Friday, February 19, 2016

Words of Wisdom - "W" - Part 3

What you cannot enforce, do not command.

What you can’t say in 10 minutes really isn’t worth saying.

What you do instead of your real work is your real work.

What you do speaks so loudly, there's no need to hear what you say.

What you fear overtakes you.

What you know will never be as important as who you know.

What you measure improves.

What you really value is what you miss, not what you have.

What you take for granted, you cannot improve.

What you want is not necessarily what you need.

What’s the worst that can happen?  It’s not as bad as wondering “What if?”

Whatever happens, happens for a reason.

Whatever happens, we still enjoy a good meal.

Whatever happens, we were the best that ever was.

Whatever he believes, he doesn't say.  And whatever he says, he doesn't believe.

Whatever his heroes do for a living, they do as if it were a matter of life and death, which it often literally is.

Whatever is in the past is not undoable.

Whatever limits us, we call fate. (Emerson)

Whatever needs to be maintained by force is doomed.

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. (Walt Whitman)

Whatever you do for others, there has to be something you own for yourself.

Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and
magic in it.  (Goethe)

Whatever you do in your life, your heart has to be in it. Life is not a dress rehearsal.

What's best is never understood before it happens.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

WIIFM – What’s In It For Me?

What's left to desire when you have perfection?

What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?

What’s so is so until it isn't so anymore.

What’s stopping you?

What's time to a pig?

When a cough never goes away, you die from it.

When a deal takes too long, it goes away.

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

When a man takes the road to destruction, the gods help him along.

When a man's willing and eager, the gods join in.

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a
reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains

When a page turns, it turns fast.

When a situation is not working out, you confront that situation and you fix it.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that all the dunces are in confederacy against him.

When all else fails, tell the truth.

When altruism and business lie down together, neither one gets a good night's sleep.

When children find true love is when parents find true happiness.

When dreadful meets unnecessary, it’s time to act.

When drinking the water, don’t forget those who dug the well.

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

When elephants fight, it's the grass that takes a beating.

...when even victory is a downhill run into hardship, disappointment and a queasy
sense of betrayal.

When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane. (Steven Wright)

When furious; get curious

When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night, and pay no worship to the garish sun.

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest,
strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless and intelligence cannot be applied.

When I believe in something, it’s going to get done.

When I compare the things I've lost with the things I've gained, and the things I've
missed with what I might have attained, there is little room left for pride.

When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision – then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

When I die, they’ll have to remember me.

When I look at myself, I don't see the man I wanted to be.

When I see you again, it'll be too soon.

When I teach my asshole to chew gum.

When I was at my worst, I still clung to music.

When I write music, I don't ask people to tell me what they want to hear.  They don't really know what moves them until it moves them.

When I'm alone, at least I'm with someone I love.

When in doubt, leave it out.

When information becomes unavailable, the expert comes into his own.

When it came to taking care of my children, I allowed nothing to get in my way—not even a closer relationship with them.

When it comes to interest in new technology, the record business finishes just ahead of the Amish

When it comes to service, everything matters.

When it's me against the world, I bet on the world.

When it's there I am, it's here I wish I was, of course.

When King Priapus reigned . . . .

When libido dovetails with denial.

When love is gone, there’s always justice.  When justice is gone, there’s always force.

When men stop believing in God they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.

When modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the state always change with them.

When no one is looking, the pigs walk on their hind legs.

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully
upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

When people come to work, it’s important that they be connected to a dream.

When people have to go out and perform, the thing they say they’re worried about is not the thing they’re worried about.  They’re worried about failing.

When people lose their confidence, they are driven by their fears and not their hopes.

When she smiled, she sparkled.

When someone is beating you over the head with a hammer, take out a meat cleaver and cut off their hand.

When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

When someone tells you your butt is on fire, you should take them at their word.

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

When standing, stand.  When sitting, sit.  But, above all, don't wobble.

When the blows start coming, they fall like rain.

When the cat shit gets bigger than the cat, it’s time to get rid of the cat. (Studio exec)

When the cat’s bigger than the shit, you keep the cat. If the shit gets bigger than the cat; out goes the cat.

When the desire is there, all of a sudden the time is there.

When the elephants dance, it’s the grass that takes a beating.

When the goal is innovation rather than standardization, a company needs leaders
rather than managers.

When the grain of truth cannot be found, men will swallow great helpings of

When the guy says, “it’s now or never,” always choose “never”.

When the hurly-burly’s done, when the battle's lost and won.

When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

When the mode of music changes, the walls of the city will shake.

When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.

When the promise was broken, I cashed in a few of my dreams.

When the rewards of our jointly held ambition began to accrue to me, it was very hard.

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

When there are voices in your head, there’s no need to talk to anyone else.

When they catch up with us, all they'll find is our warm campfires, because we'll
be over the next hill.

When they look at you, they see what they want to be.  When they look at me,
they see what they are.

When they lose their sense of awe, people turn to religion. 

When they no longer trust themselves, they begin to depend on authority.

When things….

When traveling with a herd of elephants, don't be the first to lie down and rest.

When two men in a company always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

When two tigers fight, one is killed and one is crippled.

When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

When we design a faster computer, it helps us create an even faster one. In science, this is called autocatalytic:  Every change increases the rate of change.

When we listen, they talk.

When we pay attention, whatever we're doing, however mundane, is transformed
and we begin to notice details, textures and things that we never saw before.

When we pick up one end of the stick, we pick up the other end too.

When we see most clearly what we should be and do, that momentary glimpse is
so painful that we voluntarily blind ourselves-and this blinding is what we call

When we take pleasure in justice, we have not been just, we have been vindictive.

When what it is is why we were.

When will tomorrow come?  (Cuando Illegará El Mañana?)

