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tiny.ag/up1actjs  ·   Fair (444 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

Unknown, (sometimes, almost certainly incorrectly, attributed to the Buddha), in Life and Death

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/pnfrcj5n  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/vm8pwhyr  ·   Fair (854 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by nthomas

The strong take from the weak, but the smart take from the strong.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/yqwcpnfd  ·   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

tiny.ag/kvmrkdxc  ·   Fair (212 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/nbrpkw6o  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The surest sign that a man is in love is when he divorces his wife.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/eoiuzgcy  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The surest way of having something done is to forbid your kids to do it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/juykxd68  ·   Fair (105 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.

Unknown, (Russian proverb), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/d0mk6ixb  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/2upsgaxe  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The way to make a small fortune in the commodities market is to start with a large fortune.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/w4srf1nw  ·   Fair (225 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world is governed more by appearance than realities, so it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/f1l2esy8  ·   Fair (369 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Theft from a single author is plagiarism. Theft from two is comparative study. Theft from three or more is research.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/yevckcm5  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qzqzxjwo  ·   Fair (224 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are no errors in this book, except this one.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/mnjs1wvi  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/r3bhbgos  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/l9jtfiar  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism

tiny.ag/uijwr4e3  ·   Fair (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to forgive unusual.

Unknown, in Success and Failure