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John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.
Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson
Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.
The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to 'create' rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
P. J. O'Rourke
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
George Bernard Shaw
Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat.
My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president.
There is a vast difference - a constitutional difference-between restrictions imposed by the state which prohibit the intellectual commingling of students, and the refusal of individuals to commingle where the state presents no such bar.
Frederick M. Vinson
I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Fulton J. Sheen
Oh, you know. I am secretary of state. My trips aren't successful. I just talk to people.
George P. Shultz
I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant.
J. William Fulbright
I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity.
When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.
Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.
Hyperbole was to Lyndon Johnson what oxygen is to life.
My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.
Richard M. Nixon
Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.
The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere.
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