Clues for: Quotations

Question Answer Value Airdate
"Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven" is a sentiment from this Milton epic <i>Paradise Lost</i> 200 April 4, 2017
In a 1934 speech, this Italian dictator said, "We have buried the putrid corpse of liberty" Mussolini 400 April 4, 2017
In 1996 Bill Clinton told the country, "I still believe in a place called" this, "a place called America" Hope 600 April 4, 2017
This director told Francois Truffaut, "What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out" Alfred Hitchcock 800 April 4, 2017
From his "Analects": "To go too far is as bad as not to go far enough" Confucius 1000 April 4, 2017
On June 26, 1963 he declared, "All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin" John F. Kennedy 200 March 27, 2012
After a scandal, this line entered baseball lore, though Mr. Jackson said he never heard those words "Say it ain\'t so" 600 March 27, 2012
In 1944 he said, "I have returned, by the grace of almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil" General MacArthur 800 March 27, 2012
Winston Churchill said this Secretary of State under Eisenhower was a "bull who carries his China shop with him" John Foster Dulles 1000 March 27, 2012
"Bartlett's" says that around 1900, upon seeing an imitation of herself, she said, "We are not amused" Queen Victoria March 27, 2012
His "Divine Comedy": "All hope abandon, ye who enter here!" Dante 200 January 5, 2012
From Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan": "I can resist everything except" this temptation 400 January 5, 2012
Karl Marx: this "is the opium of the people" religion 600 January 5, 2012
From "Walden": "the mass of men lead lives of quiet" this desperation 800 January 5, 2012
John Adams at the Boston Massacre trials: these "are stubborn things" facts 1000 January 5, 2012
In 2003, the 50th anniversary of his climb, he said, "I'm not very happy about the future of Mount Everest" Sir Edmund Hillary 200 November 25, 2008
Asked if he had anything to declare on his first visit to the U.S. in 1882, this wit said, "Nothing but my genius" Oscar Wilde 400 November 25, 2008
In "Notes on the State of Virginia", he wrote, "Those who labor in the Earth are the chosen people of God" Thomas Jefferson 600 November 25, 2008
When this Carthaginian left the foe recover, a friend said, "You know how to win a victory...but not how to use it" Hannibal 800 November 25, 2008
In McCulloch v. Maryland in 1819, this Chief Justice wrote, "The power to tax involves to destroy" John Marshall 1000 November 25, 2008
According to the proverb, this "loves company" misery 200 May 26, 2008
Henry Kissinger said this "is the ultimate aphrodisiac" power 400 May 26, 2008
In the King James Version of John 3:16, "God so loved the world, that he gave" this his only begotten son 600 May 26, 2008
In an old saying, this Roman person "must be above suspicion" Caesar\'s wife 800 May 26, 2008
C.S. Lewis wrote that this, from the Latin for "pure", "is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues" chastity 1000 May 26, 2008
In 1952, after being relieved of command in Korea, he said, "It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it" (Douglas) MacArthur 200 April 9, 2008
Winston Churchill said it's good for the uneducated "to read books of quotations." This one "is an admirable work" <i>Bartlett\'s</i> 400 April 9, 2008
After losing the heavyweight title to Gene Tunney in 1926, he told his wife, "Honey, I just forgot to duck" (Jack) Dempsey 600 April 9, 2008
In April 1974 this kidnapped heiress announced, "This is Tania... I'm a soldier in the People's Army" Patricia Hearst 800 April 9, 2008
In 1975 she commented on a 1955 event by saying, "My only concern was to get home after a hard day's work" Rosa Parks 1000 April 9, 2008
John Kenneth Galbraith said these "are indispensable when you don't want to do anything"--there's one in the boardroom at 2:30 meetings 200 January 15, 2007
Antoine de Rivarol said, "What is not clear is not" this language French 400 January 15, 2007
In a saying attributed to the Duke of Wellington, this battle "was won on the playing fields of Eton" Waterloo 600 January 15, 2007
Jean-Luc Godard said, "Photography is truth, and" this "is truth 24 times a second" film (or cinema) 800 January 15, 2007
"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori", wrote Horace, "It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for" this one\'s country 1000 January 15, 2007
