Monday Maxims

Our philosopher friend Hugh spawned this post citing a maxim. While unattributed, it bears repeating: those who are the least tolerant require more tolerance from others.

So, on this Monday in late October, let me mention a few maxims. Where I can, I will cite the source.

I have found the more I practice, the luckier I get – Gary Player, legendary golfer

It is better to be thought the fool, than to speak and remove all doubt – attributed to Mark Twain

It gets dark early out there – Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player

Wise men say, only fools fall in love, but I can’t help falling in love with you – sung by Elvis Presley in “Blue Hawaii

Those who shout the loudest usually have the worst argument – author unknown

I can’t wait ’til tomorrow, because I get better looking everyday – Broadway Joe Namath, Hall of Fame football quarterback

A good plan today will beat a perfect plan tomorrow – General Patton

When walking through hell, it is better to keep walking – Winston Churchill

Sleep is a weapon – Robert Ludlum in “The Bourne Supremacy”

Love a girl who holds the world in a paper cup, drink it up, love her and she’ll bring you luck – Kenny Loggins in “Danny’s Song

The longest journey begins with a short step – author unknown

There are many who talk about doing things, but few who actually get up out of their chair and go do them – author unknown

You have two ears and one mouth, it is better to use them in that proportion – recounted by an old CEO

Please feel free to amend or add your sayings.

7 thoughts on “Monday Maxims

  1. Note to Readers: Here is one we have in our house on a woven banner, author unknown:

    Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.
    If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

    • Janis, I have not heard that one, but I love it. What does the person gain by ruining someone else’s chances. As a consultant, I was once made the scapegoat between two warring departments in a company. The group I was not working with told me this is a good idea, but we are not going to let it happen since it is being championed by the other department. Keith

    • Jill, thanks. It is apropos these days. People also should heed someone who has sworn to tell the truth versus someone who is not known to tell truth and has not sworn to do so. Keith

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