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Jack - See John F. Kennedy.

Oh, do not cry - be good children and we will all meet in heaven.
Andrew Jackson

One man with courage makes a majority.
Andrew Jackson

No man is ever old enough to know better.
Holbrook Jackson

Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge.
Holbrook Jackson

Barack's been talking down to black people. ... I want to cut his nuts off.
Jesse Jackson

Lawyers are nothing but professional liars.
La Toya Jackson

I like liquor - its taste and its effects - and that is just the reason why I never drink it.
Stonewall Jackson

Let us cross over the river and sit in the shade of the trees.
Stonewall Jackson

It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits.
Chuck Jaffe

Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each.
Chuck Jaffe

Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors face risk no matter what they do.
Chuck Jaffe

It is so comic to hear oneself called old, even at ninety I suppose!
Alice James

A new type of woman arises. She is called a career woman. A man is never a career man. That is his right and privilege. But the woman is called career woman because her career ... demands that she ... even renounce normal life.
C. L. R. James

King James - See LeBron James.

I'm going to take my talents to South Beach.
LeBron James

Not One, Not Two, Not Three, Not Four, Not Five, Not Six, Not Seven...
LeBron James

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young - or slender.
William James

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James

When women ask for equality, men take them to be demanding domination.
Elizabeth Janeway

James George Janos - See Jesse Ventura.

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.
Javan

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson

I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson

I find that pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
Thomas Jefferson

I see no comfort in outliving one's friends, and remaining a mere monument of the times which are past.
Thomas Jefferson

Is it the Fourth?
Thomas Jefferson

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
Thomas Jefferson

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson

The moment a person forms a theory his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favour that theory.
Thomas Jefferson

Though an old man I am but a young gardener.
Thomas Jefferson

Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity.
Thomas Jefferson

If you haven't struck oil in your first three minutes, stop boring!
George Jessel

I am thirty, the same as our People's Republic. For a republic thirty is still young. But a girl of thirty is virtually on the shelf.
Zhang Jie

We've got to stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults.
Bobby Jindal

I found that there were these incredibly great people at doing certain things, and you couldn't replace one of these people with 50 average people. They could just do stuff that no number of average people could do.
Steve Jobs

I want to put a ding in the universe.
Steve Jobs

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs

Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.
Steve Jobs

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Steve Jobs

We have a very simple, clear organization. It's very easy to know who has authority for what, who has responsibility for what. There's no politics about it, they're virtually politics-free organizations.
Steve Jobs

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something ... That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.
Billy Joel

Anybody can be Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one.
John XXIII

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
John XXIII

Too seldom does the world pause to consider how much kinder and more humane business has become since women invaded the market-place.
Edith Johnson

Well-ventilated, well-lighted, and sanitarily kept workrooms, rest-rooms and other creature comforts provided in factories, stores, and office buildings are largely the results of women's presence in industry.
Edith Johnson

Women's presence ... has done more, I believe, than labor's strikes and struggles to shorten the working day, and improve the conditions under which work is performed.
Edith Johnson

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
Hiram Johnson

J. R. Johnson - See C. L. R. James.

If two men agree on everything, you can be sure one of them is doing the thinking.
Lyndon B. Johnson

The blues is a low-down shakin' chill.
Robert Johnson

A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.
Samuel Johnson

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Samuel Johnson

All knowledge is of itself of some value. There is nothing so minute or inconsiderable, that I would not rather know it than not.
Samuel Johnson

Every old man complains of the growing depravity of the world, of the petulance and insolence of the rising generation.
Samuel Johnson

Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
Samuel Johnson

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

In civilised society, personal merit will not serve you so much as money will. Sir, you may make the experiment. Go into the street, and give one man a lecture on morality, and another a shilling, and see which will respect you the most.
Samuel Johnson

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
Samuel Johnson

Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and ... the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
Samuel Johnson

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones

A speech is a solemn responsibility. The man who makes a bad thirty-minute speech to two hundred people wastes only a half-hour of his own time. But he wastes one hundred hours of the audience's time - more than four days - which should be a hanging offense.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones

I have not yet begun to fight!
John Paul Jones

Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.... and the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong

My reaction to porn films is as follows: After the first ten minutes, I want to go home and screw. After the first 20 minutes, I never want to screw again as long as I live.
Erica Jong

Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I'll not look for wine.

Ben Jonson

Greatness of name in the father oft-times helps not forth but over-whelms the son; they stand too near one another, the shadow kills the growth. So much, that we see the grandchild come more and oftener to be heir.
Ben Jonson

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Ben Jonson

Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.
Janis Joplin

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Janis Joplin

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Janis Joplin

Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl.
Janis Joplin

I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought.
Janis Joplin

I got treated very badly in Texas. They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas. Port Arthur people thought I was a beatnik, though they'd never seen one and neither had I.
Janis Joplin

I won't quit to become someone's old lady.
Janis Joplin

I'm one of those regular weird people.
Janis Joplin

If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.
Janis Joplin

My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
Janis Joplin

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.
Janis Joplin

On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
Janis Joplin

Rock on out.
Janis Joplin

Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it's not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous.
Janis Joplin

When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It's more than sex. It's that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills.
Janis Joplin

You got to get it while you can.
Janis Joplin

You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things.
Janis Joplin

What's the use of getting sober, when you're gonna get drunk again?
Louis Jordan

If you're not happy with yourself, how can you make the customer happy?
Liisa Joronen

Life is hard, work is hard.
Liisa Joronen

People are ambitious and unrealistic. They set targets for themselves that are higher than what you would set for them. And because they set them, they hit them.
Liisa Joronen

Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph - See Maximilian.

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Joseph Joubert

It is better to debate a question without deciding it than to decide it without debate.
Joseph Joubert

Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.
Benjamin Jowett

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Benjamin Jowett

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
Benjamin Jowett

Does nobody understand?
James Joyce

I don't hold no grudges. This is my doing. I'm sorry it happened.
Steven Judy

Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili - See Joseph Stalin.

Juice - See O. J. Simpson.

Among all my patients in the second half of life ... there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life.
Carl Jung

Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being.
Carl Jung

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Carl Jung

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Carl Jung

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl Jung

A child is owed the greatest respect; if you ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years.
Juvenal