When something seems too good to be true it usually is.
What everyone knows is wrong.
The professions have mystique, that’s what you’re paying for.
The professions are a conspiracy against the laity – Bernard Shaw
What politicians are best at is postponing decisions.
I believe what you do, not what you say.
Doing things is easy. Finding out how is the hard part.
I have six honest serving men who taught me all I knew, their names are where and what and when and why and how and who –Rudyard Kipling
A person can be wrong about some things and right about others.
Of all sad words of tongue or pen the saddest are these, it might have been – Robert Louis Stevenson
Never say never.
The hallmark of stupidity is doing the same thing again and expecting a different result – Albert Einstein
It’s the meaning that matters, not the exact words.
The people who get on best are the people who are best socially, not best academically – a lecturer
The unexamined life is not worth living – Socrates
Answer the question you were asked not the one you would like to have been asked – schoolteacher
Timing is more important than getting the exact notes – music teacher
The Spanish painter Goya said that he was still learning at the age of ninety-five.
When you stop learning you are dead.
The law is entirely procedural.
The law is not about justice, its about the law – Billy Bragg
A patriot is a person who thinks a country is the best in the world because he was born in it – Bernard Shaw
The truth is what is most hated – T. S. Eliot
If you want to write a comedy tell the truth, nothing is funnier than the truth – Bernard Shaw
The state of your place is a reflection of the state of your mind.
Excellence is not an act, it is a habit – Aristotle
Simplicity is the highest form of sophistication – Leonardo
You make your own luck.
A man who doesn’t smile shouldn’t open a shop – Chinese saying
Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
The more things change the more they are the same – French saying
There’s nothing new under the sun.
The new is made from the old.
Waste not want not.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
The Irish are a very fair minded people. They never speak well of one another – Samuel Johnson
The Irish are a nation of begrudgers – Brendan Behan
People who are said to be good talkers are not. They are full of themselves. Not all of them.
A person who has been there for years and never got anything is put on a committee. Buggins’s turn.
You prove yourself by what you have already done, not what you might do in the future.
It it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
Chronological is logical – Tich Ennis
If you want a thing done right do it yourself.
If you do anything in a half hearted way it never works.
The simplest solution is usually the best – Ockham
A person who understands a thing clearly can explain it clearly – Montaigne
If a person doesn’t understand a thing clearly they can’t explain it clearly – Tich Ennis
Some people love obscurity.
There’s no fool like an educated fool – Samuel Johnson
The best explanations are clear and simple.
Never part with original documents.
A second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience – Samuel Johnson
Hear and forget, see and remember, do and learn – Confucius
Learn by doing.
I may disapprove of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it – Voltaire’s attitude to free speech
People who don’t let people say what they think are awful and the death of democracy.
The answer to a lie is the truth – Tich
10th August, 2018