"You can't fool all of the people all of the time" has been attributed to P.T. Barnum & to this president Abraham Lincoln 200 June 23, 2005
This Yankees manager who died in 1975 once remarked "Most people my age are dead" Casey Stengel 400 June 23, 2005
Ironically, on April 3, 1968 he said, "I've seen the promised land" & "I'm happy tonight... I'm not fearing any man" Martin Luther King, Jr. 600 June 23, 2005
An inspiring story by him says, "And you will succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)" Dr. Seuss 800 June 23, 2005
"But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth", he wrote in "Man and Superman" George Bernard Shaw 1000 June 23, 2005
In his 1748 work "Advice to a Young Tradesman" he wrote, "Remember that time is money" Benjamin Franklin 100 February 23, 2001
"I'll resk forty dollars that he can outjump any frog in" this "county" Calaveras County 200 February 23, 2001
Speaking at a year 2000 ceremony, this 96-year-old senator said, "Honey, I was around for Y1K" Strom Thurmond 300 February 23, 2001
Patrick Henry told the House of Burgesses, "Caesar had his Brutus; Charles the First" this person Oliver Cromwell 400 February 23, 2001
"All true believers shall break their eggs at the convenient end" is a line from this 1726 work <i>Gulliver\'s Travels</i> 500 February 23, 2001
On April 15, 1865 Edwin Stanton said this man "belongs to the ages" Abraham Lincoln 100 December 31, 1998
In August 1997 Steve Jobs told him via cell phone, "Thank You. The world's a better place" Bill Gates 200 December 31, 1998
In 1974 he said, "I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president" Gerald Ford 300 December 31, 1998
In July 1997 CNN touted it as "the little rover that could" <i>Sojourner</i> 400 December 31, 1998
In 1903 he reportedly said, "Damn the law! I want the canal built" Theodore Roosevelt 500 December 31, 1998
Napoleon said, "The history of" this Italian city "is the history of the world" Rome 100 December 3, 1997
Rutherford B. Hayes said that "He serves his party best who serves" this "best" His country 200 December 3, 1997
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these" It might have been 300 December 3, 1997
"Poor Richard's Almanack" says, "To lengthen thy life, lessen" these Meals 400 December 3, 1997
Of her 1962 novel "Ship of Fools" she said, "I finished the thing; but I think I sprained my soul" Katherine Anne Porter 500 December 3, 1997
He cried, "Sic Semper Tyrannis! The South is avenged!" at Ford's Theater John Wilkes Booth 100 July 15, 1997
On seeing the valley of the Great Salt Lake in 1847, he said, "This is the place!" Brigham Young 200 July 15, 1997
On toppling Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, she said, "I'm sure no one ever thought it would happen" Corazon Aquino 300 July 15, 1997
He's credited with the remark "L' etat C'est Moi", "I am the state" Louis XIV 400 July 15, 1997
Victor Cousin wrote, "We need religion for religion's sake, morality for morality's sake" & this Art for art\'s sake 500 July 15, 1997
This Spanish cubist said, "I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time" Pablo Picasso 100 May 13, 1997
This "True Grit" star advised actors, "Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much" John Wayne 200 May 13, 1997
This Swiss psychiatrist said the worst problems "can never be solved but only outgrown" Carl Jung 300 May 13, 1997
In 1875 this church founder wrote, "Jesus...was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe" Mary Baker Eddy 400 May 13, 1997
"I will make you shorter by a head" was one of this Tudor queen's favorite sayings Elizabeth I 500 May 13, 1997
Some credit college coach Red Sanders with saying this "Isn't everything, it's the only thing" Winning 100 April 9, 1997
William Cowper wrote this is "The very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor" Variety 200 April 9, 1997
First name of the girl who asked the Sun newspaper in 1897, "Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?" Virginia 300 April 9, 1997
On July 21, 1969 newspapers quoted his "The Eagle Has Landed" Neil Armstrong 400 April 9, 1997
She's usually credited with the 18th century quote, "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" Marie Antoinette ("Let them eat cake") April 9, 1997
"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are" this is attributed to Sir James Dewar Open 100 January 9, 1997
