Miscellaneous Quotes

An old African proverb:
If you want to go fast - go alone
If you want to go far - go together

After years of being bossed around, of being told they are inferior, of power plays that destroy lives, most people are exhausted cynical and focussed only on self protection. Who wouldn't be? These negative and demoralised people have been created by inhumane organisations...People cannot be discounted or used only for someone else's benefit. When obedience and compliance are the primary values, then creativity, commitment and generosity are destroyed. Margaret J Wheatley (Author and Poet)

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,  but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.''  (Herm Albright)

You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try. (Homer Simpson - Modern day Oracle)
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur." (translation ``Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.'')
If at first you don't succeed, give up. (another Homerism)

Experience is what enables you to recognise a mistake the second time you make it.
The change process - We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganised.
I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising - and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation. (Caius Patronius AD66)
If all history is relative, there can be no such concept as being.

I'm clever enough to realise how stupid I am.
I'm just catching up with yesterday ... by tomorrow I should be ready for today
Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night (Edgar Allan Poe `Eleonora` 1842)

I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

The highway of life is full of flat rabbits who couldn't make up their minds.

Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery!

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. (Albert Einstein)

The computer is only a tool. Unfortunately, so is the user.

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true. (Robert Wilensky)

Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Today is the tomorrow I worried about yesterday.

No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why. (Mignon McLaughlin)

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on (Dean Martin)

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.
It's better to stay quiet and let people think you are stupid than to open your mouth and confirm it!

Nothing's impossible for those who don't have to do it.

Never argue with an idiot ... they just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

In a democracy even the morons have a right to representation

Those who can do, those who cant become management consultants or politicians - but don't forget you will have to pass an extensive stupidity test first !

Even if you are in a minority of one, the truth will still be the truth .

Always remember that just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean that they are not out to get you!

The 6 most important words are "I admit I made a mistake".
The 5 most important words are "You did a good job".
The 4 most important words are "What is your opinion".
The 3 most important words are "I Love You".
The 2 most important words are "Thank you".
The most important word is "We".
The least important word is "I".

Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?