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A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.
-- Stanley Baldwin
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A plethora of individuals with expertise in culinary techniques
contaminate the potable concoction produced by steeping certain
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A plucked goose doesn't lay golden eggs.
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A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
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A Polish worker walks into a bank to deposit his paycheck. He has heard
about Poland's economic problems, and he asks what would happen to his
money if the bank collapsed. "All of our deposits are guaranteed by the
finance ministry, sir," the teller replies.
"But what if the finance ministry goes broke?" the worker asks.
"Then the government will intercede to protect the working class,"
the teller says.
"But what if the government goes broke?" the worker asks.
"Our socialist comrades in the Soviet Union naturally will come
to our assistance," the teller responds with growing irritation.
"And if the Soviet Union goes broke?" the worker asks.
"Idiot!" the teller snorts. "Isn't that worth losing one lousy
-- Making the rounds in Warsaw, 1984
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A political man can have as his aim the realization of freedom,
but he has no means to realize it other than through violence.
-- Jean Paul Sartre
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A possum must be himself, and being himself he is honest.
-- Walt Kelly
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A pound of salt will not sweeten a single cup of tea.
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A "practical joker" deserves applause for his wit according to its quality.
Bastinado is about right. For exceptional wit one might grant keelhauling.
But staking him out on an anthill should be reserved for the very wittiest.
-- Lazarus Long
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A prediction is worth twenty explanations.
-- K. Brecher