"While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman."
"While living I want to live well."
Native American leader
"You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead."
English comic, actor
(also see Oliver Hardy)
"I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them."
"A mistake is simply another way of doing things."
US businessperson (Washington Post owner)
(same dates as Adam Smith)
"It's a damn shame we have this immediate ticking off in the mind about how people sound. On the other hand, how many people really want to be operated upon by a surgeon who talks broad cockney?"
"True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked."
"She ransacked her mind but there was nothing in it."
Joyce Carol Oates
"For every dark night, there's a brighter day."
"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming."
Wernher von Braun
German rocket scientist
"First you are young; then you are middle-aged; then you are old; then you are wonderful."
Lady Diana Cooper
English actor, writer
(was married to Duff Cooper)
"While the bat's are a -flyin'
And the cat's are a-sighing
And the zombies are a-dancin'
And the skeleton's prancin'
I get back into my big black coffin till the following night."
Screaming Lord Sutch
(shown [l] with Keith Moon)