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Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist

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/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/pnfrcj5n  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/eq4zodra  ·   Fair (250 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When they broke open molecules, they found they were filled with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found they were filled with explosions.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/6ct2p1fh  ·   Fair (214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth fears no questions.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/ywjorl1b  ·   Fair (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

tiny.ag/mdjkyeno  ·   Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

Unknown, (Ethiopian proverb), in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/jlmjkna4  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/voscxn53  ·   Fair (218 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When falling in love, some lose their head, others lose their heart.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/idqkjfr5  ·   Fair (895 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Gord Weitzel

When elephants fight, only the grass gets hurt.

Unknown, in War and Peace

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

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains knowledge, he is an ordinary man.

Unknown, (Zen saying), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ymbukbew  ·   Fair (271 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a man's wife learns to understand him, she usually stops listening to him.

Unknown, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/n51jrfp4  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a female has tears in her eyes the one who cannot see is the male.

Unknown, in Men and Women

tiny.ag/qhi9mj1t  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wethern's Law: Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/undqbo35  ·   Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Westheimer's Discovery: A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library.

Unknown, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/wultb9vd  ·   Fair (261 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, volume, humidity, and other variables, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/h54z3wxd  ·   Fair (968 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Voters are people who have the God-given right to decide who will waste their money for them.

Unknown, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/tbra32py  ·   Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/2kf4ndl1  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

War is menstruation envy.

Unknown, in War and Peace

tiny.ag/uxknfqoq  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try to get all of your posthumous medals in advance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure