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The good (I am convinced, for one)
Is but the bad one leaves undone.
Once your reputation's done
You can live a life of fun.
-- Wilhelm Busch
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The good life was so elusive
It really got me down
I had to regain some confidence
So I got into camaflouge
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The good time is approaching,
The season is at hand.
When the merry click of the two-base lick
Will be heard throughout the land.
The frost still lingers on the earth, and
Budless are the trees.
But the merry ring of the voice of spring
Is borne upon the breeze.
-- Ode to Opening Day, "The Sporting News", 1886
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The Gordian Maxim:
If a string has one end, it has another.
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The government has just completed work on a missile that turned out
to be a bit of a boondoggle; nicknamed "Civil Servant", it won't work
and they can't fire it.
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The Government just announced today the creation of the Neutron Bomb II.
Similar to the Neutron Bomb, the Neutron Bomb II not only kills people
and leaves buildings standing, but also does a little light housekeeping.
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The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the
-- George Washington
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The government was contemplating the dispatch of an expedition to Burma,
with a view to taking Rangoon, and a question arose as to who would be the
fittest general to be sent in command of the expedition. The Cabinet sent
for the Duke of Wellington, and asked his advice. He instantly replied,
"Send Lord Combermere."
"But we have always understood that your Grace thought Lord
Combermere a fool."
"So he is a fool, and a damned fool; but he can take Rangoon."
-- G.W.E. Russell
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The goys have proven the following theorem...
-- Physicist John von Neumann, at the start of a classroom
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The grass is always greener on the other side of your sunglasses.