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1.         Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.   Peter Drucker











2.         Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.        John Churton Collins












3.         Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.   Ralph Waldo Emerson












4.         If there had been a computer in 1872, it would have predicted that by now there would be so many horse-drawn carriages that the entire surface of the earth would be 10 ft deep in horse manure.  Karl Kapp











5.         If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Anon












6.         If one can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.  Stanley Kubrick












7.         If you play with fire, you’re likely to get burned.  Anon












8.         If you don’t make any mistakes, you don’t make anything.  Anon












9.         Money makes people funny.  Anon












10.         If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it just may be duck.  Walter Reuther














11.         What you do speaks so loud I can’t hear what you say.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
















12.         If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin.  Ivan Turgenev














13.         If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done.  Peter Ustinov













14.         If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.  Logan Pearsall Smith












15.         If any part of your uncertainty is a conflict between your heart and your mind, follow your mind.  Ayn Rand












16.         If you really want to advise me, do it on a Saturday afternoon, between one and four o’clock. And you’ve got twenty-five seconds to do it, between plays.  Not on Monday.  Coach Alex Agase (on Monday morning quarterbacking)
















17.         That which is deadly may have a sweet scent.  African proverb














18.         Too many calls confuse the dog (proverb for keeping it simple!)  African proverb















19.         If you get rich, be in a dark corner when you jump for joy.  African proverb














20.         It rained on the mountaintop, but it was the valley below that got flooded.  African proverb












21.         Small matters breed important ones.  African proverb















22.         Thorns themselves will not harm you—you hurt yourself on the thorns.  African proverb












23.         The man who has eaten enough will never believe the hungry one.  Albanian proverb














24.         Make your bargain before you begin to plow.  Arabian proverb














25.         It is not the bullet that kills you, it is fate.  Arabian proverb















26.         Great care is no defense against fate.  Arabian proverb















27.         Do not stand in a dangerous place trusting in miracles.  Arabian proverb















28.         Excuses are always mixed with lies.  Arabian proverb














29.         Ask the experienced, rather than the learned.  Arabian proverb














30.         In the presence of Fate, the physician becomes a fool.  Arabian proverb













31.         He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones.  Anon













32.         Examine what is said, not him who speaks.  Arabian proverb












33.         Throw him into the river and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.  Arabian proverb (on lucky people)














34.         He who has been bitten by a snake is scared of a rope on the ground.  Arabian proverb













35.         Don’t pour away your water on the strength of a mirage.  Arabian proverb












36.         A good name is more valuable than precious ointment.  Ecclesiastes













37.         It is the pot that boils, but the dish that gets the credit.  Cameroon proverb














38.         One foot cannot stand on two boats. Chinese proverb













39.         You cannot cook two meals in the same pot.  Chinese proverb












40.         It is easier to get a chicken back in the egg than to undo a slander.  Chinese proverb













41.         The man who is not destined to die will be cured by medicine.  Chinese proverb













42.         When going to a restaurant, chose one that is filled with customers.  Chinese proverb (circumstantial evidence)













43.         Though the emperor be rich, he cannot buy even one extra year.  Chinese proverb














44.         He who trips and falls should not blame his foot. Chinese proverb (blame shifting)














45.         The fish you did not catch is always the big one.  Chinese proverb (attack speculative damages)













46.         Be quick, but don’t hurry.  Pro football coach













47.         A true word needs no oath.  Turkish proverb












48.         You can observe a lot by just watching.  Yogi Berra













49.         The eyes believe themselves; the ears believe other people.  German proverb














50.         Each one sees what he carries in his heart. Goethe













51.         To him that watches, everything is revealed. Italian proverb













52.         The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.  Hubert Humphrey












53.         Opinion is determined by feeling, not by intellect.  Anon












54.         Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower (on economists)











55.         He who lives by the crystal ball shall eat broken glass.  Anon












56.         The same people who laugh at gypsy fortune tellers will believe anything an economist tells them.  Anon












57.         We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.  Konrad Adenauer












58.         Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? T.S Eliot











59.         When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness!  Hesoid (8th century)










60.         We have heard many beautiful words of encouragement.  But, I must tell you the supply of words on the world market is plentiful, but the demand is falling. Let deeds follow words now.  Lech Walesa











61.         The cattle business is a simple business; the only difficult part is keeping it simple.  Cattle rancher











62.         The sun and the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago if they happened to be in the reach of predatory hands.  Havelock Ellis (on greed)











63.         The more a person extolls his own virtue, the quicker you count the silverware.  Anon











64.         October is one of those peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks.  The others are July, January, April, September, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.  Mark Twain











