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Comment#  ·   Fair (225 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never ask the barber if you need a haircut.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never give advice -- a wise man won't need it, a fool won't heed it.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never make anything simple and efficient when a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid all together.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ninety-Ninety Rule of Project Schedules: The first ninety percent of the task takes ninety percent of the time, and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one gets too old to learn a new way of being stupid.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (115 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Non-Reciprocal Laws of Expectations: Negative expectations yield negative results. Positive expectations yield negative results.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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

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