Frequently Annoying Quotations


Question: What happened to the Frequently Asked Questions page?
Answer: It’s been replaced with my list of Frequently Annoying Quotations.

Have you noticed how people always have a smart answer for everything these days?
For example, “That’s life!” or “Better luck next time!” or “It could have been worse!”

To counter this, I’ve assembled my own list of annoyingly smart quotations.
Here are some of the more useful ones, in order of merit!

1. No good deed goes unpunished. (Clare Boothe Luce).
2. Life is not fair. (Anonymous).
3. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. (Anonymous).
4. Nothing is as easy as it seems. (Murphy).
5. There's no such thing as coincidence. (Various).
6. If it sounds too good to be true, then it usually is. (Murphy).
7. Saving money is expensive. (Neatstep).
8. You get what you pay for. (Anonymous).
9. If something can go wrong then it will. (Murphy).
10. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. (Anonymous).

11. Rules are for other people. (Anonymous).
12. Never confuse change with progress. (Neatstep).
13. If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well. (Anonymous).
14. Everything is easy when you know how. (Neatstep).
15. All that glisters is not gold. (W. Shakespeare).
16. Neither a follower nor a leader be. (Neatstep, with apologies to Shakespeare).
17. You can’t get something for nothing. (Anonymous).
18. Life is full of opportunities. You just have to take one. (Neatstep).
19. You can't please everyone, so you might as well please yourself. (Anonymous).
20. There's no point in having a dog if you're going to bark yourself. (Various).

21. Success or failure depends on your priorities. (Neatstep).
22. There’s nothing stranger than people. (Anonymous).
23. There’s no smoke without fire. (Anonymous).
24. Don’t expect too much and you’ll never be disappointed. (Neatstep).
25. Be careful what you wish for. (Anonymous).
26. What we think, we become. (Buddha).
27. Action speaks louder than words. (Mark Twain).
28. If at first you don't succeed, try again. (T. H. Palmer).
29. He who hesitates is lost. (J. Addison).
30. Fortune favors the bold. (Virgil).