thomas

Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Wolfe Gene

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Wolfe Nero

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

Wood Grant

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

Woody Allen

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

Woody Allen

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.

Woody Allen

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


"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Wright Frank Lloyd

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

Wright Frank Lloyd

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing.

Wright Frank Lloyd

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs.

Wurster Hall

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