To Twist a Phrase…

  • What if the hokie pokie is what it’s all about?!
  • The LARGE PRINT giveth and the small print taketh away.
  • Will you turn out to be the hero of your own life?
  • When the terrified men on safari asked their guide what they should do about the hungry pack of wild animals encircling their tents, the guide responded, Stop acting like prey!
  • Have a keen mind and a gentle heart.
  • Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.

  • Some people live in the accusative case — always finding fault.
  • Great achievements are but the accumulation of conquered difficulties.
  • Be the change you want to see.  Ghandi
  • We are too often quick to focus on a person’s disability and not their ability.
  • We must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children. Van Gogh
  • I’d rather be baptized in the Ganges River!
  • Your actual mileage may vary.
  • If you hammer everything, then everything is a nail.
  • We dissect everything along the lines laid down by our native language.  Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.  Benjamin Whorf, Thinking in Primitive Communities, 1964
  • It has long been an axiom of mine that little things are infinitely the most important.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Write so you can’t be misunderstood, not just so you can be understood.
  • Many people are busy changing this, that and the other, but at a rate hardly faster than the continental drift.
  • paralyzing stupidity,
  • Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past. ‘Reality control,’ they call it, ‘Newspeak, double think. George Orwell, 1984
  • Fame only lasts 15 minutes, but infamy a bit longer.
  • We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.  We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
  • You flaunted the dignity of my robes.
  • To travel with hope is more important than arriving.
  • Happy faces everyone.  It’s time to ‘share the good news.’

One thought on “To Twist a Phrase…”

  1. thought of this remembering ” not only will you do it, you will want to…” on my charge for the fall…
    “There is only one way… to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.” – Dale Carnegie 1888-1955, American Author, Trainer
    OK, I GOTTA get some stuff done!!!

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