Search Proft's pages
Map of Proft's pages
Proft's home page
Info on Texas
Google search machine

(Last Update: 29 Jan 2016)

Comment #90:
Deceptive marketeers and advertisers give capitalism a bad name.

Comment #89:
When compliance and enforcement are lacking, laws have no meaningful purpose.

Comment #88:
There are two types of sin: sins of omission and sins of commission.
Oftentimes one is no worse than the other.

Comment #87:
Conventional wisdom is not always wise.

Comment #86:
Ask any young man in his 20s, and he will tell you that experience is overrated.
Ask that same young man again in 20 years, and he will have a different mindset.

Comment #85:
Doing nothing is sometimes wiser than making bad choices.

Comment #84:
Life is what you make it, not what you have.

(Gretchen Wilson, country singer)

Comment #83:
Repetition breeds monotony and boredom,
but a good routine is efficiency in action.

Comment #82:
Getting old makes one wonder if his next ailment
might be the one that takes him down for good.

Comment #81:
Verbal statements are not always as credible as written statements.
Signed statements, though seemingly credible, are often subject to
the interpretation and whims of the signer and the legal profession.

Comment #80:
The relationship between man and woman is much like that between
an electrical receptacle and an appliance. The electrical outlet (female) provides
energy to the appliance (male). The risk of electrical shock is inherent in the power source,
and the appliance performs its function only when it's tapped into that source.
Inapplication of utility results from lack of connection between the two.

Comment #79:
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.

(Dialog from "Boston Legal" TV Show)

Comment #78:
Necessity is the mother of invention.


Comment #77:
Two brothers went to a judge to settle their dispute
on the division of the estate left to them by their father. The judge ruled:
"Let one brother divide the estate, and let the other brother have first choice."

(The Great American Bathroom Book)

Comment #76:
Lack of planning on your part does does not constitute a crisis on my part.

(Frivolous sign in office cubicle)

Comment #75:
An "expert" is oftentimes considered a source of misinformation by the truly informed.

Comment #74:
As we grow older, the child in us continues to live on in our aging bodies,
wiser and more (or less) accommodating to the expectations of others.

Comment #73:
Two wrongs won't make a right, but three rights will make a left.

(The Great American Bathroom Book)

Comment #72:
The Good Old Days: When "gay" meant happy,
and a "joint" was a place you went to drink beer.

Comment #71:
No job is too hard if you organize it into smaller tasks.
 (See also #32).

Comment #70:
Laziness can be motivation to accomplish necessary work.
The celebration and goofing-off afterwards is strong incentive
for getting the job done in a timely manner.
 (See also #44.)

Comment #69:
Ignorant people are not always wrong.
Even a broken clock tells correct time twice a day.

(Clock part from stock news printout)

Comment #68:
Don't ever tell a Type A person that he or she has a Type A personality.
Their reaction may be more intense than you expect.


Comment #67:
Not everything is as it seems.

(A line from "Mona Lisa Smile")

Comment #66:
The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.

(Dr Phil McGraw)

Comment #65:
People who have nothing to hide, hide nothing.

(Dr Phil McGraw)

Comment #64:
Being right is sometimes sufficient, but being convincing is more effective.

Comment #63:
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

(Ingrid Bergman)

Comment #62:
When desire and opportunity occur at the same time,
people often do things they wouldn't normally do.

(Dr George J. Beto, circa 1956)

Comment #61:
Unenforced laws place a disproportional burden on law-abiding citizens
and encourage less diligent individuals to routinely put others at risk.

Comment #60:
It's a sorry bird that fouls its own nest.

(Dr George J. Beto, circa 1956)

Comment #59:
Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

(Dale Carnegie)

Comment #58:
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell
in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

(Caskie Stinnett)

Comment #57:
Sometimes the person who is the most logical is the person whom we call insane.

(Kevin Spacey)

Comment #56:
We live in a society where the sin is getting caught.

(The Great American Bathroom Book)

Comment #55:
  You are as successful as you think you are.

(Marilyn Vos Savant)

Comment #54:
Funerals are for the living.

(A funeral home director)

Comment #53:
Integrity and trust are complementary.
The absence of either negates the whole.

Comment #52:
There is cause for alarm when greed and lack of vision
are dominate over wisdom and integrity in a society.

