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  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    'Tis no extravagant arithmetic to say, that for every ten jokes, thou hast got an hundred enemies; and till thou hast gone on, and raised a swarm of wasps about thine ears, and art half stung to death by them, thou wilt never be convinced it is so.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
  • Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    All womankind, from the highest to the lowest love jokes; the difficulty is to know how they choose to have them cut; and there is no knowing that, but by trying, as we do with our artillery in the field, by raising or letting down their breeches, till we hit the mark.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
  • Jonathan Miller
    Jonathan Miller
    English theatre and opera actor, author and television presenter 1934-
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    Attitudes to museums have changed. If it had Marilyn Monroe's knickers or Laurence Olivier's jockstrap they would flock to it.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person give you a job?
  • Laurence  Olivier
    Laurence Olivier
    English actor and director 1907-1989
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    Don't waste your time striving for perfection, instead, strive for excellence - doing your best.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
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