My Apophthegms

MY APOTHEGMS.

 

MY FAVOURITES

• You cannot constructively criticise what you do not critically comprehend.

• He who thinks only of himself will be the only one doing the thinking. But he who thinks of others will have others thinking of him ~16-10-11

• Someone who is not LED by the KnowLEDge he has is not better than an illiterate ~17-10-11

• He who learns to discriminate between PRIORITIES, NECESSITIES and TRIVIALITIES has mastered the first step in Time management ~17-10-11

 • A problem identified is only half-solved if there is there is the intention and willingness to solve it ~18-10-11
• Knowledge is light. But of what use is the light if no step is taken? That is where Application comes in ~18-10-11

• To be rich and grateful OR to be poor and content-that is success ~19-10-11

• It takes a mouth to talk, but wisdom to speak. It takes an ear to hear, but wisdom to listen. It takes an eye to look, but wisdom to see ~27-10-12

• The system of government matters, the persons in government matter more but the output of government matters most ~29-10-11

• Personal development is pre-requisite to societal development. Societal development is a pre-requisite to national development. And national development is a pre-requisite to global development ~31-10-11

 • You cannot remove God from a thing and still call it good ~02-11-11
• The right mentality begets a good personality and a good personality begets a great society ~14-11-11
• Success is not about where you are. It is about where you are compared to where you started from ~03-12-11
• A challenge is easier overcome if seen as an opportunity for progress rather than as a burden ~03-12-11
• You do not have the right to demand for your rights if you lack the wisdom to perform your duties ~03-12-11
• He is dead, he who confuses the essence of life ~05-12-11 • Continuity in an act leads to proclivity towards an attitude ~05-12-11
• Re-examine yourself if you are a man of people; Be at rest if you are a man of God ~05-12-11
• Spend the timed time you have now wisely, so that you spend the timeless time you will have later enjoyably ~09-12-11
• Listen to your heart, but follow your head ~15-12-11
• Excess of Recess leads to Regress not Progress ~17-12-11
• The right time to say/do the right thing is right now, and the right person to say/do it is you ~19-12-11
• Known is the path, but feared is the step ~03-01-12
• If a man fails to ask questions, it is often because he knows the answers, lacks the wisdom/courage to ask or he is satisfied with his state of ignorance and incertitude ~05-01-12
• It takes human effort to know but Divine grace to understand ~17-01-12
• A word is enough for the wise but a million chapters will never suffice a fool ~20-01-12
• The Problem is often not knowing the Problem. The Problem is hardly knowing the Solution. But the Problem is always implementing the Solution ~23-01-12
• If you want people to look up to you; do not look down on them ~24-01-12
• The future belongs to those who prepare for it; Not to those who anticipate it not; For you cannot eat your cake and have it; You cannot ignore what you have to do now and expect good results ~29-01-12
• There is no way your eventual Output will outshine your Practice. Hence, Practise more than your desired Output ~14-05-12
• The fear of Death is Genesis of Dying ~16-05-12
• The fear of Death is cowardice and the total disregard of it is stupidity ~16-05-12
• Friends either tell the person you are today or the person you will become tomorrow ~10-10-12
• The secret of success is to have people looking down on you and surprising them & to have people looking up to you and not disappointing them ~ 09/10-12
•Speaketh not strangely to the ignorant, lest they think you as one of their kind~ 12-12
•Well-read begets Good-reads ~12-12
Your opinion about yourself determines your foundation, but others’ opinion about you determine your culmination ~01-13
It is not the great words in your wits that makes you a speaker, it is the great wits in your words ~01-13
He who strives to impress other men, will only succeed in depresssing himself ~04-01-13
The real joy is not having your right per se, but in knowing that you will have it, whenever you demand for it You will not make the best out of your life until you know it is not just yours ~01-13
Of all reformations, the most essential and indeed the most tasking is that of the self ~01-13
It is not a matter of doubt that the world has turned up-side-down, what actually matters is if you are still up-right and erect ~01-13
True beauty lies in modesty ~01-13

A single truth may seem strange, but a group of them will leave with you, no doubt; A single fallacy may seem appealing but a group of them will leave you confused ~01-13

