Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. — Charlotte Whitton
Je pense, donc je ne suis pas le troupeau.
L'Amérique est le pays de la Liberté, mais elle lui tourne le dos et elle regarde de l'autre côté. — Boris Vian
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it. — Mark Twain
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilisation in between. — Oscar Wilde
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… and its rulers
[The U.S. victory in Gulf War was a] stirring victory for the forces of aggression. — James Danforth (Dan) Quayle
[12 May 1996, Lesley Stahl, 60 minutes, on U.S. sanctions against Iraq] – We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
[Secretary of State Madeleine Albright] – I think this is a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it.
[Saddam Hussein's] forces continue to surrender and capitulate. His regime is running out of real soldiers. And soon, all that will be left will be the war criminals. — Donald H. Rumsfeld
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change. — Dan Quayle
You teach a child to read and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test. — George "Dubelious" Bush
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. — Dan Quayle
We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur. — Dan Quayle
The future will be better tomorrow. — Dan Quayle
The United States, for all its faults, is still the greatest nation in the country. — Spiro T. Agnew
You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. — Anne Lamott
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence, clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblin, all of them imaginary. — H.L. Mencken
Too much of a good thing is wonderful!
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better
Whenever I have to decide between two evils, I always choose the one I haven't tried before.
It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
If writers were bakers, this sentence would be exactly a dozen words long. — Douglas R. Hofstadter
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good. — Samuel Johnson
There's no such thing as a tough child. If you parboil them first for seven hours, they always come out tender. — W. C. Fields
Right now I'm having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before. — Steven Wright
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
I never forget a face. However, in your case, I'll be glad to make an exception.
Chaque fois que les gens découvrent son mensonge,
Le châtiment lui vient, par la colère accru.
Je suis cuit, je suis cuit ! gémit-il comme en songe.
Le menteur n'est jamais cru.
Dans la vie, il ne faut compter que sur soi-même, et encore pas beaucoup.
This is like déjà vu all over again.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
[Interviewer] – So Ray, you had a hard childhood, you were raised in poverty, then your parents couldn't pay for your education, and on top of that, you're blind…
[Ray Charles] – Hey man, it could have been worse, I could have been black.
Laws and principles
If anything can go wrong, it will.
Corollary: If nothing can go wrong, it will.
Last update 2017-02-05