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Robert Byrne Quotes


A leading American chess player, a Grandmaster, and a chess author.
(1928 - )

A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.
 

Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography.
 

Byrne's Law: In any electrical circuit, appliances and wiring will burn out to protect fuses.
 

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
[Politics]
 

Doing a thing well is often a waste of time.
 

Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.
 

Getting caught is the mother of invention.
 

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
 

Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left.
 

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.
 

One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas.
[Heartbreak]
 

Partying is such sweet sorrow.
 

Prejudices save time.
 

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
[Goals]
 

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
 

To err is human, to purr feline.
[Cats]
 

Until you walk a mile in another man's moccasins you can't imagine the smell.
 

Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."
[Nature]