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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 (288 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nostalgia is the realization that things weren't as unbearable as they seemed at the time.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (259 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Not everyone born in a stable thinks himself a horse.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is difficult to those who have the will.

Unknown, (motto of the Dutch Poet's Society), in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (987 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Official Project Stages: (1) Uncritical Acceptance. (2) Wild Enthusiasm. (3) Dejected Disillusionment. (4) Total Confusion. (5) Search for the Guilty. (6) Punishment of the Innocent. (7) Promotion of the Non-participants.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ogden's Law: The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Oliver's Law: Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Once you've accumulated sufficient knowledge to get by, you're too old to remember it.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Once you've tried to change the world you find it's a whole bunch easier to change your mind.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

One does not make friends, one recognizes them.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (335 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Gord Weitzel

One man's ceiling is another man's floor.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (948 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

One thing is one thing. Another thing is another thing.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only those who do not expect anything are never disappointed. Only those who never try, never fail.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pardo's First Postulate: Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People do not resist change -- they resist being changed.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (268 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who claim they don't let little things bother them have never slept in a room with a single mosquito.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who have no faults are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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