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Famous Quotations


  • If the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain.

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

  • There's a sucker born every minute.

  • There's more in this than meets the eye.

  • A place for everything and everything in its place.

  • I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini.

  • If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there to hear it, it makes no sound.

  • Love me, love my dog.

  • The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

  • The price of wisdom is above rubies.

  • Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.

  • They have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.

  • And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

  • The love of money is the root of all evil.

  • If Iíd known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.

  • All good things come to an end.

  • I believe in benevolent dictatorships, provided I am the dictator.

  • Nature abhors a straight line.

  • Truth is stranger than fiction.

  • The secret of acting is sincerity - and if you can fake that, you've got it made.

  • Me Tarzan, You Jane.

  • Politics is the art of the possible.

  • A lie travels round the world while truth is putting on her boots.

  • Either back us or sack us.

  • Silence is golden.

  • Play it again, Sam.

  • I am ashamed the law is such an ass.

  • If a job is worth doing, itís worth doing well.

  • Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

  • There, but for the grace of God, go I.

  • As always, victory finds a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

  • A gentleman knows how to play the accordion, but doesn't.

  • Be still, my beating heart, be still.

  • I don't care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right.

  • I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.

  • Imprisoned in every fat man is a thin one wildly signaling to be let out.

  • Variety's the spice of life.

  • Enough is enough.

  • My country, right or wrong!

  • Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

  • Politics is too important to be left to the politicians.

  • Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman.

  • There are lies, damn lies - and statistics.

  • Nice guys finish last.

  • Money makes the world go round.

  • Desperate diseases require desperate remedies.

  • It ain't a fit night out for man or beast.

  • Never give a sucker a even break.

  • Any man who hates children and dogs can't be all bad.

  • The bigger they are, the further they have to fall.

  • Fish and visitors smell in three days.

  • There is no such thing as a free lunch.

  • Every good deed brings its own reward.

  • Any fool can play tragedy, but comedy, sir, is a damn serious business.

  • Distrust all those in whom the urge to punish is strong.

  • An unhappy childhood is a writer's gold mine.

  • All dressed up and nowhere to go.

  • Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

  • A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

  • We have met the enemy and he is us.

  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step.

  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

  • And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke.

  • If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

  • He has managed to wring one last spectacular defeat from the jaws of victory.

  • He can run, but he can't hide.

  • The medium is the message.

  • Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

  • What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar.

  • Religion is the opium of the people.

  • The only really happy people are married women and single men.

  • Less is more.

  • From the sublime to the ridiculous there is but one step.

  • An army marches on its stomach.

  • If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

  • Would you buy a used car from this man?

  • Big brother is watching you.

  • I have made this letter longer only because I have not had time to make it shorter.

  • I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

  • A little learning is a dangerous thing.

  • If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it just may be a duck.

  • I never met a man I didn't like.

  • He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

  • Youth is too precious to be wasted on the young.

  • To play billiards well is the sign of a misspent youth.

  • If you canít stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

  • Cheer up! The worst is yet to come.

  • Beauty is altogether in the eye of the beholder.

  • Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.

  • In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.

  • Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

  • No bad deed goes unpunished.

  • Procrastination is the thief of time.

  • Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • It is a well-know fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. Anyone who is capable of getting himself made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

  • Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

  • A professional is a man who can do his job when he doesnít feel like it; an amateur is one who can't do his job when he does fell like it

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

  • There's no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.

  • Better the chill blast of winter than the hot breath of a pursuing elephant.

  • Home is where the heart is.

  • If anything can go wrong, it will.

  • A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

  • The opera isn't over until the fat lady sings.

  • A picture is worth a thousand words.

  • A politician is an animal who can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.

  • It takes a thief to catch a thief.

  • You don't have to be mad to work here - but it helps.

  • Another little drink wouldn't do us any harm.

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