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Don't worry chief, it will be alright.
Rudolph Valentino

Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
Rudolph Valentino

Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery

Whoever wants to accomplish great things must devote to a lot of profound thought to details.
Paul Valery

I was born on a day God was sick.
César Vallejo

Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci - See Pietro Perugino.

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
William E. Vaughan

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
William E. Vaughan

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
William E. Vaughan

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college.
William E. Vaughan

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
William E. Vaughan

It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.
William E. Vaughan

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
William E. Vaughan

Muscles come and go; flab lasts.
William E. Vaughan

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a family all wrapped up in each other.
William E. Vaughan

The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
William E. Vaughan

The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.
William E. Vaughan

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
William E. Vaughan

Business doesn't have to choose between making profit and protecting the environment, between economic success and ethical responsibility, between satisfying the customer and meeting the demands of other stakeholders. In other words, we don't have to make a choice between profits and principles.
Jeroen van der Veer

All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays... a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn loyalty and respect from its citizens. A government dare not demand the same.
Jesse Ventura

As governor, there isn't a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime. Law enforcement is really a local issue. It's the cops' job to tighten down on criminals.
Jesse Ventura

Congratulations, you have a sense of humor. And to those who didn't: Go stick your head in the mud.
Jesse Ventura

Government works less efficiently when it begins to grow out of control and takes on more and more of the responsibilities that belong to the citizens.
Jesse Ventura

Government's role should be only to keep the playing field level, and to work hand in hand with business on issues such as employment. But beyond this, to as great an extent as possible, it should get the hell out of the way.
Jesse Ventura

I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government's business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me.
Jesse Ventura

I asked Dalai Lama the most important question that I think you could ask - if he had ever seen Caddyshack.
Jesse Ventura

I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves. If government would just get out of the way and allow them to lead their lives as they choose, they will succeed.
Jesse Ventura

I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief.
Jesse Ventura

I decided to run for governor because I got mad... I want to make government more directly accountable to the people.
Jesse Ventura

I don't believe we need the government's help as much as some think we do. That belief sets me apart from the Democrats, since their way of dealing with everything is to tax and spend.
Jesse Ventura

I don't support abortion. I could never participate in one. But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again.
Jesse Ventura

I don't think I would want the responsibility for enforcing the death penalties. There's always the inevitable question of whether someone you gave the order to execute might truly have been innocent.
Jesse Ventura

I don't want to spend the rest of my life in politics. When I'm finished with my term as governor, I'm going back to the life that's waiting for me in the private sector.
Jesse Ventura

I speak my mind. If it offends some people, well, there's not much I can do about that. But I'm going to be honest. I'm going to continue to speak my mind, and that's who I am.
Jesse Ventura

I'm against the draft. I believe we should have a professional military; it might be smaller, but it would be more effective.
Jesse Ventura

If I could be reincarnated as a fabric, I would come back as a 38 double-D bra.
Jesse Ventura

If I wanna be president, I probably can.
Jesse Ventura

If you were to come to Minnesota, I could have you locked up like that. That's power.
Jesse Ventura

Industrial hemp is a very useful plant. I challenged the attorney general to get rid of the criminal stigma associated with hemp so we can look at it in terms of how it might be useful.
Jesse Ventura

Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business.
Jesse Ventura

Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice.
Jesse Ventura

Politics is not my life. I have a career in radio and another career in film.
Jesse Ventura

Remember that government doesn't earn one single dollar it spends. In order for you to get money from the government, that money must first be taken from somebody else.
Jesse Ventura

Students often approached me about state-paid tuition while I was out campaigning. After I explained to them that if the state pays their tuition now, they will pay higher taxes to pay other people's tuition for the rest of their lives, most of them ended up agreeing with me.
Jesse Ventura

The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That's all. It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity.
Jesse Ventura

There are a lot of good causes out there, but they can't possibly all be served by government.
Jesse Ventura

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
Jesse Ventura

There's no question that we need tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. We need to take a lesson from European countries where driving isn't a right but a privilege.
Jesse Ventura

We call our country home of the brave and land of the free, but it's not. We give a false portrayal of freedom. We're not free - if we were, we'd allow people their freedom.
Jesse Ventura

When the Constitution gave us the right to bear arms, it also made us responsible for using them properly. It's not fair of us as citizens to lean more heavily on one side of that equation than on the other.
Jesse Ventura

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
Jesse Ventura

You can't legislate morality.
Jesse Ventura

You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.
Jesse Ventura

I didn't realize it then, but everything I ever needed to know about selling I was learning at my kitchen table: I was learning how to identify, find, and keep customers.
Lillian Vernon

It's one of life's ironies that the more you can prove that you don't need a loan, the better your chances usually are of getting one. This is especially true for start-up businesses.
Lillian Vernon

I like to dress egos.
Gianni Versace

Woe is me. Me thinks I'm turning into a god.
Vespasian

You will find as the children grow up that as a rule children are a bitter disappointment - their greatest object being to do precisely what their parents do not wish and have anxiously tried to prevent.
Victoria

For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.
Gore Vidal

I'm a born-again atheist.
Gore Vidal

Never have children, only grandchildren.
Gore Vidal

Francisco Villa - See Pancho Villa.

Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
Pancho Villa

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
Judith Viorst

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
Judith Viorst

Age carries all things away, even the mind.
Virgil

Begin, baby boy: if you haven't had a smile for your parent, then neither will a god think you worth inviting to dinner, nor a goddess to bed.
Virgil

Do not trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts.
Virgil

From one learn all.
Virgil

Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love.
Virgil

The medicine increases the disease.
Virgil

They are able because they think they are able.
Virgil

They can because they think they can.
Virgil

We can't all do everything.
Virgil

What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life.
Paul Volcker

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Voltaire

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire

We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.
Voltaire

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Voltaire

Work keeps us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.
Voltaire

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut

The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.
Mary Heaton Vorse