Comment #51:
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

(Dwight D. Eisenhower)

Comment #50:
A bunch of ants are scurrying around on a plank of wood that
is floating aimlessly in a stream of water.  The caption reads:
"Each one thinks he's steering the ship."

(Framed picture on office wall)

Comment #49:
When you see my lips moving, that means I'm talking.
Don't interrupt.

(Gary M.)

Comment #48:
The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions.

(Source Unknown)

Comment #47:
Why did the chicken cross the road?


Comment #46:
Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional.


Comment #45:
The bad prevail when the good do nothing.

(Source Unknown)

Comment #44:
Procrastination burdens the mind.

Comment #43:
A wise person does not loan money to friends or relatives.
Prudent friends and relatives don't ask.

Comment #42:
If one has never played 42 and would like to learn, he or she should visit
my illustrated 42 web pages, complete with strategy and sample hand.

Comment #41:
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.
(Joe Ancis)

Comment #40:
The price for freedom is constant vigilance.

(Heard on TV)

Comment #39:
Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.
(A. H. Weiler)

Comment #38:
Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do
but from liking what we have to do.
(Wilfred Peterson)

Comment #37:
Transition from youth to old age:
Dependence (pre-adult)
Invincibility (20s)
Maturation (30s)
Denial (early 40s)
Depression (mid 40s)
Resignation (thereafter)
-Some sooner/later than others-

Comment #36:
Discretion is the better part of valor.
(Source Unknown)

Comment #35:
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
(Albert Einstein)

Comment #34:
Do not attribute to malice that which can be credited to
indifference, complacency, ignorance, incompetence, thoughtlessness, or stupidity.


Comment #33:
Progress is evolutionary.

Comment #32.5:
The hardest part of any job is finishing it.

(Dr Jen)

Comment #32:
The hardest part of any job is getting started.

(My Dad?)

Comment #31:
Four types of people:
There are people that make things happen.
There are people that watch things happen.
There are people that wonder what happened.
And there are people that don't know anything happened.


Comment #30:
Wisdom and logic don't always prevail.

Comment #29:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

(Source Unknown)

Comment #28:
During my husband's 36-year career,
I got up 8064 times at 5:45 AM to feed him,
ironed his shirts 7840 times,
and prepared 7704 sack lunches for him.
(Statistics from a loving wife)

Comment #27:
Just because someone says it, doesn't make it so.

Comment #26:
Six Phases of a Major Project:

Search for the guilty
Punishment of the innocent
Commendation for non-participants.

(Office Wall)

Comment #25:
Do not confuse activity with progress.

(Industrial Engineering Expression)

Comment #24:
  New is not necessarily better.

Comment #23:
Blaming others is oftentimes less effective than personal remedy.

Comment #22:
Subterfuge (deception) is eventually exposed.

Comment #21:
Integrity is best tested when nobody is watching.

Comment #20:
Beware those who flaunt their philosophical beliefs.

Comment #19:
Common sense is not so common.


Comment #18:
Don't let friendships get in the way of sound business decisions.

Comment #17:
Everything everywhere compensates for itself elsewhere.

Comment #16:
If you wear yellow, mustard stains don't show as badly.

(Inspired by Jen)

Comment #15:
Trust, but verify.

(Ronald Reagan)

Comment #14:
Uebung macht den Meister.

(Practice makes perfect.)

Comment #13:
Verbum Sapienti Sat est.

(A word to the wise is sufficient.)

Comment #12:
O judgement, thou hast fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason.

Comment #11:
The reward for good work is more work.

(Source Unknown)

Comment #10:
Conventionality is society's potential executioner.


Comment #9:
Engineers can do anything, but they can't do everything.

(Frank D.)

Comment #8:
Crede ex Ruperto.

(Believe him who has experienced it.)

Comment #7:
Busy hands are happy hands.

(Source Unknown)

Comment #6:
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.


Comment #5:
99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.


Comment #4:
If you have something that has to be done, give it to a busy person.

(Industrial Engineering Expression)

Comment #3:
Don't believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see.

(Source Unknown)

Comment #2:
Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly
proportional to my skill to deal with it.  Tomorrow, when I know more,
I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better.

(Mark Van Doren)

Comment #1:
As you go through life, make this your goal: Watch the donut and not the hole.

(High School Year Book)

Contributions:  John   More from John

visitors since 4 Sep 00