Thursday 28 November 2013

Inspirational Mantras 3

An essay needs a thesis.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Know when to give up. Do the sums – if it's not worth it, don’t start. (@secularbloke )

Take up more space. Spread yourself. Use three chairs.

Advice to the young: Avoid novelty rucksacks and any form of jazz, however 'harmless'. (@IanMartin)

How to make people like you:
Tell stories about embarrassing things that happened to you – and act embarrassed.
Have pretty friends/Facebook friends.
Wear branded clothing with the label showing.
In high school, be a bully.
Get other people to do you favours – and thank them profusely.

Never get into a breath-holding contest with a fish.

Everything that is, is holy. (William Blake)

How do you know but every bird that cuts the airy way
Is an immense world of delight, closed to your senses five? (William Blake)

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers)

The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off. (Gloria Steinem)

When people think you’re soft they tend to walk all over you. (Scooby-Doo)

I tend to smile warmly at most people at these things (networking events) and if I don't get a response
I keep smiling anyway to make them feel uncomfortable. (Web)

Like all geeky girls on the planet I have no friends. (

Maybe today you look at all of the things you are doing and you ask which of those things aren't working. (Truett Ogden @Truett)

That’s not OK – are you OK? (Christopher Banks - when somebody says or does something unacceptable)

Everyone has a first day at everything.

All may be inexplicable / Awe inspiring / Wondrous / Wonderful / But there are no miracles. (@labisiffre)

In every revolutionary beats the heart of a gendarme.
It was fun, it ended, things do.

Never retreat, never explain, never apologize – get the thing done and let them howl.  (Nellie McClung)

Enough is enough.

Nearly half children surveyed said they hid their talents to avoid being bullied.

More here, and links to the rest.

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