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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 (748 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

"Political economy" is a phrase consisting of two incompatible words.

Unknown, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (1236 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What a strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

Unknown, (W.O.P.R. computer in War Games), in Success and Failure and War and Peace

War Games (VHS (NTSC))

Comment#  ·   Fair (23 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A .44 magnum beats four aces.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A banker will lend you money only if you can prove you don't need it.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (39 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A bend in the road is not the end of the road -- unless you fail to make the turn.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A budget is just a method of worrying before you spend money, as well as afterward.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned project will take only twice as long.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A computer can make as many mistakes in two seconds as 20 men working for 20 years.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (15 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conceited person never gets anywhere because he thinks he is already there.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (14 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A day for firm decisions! Or is it?

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (359 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A diplomat is a man who can convince his wife she'd look stout in a fur coat.

Unknown, in Law and Politics and Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (152 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A liberal is someone too poor to be a capitalist, and too rich to be a communist.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A library is an arsenal of liberty.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man needs a mistress, just to break the monogamy.

Unknown, in Love and Hate and Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism

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