Scottish-born steel magnate who wrote, "Upon the sacredness of property civilization itself depends" Andrew Carnegie 200 January 9, 1997
Beatrix Potter wrote, "Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were..." these Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail & Peter 300 January 9, 1997
He told the manager of his Chicago department store, "Give the lady what she wants!" Marshall Field 400 January 9, 1997
In "Ben Hur" he wrote, "A man is never so on trial as in the moment of excessive good fortune" Lew Wallace 500 January 9, 1997
Ernest Newman called this jazz "Duke" "A Harlem Dionysus drunk on bad bootleg liquor" Duke Ellington 100 November 4, 1996
Robert Frost wrote that "A poem...begins as a lump in" this your throat 200 November 4, 1996
Andrew Johnson said, "Honest conviction is my courage;" this document "is my guide" the Constitution 300 November 4, 1996
In "The Red Badge of Courage", this author called war "the blood-swollen god" Stephen Crane 400 November 4, 1996
Bartlett's quotes this reggae singer's "We're leaving Babylon, we're going to our father's land" Bob Marley 500 November 4, 1996
This "Wizard of Menlo Park" said, "I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill" Edison 100 October 1, 1996
In 1970 he declared it time for the great silent majority of Americans to stand up and be counted" Richard Nixon 200 October 1, 1996
In 1968 this mayor said, "The policeman isn't there to create disorder, (he) is there to preserve disorder" (Mayor) Daley (of Chicago) 300 October 1, 1996
In 1774 this orator told the first Continental Congress, "I am not a Virginian but an American" Patrick Henry 400 October 1, 1996
This Oliver Hazard Perry line precedes "Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop" "We have met the enemy, and they are ours." 500 October 1, 1996
A toast to this state calls it "where the corn is full of kernels and the colonels full of corn" Kentucky 100 September 6, 1996
His comments on politics included "All politics is apple sauce" Will Rogers 200 September 6, 1996
According to Joe Hill, 'Work and pray, live on hay, you'll get" this "in the sky when you die" pie 300 September 6, 1996
In "O Pioneers!", she wrote, "The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman" Willa Cather 400 September 6, 1996
Elbert Hubbard defined this as "a monotonous interval between fights" peace 500 September 6, 1996
In 1861 this Confederate president said, "All we ask is to be let alone" Jefferson Davis 100 June 13, 1996
On Jan. 9, 1959 this U.S. president told Congress, "America is best described by one word. Freedom" Dwight D. Eisenhower 200 June 13, 1996
Benjamin Franklin said, "We must indeed all hang together. Or, most assuredly, we shall all" do this hang separately 300 June 13, 1996
An often heard political maxim is "As" this state "goes, so goes the nation" Maine 400 June 13, 1996
Novel in which the following line appears: "You are Jane Porter, I saw it in your letter" <i>Tarzan of the Apes</i> 500 June 13, 1996
Robert Frost wrote, it "Is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in" Home 100 April 5, 1996
Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "Free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting" this "in a theater" "Fire!" 200 April 5, 1996
Thomas Appleton said, "Good Americans, when they die, go to" this European city Paris 300 April 5, 1996
The inspirational quote "Win this one for the Gipper" is attributed to him Knute Rockne 400 April 5, 1996
German who wrote, "I teach you the Superman. Man is something that is to be surpassed" Friedrich Nietzsche 500 April 5, 1996
Word that ends Henny Youngman's line"Take my wife...." please 100 March 27, 1996
This humorist said, "Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with" Will Rogers 200 March 27, 1996
She wrote to F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Don't you think I was made for you?" Zelda 300 March 27, 1996
Hemingway wrote, "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called" this "Huckleberry Finn" 400 March 27, 1996
This first lady wrote, "It's misery when you become addicted" Betty Ford March 27, 1996
This Russian empress wrote to Voltaire, "Your wit makes others witty" Catherine the Great 100 November 20, 1995
In "Walden", he wrote, "We need the tonic of wildness" Henry David Thoreau 200 November 20, 1995
