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Comment#  ·   Fair (1079 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

We trained hard, but it seemed that everytime we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.

Unknown, (sometimes incorrectly attributed to Petronius Arbiter), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (294 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You draw nothing out of the bank of life except what you deposit in it.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (217 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You may only have two of the three choices: (1) Enjoy your job. (2)Work within the law. (3)Make lots of money.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You should emulate your heroes, but don't carry it too far. Especially if they are dead.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're a genius if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning is electricity -- but you're an idiot if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning can kill you.

Unknown, (from Mad Magazine), in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (672 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Always remember your weapons system was made by the lowest bidder

Unknown, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (701 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Give a man a fish and he'll ask for a lemon. Teach a man to fish and he'll leave work early on Friday.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best defense against logic is ignorance.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best thing about growing older is that it takes such a long time.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (235 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The burden is equal to the horse's strength.

Unknown, (The Talmud), in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The chief cause of problems is solutions.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The church is near but the road is icy; the bar is far away but I'll walk carefully.

Unknown, (Russian proverb), in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Dave Supulski

The definition of experience is knowledge acquired too late.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (963 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The early bird catches the worm.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The easiest way to figure the cost of living is to take your income and add ten percent.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The future belongs to those who dare.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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