65.         Things have gotten to the point where everybody needs an attorney to help you trade pocket knives.  Kentucky store-owner












66.         The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look good.  Michael Boskin











67.         Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan.  John F. Kennedy












68.         To err is human; to really foul up you need a computer.  Uncle Mike












69.         A fault-finder complains even that the bride is too beautiful.  Yiddish proverb












70.         A great doctor is accompanied by a great angel.  Yiddish proverb












71.         A half-truth is a whole lie. Yiddish proverb












72.         As you make your own bed, so you shall sleep in it.  Yiddish proverb












73.         Honor is much dearer than money.  Yiddish proverb












74.         I trust you, but send cash!  Yiddish proverb












75.         If God lived on earth, all his windows would be broken.  Yiddish proverb












76.         If one is fated to drown, he will drown in a spoonful of water.  Yiddish proverb












77.         If the bride can’t dance, she finds fault with the musicians.  (The girl who can’t dance says the band can’t play )  Yiddish proverb












78.         A wise man can never be offended.  Zen teaching












79.         If it wasn’t documented, it didn’t happen.  Medical saying












80.         Hire slow and fire fast.  Terry Aidman












81.         One can’t fill a torn sack.  Yiddish proverb












82.         May you have a lawsuit in which you know you are in the right. Gypsy curse












83.         When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. Acholi proverb












84.         Death don't see no difference 'tween the big house and the cabin.  African American proverb












85.         Occasionally a man with a right smart education can't find his knife when it gets in the wrong pocket.  African American proverb











86.         A friend bought with a feather can be lost with a straw. American proverb












87.         A single fact is worth a truckload of argument.  (An ounce of proof is worth a ton of claims.)  American proverb












88.         That restaurant is so crowded, no one goes there anymore.  Yogi Berra












89.         The mediocrity of his thinking is concealed by the majesty of his language.  Aneurin Bevan (on Churchill)











90.         To the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name knowledge.  Ambrose Bierce












91.         Insurance: an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction he is beating the man who keeps the table.  Ambrose Bierce












92.         Some folks are so contrary that if they fell in the river, they would insist on floating upstream.  Josh Billings











93.         Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.  Josh Billings












94.         When you hear hoof beats, you don’t think of zebras.  Old medical saying (on diagnosis)












95.         He’s got a serious case of the “yeah-buts”.  Kentucky lawyer (on excuses)












96.         Better safe than sorry.  English proverb












97.         Be prepared.  Boy Scout Motto












98.         We must respect the other fellow’s opinion, but only in the sense that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.  H.L. Mencken (modified)












99.         His talk’s so sweet you could pour his words on a waffle.  Georgia trial lawyer (on smooth talking plaintiff’s lawyers)











100.     A satisfied man is happy even if he is poor; a dissatisfied man is sad even if he is rich.  Chinese proverb












101.     A picture is worth ten thousand words.  Chinese proverb












102.     The world is full of cactus but we don’t have to sit on it.  Will Foley












103.     Necessity never made a good bargain.  Benjamin Franklin












104.     Every horse thinks his own pack the heaviest.  Anon












105.     Character is what God and the angels think of us; reputation is what men and women think of us.  Horace Mann












106.     If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.  Dwight Moody












107.     Listen to a man’s words and look at the pupil of his eye. How can a man conceal his character?  Mencius











108.     Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.  Harry Emerson Fosdick












109.     The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.  Anon











110.     God heals and the doctor takes the fee.  Anon












111.     The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. William James













112.     Don’t promise anything when you are full of joy; don’t answer letters when you are full of anger.  Chinese proverb (on emotional decision-making)











113.     A chain is as strong as its weakest link.  Danish proverb












114.     Quick and well seldom go together.  Danish proverb












115.     Don’t put the cart before the horse.  English proverb












116.     The law is three days older than the earth.  Estonian proverb












117.     You often meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it.  French proverb












118.     Life is an onion that you peel crying.  French proverb












119.     Everyone blames his memory, but never his judgment.  French proverb (hindsight)












120.     The one with the running nose always wants to blow someone else’s.  French proverb












121.     Do not blame the sun for the darkness of the night.  Georgian proverb












122.     Charity looks at the need and not the cause.  German proverb












123.     To claim is not to prove.  German proverb












124.     A little too much is much too much.  German proverb












125.     Let your head be more than a funnel to your stomach. Southern saying












126.     A good name is a second inheritance.  Southern saying












127.     Memory is a crazed woman that hoards colored rags and throws away food.  Austin O’malley












128.     A promise is an IOU. Robert Half











129.     Our memories are card indexes consulted and then put back in disorder, by authorities whom we do not control.  Cyril Connelly












