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    Pierre Pachet

    Professor of Physiology, 1872

  1. Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.

    Ignace Jan Paderewski

  2. Before I was a genius I was a drudge.

    Satchell Paige

  3. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

  4. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.

  5. Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.

    Thomas Paine

  6. These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

  7. Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

  8. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered, yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.

  9. My own mind is my own church.

  10. That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.

  11. The United States of America will sound as pompously in the world or in history as The Kingdom of Great Britain.

  12. What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

  13. When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

    Palladas

  14. Silence is man's chief learning.

    Lord Palmerston

  15. Die, my dear Doctor, that's the last thing I shall do!

    Emmeline Pankhurst

  16. The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.

    Paracelsus

  17. Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.

    Park Ranger

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  18. The most basic rule of survival in any situation is "Never look like food."

    Dorothy Parker

  19. Art is a form of catharsis

  20. Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

  21. Men seldom makes passes
    At girls who wear glasses.

  22. The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

  23. Hollywood money isn't money. It's congealed snow, melts in your hand and there you are.

  24. If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

  25. I require only three things of a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.

  26. I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.

  27. If I had any decency, I'd be dead. Most of my friends are - at age seventy

  28. I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.

  29. Love is like quick-silver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

  30. The only ism Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

  31. Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
    A medley of extemporanea;
    And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
    And I am Marie of Roumania.

  32. This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

  33. Razors pain you;
    Rivers are damp;
    Acids stain you;
    And drugs cause cramp.
    Guns aren't lawful;
    Nooses give;
    Gas smells awful;
    You might as well live.

  34. Scratch a lover and find a foe.

  35. Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

  36. They sicken of the calm, who know the storm.

  37. Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.

  38. The two most beautiful words in the English language are "check enclosed."

  39. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.

  40. Work is the province of cattle.

  41. You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.

    Dolly Parton

  42. You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap.

    Blaise Pascal

    (1623-1662)

  43. It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.

  44. The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.

  45. The heart has its reasons which reason does not understand.

  46. When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.

  47. The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men. - from Pensees

  48. Man is but a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

  49. It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.

  50. Thus we never live, but we hope to live; and always disposing ourselves to be happy, it is inevitable that we never become so.

  51. The last thing that we find in making a book is to know what we must put first.

  52. Rivers are highways that move on, and bear us whither we wish to go.

  53. We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

  54. The majority is the best way, because it is visible, and has strength to make itself obeyed. Yet it is the opinion of the least able.

    Boris Pasternak

  55. What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.

    Louis Pasteur

  56. Chance favors only the prepared mind.

  57. There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.

    Coventry Patmore

  58. Fortunately for themselves and the world, nearly all men are cowards and dare not act on what they believe. Nearly all our disasters come of a few fools having the ``courage of their convictions.''

    George S. Patton

  59. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

  60. Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the 'ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome.' You must be willing to fire.

  61. No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.

    Ken Patton

  62. We have yet to find a significant case where the company did not move in the direction of the chief executive's home.

    Pope Jean Paul

  63. The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.

    Pat Paulsen

    (1927-1997) American Humorist, 5-time US presidential 'candidate'

  64. Assuming that the left wing or the right wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.

  65. We Cannot Stand Pat -- campaign slogan

  66. I can lose your mail for half as much. -- on the US Postal Service

  67. As a sportsman, I believe everyone should have a gun, --for fishing.

  68. United We Sit

  69. I think I'd make a pretty good president, and they have a great pension plan.

  70. We can be decisive, probably.

    John Howard Payne

  71. 'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
    Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

    Octavio Paz

  72. What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions; life is plurality, death is uniformity.

    Steven Pearl

  73. I phoned my dad to tell him I had stopped smoking. He called me a quitter.

    M. Scott Peck

  74. You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.

    Arthur Pendenys

  75. A good meal makes a man feel more charitable toward the whole world than any sermon.

    Shimon Peres

  76. Television has made dictatorship impossible, but democracy unbearable.

    Oliver Hazard Perry

  77. We have met the enemy, and they are ours.

    Laurence J. Peter

  78. Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.

  79. Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.

    Tom Peters

  80. Formula for success: underpromise and overdeliver.

    Phaedrus

  81. Things are not always what they seem.

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