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    Variants of well-known sayings

    From time to time we come across variants of well-known sayings that are amusing or otherwise clever.
    To start the ball rolling, I like this one:

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;
    Teach him to use the Net and he won't bother you for weeks.

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    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Women. You can't live with them. Pass the beer nuts.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Don't shoot the bear before it laid its eggs
    Let me have some sausage
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov

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    at the age of 7 my brother came up with: you can lead a horse to drink but you cant make it water - not sure what he meant

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    If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

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    You don't have to be a masochist to enjoy working here, but it helps.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    I saw this in a cafe in Hay (quite large and hanging next to the menu)

    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Sh.. happens. Even to pretty ladies.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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