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"It is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular is easy. . . but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it."
William Lamb Melbourne
British PM (23)
(see other British PMs)
"The trouble with Senator Long is that he is suffering from halitosis of the intellect. That's presuming Senator Long has an intellect."
Harold L. Ickes
US social activist
"Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive."
"Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind."
, on the use of the passive voice in the house style of the magazine "Time"
"The Media is ruled by Satan. But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that."
"I told him I wasn't tired. He told me, 'No, but the outfielders sure are.'"
US pitcher(Texas Rangers)
, on the manager who removed him from a game
"A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent."
Alice Stone Blackwell
"I've rarely met a cocktail I didn't like."
"The soundtrack to 'Indecent Exposure' is a romantic mix of music that I know most women love to hear, so I never keep it far from me when women are nearby."
, shown with margarine commercial stunt double
"Hatred of domestic work is a natural and admirable result of civilization."
Dame Rebecca West
"There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age."
Dr. Benjamin Spock
US doctor, baby specialist
"Errol Flynn died on a 70-foot boat with a 17-year-old girl. Walter has always wanted to go that way, but he's going to settle for a 17-footer with a 70-year-old."