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Every now and then we come across a little gem of information, a quotable quote, a viewpoint that causes a pause for thought or a moment of humour. It seems a shame to lose them!

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The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you” – BB King

Try? There is no try. There is only do or not do” – Yoda (from The Empire Strikes Back)

The more I practise and work at my game, the luckier I get (Arnold Palmer)

Man is a prisoner of his own way of thinking and of his own stereotypes of himself (Stafford Beer)

Man’s mind – once stretched by a new idea – never regains its original dimensions (Anon.)

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. (Van de Snepscheut).

I wanted to change the world. But I found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. (Aldous Huxley)

Obstacles are the things you see when you take your eyes off the goal

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation

Definition of Stupidity
To keep doing the same thing, the same way; and expecting a different outcome.

Whatever future people can conceive and believe, they can achieve.

Your past is only useful if it helps you live a beter present.

If you want to predict the future, first you must create it.

The biggest risk might be not to take a risk.

Keeping up is always easier than catching up.

To get the right answer, it helps to ask the right question.

When the pace of change outside an organisation becomes greater than the pace of change inside the organisation, the end is near. (John R. Walter)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” (Aristotle)

Most people aim at nothing in life and hit their goal with amazing accuracy.

A victorious army seeks its victories before seeking battle. An army destined to defeat fights in the hope of winning. (Sun T’su)

If you do not think about the fuure, you cannot have one. (John Galsworthy)

If you look back on the past 12 months and can’t see failure, you’ve basically p*ssed away the year. (Tom Peters)

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. (Michaelangelo)

If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don’t get asked to do it again. (Calvin & Hobbes)

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool aout it. (Dilbert)

Its a questions of whether we’re going forward into the future – or past into the back (attributed to Dan Quayle)

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got!

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
~ Groucho Marx, Entertainer

“Adversity causes some people to break and others to break records.”
~ William Ward

“I cried because I did not have an office with a door, until a met a man who had no cubicle.”
~ Dilbert

“Results! Why man I gotten a lot of results. I know several thousands things that won’t work.”
~ Thomas Eddison

“Nothing is more critical to your happiness than learning to manage your boss. The alternative can be a disaster. If your boss tries to turn the tables and manage you, the next thing you know, you’ll be doing moronic tasks in return for money”
~ Dilbert (again)

Bosses in New Zealand must be pretty good, because none of them get a mention in The Boss Sucks website. This is part of a new trend on the Internet – cyberventing, where you can complain to your heart’s content.

One Response

  1. New Item
    An amateur practices until he gets it right – a professional practices until he can’t get it wrong.

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