Maxims that Have influenced Your Life

Maxims that Have influenced Your Life

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csd19

2,230 posts

120 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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Terminator X said:
JFDI.

TX.
Abso-bloody-lutely.

Stop talking about it and get on with it!!

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

Tyre Tread

10,543 posts

219 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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There are 3 sides to every story (argument)

Roman Moroni

1,061 posts

126 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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Passed down from my late Grandfather 'Your own front door'. In a nutshell; own, don't rent, your house.

One from my then Boss when I was moving to a new department 'Keep your eyes open and your gob shut'. Best bit of (work) advice anyone ever gave me as I thought I was going to show the new team a thing or two. Thank god I listened! I would often use this maxim after I was promoted and my staff were moving on.

Growing up in the 70's my own Mum was partial to dishing out a bit of corporal punishment. Not long before my own Daughter was born I was listening to a discussion on the radio regarding about discplining children. One of the guests said 'Never smack your child as this means you've already lost the arguement' My Daughter is well into her teens, to this day I have never lifted a hand to her

spitfire-ian

3,861 posts

231 months

Thursday 23rd March 2023
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Knowledge is knowing a Tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Deranged Rover

3,533 posts

77 months

Friday 24th March 2023
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'Kinky' is tickling your lover with a feather.

'Perverted' is using the whole chicken.

swisstoni

17,560 posts

282 months

Friday 24th March 2023
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RDMcG said:
"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair"

Douglas Adams.

I have met such devices and now just let them go.
An Adams quote I’ve always enjoyed, but I suppose is a bit of an anti-maxim;

‘I love deadlines. I like the whooshing noise they make as they fly by’.

Steve H

1,169 posts

227 months

Friday 24th March 2023
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"If you leave it until the last minute.........it will only take a minute"!

bodhi

10,945 posts

232 months

Friday 24th March 2023
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One from Bill Gates, who I'm not the biggest fan of but he was spot on here:

Bill Gates said:
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.


As a professional lazy person, I like this smile