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tiny.ag/z91tc0go  ·   Fair (430 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/g6oi3hzo  ·   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

tiny.ag/qksor8sl  ·   Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/dsx2hptx  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins for two weeks.

Unknown, (Sioux Indian prayer), in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/fpgp1ubk  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am so evil that heaven won't take me and hell is afraid I'll take over.

Unknown, (T-shirt), in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/p7q95xlg  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hypocrisy is the vaseline of social intercourse.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/ls0zmykb  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Mark Dawson

However hot the water is, the fire still goes out.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pjhoaeaj  ·   Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Horngren's Observation: Among economists, the real world is often a special case.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/t1qexukp  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Holt's Law: All jobs are easy to the person who doesn't have to do them.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/8ixk9v6t  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hoare's Law of Large Problems: Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/yifsur6a  ·   Fair (335 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Here's to your love, health, and wealth -- and time to enjoy each.

Unknown, (Spanish proverb), in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/ikpxuifk  ·   Fair (233 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Her kisses left something to be desired -- the rest of her.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/v9nue1vj  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hearts are often broken when words are unspoken.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/4vfcycxe  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hatred is toxic waste in the river of life.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/icgo06ph  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Harrisberger's Fourth Law of the Lab: Experience is directly proportional to the amount of equipment ruined.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/dmjofbk9  ·   Fair (941 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Glenn Troester

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/lkbki8ft  ·   Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/qkyrww23  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First Rule of History: History doesn't repeat itself -- historians merely repeat each other.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/xadsxg7n  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First Law of Bicycling: No matter where you're going, it's uphill and against the wind.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/xl1yrua8  ·   Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but he also admitted doing it. Now, do you know why his father didn't punish him? Because George still had the axe in his hand.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism