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A bad tree does not yield good apples.

A bad workman always blames his tools.
Used when someone blames external factors for things they did wrong or poorly.

A bad workman blames his tools.
Blaming the tools is an excuse for lack of skill.

A pessimist is one who feels bad when he feels good for fear he'll feel worse when he feels better.
(unknown author)

A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
Oscar Wilde

Anyone who hates children and animals can't be all bad.
W.C. Fields

As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
Source: Ecclesiastes 10:1

Bad men do what good men only dream.
Gavin Ewart

Bad news travels fast.
People like to gossip, so they tell bad news very quickly to others.

Bad news travels fast. Good news takes the scenic route.
Doug Larson

Better be alone than in bad company.
Don't mix with bad people.

Bureaucracy is more people doing less things, and taking more time to do them worse.
Evan Esar

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

English is the easiest language to speak badly.
George Bernard Shaw

False friends are worse than open enemies.

Flowing water never goes bad; our door hubs never gather termites.

Good corn is not reaped from a bad field.

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.
Mae West

He who selects coconut with great care ends up getting a bad coconut.

I detest mosquitoes. One mosquito can keep me 'awaker' than a bad conscience.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Source: Anne of Windy Poplars
Quoted: Anne

I hate all those weathermen, too, who tell you that rain is bad weather. There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing, so get yourself a sexy raincoat and live a little.
Billy Connolly

I like the term 'misunderstood'. But I am a bit of a bad boy.
Zayn Malik

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
Jean-Paul Sartre

In a choice between bad company and loneliness, the second is preferable.

It is a bad game where nobody wins.
(unknown author)

It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful.
Anton LaVey

Life is too short to read a bad book.
James Joyce

My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part.
Stephen Hawking

My memory is so bad: I never have to pretend that I forgot something.

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
Dave Barry

Nothing isn't better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing.
(unknown author)
Source: Game of Thrones
Quoted: Arya Stark

One bad apple spoils the bunch.

Reading stories is bad enough but writing them is worse.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Source: Anne of Green Gables

Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam.
Terry Jones
Source: Monty Python

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
Paulo Coelho
Source: The Alchemist

The bad news is that only the bad people reach the news because they are noisier.
Javier Bardem

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
Michael Altshuler

The cure may be worse than the disease.

The key to happiness is good health and a bad memory
Ingrid Bergman

There are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.
J.K. Rowling
Source: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Quoted: Dumbledore

There never was a good war or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin

There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.
Alfred Wainwright

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
James G. Watt

Things can always get worse.

Things can be both bad and better.
Hans Rosling

This is the essence of the Agricultural Revolution: the ability to keep more people alive under worse conditions.
Yuval Noah Harari
Source: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Too much coffee is bad for my health. I don't know if it will kill me, but if it does I hope to come back as a coffee pot.
(unknown author)

What is worse, tattoos or religion?

When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.
Dave Barry

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