"We must remember that Satan has his miracles, too."
"Come away; poverty's catching."
"It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."
Sir William Blackstone
"Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind."
"The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice."
Sir Arthur Helps
"I had a veritable mania for finishing whatever I began, which often got me into difficulties. On one occasion I started to read the works of Voltaire when I learned, to my dismay, that there were close on one hundred large volumes in small print which that monster had written while drinking seventy-two cups of black coffee per diem. It had to be done, but when I laid aside the last book I was very glad, and said, 'Never more!'"
"Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals."
Finley Peter Dunne
"A work in which there are theories is like an object which still has the ticket that shows its price."
"The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were."
(co-anchor with Chet Huntley)
"The three toughest fighters I've ever been up against were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic! But I did have him off the canvas once...when he stepped over my body to leave the ring."
"I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law."
US mayor (NYC)
, on accusations that he failed to pay taxes
"My contributions were many: First clown director, with witty sayings and flashily dressed, now called master of ceremonies."
Jelly Roll Morton
"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."
US tennis pro
"You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in."
US singer, songwriter
(son of Woody)
"If I wasn't talking, I wouldn't know what to say."
US hockey player
"To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."
"I want to be a diva... like people-totally-respect-my-music diva, not diva like carry-my-diet-Coke-around."
(sister of Ashlee Simpson)
"That's All Folks!"
US voice artist
"I donít think I could live without a deck of cards in my hands."
Egyptian actor, bridge player