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Comment#  ·   Fair (355 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Peter F. Drucker, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you have a bowl of apples and you eat the best ones first, then you have only the best ones left.

Shelly Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (3330 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Frank Herbert, Dune, in Altruism and Cynicism

Dune (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (1211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

Jean Giraudoux, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (389 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.

David Dunham, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (558 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

Rudyard Kipling, in Men and Women and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (381 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We have had an Imperial lesson; it may make us an Empire yet!

Rudyard Kipling, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998  · 

He who spends his time reading aphorisms of another to have one of his own, has no time or brains to have any of his own.

M. Bernheisel, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1078 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.

G. C. Lichtenberg, in Art and Literature and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (555 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by David Shorr  · 

Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination

Petronius Arbiter, The Satyricon, XCIV, in Wisdom and Ignorance

The Satyricon (paperback)

Comment#  ·   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.

Rami Belson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (483 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

War is not nice.

Barbara Bush, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (723 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Stephen

All these nervous breakdowns are driving me crazy.

Lee Hawkins, in Health and Disease

Comment#  ·   Fair (563 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know.

R. D. Laing, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1375 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.

George Orwell, 1984, in Happiness and Misery

1984 (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (549 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's kinda fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley, in Science and Religion

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