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Otto von BismarckThree professors- Homeland is lost.

Drei Professoren - Vaterland verloren!

—  Otto von Bismarck, 1815-1898, German chancellor

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Ricky GervaisThe best advice I've ever received is, “No one else knows what they're doing either”.

—  Ricky Gervais, 1961-, British comedian & screenwriter

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Arthur ClarkeNever attribute to malevolence what is merely due to incompetence.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Laurence J PeterPeter principle: In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Benjamin FranklinHe that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

H.L. MenckenUnder democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Laurence J PeterIncompetence plus incompetence equals incompetence.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Laurence J PeterEqual opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Lord ChesterfieldWhoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

La RochefoucauldThose who apply themselves too much to little things often become incapable of great ones.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

Lou HoltzThe man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

H.L. MenckenThe government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic


Funny Quotes

Mitch HedbergThe depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall.

—  Mitch Hedberg, 1968-2005, American comedian

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Sam GoldwynThe next time I send a damn fool for something, I go myself.

—  Sam Goldwyn, 1879-1974, American film producer


Movie Quotes

The Conformist (1970)He'll be a typical intellectual, disagreeable and impotent.

—  from the film The Conformist (1970)










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