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The three rules of international air travel:
(1) Never fly on Aeroflot if you can possibly avoid it (this used
to be Braniff or Aeroflot).
(2) Never bet a whole lot of money on two little pairs unless you
know *exactly* what you're doing.
(3) Never sleep with anyone whose troubles are worse than your own.
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The thrill is here, but it won't last long
You'd better have your fun before it moves along...
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The time for action is past!
Now is the time for senseless bickering.
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The time is right to make new friends.
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The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance
committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
-- C.N. Parkinson
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The time was the 19th of May, 1780. The place was Hartford, Connecticut.
The day has gone down in New England history as a terrible foretaste of
Judgement Day. For at noon the skies turned from blue to grey and by
mid-afternoon had blackened over so densely that, in that religious age,
men fell on their knees and begged a final blessing before the end came.
The Connecticut House of Representatives was in session. And, as some of
the men fell down and others clamored for an immediate adjournment, the
Speaker of the House, one Col. Davenport, came to his feet. He silenced
them and said these words: "The day of judgment is either approaching or
it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I
choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be
-- Alistair Cooke
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The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.
-- Hosea Ballou
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The Tree of Learning bears the noblest fruit, but noble fruit tastes bad.
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The tree of research must from time to time
be refreshed with the blood of bean counters.
-- Alan Kay
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The trouble is, there is an endless supply of White Men,
but there has always been a limited number of Human Beings.
-- Little Big Man