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Tom Lehrer Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Tom Lehrer

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

Related topics: Cute Whimsey Cynical

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

We are what we pretend to be,
so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time is the coin of your life.
It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you;
be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

There are three rules for dating:
1) Don't;
2) If you must, just be careful;
3) Forget the rules, your hormones will win anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You tend to be afraid when someone seems foreign to you.
But if you aren't careful, that can lead to bigotry.
- Jasmine Guy

We need to be more careful, but more compassionate.
We must strike, not deal with terrorists,
but to broaden our understanding of the world outside our borders.
- Ricardo Lagos

Be careful about Burma.
Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand,
or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.
- Alexander Cockburn

I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich,
was not a rich family.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied
in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
- Gertrude Stein

By the time you're 30 years old, you can be on a nowhere street,
if you're not careful.
- Gerry Cooney

We have to be careful in how we use this light shined on us.
- Melinda Gates

I read books like mad, but I am careful to to let anything I read influence me.
- Michael Caine

Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never
to misunderstand or pervert them.
- Tryon Edwards

So we have to be careful because if you don't protect
your culture you won't have it for very long.
- Yahoo Serious

When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful
to observe whether it is not really the assertion of
private interests which is thereby designated.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

As a director you have to be careful you don't over-design the film.
You have to be careful that the period aspect does not take over.
- Stanley Tucci

I don't think there will ever be a permanent truce,
but I believe the media needs to be more careful and
be willing to count to 10 before rushing on the air or into print.
- Bob Woodward

I am careful with my material and presentation.
- Shelley Berman

I was very careful never to take an interesting job.
If you have an interesting job, you get interested in it.
- Mary Oliver

The audience includes subscribers, so you have to be careful.
- Michael Ritchie

Be careful.
Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine.
Your life can get out of balance.
- Dan Rather

We need to be careful when we talk about cutting health care costs.
They are not going to be reduced - what we really want
to do is do is slow the rate of increase.
- David Obey

When I'm in the field, when I'm working,
I keep very careful notes.
I wear big shirts with big breast pockets,
and I carry in them two little spiral notebooks.
- Peter Matthiessen

The road can be hard on a kid if he's not careful.
- Bill Haley

I'm trying to keep a level head.
You have to be careful out in the world.
It's so easy to get turned.
- Elvis Presley

And so we have to be careful with looking at additional
stimulus that we don't provoke an increase in the bond
rate and then offset a lot of the stimulus we've already got.
- Franklin Raines

Be careful going in search of adventure -
it's ridiculously easy to find.
- William Least Heat-Moon

If it takes you 20 or 25 years to establish yourself in one field,
you really ought to be careful not to stray too far.
- Joshua Lederberg

Now I am careful about the kind of roles that I do.
- Rajendra Prasad

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck

Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment,
damn the men with careful smiles oh,
damn their measured merriment.
- Sinclair Lewis

Opponents of cap and trade should be careful what they wish for.
- Joshua A. Tucker

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations...
can never effect a reform.
- Susan B. Anthony

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.
Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
- Michael J. Fox

I try to be careful about wording.
One of the things I've tried to combat in my blog is
the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
- Nicholas D. Kristof


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