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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 (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to forgive unusual.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of them absent.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (402 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To live a perfect life, you must ask nothing, give nothing, and expect nothing.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (819 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Unknown, (Muslim proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth fears no questions.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try to get all of your posthumous medals in advance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (261 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, volume, humidity, and other variables, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (968 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Voters are people who have the God-given right to decide who will waste their money for them.

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

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

War is menstruation envy.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wasting time is an important part of living.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Watch for big problems; they disguise big opportunities.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We should forgive our enemies, but only after they've been taken out and shot.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Weiler's Law: Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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