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It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline.
Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.
-- Hunter S. Thompson
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It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for.
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It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression
when you lose yours.
-- Harry S. Truman
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"It's a summons."
"What's a summons?"
"It means summon's in trouble."
-- Rocky and Bullwinkle
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It's getting uncommonly easy to kill people in large numbers, and the first
thing a principle does -- if it really is a principle -- is to kill somebody.
-- Dorothy L. Sayers, "Gaudy Night"
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It's important that people know what you stand for.
It's more important that they know what you won't stand for.
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It's no surprise that things are so screwed up: everyone that knows how
to run a government is either driving taxicabs or cutting hair.
-- George Burns
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It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises
the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to.
-- Franklin P. Jones
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Jacek, a Polish schoolboy, is told by his teacher that he has
been chosen to carry the Polish flag in the May Day parade.
"Why me?" whines the boy. "Three years ago I carried the flag
when Brezhnev was the Secretary; then I carried the flag when it was
Andropov's turn, and again when Chernenko was in the Kremlin. Why is
it always me, teacher?"
"Because, Jacek, you have such golden hands," the teacher
-- being told in Poland, 1987
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Join in the new game that's sweeping the country. It's called "Bureaucracy".
Everybody stands in a circle. The first person to do anything loses.