Wit and Wisdom


The title is from a newsletter I receive from z/Journal, as are alot of the wise words.

In a similar way to what has been done on other pages I have attempted to minimise humour fatigue resulting from an overload of stuff that is, actually funny, but maybe not 20, 30, 40 things in a single sitting.
Therefore the Top Ten will be reviewed periodically and changed as and when; according to the season, my mood and possibly what I had for lunch.

Current Top Ten – In no particular order (2010-08-25)

  • No one becomes very good or very bad, suddenly.
  • Don’t complain because all your dreams haven’t come true – neither have all your nightmares.
  • The difference between a conviction and a prejudice is that you can explain a conviction without getting angry.
  • Whenever people say they hate to say something — they actually love to say it.
  • Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.
  • One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
  • To get maximum attention, it’s hard to beat a big mistake.
  • You can’t unsay a cruel thing.
  • The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate you away from those who are still undecided.
  • Don’t argue with an idiot — people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

There is a strong possibility (as high as 100%) that stuff in the Top-Ten (and maybe elsewhere) will be duplicated in the archive sections …this makes my life easier