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tiny.ag/pnfrcj5n  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You will break the bow if you keep it always stretched.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/qse5ziat  ·   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

tiny.ag/undqbo35  ·   Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Westheimer's Discovery: A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/qhi9mj1t  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wethern's Law: Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/n51jrfp4  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a female has tears in her eyes the one who cannot see is the male.

Unknown, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/ymbukbew  ·   Fair (271 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a man's wife learns to understand him, she usually stops listening to him.

Unknown, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/pkfmdhte  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains knowledge, he is an ordinary man.

Unknown, (Zen saying), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/idqkjfr5  ·   Fair (895 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Gord Weitzel

When elephants fight, only the grass gets hurt.

Unknown, in War and Peace

tiny.ag/voscxn53  ·   Fair (218 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When falling in love, some lose their head, others lose their heart.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/jlmjkna4  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/mdjkyeno  ·   Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

Unknown, (Ethiopian proverb), in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ywjorl1b  ·   Fair (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

tiny.ag/eq4zodra  ·   Fair (250 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When they broke open molecules, they found they were filled with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found they were filled with explosions.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/wobuqdw1  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Unknown, (Indian proverb), in Life and Death and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/ubdtlbzz  ·   Fair (1019 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Glenn Troester

When you're angry, take a deep breath and count to ten. When you're really angry, swear.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/zsldl2jb  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you've seen one nuclear war, you've seen them all.

Unknown, in War and Peace

tiny.ag/xjrw4zcp  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While anyone can admit to themselves they were wrong, the true test is admission to someone else.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zeuc9zpa  ·   Fair (207 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While having never invented a sin, I'm trying to perfect several.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/o4tugiae  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/lc1buagj  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot produce a baby in one month by impregnating nine women.

Unknown, in Success and Failure