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Be prepared, and be careful not to do your good deeds
by Tom Lehrer

Be prepared, and be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer PHOTO

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man,
and I hate people like that!
- Tom Lehrer

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

 

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

Bad weather always looks worse through a window.
- Tom Lehrer

Life is like a sewer...
what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
- Tom Lehrer

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Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?
- Tom Lehrer

It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my
age he had already been dead for a year.
- Tom Lehrer

I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
- Tom Lehrer

I feel that if a person has problems communicating
the very least he can do is to shut up.
- Tom Lehrer

Well, you ask a silly question, and you get a silly answer.
- Tom Lehrer

Think as you work, for in the final analysis,
your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems,
but also in anticipating them.
- Tom Lehrer

An actress must never lose her ego -
without it she has no talent.
- Tom Lehrer

When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.
- Tom Lehrer

In my youth there were words you couldn't say in front of a girl;
now you can't say 'girl.'
- Tom Lehrer

Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal,
if you don't use your .
- Tom Lehrer

On my income tax 1040 it says "Check this box if you are blind."
I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away.
- Tom Lehrer

If a person feels he can't communicate,
the least he can do is shut up about it.
- Tom Lehrer

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age,
he had been dead for two years.
- Tom Lehrer

Life is like a piano.
What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
- Tom Lehrer

The Army has carried the American ideal to its logical conclusion.
Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race,
creed and color, but also on ability.
- Tom Lehrer

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage -
they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

Mother Nature may be forgiving this year,
or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you.
You've got to be prepared.
- Geraldo Rivera

When when my first feature opportunity came along,
I wasn't prepared, but we did it in about 17 days.
- Richard Donner

Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck.
Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are,
the more luck you might have.
- Ed Bradley

Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen?
Chance favors only the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent.
It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be
prepared to suffer for it.
- Arnold Bennett

I believe success is preparation, because opportunity
is going to knock on your door sooner or later but
are you prepared to answer that?
- Omar Epps

From the beginning, we were prepared,
we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions.
- Bille August

If you are prepared, then you are able to feel confident.
- Robert J. Ringer

Given the daunting challenges that we face,
it's important that president elect Obama is prepared
to really take power and begin to rule day one.
- Valerie Jarrett

We would like to ease the life of the Palestinians.
I prepared a new plan that we call a positive agenda.
- Silvan Shalom

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes,
and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
- Horace

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because
while both parties come prepared to forgive,
neither party come prepared to be forgiven.
- Charles Williams

I was prepared for the theatre, but not for the nuts and bolts.
- Matthew Ashford

I choose to be more prepared than I'm expected to be.
- Michael Michele

Although prepared for martyrdom,
I preferred that it be postponed.
- Winston Churchill

It's a terrible thing to be alone - yes it is -
it is - but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath -
as terrible as you like -
but a mask.
- Katherine Mansfield

A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on
to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere.
- Bill Brandt

The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East,
show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong.
We must be prepared.
And right now the Army is not.
- Ike Skelton

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks
draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to
handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.
- Leonard Boswell

I am prepared to work hard enough to win.
It's basically up to me.
- James P. Moran

There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared
in fifty ways and that all of them are good.
- H. L. Mencken

It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves
who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
- Christian Bale

Dancing's not always stressful, but I always make sure
that I'm prepared as I can be,
both physically, mentally, and practically.
- Deborah Bull

Trust cannot be commanded; and yet it is also correct
that the only one who earns trust is the one who is prepared to grant trust.
- Gustav Heinemann

Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life
beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.
- E. M. Forster

I am ready and prepared to work with the President,
but I will not be a rubber stamp for any president.
- Daniel Inouye

I was sent down to Cuba.
Everything had been prepared with the help of Congressman Johnson and his staff.
- Erich Leinsdorf

When we arrived in Japan in 1988, we were not prepared
for the overwhelming support shown to us.
- Dennis Banks

I believe that if a man wanted to walk on water,
and was prepared to give up everything in life,
he could do it.
- Stirling Moss

I am deeply aware of the dimension of luck.
It's so important to be prepared to receive it,
but it is a major factor.
There's no question.
- J. Carter Brown

There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared:
twins.
- Josh Billings

Book love...
is your pass to the greatest, the purest,
and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
- Anthony Trollope

Well, when you're trying to create things that are new,
you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk.
- Michael Eisner

I don't believe in team motivation.
I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it
will have the necessary confidence when it steps on
a field and be prepared to play a good game.
- Tom Landry

The same European governments that hesitated to confront
terrorists were more than prepared to oppose us.
- Richard Perle

After you've done all the work and prepared as much as you can,
what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time.
- Benny Goodman

All we can do is be better prepared today than yesterday
and better prepared tomorrow than today.
- James Howell

If the same phrase in the same place created the right effect,
I was perfectly prepared to use it every time.
I wasn't worried that I wasn't improvising.
- Alexis Korner

Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless
the Administration is prepared to implement a reform
strategy which can be supported by the budget request.
- Kit Bond

Luck can often mean simply taking advantage of a situation at the right moment.
It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared.
- Michael Korda

Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth,
for as a rule they make many others die with them,
often before them, at times instead of them.
- Umberto Eco


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