WORDS OF WISDOM

- and an occasional wise crack

The GOYAADI Principle:

If you want to achieve something out of the ordinary then;

GET OFF YOUR ARSE AND DO IT! 

  - for what it is worth I dreamed up this one myself and used it for most of my adult life.

                                                         Ken Hay

THERE IS NO GREATER TEACHER THAN EXPERIENCE

It matters not if you win or loose but how you play the game.

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

What determines your destiny is not the hand you were dealt; it's how you play the hand.

Jack Welch

Communication occurs in the mind of the receiver not in the mouth of the speaker.

There are three things that cannot be easily hidden, the sun, the moon, the truth.  BUDDHA

Courage is the ability to overcome fear - therefore there can be no courage without fear.

SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND - THEN SEEK TO BE UNDERSTOOD                                                                                                          Covey

Stand up for what you believe in - even if it means standing alone.

Good friends are the rare jewels of life,

difficult to find and impossible to replace.

Spread the Laughter,

Share the cheer,

Let's be Happy.....

While we're here!

Raising children is much like picking up soap in the shower - the tighter you grip it the more likely it will slip away.

You worry - you bugger up!

 I learned this quotation from the indigenous population on Manus Island in 1965.

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

                                                                                                        Churchill

Before you start bleating about your rights - help me to understand your responsibilities.                  Ken Hay 2019

Do not lament the loss of fair-weather friends who turned blind eyes where you would not.

                                                                          Ken Hay 2019                       

IF YOU FAIL TO TAKE AN INTEREST IN THE AFFAIRS OF YOUR GOVERNMENT THEN YOU ARE DOOMED TO SUFFER UNDER THE RULE OF FOOLS.     PLATO.  (AND THIS APPLIES TO EVERY ORGANISATION TO WHICH YOU MAY BELONG.)

I would rather argue with a hundred idiots than have one agree with me.                                                                                                                        Churchill

THE OPTIMIST THINKS THIS IS THE BEST POSSIBLE WORLD - THE PESSIMIST  FEARS THIS TO BE TRUE.

Some people's idea of free speech is that they can say what they like but, if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.

                                                                                                     Churchill

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. 

- Oscar Wilde

 LUCK IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PREPARATION COINCIDES WITH OPPORTUNITY

     NO INSTRUMENT IMPARTS GREATER WISDOM TO ITS USER THAN THE    

                                                   RETROSPECTOSCOPE.

                                                                                                          Ken Hay 1997

THE ULTIMATE POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT IS THE INTRINSIC REWARD OF SELF                                                               SATISFACTION.

                                                                                                          Ken Hay 1997

If you aren't gonna say exactly how and what you feel, you might as well not say anything at all.                                             Johnny Cash

You cannot detract from the dignity of another person without sacrificing your own.

A LEADER IS THAT ONLY IN SO FAR AS HE HAS FOLLOWERS

A GOOD LEADER IS THAT ONLY  IF HE HAS GOOD FOLLOWERS

WE ARE HERE ON EARTH TO DO GOOD TO OTHERS: WHAT THE OTHERS ARE HERE FOR I HAVE NO IDEA.

THE STONE AGE DID NOT END BECAUSE THE WORLD RAN OUT OF STONES; THE OIL AGE WILL NOT END BECAUSE THE WORLD RUNS OUT OF OIL.

CALORIE : A SCIENTIFIC UNIT OF MEASUREMENT USED TO RATE THE        POPULARITY OF FOOD.

                           SCIENCE ONLY TEACHES US HOW - NEVER WHY.

I before E  except after C - and in Einstein.

Those who can make you believe in absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

                                                                                   Voltaire

They prosper who burn in the morning; the letters they wrote overnight.

From The New Navy and Other Poems, by Rear Admiral Ronald Hopwood, published by John Murray, London, ©1919, 1st Edition; the poem originally appeared in the "Army and Navy Gazette", 23 July 1896

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

                                                           Winston Churchill

The great tragedy of science was the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis (global warming) by an ugly fact (it isn't).

                                                      Thomas Huxley - plus my parenthesis

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

                                                                                           Anon

Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity - and I'm not sure about the former.

                                                       Einstein

CONSIGNORANCE - occurs when a group of people achieve consensus by combining their collective ignorance whilst ignoring a significant body of  scientific  knowledge. The tragedy is that it gives ignorance authority.

You do not need a parachute to skydive.

You only need a parachute to skydive twice!

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.            Churchill

I don't respect my elders any more - I can't find any.

The last thing I want to do is hurt you - but it is still on my list.

If you lay down with dogs you wake up with fleas.

You are never too old to learn something stupid.

We never know how high we are
Til we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies –


Emily Dickinson

In troubled times it is easier to be a Pessimist than to be an Optimist.

                            Ken Hay 2020

The way people treat you is a statement about who they are as a human being. It is not a statement about you.

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

 

One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who

have only opinions.         Churchill

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."

We are born naked, wet and hungry - then things start

                            to go downhill.

A smart person knows what to say.

A wise person knows whether or not to say it.

                                                           Dali Lahma

  All too often - winners are chosen by losers.                                                                           Ken Hay

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.   

                                                                                                                                Martin Luther King

If you want the rainbow - you gotta put up with the rain.

                                 Dolly Parton

It always seems impossible - until it is done!

                                                  Nelson Mandela

Don't allow anyone's drama, hate, ignorance or negativity stop you from being who you are.

                                                                                                              Origin uncertain

You might be the only person left who believes in you - but that is all you need.

                                                         Anon

To succeed in life you need two things - Ignorance and  Confidence.    Mark Twain

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