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Anton ChekhovDoctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

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George Bernard ShawA government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Theodore RooseveltA man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

—  Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, American President [1901-1909]

T. S. EliotImmature poets imitate; mature poets steal.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948


Proverbs

Yiddish proverbA man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.

—  Yiddish proverb

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French proverbHe who steals an egg will steal an ox.

—  French proverb










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