When wolves hunt, they spread out, they space themselves

When working toward the solution of a problem, it always helps if you know the answer.

When you appeal to the highest level of thinking, you get the highest level of

When you ask a wild pig to go into the woods and shit golden eggs, you’d better stand back while he’s doing it.

When you become an adult and get to pick your pleasures, they should be worth picking.

When you believe more, you sleep less.

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

When you come to the end of your rope...tie a knot and hang on.

When you dance with a bear, you can't slow down if you get tired.

When you dance with nature, you’re never gonna lead.

When you don’t believe in anything except not dying, you don’t really believe in anything.

When you don’t expect anything, you always get back a lot.

When you expect fair play you create an infectious bubble of madness around you.

When you fall in love, the circumstances don't matter.  You hold on with both
hands until they saw off your arms.

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

When you get in a cage with a tiger, you’re not a visitor, you’re lunch.

When you get on his shitlist, you get shit by the truckload.

When you get to the end zone, act like you’ve been there before. (Bear Bryant)

When you give someone an apple, you’re out an apple. But when you give someone an idea, then two people have an idea and lots of exciting things can grow from that.

When you have a choice and whatever choice you make is wrong and P.S. you never had a choice to begin with.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

When you have found out the prevailing passion of any man, remember never to
trust him where that passion is concerned.

When you have to talk yourself into something, it’s a bad sign – in deals, in relationships and in life in general.

When you hire someone, you look for brains, energy and integrity, and if they don’t have the third, integrity, you better watch out because the first two will kill you. (Buffett)

When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. (John Wooden)

When you know better, you do better.

When you know the secrets of the magician, his illusions are only tricks.

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

When you lose your youth, you need to become more interesting.

When you meet the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with, you want the rest of your life to start right now.

When you put two things together that have never been put together before, you change the world.

When you put your hand to the thing, make sure the thing works.

When you raise the bottom, the top rises.

When you reach generals, you influence armies.

When you sling mud, you lose ground.

When you start new things, find out what you can eliminate from current activities.

When you take too great a leap, you can tear your balls.

When you understand, you don't have to remember.

When you win, nothing hurts.

When your opponent is drowning, throw him an anvil.

When your phone rings, remind yourself that it's your job calling.

When you’re dying of thirst, it’s too late to dig a well.

When you’re entrusted with a tradition, you’ve got to protect it.

When you’re explaining, you’re losing (in politics).

When you’re not working, I’m working. That’s what I do.

When you're on a speeding locomotive, you can't stop to piss on jackrabbits.

When you’re on your path, the universe will conspire to help you. (Coelho: The Alchemist)

When you’re part of figuring something out, you have much more invested in it.

When you’re selling stuff that people don’t need, you’ve got to be selling something else.

When you're successful, you forget quickly and learn slowly.

When you’re read them all; you’ve read one.

When you’ve seen one, you've seen one.

Whenever he left the room, you were afraid you’d seen the last of him.

Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually
begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring
defects in other people's characters.

Whenever you are having a good time, you probably should be somewhere else.

Whenever you fall, pick something up.

Whenever you speak, your brain is on parade.

Where adequacy sets the standard, excellence can never be achieved.

Where all is but dream, reason and argument are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.

Where all is plain there is nothing to be argued.
Where do you go to buy back your reputation when you lose it?

Where dreams are born and time is never planned.

Where focus goes, energy flows.

Where irony just curls up and dies.

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge that we have lost in information? (TS Eliot)

Where it goes when it's gone.

Where the customers are and where the artists need to be.

Where the warm armpits are.

Where there is beauty, one finds death. (La ou il y a la beaute, on trouve la mort)

Where there is death, there is hope.

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.

Where there is no vision, the people perish.  (Proverbs 29:18)

Where there is no wife, there is no home.

Where there's clarity, there's no choice; and where there's choice, there's misery.

Where words fail, music speaks.

Where you are is not who you are.

Where you have to say goodnight to a telephone.

Wherever you go, there you are.

Wherever we are, it is but a stage on the way to somewhere else, and whatever we do, however well we do it, it is only a preparation to do something else that shall be different.

Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. (Henry Ford)

Which is worse: living an illusion or losing it?

While both parties are prepared to forgive, neither is prepared to be forgiven.

While the races may stand side-by-side, whites stand on history’s mountain and blacks stand in history’s hollow.  Until we overcome unequal history, we cannot overcome unequal opportunity.  (LBJ)

While you can control a small, finite number of people, you can influence an infinite

…While your breast of stone is occupied by a heart unwounded by the tooth of crime, I flee. 
                                                                                                            – Mallarme’s “Angoisse”

Whispering a secret through a bullhorn.

Who can wait quietly until the mud settles?  Who can remain still until the moment
of action?

Who dares win.

Who died and made you the king of anything?

Who must do the difficult things?  Those who can.

Who must do the hard things?  He who can.

Who seeks and will not take when once ‘tis offered, shall never find it more.

Who steals my purse steals trash.  But he that filches from me my good name/robs me of that which not enriches him/and makes me poor indeed.

Who were we, what are we, what can we be?

Whoever can see through fear will always be safe.

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he doesn’t become a monster.

Who ever invented the first wheel was smart.  The guy who invented the other three was a genius.

Whoever observes himself arrests his own development.  A caterpillar that wanted
to know itself well would never become a butterfly.

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.

Whoever wants his judgment to be believed should express it coolly and
dispas­sionately; for all vehemence springs from the will.  And so the judgment
might be attributed to the will and not to knowledge, which by its nature is cold.

Whole man score

Why am I not happy?  Because you’re the same person you used to be.

Why does the dog lick his dick?  Because he can.

Whom the gods would destroy, they first call promising.

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