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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

Oscar Wilde


A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved.

Oscar Wilde


Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.

Wilde Oscar


Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

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"World conquerors sometimes become fools, but fools never become world conquerors."

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In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

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One man's brain plus one other will produce one half as many ideas as one man would have produced alone. These two plus two more will produce half again as many ideas. These four plus four more begin to represent a creative meeting, and the ratio c

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There seems no plan because it is all plan.

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By the middle 1880's, practically all the roads except those in the South, were of the present standard gauge. The southern roads were still five feet between rails. It was decided to change the gauge of all southern roads to standard, in one day

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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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Out of sight is out of mind.

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A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot.

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Well, he thought, since neither Aristotelian Logic nor the disciplines of Science seemed to offer much hope, it's time to go beyond them... Drawing a few deep even breaths, he entered a mental state practiced only by Masters of the Universal Way of

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Ain't no right way to do a wrong thing.

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With all the talent around, it's sort of amazing that a woman could be up here with us.

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Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

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Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

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The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.

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It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

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Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

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What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

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I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.

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There is no sin but ignorance.

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If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

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Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

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

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The chief cause of problems is solutions.

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Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

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The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

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For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

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Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

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The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money.

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There has been a little distress selling on the stock exchange.

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Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

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Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

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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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An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

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A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car.

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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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