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Tom Lehrer Quotes and Sayings

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

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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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bad weather always looks worse through a window.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

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

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

I think that any reporter or columnist will be a little
more careful when doing interviews with me.
- Mark Cuban

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

We're careful not to saturate people.
- David Brenner

It's essential not to have an ideology,
not to be a member of a political party.
While the writer can have certain political views,
he has to be careful not to have his hands tied.
- Manuel Puig

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their
horses and dogs than of their children.
- William Penn

One of the things I try to be very careful of is not
taking a movie when I know I have no inspiration left.
- Trevor Rabin

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

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

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

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

I have always been a sucker for ballads,
but you have to be careful these days,
you can't overload people.
- Joe Cocker

I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil,
but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
- Kathleen Raine

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

I must be careful not to get trapped in the past.
That's why I tend to forget my songs.
- Mick Jagger

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

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

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

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

At the moment I am taking a very careful look at some
of the work which we have done in the past.
- Martin Fleischmann

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics
arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
- Robert Evans

It's 85 million dollars and they got to be really careful
because they are going to need me.
- Terry Gilliam

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

I've been directing for 25 years almost,
and I've only directed nine films in that time because I like to be careful.
- Harold Ramis

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

Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
- e. e. cummings

The economy of a novelist is a little like that of
a careful housewife who is unwilling to throw away
anything that might perhaps serve its turn.
- Graham Greene

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

You can't be too careful what you tell a child because
you never know what he'll take hold of and spend the
rest of his life remembering you by.
- Frederick Buechner

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


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