130.     Life…is painting a picture, not doing a sum. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.











131.     Eleven don’t make a dozen. Southern saying












132.       If passion drives, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Franklin













133.     The plural of anecdote is not data. Frank Kotsonis












134.     Time is anger’s medicine. German proverb












135.     Vice often rides triumphantly in the coach of virtue. German proverb












136.     If you let the weeds grow for a year, it will take seven to clear them.  German proverb












137.     Green wood gives more smoke than heat.  Southern Saying










138.     God gives us milk but no jug.  African Proverb













139.     In great action, men show themselves as they ought to be, in small action as they are. American proverb












140.     It is better to ask twice then to go wrong once. American proverb












141.     No ear is so deaf as one which wishes not to hear. American proverb












142.     No matter how you slice it, it's still baloney.












143.     One seldom meets a lonely lie.












144.     The less we know, the more we suspect.












145.     The only sure thing about luck is that it's sure to change.












146.     And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it made enlargements, too.  (on hearsay) Alexander Pope











147.     Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.  A.H. Weiler













148.     Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.  Henry David Thoreau













149.     It’s hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.  HL Mencken











150.     Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.  Syrus












151.     Better no spoon than no soup.  German proverb












152.     It is good to swim by a boat.  German proverb












153.     Time is anger’s medicine. German proverb












155.     Only a fool tests the depth of a river with both feet












156.     The fly sat upon the axle of the chariot wheel and said, "What a lot of dust I raise!" Greek proverb (on cause and effect)












157.     Do not lean on a worm eaten staff. Greek proverb












158.     Too far east is west.  Irish proverb












159.     When in doubt, find out. American proverb












160.     You can't lose what you haven't got. American proverb












161.     You need more than dancing shoes to be a dancer.  American proverb












162.     He who foretells the future lies, even if he tells the truth.  Arabian proverb











163.     "There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing" Aristotle











164.     Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful.  George Orwell












165.     There arent enough crutches in the world for all his lame excuses.  Anon











166.     My lawyers didn’t explain what a suspended license meant. Paris Hilton, after being arrested for driving with a suspended license.













167.       Let us keep our mouths shut and our pens dry until we know the facts.   A.J. Carlson












168.      Fairness is what justice really is.    Potter Stewart











169.   Fairness is not about statistical equality.    John Bercow












170.    The guest will judge better of a feast than the cook.      Aristotle











171.    A blind Justice is merely an impartial Justice. True Justice would have eyes in the back of her head and a pair of mismatched shoes.      Eli Ashpence











180.    I looked up fairness in the dictionary and it was not there.       William Giraldi












181.     If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.     Woody Allen












182.    If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.      Mark Twain










183.    A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.     Mark Twain














184.   The truth is rarely pure and never simple.     Oscar Wilde











185.     Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.     Aldous Huxley











186.  Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.      Mark Twain












187.    The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.     Flannery O'Connor











188.   It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.      George Washington











189.      Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.     George R.R. Martin












190.       There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.      Søren Kierkegaard











191.    Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.        Niels Bohr











192.   Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.      Albert Camus











193.    The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.  Aristotle











194.     One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.    Al David











195.   That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.    Christopher Hitchens











196.   I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.    Abraham Maslow











197.    I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.    Richard P. Feynman










198.       If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out.     Lawrence Ferlinghetti












199.       Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.    Wendell Johnson












200.      Sometimes the questions are complicated, but the answers are simple.      Dr. Seuss












201.    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.  Aristotle











202.    I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.  Nietzsche











203.    There are seven days in a week.  Someday is not one of them.  Rita Chand












204.    Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.  Barry Switzer












205.    Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are ‘it might have been.’      Vonnegut











206.    It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth.    Alexis de Tocqueville











207.    The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory.  Chinese proverb











208.    Look after the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves.  English proverb











209.    Sometimes a small key opens big doors.  Kurdish Proverb











210.    Study from new books but from old teachers.  Kurdish proverb












211.    Once burned by milk you will blow on cold water.  Russian proverb












212.    Not everyone who has a cowl on is a monk.    Russian proverb












213.    The proof of the pudding is in the eating.   Italian proverb













214.  Words should be weighed, not counted.  Yiddish proverb











215.    It's the carpenter's fault: if he hadn't built the bed, I wouldn't have sinned.  Yiddish proverb










216.    The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer.    Will Rogers













217.   The difference between truth and fiction is that fiction has to make sense.    Tom Clancy











218.    If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.  Wayne Dyer











219.    Law cannot reach where enforcement will not follow.    Jack Vance












220.   A thousand details add up to one impression.  John McPhee