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  • A little pain never hurt anyone.
  • A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • After they got rid of capital punishment, they had to hang twice as many people as before.
  • Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration.
  • Always be sincere, even when you don??t mean it. -Irene Peter
  • An empty cab drove up and Sarah Bernhardt got out. -Arthur Baer, American comic and columnist
  • An Irishman is never at peace except when he??s fighting.
  • And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
  • And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.-Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • As famous as the unknown soldier.
  • Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
  • Christ was born in 4 B.C.
  • Cum tacent, clamant. When they are silent, they shout. -Cicero
  • Do not put statements in the negative form.
  • Everyone writes on the walls except me. -Said to be graffiti seen in Pompeii
  • Evil isn't all bad.
  • Gentlemen, I want you to know that I am not always right, but I am never wrong. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. -George Bernard Shaw
  • His honour rooted in dishonour stood,
  • Honk if you are against noise pollution!
  • I always avoid prophesying beforehand because it is much better to prophesy after the event has already taken place. -Winston Churchill
  • I am a deeply superficial person. -Andy Warhol
  • I can resist everything but temptation. -Mark Twain
  • I disagree with unanimity.
  • I distinctly remember forgetting that. -Clara Barton
  • I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • I marvel at the strength of human weakness.
  • I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? -Benjamin Disraeli
  • I never liked you, and I always will. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them five years. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • I tripped over a hole that was sticking up out of the ground.
  • If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
  • If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive! -Samuel Goldwyn
  • If Roosevelt were alive, he'd turn over in his grave. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • If you fall and break your legs, don't come running to me. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
  • Include me out. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • It isn't an optical illusion. It just looks like one.
  • It's a step forward although there was no progress. -Hosni Murbarak
  • It's more than magnificent-it's mediocre. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
  • I'll give you a definite maybe. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • I'm not going to say, I told you so.?
  • I'm proud of my humility.
  • Last, but not least, avoid cliche's like the plague.
  • Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so. -Josh Billings
  • May I ask a question?
  • Monotheism is a gift from the gods.
  • Most bacteria have the decency to be microscopic. Epulopiscium fishelsoni is not among them. The newly identified one-celled macro-microorganism is a full .5 mm long, large enough to be seen with the naked eye. Described in the current Nature, It is a million times as massive as a typical bacterium.??-Time, page 25, March 29, 1993
  • Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
  • Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
  • No one goes to that restaurant anymore-it's always too crowded. (attributed to Yogi Berra)
  • Of course I can keep secrets. It's the people I tell them to that can't keep them. -Anthony Haden-Guest
  • Our comedies are not to be laughed at. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • Our similarities are different. -Dale Berra, son of Yogi
  • Parting is such sweet sorrow. -William Shakespeare
  • Procrastination means never having to say you're sorry.
  • Referring to a book: I read part of it all the way through. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on. -Arthur Baer, American comic and columnist
  • Smoking is the leading cause of statistics.
  • Some bachelors want a meaningful overnight relationship.
  • Talking about a piece of movie dialogue: Let's have some new cliches. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • Thank God I'm an atheist.
  • The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep. -W.C. Fields
  • The first condition of immortality is death. -Stanislaw Lec
  • The good oxymoron, to define it by a self-illustration, must be a planned inadvertency. -Wilson Follett
  • The scene is dull. Tell him to put more life into his dying. -Samuel Goldwyn
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  • This report is filled with omissions.
  • Triumph without Victory, The Unreported History of the Persian Gulf War -Headline published in the U.S. News & World Report, 1992.
  • Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
  • We are not anticipating any emergencies.
  • We must believe in free will. We have no choice. -Isaac B. Singer
  • Went over like a lead balloon.
  • We're overpaying him, but he's worth it. -Samuel Goldwyn
  • Why don't you pair 'em up in threes? -Yogi Berra
  • I must be cruel only to be kind. - Shakespeare, Hamlet
  • It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain
  • We focus our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. - 2nd Corinthians
  • The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. - Paul Valery
  • A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants. - Arthur Schoperhauer
  • Quote me as saying I was misquoted. - Groucho Marx
  • The great thing about standards is there are so many to choose from. - Larry Tessler, Apple Computer
  • Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. - Ambrose Bierce
  • You can observe a lot just by watchin'. - Yogi Berra
  • We must believe in free will. We have no choice. - Isaac B. Singer
  • In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain. - Pliny the Elder
  • Inform all the troops that communications have completely broken down. - Ashleigh Brilliant
  • There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad. - Salvador Dali
  • When one has good health it is not serious to be ill. - Francis Blanche
  • Often it is fatal to live too long. - Racine
  • The first condition of immortality is death. - Stanislaw Lec
  • I must follow the people. Am I not their leader ? - Benjamin Disraeli
  • It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. - John Andrew Holmes
  • Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. - Pablo Picasso
  • Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. - George Bernard Shaw
  • I am not sincere, even when I say I am not. - Jules Renard
  • Deep down, he's shallow. - Ronald Reagan
  • I'm deeply superficial. - Andy Warhol
  • Bill Gates, by the way, is a huge Mac fan and he has a warm spot in his heart for the Mac platform, and it hurt him to see our customers suffering. - Kevin Browne, General Manager, Microsoft Corp.
  • In fact, the Weekly Leading Index forecast the last recession in 1990 in real time. - Lakshman Achuthan, Managing Director, Economic Cycle Research Institute
  • Spontaneous demonstrations will be organized... - George Orwell, in 1984
  • If he were alive today, he'd turn over in his grave. - Samuel Goldwyn
  • Gentlemen, include me out. - Samuel Goldwyn
  • Mr. Sinatra was admitted to the hospital after an uncomplicated heart attack. - Sinatra doctor Rex Kennamer
  • ''circumcision clamps may cause injury.'' -- FDA report to doctors, Sept. 26, 2000 93
  • You've no idea of what a poor opinion I have of myself, and how little I deserve it. - W.S. Gilbert
  • Trust, but verify. - Ronald Reagan 108
  • You always tease us sometimes. - My daughter Abbi, at age 4
  • ''Resume Legal Speed'' - Sign on I-70, near Columbus. (So they let you go an illegal speed otherwise?)
 

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