- Be obscure clearly. - E.B. White
- Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.
- The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. - William Shakespeare
- Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. - Wendell Johnson
- Always remember that you are unique just like everybody else.
- Are you illiterate? Write for more information. - Seen on a flyer
- Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. - Ambrose Bierce
- By learning to obey, you will know how to command. - Italian Proverb
- Can't Remember to Forget You. - Song by Shakira ft. Rihanna
- Chronoscopy is the observation and exact estimation of time. - Exact estimation
- Common sense is not so common.
- Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - Winston Churchill
- Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. - Albert Einstein
- Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
It is incumbent on one to avoid archaisms.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague. - Great Rules for writing from William Safire in the New York Times
- Don't forget to remember me! - Song by Carrie Underwood
- Everyone writes on the walls except me. - Said to be graffiti seen in Pompeii
- Everything you can imagine is real. - Pablo Picasso
- Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
- Failure is part of the process of success. - Robert Kiyosaki
- Failure is success if we learn from it. - Malcolm Forbes
- Failure is the highway to success. - Og Mandino
- Half of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at.
- He talks right and runs left. - Bob Dole, on Clinton's changing-political positions
- Hidden talent for public speaking - Wendell Johnson
- I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is much better to prophesy after the event has already taken place. - Winston Churchill
- I am so Clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. - Oscar Wilde
- I can't remember having a more memorable time.
- I distinctly remember forgetting that. - Clara Barton
- I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead. - Samuel Goldwyn
- I failed my way to success. - Thomas Edison
- I have a terrible memory. I never forget a thing. - Edith Konecky
- I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one. - James G. Bennet
- I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. - Winston Churchill
- I know that I know nothing.
- I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? - Benjamin Disraeli
- I only know one thing: That I know nothing. - Socrates
- I read part of it all the way through. - Samuel Goldwyn
- I think I'm having deja vu all over again.
- I was dying to know that...
- If common sense is so common, why is there so many people with out it?
- If I look confused it's because I'm thinking. - Samuel Goldwyn
- If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. - Ted Turner
- If you fail to plan then you plan to fail. - Harvey Mackay
- If you haven't made any mistakes recently, you must be doing something wrong. - Paulo Coelho
- If you're always right, then there is something wrong.
- I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong. - Samuel Goldwyn
- It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts. - G. B. Burgin
- It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain
- I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan
- I've told you for the fifty-thousandth time, stop exaggerating.
- Losers are people who are afraid of losing. - Robert Kiyosaki
- May I ask a question?
- Most people are in favor of change, as long as they can continue to do things the same as they always have. - Bill Phillips, CEO of Body For Life
- Most people don't use their initiative because no one told them to
- Not only am I redundant and superfluous, but I also tend to use more words than necessary.
- Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
- Reading a book gives us somewhere to go when we stay where we are. - Mason Cooley
- Remember the future. - Tagline for the movie
- Remember what you should forget.
- Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
- Spontaneity is good as long as it is controlled.
- Stop stabbing yourself in the back. - Judith Briles
- Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill
- Talk less. Say more.
- The more I know, the more I know I don't know!
- The right kind of wrong. - Romantic comedy movie
- The way to succeed is to double your error rate. - Thomas J. Watson
- There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen. - Christopher Morley
- There's something wrong with you if there's nothing wrong with you.
- This report is filled with omissions.
- To lead the people, walk behind them. - Lao-Tzu
- We are not anticipating any emergencies.
- We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.
- What did I tell you last time about not listening?
- When asked how to achieve success more rapidly, came the quick reply, 'Double your failure rate'. - Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
- You fail to overlook the crucial point. - Samuel Goldwyn
- You have to be clever to know that you're dumb!
- You win big when you lose right.