Maxims that Have influenced Your Life

Maxims that Have influenced Your Life

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cheesejunkie

2,840 posts

20 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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NMNeil said:
"Don't make enemies, make friends, and make money"
Charles 'Lucky' Luciano

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
Sir Winston Churchill
Never call anyone “sir” has worked for me. Respect is earned not granted.

Blib

44,700 posts

200 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Strangely Brown said:
This too shall pass.
Yep.

Punctilio

827 posts

26 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Strangely Brown said:
This too shall pass.
I've heard that before, from a film, the bard, bible ?

During the Alex Murdaugh double murder trial recently he quoted the Sir Walter Scott line

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" ,
which impressed me, but it bamboozled the trial proscecutor, who asked him to repeat it.


Strangely Brown

10,387 posts

234 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Punctilio said:
Strangely Brown said:
This too shall pass.
I've heard that before, from a film, the bard, bible ?
As good a reference as any...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_too_shall_pass

It is most often used simply as a reference to impermanence. Nothing stays the same forever.

Fastchas

2,674 posts

124 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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I heard Shearer say on MOTD a few weeks ago that I’ve always lived by;

To be early, is to be on time.
To be on time, is to be late.
To be late, is to be unacceptable.

VTC

2,017 posts

187 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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When attending BT Training courses in the 90s

if within 2mins of entering the room if you have not identified the dick head..
it is you!

sit down shut up listen learn and get home early
from the s*it house named Muirhouse.

A toilet of a place I sadly spent 3 months at in total in total.


extraT

1,797 posts

153 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Work smarter, not harder.

DodgyGeezer

41,355 posts

193 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Fastchas said:
I heard Shearer say on MOTD a few weeks ago that I’ve always lived by;

To be early, is to be on time.
To be on time, is to be late.
To be late, is to be unacceptable.
I loathe being late furious - causes issues at parties/BBQ's where I turn up at the appointed time... I have to rely on Mrs DG to advise what is considered appropriate for informal gatherings

Pepperpots

371 posts

168 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Johnspex said:
kitz said:
It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission ..
I'm just asking, not criticising or arguing:- do people really believe this to be true because I just don't get it.
Basically manage your manager, and yourself.

If you're constantly asking permission, your boss is being a micromanager. Do stuff until he/she gets pissed off, then explain yourself, not before.
(I don't go out of my way to piss them off, obviously).

I did stuff that might have made their heads explode (pretty normal stuff btw) but most of it yielded results and they were none the wiser.

This from a situation where the boss is unapproachable.

Edited by Pepperpots on Monday 20th March 09:27

Mr Pointy

11,524 posts

162 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Pepperpots said:
Johnspex said:
kitz said:
It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission ..
I'm just asking, not criticising or arguing:- do people really believe this to be true because I just don't get it.
Basically manage your manager, and yourself.

If you're constantly asking permission, your boss is being a micromanager. Do stuff until he/she gets pissed off, then explain yourself, not before.
(I don't go out of my way to piss them off, obviously).

I did stuff that might have made their heads explode (pretty normal stuff btw) but most of it yielded results and they were none the wiser.

This from a situation where the boss is unapproachable.
It doesn't mean anything like that. It means screw anyone else, I'm going to do what I want. Planning permission? Not interested. Dump my car outside your house? Couldn't give a st. Chop 100 trees down? Who is going to put them back up?

It a maxim for entitled scum.

swisstoni

17,631 posts

282 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Better to keep your mouth shut and let people suspect you are an idiot, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

JustinCredible

105 posts

110 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Stay single your pockets will jingle

Pepperpots

371 posts

168 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Mr Pointy said:
Pepperpots said:
Johnspex said:
kitz said:
It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission ..
I'm just asking, not criticising or arguing:- do people really believe this to be true because I just don't get it.
Basically manage your manager, and yourself.

If you're constantly asking permission, your boss is being a micromanager. Do stuff until he/she gets pissed off, then explain yourself, not before.
(I don't go out of my way to piss them off, obviously).

I did stuff that might have made their heads explode (pretty normal stuff btw) but most of it yielded results and they were none the wiser.

This from a situation where the boss is unapproachable.
It doesn't mean anything like that. It means screw anyone else, I'm going to do what I want. Planning permission? Not interested. Dump my car outside your house? Couldn't give a st. Chop 100 trees down? Who is going to put them back up?

It a maxim for entitled scum.
It might for you, doesn't for me. I wouldn't avoid planning permission or chop down 100 trees but I understand how some would.

Previous

1,472 posts

157 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Hard work beats talent when talent is hardly working.

Worker smarter, harder and longer....!

Tango13

8,628 posts

179 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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If you can't dazzle them with brains baffle them with bullst

TGCOTF-dewey

5,508 posts

58 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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If at first you don't succeed, it was probably too hard in the first place... Cf Home J.

Always makes me chuckle.

My favourite is this by my one of favourite musicians Professor Elemental.

Life is a laugh when you've got the joke.

It has so many meanings.

Fusion777

2,283 posts

51 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Mr Pointy said:
It doesn't mean anything like that. It means screw anyone else, I'm going to do what I want. Planning permission? Not interested. Dump my car outside your house? Couldn't give a st. Chop 100 trees down? Who is going to put them back up?

It a maxim for entitled scum.
I think it's supposed to mean that you should be encouraged to use your initiative in the workplace and crack on with things rather than asking every step of the way. You need to be at a decent skill/experience level to be able to do this well, of course.

Deranged Rover

3,568 posts

77 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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I think the Maxims that have influenced me the most were that last generation that were sold in the mid 1990s when Goodmans re-branded as 'GLL'

Great little speakers.


swisstoni

17,631 posts

282 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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If you can keep your head, while all around you are loosing theirs, you probably don’t understand the situation.

Turtle Shed

1,649 posts

29 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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"Have a good time, all the time"

Derek Smalls - Spinal Tap