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"My only great qualification for being put at the head of the Navy is that I am very much at sea."
Lord Edward Carson
"Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls."
Sir Anthony Hope-Hawkins
"It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses."
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
"'Whom are you?' he asked, for he had attended business college."
"If a person desires to be a humorist it is necessary that the people around him shall be at least as wise as he is, otherwise his humor will not be comprehended."
"People are taking it for granted that [the African-American] ought not to work with his head. And it is so easy for these people among whom we are living to believe this; it flatters and satisfies their self-complacency."
Paul Laurence Dunbar
"Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round, but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something."
US secretary of state
"Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too?"
US baseball player, owner
"She's descended from a long line her mother listened to."
Gypsy Rose Lee
US actor and entertainer
"He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom."
James Gibbons Huneker
"I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse."
"I can't believe I'm 60 years old and I'm still writing songs and putting out records. Write from your heart, from your passions. If you think it's a difficult road, you're right, but don't give up."
(quoted in 2002)
"The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout."
"An animated adenoid."
, subject unknown
"I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better."
"There are no illegitimate childrenonly illegitimate parents."
Leon R. Yankwich
US judge (CA)
, Decision in Zipkin v. Mozon, June 1928
"Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right."
Kurt Herbert Adler
Austrian opera director
"In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine."
J. William Fullbright
US Rep (Arkansas)