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 Skills Oxymoron List (39)

Absolutely Unsure
Anticipate the Unanticipated
Anticipated Serendipity
Be Yourself
Beautiful Flaws
Big Detail
Brief Speech
Briefing (Often long meeting)
Brilliant Stupidity
Calculated Error
Cautiously Optimistic
Certainly Unsure
Cleverly Stupid
Detailed Summary
Discuss Quietly
Discuss with Yourself
Easy Challenge
Easy Problem
Educated Guess
Expect the Unexpected
Figure of Speech
Firm Estimate
Floating to the Bottom
Highly Depressed
Highly Underestimated
Hopeless Optimism
Ignorance is Strength (George Orwell)
Mournful Optimist
One Hundred Percent Chance
Over Achiever
Positively Pessimistic
Self Confrontation
Self Help
Self Regulation
Slight Exaggeration
Strong Wimp
Stupid Genius
Stupidly Clever
You're not Yourself



 Oxymoron Quotes and Sayings: Skills (79)

  • ‎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. De-accession euphemisms. 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 moving forward.
  • 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.




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