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A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
– Howard Scott, Economist
A crisis does not always appear to a policymaker as a series of dramatic events. Usually it imposes itself as an exhausting agenda of petty chores demanding both concentration and endurance.
– Henry Kissinger, Years of Upheaval
A critic is a bunch of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.
– Whitney Balliett
A critic is a gong at a railroad crossing clanging loudly and vainly as the train goes by.
– Christopher Morley
A critic is a legless man who teaches running.
– Channing Pollock
A crow is no whiter for being washed.
– French Proverb
A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.
– Pearl Bailey
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
– Aesop
A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.
– Samuel Johnson
A cucumber whould be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and viniger, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.
– Samuel Johnson
A cult is a religion with no political power
– Tom Wolfe
A cult is a religion with no political power.
– Tom Wolfe
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
– H.L. Mencken
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
– Sydney J. Harris
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
– Sydney J. Harris
A Cynic is what an Optimist calls a Realist
– Antony Jay / Jonathon Lynn, Sir Humphrey Appleby from the "Yes, Minister" Series
A danger foreseen is half-avoided.
– Cheyenne Proverb

Unbearably lovely music is heard as the curtain rises, and we see the woods on a summer afternoon. A fawn dances on and nibbles slowly at some leaves. He drifts lazily through the soft foliage. Soon he starts coughing and drops dead.

– Woody Allen, Without Feathers
A day in which you do goodness far away from the crowds is indeed a very good day!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
A day of fortune is like a harvest-day, we must be busy when the corn is ripe.
– Goethe
A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be rest.
– Roosevelt, Eleanor
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
– Lewis Mumford
A day without newspapers is like walking around without your pants on.
– Jerry Coleman
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
– Steve Martin
A dead end is the only way out of where you shouldn't be going.
– Leslie Miklosy

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