Edison defined this as "one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration" genius 300 November 20, 1995
In "Waiting for Godot", he wrote, "Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful" Samuel Beckett 400 November 20, 1995
In 1964, he told the Republican Convention, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" Barry Goldwater November 20, 1995
"A boy's best friend is his mother" is a line from this 1960 Anthony Perkins movie <i>Psycho</i> 100 November 8, 1995
"Don't get mad, get" this is attributed to Joseph P. Kennedy "even" 200 November 8, 1995
"Nice Guys" do this was the title of a 1975 book by Leo Durocher <i>Finish Last</i> 300 November 8, 1995
Noel Coward wrote that they "and Englishmen go out in the midday sun" "Mad dogs" 400 November 8, 1995
Isabella Mary Beeton's "Book of Household Management" advised "A place for everything and..." this everything in its place 100 September 21, 1995
She said, "Too few is as many as too many" as well as "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" Gertrude Stein 200 September 21, 1995
John Nance Garner called this political post "a spare tire on the automobile of government" the vice presidency 300 September 21, 1995
Yehudi Menuhin described this type of musician as "half tiger, half poet" & he should know a violinist 400 September 21, 1995
According to Sir Richard Steele, this pastime "is to the mind what exercise is to the body" reading 500 September 21, 1995
John Ray's 1670 book of English proverbs told us, "If wishes were horses", these people "might ride" beggars 100 September 14, 1995
Prince Charles once said, "I sometimes wonder if two-thirds of the globe is covered in" this color "carpet" red 200 September 14, 1995
In his 17th century play "The Rehearsal", George Villiers wrote, "Ay, now" this "thickens" the plot 300 September 14, 1995
This poetic pair "dined on mince, and slices of quince, which they ate with a runcible spoon" the Owl & the Pussycat 400 September 14, 1995
"At bottom God is nothing other than an exalted father", he wrote in "Totem and Taboo" Freud 500 September 14, 1995
Henry Adams said these people, not enemies, "are born, not made" friends 100 July 10, 1995
Poor Richard's Almanack tells us, "A fine genius in his own country, is like" this metal "in the mine" gold 200 July 10, 1995
Herodotus wrote, "Men trust their ears less than" these sense organs their eyes 300 July 10, 1995
Job said, "I am a brother to" these mythical beasts, "and a companion to owls" dragons 400 July 10, 1995
"The minority is always right" is a line from his 1882 play "An Enemy of the People" Henrik Ibsen 500 July 10, 1995
Shaw wrote, "A government which" does this "to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul" Robs Peter 100 November 14, 1994
He was quoted April 14, 1961: "I could have gone on flying through space forever" Yuri Gagarin 200 November 14, 1994
Virgil spoke of it as "flying, never to return", a sign he was having fun Time 300 November 14, 1994
Truman said, "It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job, it's" this "when you lose your own" Depression 400 November 14, 1994
Konrad Adenauer defined this subject as "the sum total of things that could have been avoided" History 500 November 14, 1994
In an address at Harvard, James Bryant Conant said that "Liberty, like charity, must begin" here at home 100 January 20, 1994
This French president said "When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself" de Gaulle 200 January 20, 1994
Vince Lombardi said "There are three important things in life: family, religion and" this team the Green Bay Packers 300 January 20, 1994
When asked to define this type of music, Louis Armstrong said, "Man, if you gotta ask you'll never know" jazz 400 January 20, 1994
His 11th commandment was "Thou shalt not criticize other Republicans" Ronald Reagan 500 January 20, 1994
After taking the oath of office at Love Field in Dallas in 1963, he said, "Now let's get airborne" LBJ 100 October 1, 1993
It's the book in which you'd find the quote "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others" <i>Animal Farm</i> 200 October 1, 1993
This 19th century actor said, "There's but one Hamlet to my mind: that's my brother Edwin John Wilkes Booth 300 October 1, 1993
"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be" this wise 400 October 1, 1993
On February 20, 1962, he said, "Cape is go and I am go" John Glenn 500 October 1, 1993