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Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

As soon as someone is identified as an unsung hero,
he no longer is.
- George Carlin

I am but a grain of sand on the beach of life.
My footprints in the sands of time soon wash away.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
- Albert Einstein

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I made my money by selling too soon.
- Bernard Baruch

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

Truth is by nature self-evident.
As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance
that surround it, it shines clear.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A people that values its privileges
above its principles
soon loses both.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty,
dies.
- John Donne

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
- John Cage

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench
the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.
- June Allyson

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

If we continue to allow the federal government to live beyond its means,
we will all soon have to live beneath ours.
- Joe Miller

As soon as I landed at Malta I found that though I
could go to Tunis I could not go away without being
quarantined for ten days and if I remained in Malta I must stay a week.
- Richard H. Davis

While you're improvising, you may come up with something which will break him up.
As soon as that smile comes out, you know that,
hey, we're having fun.
- Shelley Berman

Human kindness is like a defective tap,
the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.
- P. D. James

I wanted to be an editor or a journalist,
I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur,
but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in
order to keep my magazine going.
- Richard Branson

I touched an Oscar once.
Friend of mine has one, for writing.
As soon as I touched it, he said, Now you'll never win one.
- Rob Corddry

As soon as he hit it, I thought I had it.
But I lost it when it went into the lights.
I did my best.
- Danny Bautista

You can never get to a place of comfort in this business.
As soon as you hit that little cushy spot,
somebody's gonna kick you out.
So I have a constant need to do it better.
- Charlize Theron

Persons who are born too soon or born too late seldom
achieve the eminence of those who are born at the right time.
- Katharine Anthony

Spiritual beings, either from the beginning or soon thereafter,
become what they are to be for ever and ever.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change.
But pretty soon, everything's different.
- Bill Watterson

A government, for protecting business only,
is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun,
you'd better take one along that worked.
- Raymond Chandler

In this atmosphere I soon became interested in nucleic acids.
- Frederick Sanger

The fact that I was fortunate enough to escape contagion,
in spite of frequent, sometimes daily contacts with the disease,
was because I soon guessed how it spread.
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole

I knew I wanted to play "Dr Cox" really bad,
which is always a huge mistake because as soon as you
want something really bad,
maybe you rip up a little bit.
- John C. McGinley


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