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Who is generally considered to have been the first to say or write the following?

  • Mad is he? Then I wish he would bite some of my other generals
    George II of Great Britain
  • Another damned thick, square book! Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh!
    William, Duke of Gloucester
  • I'll give you a definite maybe
    Samuel Goldwyn
  • She who must be obeyed
    Henry Rider Haggard
  • There was only one catch and that was catch 22
    Joseph Heller
  • But did thee feel the Earth move?
    Ernest Hemingway
  • Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done
    Gordon Hewart (Baron)
  • The greater the lie, the greater the chance that it will be believed
    Adolph Hitler
  • If Mr. Selwyn calls again, shew him up: If I am alive I shall be delighted to see him; and if I am dead he would like to see me
    Henry Fox Holland (Baron)
  • Man has his will, but woman has her way
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Seize the day
    Horace
  • We wuz robbed
    Joe Jacobs
  • You should never put your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth
    Henrik Ibsen
  • We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Who is to guard the guards themselves
    Juvenal
  • We must use time as a tool, not as a couch
    J. F. Kennedy
  • When you are skinning your customers, you should leave some skin on to grow so that you can skin them again
    Nikita Khrushchev
  • And a woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke
    Rudyard Kipling
  • There cannot be a crisis this week. My schedule is already full
    Henry Kissinger
  • The great nations have always acted like gangsters and the small nations like prostitutes
    Stanley Kubrick
  • It's been a hard day's night
    Lennon & McCartney
  • People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like
    Abraham Lincoln
  • When they circumcised Herbert Samuel they threw away the wrong bit
    David Lloyd George
  • Under the spreading chestnut tree the village smithy stands
    Henry W. Longfellow
  • I almost had to wait
    Louis XIV (King of France)
  • Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves
    William Lowndes
  • Every communist must grasp the truth, 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun'
    Mao Tse-Tung
  • From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs
    Karl Marx
  • Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of fascism
    Benito Mussolini
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  • It ain't necessarily so
    Ira Gershwin
  • Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat
    Hermann Goering
  • Anybody who goes to see a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined
    Samuel Goldwyn
  • I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country
    Nathan Hale
  • He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt
    Joseph Heller
  • Tea for two and two for tea
    Otto Harbach
  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try again
    William E Hickson
  • Art is long, life is short
    Hippocrates
  • In starting and waging a war it is not right that matters but victory
    Adolph Hitler
  • The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent
    John H Holmes
  • You may drive out nature with a pitchfork but she'll always come back
    Horace
  • Life is just one damned thing after another
    Elbert Hubbard
  • What's a man's first duty? The answer's brief. To be himself
    Henrik Ibsen
  • "Will you walk into my parlour?" Said the spider to the fly
    Mary Howitt
  • (Of Marilyn Monroe) She was good at being inarticulately abstracted for the same reason that midgets are good at being short
    Clive James
  • Anyone can be a Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one
    John XXIII
  • Only two things do they earnestly long for: Bread and circuses
    Juvena
  • And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - Ask what you can do for your country
    J. F. Kennedy
  • More ways of killing a cat than choking her with cream
    Charles Kingsley
  • You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din
    Rudyard Kipling
  • We are all the President's men
    Henry Kissinger
  • Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country
    Vladimir Lenin
  • She's the sort of woman that lives for others - You can always tell the others by their hunted expressions
    C. S. Lewis
  • We're more popular than Jesus Christ now
    John Lenon
  • The Right Honourable gentleman has sat so long on the fence that the iron has entered his soul
    David Lloyd Jones
  • He can run but he can't hide
    Joe Louis
  • Nothing can be created out of nothing
    Lucretius
  • Because it is there
    George Mallory
  • To the victors belong the spoils of the enemy
    William Learned Marcy
  • Religion is the opium of the people
    Karl Marx
  • Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn
    Margaret Mitchell
  • England is a nation of shopkeepers
    Napoleon I
  • Four legs good, two legs bad
    George Orwell
  • I am not a crook
    Richard Nixon
  • Bugger Bognor !
    George V
  • The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not the mineral rights
    J. P. Getty
  • A verbal contract isn't worth the paper its written on
    Samuel Goldwyn
  • What do you mean funny? Funny peculiar or funny Ha Ha?
    Ian Hay
  • I know not what course others may take but give me liberty or give me death
    Patrick Henry
  • Will no-one rid me of this turbulent priest?
    Henry II of England
  • The cinema is not a slice of life but a piece of cake
    Sir Alfred Hitchcock
  • Is Paris burning?
    Adolph Hitler
  • Man wants but little drink below, but wants that little strong
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Mountains will heave in childbirth and a silly little mouse will be born
    Horace
  • Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored
    Aldus Huxley
  • It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees
    Dolores Ibarruri
  • The minority is always right
    Henrik Ibsen
  • In nature there neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences
    Robert G. Ingersoll
  • The first casualty when war comes is truth
    Hiram Johnson
  • He can't fart and chew gum at the same time
    Lyndon B Johnson
  • You ain't heard nothin' yet
    Al Jolson
  • Do you realise the responsibility I carry. I am standing between Nixon and the White House
    J. F. Kennedy
  • I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed
    Martin Luther King
  • You cannot fashion wit out of two half-wits
    Neil Kinnock
  • Power is the absolute aphrodisiac
    Henry Kissinger
  • Two men look out through the same bars. One sees mud and one sees bars
    Frederick Langbridge
  • It is true that liberty is precious - So precious that it must be rationed
    Vladimir Lenin
  • You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time
    Abraham Lincoln
  • Ships that pass in the night- And speak each other in the passing
    Henry W. Longfellow
  • Stone walls do not a prison make - Nor iron bars a cage
    Richard Lovelace
  • You cannot be serious
    John McEnroe
  • Most of the people have never had it so good
    Harold Macmillan
  • Let them eat cake
    Marie Antoinette
  • Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships
    Christopher Marlowe
  • I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them
    W. Somerset Maugham
  • This is adding insult to injuries
    Edward Moore
  • My time has not yet come either. Some of us are born posthumously
    Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion
    Spike Milligan

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