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The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards
- Alexander Jablokov "The Place of No Shadows

It’s a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
- Andrew Jackson

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go on.
- Andrew Jackson

If you disregard the advice of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and go into the quicksand of an Asian country, like a domino you will fall into the quicksand of another Asian country next to it.
- Andrew Jacobs

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes.
- Dr. Warren Jackson, Director, UTCS

Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be.
- Holbrook Jackson

No one is ever old enough to know better.
- Holbrook Jackson

The price of freedom of religion or of speech or of the press is that we must put up with, and even pay for, a good deal of rubbish.
- Justice Robert Jackson

The will to win is worthless if you don’t get paid for it.
- Reggie Jackson

If a woman attended an American high school between 1930 and 1965, chances are that no one paid attention to anything but her brains unless she took the utmost care to conceal them.
- Susan Jacoby

The more intelligent and competent a woman is in her adult life, the less likely she is to have received an adequate amount of romantic attention in adolescence.
- Susan Jacoby

A free people always has the right to dismiss its rulers, whom it regards as its servants, at any time.
- Harry V. Jaffa

For the rule of the wise over the less wise to be advantageous ... it must come about by a process of consent. And the requirement of consent can be understood only in the light of, and by recognition of, natural equality.
- Harry V. Jaffa

Governments, like physicians, must simultaneously be the masters and the servants of those whom they govern.
- Harry V. Jaffa

The problem of civil society is twofold: how to identify and select wise rulers, and how to assure that their wisdom will be used for the benefit of the ruled- or of the common good as distinct from their private good.
- Harry V. Jaffa

There is no difference between man and man, as there is between man and beast or between man and God, that makes one by nature the ruler of another. This does not mean that there are not wide differences among men, or that it is not often to the advantage of some to be ruled by others.
- Harry V. Jaffa

It could have been an organically based disturbance of the brain - perhaps a tumor or a metabolic deficiency - but after a thorough neurological exam it was determined that Byron was simply a jerk.
- J. Jahnke

In democracy its your vote that counts.; In feudalism its your count that votes.
- Mogens Jallberg

Only a fool expects rational behavior from his fellow humans. Why do you expect it from a machine that humans have constructed?
- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
- P. D. James

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
- William James (1842-1910)

Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources.
- William James (1842-1910)

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
- William James (1842-1910)

Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. Each lapse is like the letting fall of a ball of string which one is carefully winding up; a single slip undoes more than a great many turns will wind again.
- William James (1842-1910)

Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
- William James (1842-1910)

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
- William James (1842-1910)

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
- William James (1842-1910)

There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.
- William James (1842-1910)

The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist.
- William James (1842-1910)

We all want our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so that we can’t tolerate.
- William James (1842-1910)

We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
- William James (1842-1910)

A Canadian settler _hates_ a tree, regards it as his natural enemy, as something to be destroyed, eradicated, annihilated by all and any means. The idea of useful or ornamental is seldom associated here even with the most magnificent timber trees, such as among the Druids had been consecrated, and among the Greeks would have sheltered oracles and votive temples. The beautiful faith which assigned to every tree of the forest its guardian nymph, to every leafy grove its tutelary divinity, would find no votaries here. Alas! for the Dryads and Hamadryads of Canada!
- Anna Jameson

A man who is always forgetting his best intentions may be said to be a thoroughfare of good resolutions.
- Mrs. Jameson

Chill penury weighs down the heart, itself; and though it sometimes be endured with calmness, it is but the calmness of despair.
- Mrs. Jameson

In morals, what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion, what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.
- Mrs. Jameson

It is not poverty so much as pretence that harasses a ruined man- the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse- the keeping up a hollow show that must soon come to an end. Have the courage to appear poor, and you disarm poverty of its sharpest sting.
- Mrs. Jameson

A chic type, a rough type, an odd type -- but never a stereotype
- Jean-Michel Jarre

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.
- Alfred Jarry

I would rather be stranded on a desert island with Roseanne Barr than use C++, but many of you are giving it a whirl.
- Steve Jasik

What a price we pay for experience, when we must sell our youth to buy it.
- Javan

B2 Hamerschlag: We’re the best freshman floor this year,and at the rate we’re going, we’ll be the best freshman floor next year, too.
- Faisal Nameer Jawdat

Changing things is central to leadership, and changing them before anyone else is creativeness.
- Anthony Jay

To build something that endures, it is of the greatest importance to have a long tenure in office -to rule for many years. You can achieve a quick success in a year or two, but nearly all the great tycoons have continued their building much longer.
- Anthony Jay

You can judge a leader by the size of the problems he tackles- people nearly always pick a problem their own size, and ignore or leave to others the bigger or smaller ones.
- Anthony Jay

False is the idea of utility... that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils, except the destruction of liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 1775

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), "Declaration of Independence"

That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and the improvement of his conditions, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement of exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), in a letter to Isaac McPherson, 1813.

