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If you want a thing done well, do it yourself proverbial saying, mid 16th century; in 1975, Margaret Thatcher was quoted as modifying this to, ‘In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.’ (Compare if you would be well served, serve yourself.)

if you want something done, ask a busy person modern proverbial saying, late 20th century, implying that a busy person is most likely to have learned how to manage their time efficiently. (Compare the busiest men have the most leisure.)

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