The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
— Henry Wheeler Shaw

The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
Unknown greased quote

Novels as dull as dishwater, with the grease of random sentiments floating on top.
— Italo Calvino

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!
— Davy Crockett

Cheerfulness greases the axles of the world.
— greased quotation by Unknown