Watching an unexciting soccer game between England and France (the former better than I expected, the latter not so good), I came up with a new saying.
There is an old saying which says that there are two sides to any story, unless you are connected to one side, and then there is only one side.
In sport, there are two views of any decision, unless you are rooting for one side...and then the referee is always wrong.
The capacity of human beings to bore one another
seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
Behind every crisis is an opportunity.
When an organization is faced with adjusting to change, a crisis situation often develops. The Chinese have a revealing way of expressing the word crisis: the upper character represents danger, while the lower one conveys hidden opportunity. Managers responsible for implementing changes within their organizations encounter the same options suggested by the Chinese symbols - dangerous negative results or positive new opportunities.
_The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
_The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:
the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
_Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
_To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge
from almost all the miseries of life.
W. Somerset Maugham
This is one of the disadvantages of wine:
it makes a man mistake words for thought.
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
Horse sense is a good judgment, which keeps horses from betting on people.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.