don't inherit land from your ancestors but you borrow it from your children."
of proof is not proof of absence."
has the right to live, but everyone has the right to die."
ago, people used to live to work, now people work to live."
aid is when poor people in a rich country give money to rich people in
a poor country."
tombs of many people it's written, 'Died at the age of 30, buried at the
age of 60!"
has a Value for men and a Price for women."
is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence."
are places for people who failed to change their brains and personalities
and graveyards are places for people who succeeded."
how long or hard you shop for an item, after you've bought it, it will
be on sale somewhere cheaper."
impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious."
world was ruled by wise people and not by politicians, everything they
would said would have been correct."
will be damaged in direct proportion to its value."
chance of the bread falling with the butter side down is directly proportional
to the value of the carpet."
world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace
preserved.....this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will
it be finished in the first 1000 days, nor in the life of this administration,
nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.”
everyone has a light bulb and sympathy doesn't light every heart!"
to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse."
has the same opinion then no one knows how to think."
because I don't know how to be pessimistic."
impossible to see a portrait if you're inside it!"
no right way to do a wrong thing."
can insult you unless you help him."
matter how much is in your stomach or brain, but how much you've digested!"
their holidays waiting for women!"
that force people to choose among alternative courses of action, most people
will choose the worst one possible."
Liberty, Liberty! How much blood was dropped under my name."
does not consist of replacing a theory that is wrong with one that is right.
It consists of replacing a theory that is wrong with one that is more subtly
Theory of Progress
can go wrong, it will."
lives under the same sky but we have different horizons."
shoe fits, it's ugly."
an error has been detected and corrected, it will be found to have been
correct in the first place."
are embarrassed from wearing old clothes, why aren't you embarrassed from
your old ideas."
win. You can't break even. You can't quit."
things have gone from bad to worse, the cycle will repeat itself."
made technology, but technology destroys us!"
are not so bad that it's impossible to live with, but they are not so good
that it's possible to live with."
friend is someone who gives before he takes, comes to you before you go
to him and helps without waiting for a reply."
tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next
morning you will have a flat tire."
can't find happiness in yourself, you will never find it anywhere else."
thing about luck: it always changes."
of anything happening is in inverse ratio to its desirability."
person is someone who gives and forgets, takes and remembers."
the plane you are on is late, the plane you want to transfer to is on time."
likes a woman's roughness and a woman likes a man's delicacy."
know that I know what you don't know then you know my only secret!"
like money more than your wife, country, son, father and religion then
you must be an American!"
have watched a TV series only once, and you watch it again, it will be
a rerun of the same episode."
more you hate someone, the more you like another."
think that I don't know anything, then you know absolutely nothing about
communism - nothing but fear."
know as much as I know about this universe, you will never think of being
Einstein after being questioned by a journalist whether he was an atheist
was so much owed by so Many to so Few."
Churchill, June 1940, after the Battle of Britain
a Muslim, think that I am a Hindu and kill me. If you're a Hindu, think
that I am a Muslim and kill me."
Indian person after being asked whether he was a Hindu or a Muslim
of the world unite; you have nothing but your chains to loose."
question is not whether there's censorship or not, but the question is
how much there is."
collection of data, the figure most obviously correct, beyond all need
of checking, is the mistake."
never find a lost article until you replace it."
has ever been won in history without bloodshed!"
expectations yield negative results. Positive expectations yield negative
Law of Expectations
Americans keep saying that Cuba is 90 miles from the US. I say that the
US is 90 miles from Cuba, and for us that's worse."
a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse."
in the chaotic regime, slight changes in structure almost always cause
vast changes in behaviour. Complex controllable behaviour seems precluded."
are inherently unpredictable."
commander ordered him to withdraw at the battle of Copenhagen in 1801.
Nelson put his telescope to his right eye (which he couldn't see with).
"I really do not see the signal!"
there are many things which we can't forget, but there are many things
which we must forget."
usefulness of an article is inversely proportional to its actual usefulness
once bought and paid for."
Law of Materialistic Acquisitiveness
a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize that you are in a hurry."
on the battlefield is worth a lifetime of peace!"
experiment works, something has gone wrong."
will get worse before they will get better. Who said things would get better?"
has a scheme that will not work."
the territory of Germany finds itself unable to assure Germans of a livelihood,
only then can the right arise, from he need of the people, to acquire foreign
Hitler in Mein Kampf
you open a can of worms, the only way to re-can them is to use a bigger
First Law of Evolving Systems Dynamics
object in motion will be heading in the wrong direction.
2. An object
at rest will be in the wrong place. 2. An object
at rest will be in the wrong place.
2. An object
at rest will be in the wrong place.
Laws of Infernal Dynamics
the workers who have remained loyal to the cause of throwing off the yoke
of the capital call themselves communists."
were left to chance, they'd be better."
my fellow Americans, as not what your country can do for you but as what
you do for your country."
need n items of anything, you will have n - 1 in stock"
mind, a strong will, a burning hatred of slavery and oppression, a revolutionary
passion, complete faith in the energy of the people, a genius of organization."
description of Lenin after his death, produced by the Bolshevik Party's
was one of the most sinister and wicked characters in History. The evil
man was the founder and strength of Bolshevism. It is a great mistake to
think that he was a moderate. He was a bloodthirsty revolutionary. He was
a cunning political fanatic."
a British newspaper after Lenin's death
issue of civil war is in your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen,
and not mine. The government will not attack you. You can have no conflict
without being the aggressors yourselves. We are not enemies but friends.
Though passion may have strained our friendship, it must not break."