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"Every man's life, liberty, and property are in danger when the Legislature is in session."
"Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
Alas, Time stays, we go."
"The United States have adventured upon a great and noble experiment, which is believed to have been hazarded in the absence of all previous precedentthat of total separation of Church and State. No religious establishment by law exists among us. The conscience is left free from all restraint and each is permitted to worship his Maker after his own judgement. The offices of the Government are open alike to all. No tithes are levied to support an established Hierarchy, nor is the fallible judgement of man set up as the sure and infallible creed of faith. The Mahommedan, if he will to come among us would have the privilege guaranteed to him by the constitution to worship according to the Koran; and the East Indian might erect a shrine to Brahma if it so pleased him. Such is the spirit of toleration inculcated by our political Institutions.... The Hebrew persecuted and down trodden in other regions takes up his abode among us with none to make him afraid.... and the Aegis of the Government is over him to defend and protect him. Such is the great experiment which we have tried, and such are the happy fruits which have resulted from it; our system of free government would be imperfect without it."
US President (10), VP (10)
(see all US Presidents, VPs)
"Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset."
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
"No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted."
German scientist's cousin and wife
(married to Albert Einstein)
"The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbeliefcall it what you willthan all of the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle, and golf course."
A. A. Milne
English writer (Winnie the Pooh, etc.)
"The emancipation of today displays itself mainly in cigarettes and shorts."
"The world is full of Laurel and Hardys. I saw them all the time as a boy at my mother's hotel. There's always the dumb, dumb guy, who never has anything bad happen to him, and the smart guy who's even dumber than the dumb guy, only he doesn't know it."
(also see Stan Laurel)
"I think that making love is the best form of exercise."
(was married to Dyan Cannon)
"The world is made up of people who never quite get into the first team, and who just miss the prizes at the flower show."
"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
"Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors."
"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."
, on Australian Liberal leader John Hewson
"In my young days, I used to pick up sluts, and I don't mean that nastily. It's more a term of endearment, really, for girls who know how to speak their minds."
"If you're still acting when you're old, there's something wrong with you."
English actor and singer
"You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they're both on firethey're exactly alike."
"Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable."
"That's a good question. Let me try to evade you."
US senator (MA), presidential candidate
"People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater, and even a newspaperman, but if a man does not drive, there is something wrong with him."