A little rebellion now and then...is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Letter to James Madison, 1787

On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or intended against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), motto on his seal

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a common censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate error so long as reason is free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it... He who receives an idea from me, receives instructions himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. That ideas should be spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature...
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

I have not seen a newspaper in over a month, and feel much the better for it.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition [Christianity] one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

I hold that a little rebellion is a good thing.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Let us, then, fellow citizens, unite with one heart and one mind. Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself are but dreary things. And let us reflect that having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled, we have yet gained little if we counternance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of a bitter and bloody persecutions.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

No nation was ever drunk when wine was cheap.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Our liberty depends on freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Perfect happiness, I believe, was never intended by the Diety to be the lot of one of His creatures in this world; but that He has very much pur in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I have steadfastly believed.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

That government which governs the least, governs best.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The care of every man’s soul belongs to himself. But what if he neglect the care of it? Well what if he neglect the care of his health or his estate, which would more nearly relate to the state. Will the magistrate make a law that he not be poor or sick? Laws provide against injury from others; but not from ourselves. God himself will not save men against their wills.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin will be classified with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated Reformer of human errors.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The hole and the patch should be commensurate.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

They [preachers] dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversions of the duperies on which they live.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

When forced to resort to arms for redress, an appeal to the tribunal of the world was deemed proper for our justification. This was the object of the Declaration of Independence.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

You’re basically killing each other to see who’s got the better imaginary friend.
- Richard Jeni (On going to war over religion)

The Web brings people together because no matter what kind of a twisted sexual mutant you happen to be, you’ve got millions of pals out there. Type in ’Find people that have sex with goats that are on fire’ and the computer will ask, ’Specify type of goat.’
- Richard Jeni

The root cause of the continuing problem was the excessive retry rate, which was caused this particular idiosyncratic mailer not taking "fuck off for a bit will you" as an answer.
- Ian Jenkins

In addition I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe.
- Ken Jenkins

Filenames are only for people who can’t remember where they put their files.
- Tarjei T. Jensen

It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
- Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

It is impossible to enjoy idling unless there is plenty of work to do.
- Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

For the preservation of chastity, an empty and rumbling stomach and fevered lungs are indispensable.
- St. Jerome (340?-420)

Love’s like the measles- all the worse when it comes late in life.
- Jerrola

And then there’s the question ’How’s it goin’?’ I usually follow this by ’Do you want me to lie, do you want the Reader’s Digest Condensed Truth, or do you want the whole truth?’ Then they say ’lie’ and I say fine and move on.
- jnomina@andy.bgsu.edu

A lady came up to me on the street and pointed to my suede jacket. "You know a cow was murdered for that jacket?" she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, "I didn’t know there were any witnesses. Now I’ll have to kill you too."
- Jake Johanson

The French are just useless. They can’t organize a piss-up in a brewery.
- Elton John

People must not attempt to impose their own ’truth’ on others. The right to profess the truth must always be upheld, but not in a way that involves contempt for those who may think differently. Truth imposes itslef solely by the force of its own truth.
- Pope John Paul II, 1-1-91

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

Confound these ancestors... They’ve stolen our best ideas!
- Ben Johnson

Many might go to heaven with half the labor they go to hell.
- Ben Johnson

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a teacher.
- Ben Johnson

They that know no evil will suspect none.
- Ben Johnson

When I take the humor of a thing once, I am like your tailor’s needle- I go through.
- Ben Johnson

Space expands to house the people to perform the work that Congress creates.
- Haynes Johnson

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
- Hiram Johnson

A man has no more right to say an uncivil thing, than to act one; no more right to say a rude thing to another, than to knock him down.
- Johnson

A man should be careful never to tell tales of himself to his own disadvantage; people may be amused, and laugh at the time, but they will be remembered, and brought up against him upon some subsequent occasion.
- Johnson

A secret in his mouth, Is like a wild bird put into a cage; Whose door no sooner opens, but ’tis out.
- Johnson

Avarice is always poor, but poor by her own fault.
- Johnson

For good men but see death, the wicked taste it.
- Johnson

Frugality may be termed the daughter of prudence, the sister of temperance, and the parent of liberty. He that is extravagant will quickly become poor, and poverty will enforce dependence and invite corruption.
- Johnson

If a man does not make new acquaintances, as he advances through life, he soon will find himself alone. A man should keep his friendship in constant repair.
- Johnson

If he had two ideas in his head, they would fall out with each other.
- Johnson

In the bottle, discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence.
- Johnson

Languages are the pedigrees of nations.
- Johnson

Of all wild beasts preserve me from a tyrant; Of all tame- a flatterer.
- Johnson

The balls of sight are so formed, that one man’s eyes are spectacles to another, to read his heart from within.
- Johnson

The diminutive chains of habit are seldom heavy enough to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
- Johnson

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, and familiar things new.
- Johnson

To set the mind above the appetites is the end of abstinence, which one of the Fathers observes to be, not a virtue, but the groundwork of a virtue.
- Johnson

Where necessity ends, curiosity begins; and no sooner are we supplied with every thing that nature can demand, than we sit down to contrive artificial appetites.
- Johnson

Words are men’s daughters, but God’s sons are things.
- Johnson

Honor’s a good brooch to wear in a man’s hat at all times.
- Jonson

Americans have always attached particular value to the word "neighbor." While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Eisenhower told me never to trust a Communist.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)

Freedom is not enough.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)

Gerry Ford is a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)

I do not believe that this generation of Americans is willing to resign itself to going to bed each night by the light of a Communist moon.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: PRESIDENT CAN’T SWIM
- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)

I never trust a man unless I’ve got his pecker in my pocket.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)

Prior Laws of Politics: 1) Pay your dues. 2) Attend the meetings.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)

While you’re saving your face you’re losing your ass.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)

If all I’m offered is a choice between monopolistic privilege with regulation and monopolistic privilege without regulation, I’m afraid I have to opt for the former.
- Nicholas Johnson

A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Americans are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Anybody who thinks of going to bed before 12 o’clock is a scoundrel.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

A woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Being in a ship is like being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue that is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Grief is a species of idleness.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

I hate mankind, for I think of myself as one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

I have found you an argument: but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Marriage has many pains but celibacy has no pleasures.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Men are seldom more innocently employed than when they are honestly making money.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Sherry [Thomas Sheridan] is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

That, Sir, is the good of counting. It brings everything to a certainty, which before floated in the mind indefinitely.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

The Irish are a fair people - they never speak well of one another
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

The true, strong and sound mind is the mind that can embrace equally great things and small.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

You must have taken great pains, sir; you could not naturally been so very stupid.
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

A successful tool is one that was used to do something undreamed of by its author.
- S. C. Johnson

Using TSO is like kicking a dead whale down the beach.
- S. C. Johnson

Yacc owes much to a most stimulating collection of users, who have goaded me beyond my inclination, and frequently beyond my ability in their endless search for one more feature. Their irritating unwillingness to learn how to do things my way has usually led to my doing things their way; most of the time, they have been right.
- S. C. Johnson, Yacc guide acknowledgements

On the business front, UNIX has been under attack from a variety of sources, primarily by the nonexistant Windows NT. Luckily, the UNIX vendors have their own nonexistant products with which to answer the threat.
- Stephen C. Johnson, President (Usenix)

The farther it gets from the bench it was worked on, the more real the real world becomes.
- Todd Johnson

In a world deeply divided between those who are prepared to believe nothing and those who are ready to believe anything, it is a tricky business to enter into a discussion of matters that can be dismissed either as miracles or as lies.
- Denis Johnston, "The Brazen Horn"

It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in the first half of one’s lifetime and expect to harvest a valuable crop in the second half.
- Percy Johnston

Sign on door of computing lecturer: "If your project is 90% right, I will give you a distinction, your employer will fire you."
- Zebee Johnstone

When I hear the word "culture" I reach for my gun.
- Hans Johst (c. 1939)

You may argue this philosophy is broken. But this is the way it is. Hundreds of DEC-Windows programmers have lived with it, some of them even like it.
- Vania Joloboff

C++ will do for C what Algol-68 did for Algol.
- David L. Jones

Friends may come and friends may go, but enemies accumulate.
- Dr. Thomas Jones

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.
- Franklin P. Jones

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next.
- Franklin P. Jones

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

It’s the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we’re paying somebody not to.
- Franklin P. Jones

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.
- Franklin P. Jones

Silence gives consent, or a horrible feeling that nobody’s listening.
- Franklin P. Jones

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.
- Franklin P. Jones

Time is a versatile performer. It flies, marches on, heals all wounds, runs out and will tell.
- Franklin P. Jones

What makes resisting temptation difficult, for many people, is that they don’t want to discourage it completely.
- Franklin P. Jones

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
- Franklin P. Jones

I’m glad we don’t have to play in the shade.
- Golfer Bobby Jones (1902-1971) on being told that it was 105 degrees in the shade

When PETA starts trying to toss red paint on motorcycle riders wearing leather jackets, things will get more interesting (and I hope someone’s there with a camera).
- James Jones

Stability is more essential to success than brilliance.
- Richard Lloyd Jones

Men and women, women and men. It will never work.
- Erica Jong

Confound these ancestors.... They’ve stolen our best ideas!
- Ben Jonson

Nature is very un-American. Nature never hurries.
- William George Jordan

Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
- Chief Joseph, Nez Perce surrender speech, 1877

You must believe in God in spite of what the clergy say.
- Benjamin Jowett

Just about every computer on the market today runs Unix, except the Mac (and nobody cares about it).
- Bill Joy, 6/21/85

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

Alimony is a system by which, when two people make a mistake, one of them keeps paying for it.
- Peggy Joyce

The idea of an incarnation of God is absurd: why should the human race think itself so superior to bees, ants, and elephants as to be put in this unique relation to its maker? . . . Christians are like a council of frogs in a marsh or a synod of worms on a dung-hill croaking and squeaking "for our sakes was the world created."
- Julian The Apostate

Thanks to the acuteness of his mind, he saw through the poverty of philosophical and Gnostic knowledge, and contemptuously rejected it.
- Carl G. Jung (1875-1961), in Psychological Types

I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.
- Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
- Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)

Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, 
And toss them on the wheels of Chance.
- Juvenal

Where have you ever found that man who stopped short after the perpetration of a single crime?
- Juvenal



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