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Be careful not to do your good deeds
by Tom Lehrer

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

Related topics: Cute Whimsey Cynical

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

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man,
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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Be prepared, and be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- 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

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


 

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

I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
- 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 sewer...
what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
- Tom Lehrer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After careful deliberation, I voted today to reauthorize the Patriot Act.
- Jim Gerlach

Be careful how you spend your time: Spend your time
in nothing which you know must be repented of.
- Richard Baxter

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

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

Naming a transition team varies with the intentions of the candidate;
some candidates have been careful to name a transition
team as much as a year in advance.
- Richard V. Allen

You should be careful what you wish for,
as the reasons for war get confused.
One person can be very clear in their motives,
but others can have different agendas.
- Dougray Scott

I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking
and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them,
because with that sense of privilege comes contempt.
- Neil LaBute

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

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

I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000.
I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed
from inadequate voting systems in various places.
- DeForest Soaries

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 that what you write does not offend anybody
or cause problems within the company.
The safest approach is to remove all useful information.
- Scott Adams

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

You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things.
It's very exciting to test yourself.
- Francesca Annis

We should be as careful of the books we read,
as of the company we keep.
The dead very often have more power than the living.
- Tryon Edwards

My father has taught me all the tricks of the boys at an early age,
which has made me very careful.
- Kim Wilde

You have to be very careful when you let someone win.
- James Caan

I would recommend the short story form,
which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words,
until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel.
- Anne McCaffrey

Be careful what you set your heart upon -
for it will surely be yours.
- James A. Baldwin

In order to influence a child, one must be careful
not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
- Don Marquis

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

To the present writer a careful study of the facts
now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization
was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.
- James H. Breasted

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

I use a lot more chords than most organists and I'm
careful to phrase them with the guitar.
- Alan Price

Careful?!
Was my mother careful when she stabbed me in the heart
with a coat hanger while I was still in womb?
- Trey Parker

Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps
the intelligent mistakes are the worst,
because so much careful thought has gone into them.
- Peter Ustinov

A garden is a grand teacher.
It teaches patience and careful watchfulness;
it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
- Gertrude Jekyll

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

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot
be too careful of his reading.
- C. S. Lewis

My grandmother always told me you must keep to your
old roads and stick to your original friends and just go through smooth,
be careful and stay positive.
- Wayne Wonder

I'm not a religious person, so I'm not a hardcore fate
fan but I guess it's got me thinking about that.
I was very careful, though, not to link Jaye's stories always to that.
- Caroline Dhavernas


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