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An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
– Mao Zedong
An arrow is never afraid of shooting from the bow; but it is afraid of not reaching the target!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
An arrow may fly through the air and leave no trace; but an ill thought leaves a trail like a serpent.
– Mackay
An artist cannot do anything slovenly.
– Jane Austen, Letter to Cassandra, 25 November 1798
An artist cannot fail it is a success to be one.
– Charles Horton Cooley
An artist does not fake reality--he *stylizes* it.
– Ayn Rand, From the article "Art and Sense of Life" in The Romantic Manifesto
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
– George Santayana
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
– Evelyn Waugh
An artist on Esperance had once said to me, "Having sex or a domestic quarrel with the house monitors on is like undressing in front of a dog or cat ... it gives you pause the first time, and then you forget about it.
– Dan Simmons
An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold.
– Romanian Proverb
An ass will with his long ears fray The flies that tickle him away; But man delights to have his ears Blown maggots in by flatterers.
– Butler
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
– Thomas Jefferson
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
– George Bernard Shaw
An atheist has value only if this person is perfectly ethical.
– Ileana Adriana Stan
An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
– John Buchan
An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.
– Franklin P. Jones
An attempt is already underway to revise history-to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in.
– John J. Sirica
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
– Charles de Montesquieu
An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.
– George Orwell
An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
– Alfred A. Knopf
An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living.
– Nicholas Chamfort
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
– Laurence J. Peter
An educated man ... is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.
– Alan Simpson
An educated man without ambition is as badly off as an ambitious man without education.
– Vikrant Parsai
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
– Anatole France

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