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Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

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Ah, but a man's grasp should exceed his reach, Or what's a heaven for ?

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XXI: It's easy to get a loan unless you need it. XXII: If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. XXIII: Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated. XXIV:

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Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

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A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

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What one fool can do, another can.

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When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.

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If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

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Exxon's 'Universe of Energy' tends to the peculiar rather than the humorous ... After [an incomprehensible film montage about wind and sun and rain and strip mines and] two or three minutes of mechanical confusion, the seats locomote through a short

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A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

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The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.

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The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul is: WHAT DOES A WOMAN WANT?

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What fools these mortals be.

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Life is one long struggle in the dark.

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An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

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Or you or I must yield up his life to Ahrimanes. I would rather it were you. I should have no hesitation in sacrificing my own life to spare yours, but we take stock next week, and it would not be fair on the company.

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Take the folks at Coca-Cola. For many years, they were content to sit back and make the same old carbonated beverage. It was a good beverage, no question about it; generations of people had grown up drinking it and doing the experiment in sixth gr

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A snake lurks in the grass.

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Knowledge is power.

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Since everything in life is but an experience perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

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Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

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There's no such thing as a free lunch.

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XI: If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off. XII: I

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Let sleeping dogs lie.

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The faster I go, the behinder I get.

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A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

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If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

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Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had

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None love the bearer of bad news.

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"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.

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If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

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Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

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Business will be either better or worse.

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In the long run we are all dead.

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I'm going to raise an issue and stick it in your ear.

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The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

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Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

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What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

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The optimum committee has no members.

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When you are at Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.

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I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock.

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The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane.

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Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

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The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

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All is well that ends well.

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Force has no place where there is need of skill.

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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

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The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

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Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

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What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

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Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

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Everything is possible. Pass the word.

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If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

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Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.

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Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

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The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

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Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

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I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

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Life is too short to be taken seriously.

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"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

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A man is known by the company he organizes.

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Save the Whales

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I'm always looking for a new idea that will be more productive than its cost.

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"I only touch base with reality on an as-needed basis!"

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Here's to women. Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

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No evil can happen to a good man.

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So little time, so little to do.

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What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

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Live fast, die young, and leave a flat patch of fur on the highway!

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Death is a spirit leaving a body, sort of like a shell leaving the nut behind.

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Let your conscience be your guide.

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An office party is not, as is sometimes supposed the Managing Director's chance to kiss the tea-girl. It is the tea-girl's chance to kiss the Managing Director (however bizarre an ambition this may seem to anyone who has seen the Managing Director f

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The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

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Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

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American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room with

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Odets, where is thy sting?

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You can never do just one thing.

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Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

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Too much of everything is just enough.

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Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?

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While there's life, there's hope.

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Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

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Goals... Plans... they're fantasies, they're part of a dream world...

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Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future.

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A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

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Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

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Imagine what we can imagine!

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There is a secret person undamaged within every individual.

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Remembering is for those who have forgotten.

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God gave man two ears and one tongue so that we listen twice as much as we speak.

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Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

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Mundus vult decipi decipiatur ergo.

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The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist "Jack."

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Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

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Most general statements are false, including this one.

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