ALL

  1. • I want to be known for good and nothing but that, even if that knowledge is as small as a mustard seed.
  2. • He is not fit to be deemed a leader, If his body and soul aren’t in order.
  3. • You cannot constructively criticise what you do not critically comprehend.
  4. • If the practice is perfect and the practitioners aren’t, it will be unfair to criticise the practice for the mistakes of the practitioners.
  5. • Most celebrities, icons, and role-models are unaware or perhaps care less about their actions and inactions mould the behaviours, determine the thoughts and mentality, and affect the future of the youths ~14-10-11
  6. • Obedience is the mother of all virtues. We should not only obey God because He is our creator and deserves it, we should obey Him because He knows what is best for us ~15-10-11
  7. • We pray for knowledge without reading, we plead for wisdom without pondering; we ask for fame without persevering, we seek for fortune without working. How else do we expect to get these things?
  8. • Freedom when abused brings Confinement; Power when abused brings Irrelevance; Wealth when abused brings Misery, Health when abused brings Infirmity, Peace when abused brings War …~15-10-11
  9. • He who thinks only of himself will be the only one doing the thinking. But he who thinks of others will have others thinking of him ~16-10-11
  10. • Someone who is not LED by the KnowLEDge he has is not better than an illiterate ~17-10-11
  11. • He who learns to discriminate between PRIORITIES, NECESSITIES and TRIVIALITIES has mastered the first step in Time management ~17-10-11
  12. • To be knowledgeable is one, to be wise is another ~17-10-11
  13. • The least of injuries is the injury of the flesh, more severe is that of the mind, but the most terrible and sadly most rampant is the injury of the soul ~17-10-11
  14. • Sometimes, people fail to think due to the fear of coming to a conclusion that is contrary to their belief, ideology or stance ~18-10-11
  15. • You can do anything you think of, You can get anything you seek for, You achieve anything you dream of, If only you want to ~18-10-11
  16. • A problem identified is only half-solved if there is there is the intention and willingness to solve it ~18-10-11
  17. • Knowledge is light. But of what use is the light if no step is taken? That is where Application comes in ~18-10-11
  18. • There is nothing wrong in amassing wealth. But it is totally wrong to ignore the poor masses after you become rich ~19-10-11
  19. • To be rich and grateful OR to be poor and content-that is success ~19-10-11
  20. • The best way to show love and respect for your faith, organisation or state is to represent it well ~19-10-11
  21. • Do not seek for money with the aim of ‘living big’, but rather seek for it with the aim of helping a big number of people who ‘live small’ ~20-10-11
  22. • A good criticism is one that is well-researched and factual. It aims at building, not destroying; It aims at improving, not retarding and at ensuring peace and unity, not violence and division ~21-10-11
  23. • The greatest enemies of today’s youths are Music, Media and Love of Money ~22-10-11
  24. • Money takes as slaves those who run after it, while it bows to those who seek excellence ~22-10-11
  25. • No matter how stupid an ideology may seem, it will still have followers ~25-10-11
  26. • To get to success, four buses are needed. The first is the bus of IDEAS/PLAN. Then we have the bus of FOCUS. Next is the bus of DILIGENCE. Lastly is that of PERSEVERENCE ~25-10-11
  27. • Better to proffer solutions than blabber the problems ~26-10-11
  28. • If something is true, admit it. If a behaviour is right, imbibe it (unless you can prove it otherwise) ~26-10-11
  29. • If you can’t beat them, change them. If you can’t change them, leave them. If you can’t leave them, avoid them. If you can’t avoid them, join them but not whole-heartedly{cultism in mind} ~27-10-11
  30. • It takes a mouth to talk, but wisdom to speak. It takes an ear to hear, but wisdom to listen. It takes an eye to look, but wisdom to see ~27-10-11
  31. • The system of government matters, the persons in government matter more but the output of government matters most ~29-10-11
  32. • Personal development is pre-requisite to societal development. Societal development is a pre-requisite to national development. And national development is a pre-requisite to global development ~31-10-11
  33. • It is excusable to be lackadaisical about happenings in ones environment; but indifference to ones future cannot be over-looked ~01-11-11
  34. • You cannot remove God from a thing and still call it good ~02-11-11
  35. • You will achieve nothing if you do not know and understand the essence of what you are doing ~04-11-11
  36. • The right mentality begets a good personality and a good personality begets a great society ~14-11-11
  37. • Failure to prepare is failure to excel ~15-11-11
  38. • During our Mathematics class in high school, we were taught that; + * + = +, +*- = -, – * + = – and – * – = +. This simply means that, saying YES to POSITIVE things begets POSITIVE results, saying YES to NEGATIVE things begets NEGATIVE results, saying NO to POSITIVE things begets NEGATIVE results and saying NO to NEGATIVE things begets NEGATIVE results ~28-11-11
  39. • The greatest weakness of Nigerians is their inability to say NO, or at times their weak lackadaisical way of saying it ~29-11-11
  40. • Learn when to say YES, know when to say NO. So that you may be no man’s slave ~30-11-11
  41. • A life without strife is like a vehicle without tyres ~03-12-11
  42. • Success is not about where you are. It is about where you are compared to where you started from ~03-12-11
  43. • Never allow your feelings to cloud your reasoning ~03-12-11
  44. • A challenge is easier overcome if seen as an opportunity for progress rather than as a burden ~03-12-11
  45. • You do not have the right to demand for your rights if you lack the wisdom to perform your duties ~03-12-11
  46. • He is dead, he who confuses the essence of life ~05-12-11
  47. • Continuity in an act leads to proclivity towards an attitude ~05-12-11
  48. • Re-examine yourself if you are a man of people; Be at rest if you are a man of God ~05-12-11
  49. • Nothing, except air, is as ubiquitous as corruption ~05-12-11
  50. • You won’t be bothered by the difficulties in the journey if you focus on the benefits in the destination ~07-12-11
  51. • Abnormality + Perpetuity = [Supposed] Normality ~07-12-11
  52. • Spend the timed time you have now wisely, so that you spend the timeless time you will have later enjoyably ~09-12-11
  53. • Listen to your heart, but follow your head ~15-12-11
  54. • Excess of Recess leads to Regress not Progress ~17-12-11
  55. • The leading role has been widely misunderstood as a position of bliss instead of that of Sacrifice, Servitude and Selflessness ~17-12-11
  56. • The right time to say/do the right thing is right now, and the right person to say/do it is you ~19-12-11
  57. • Building a great relationship is not about looking for an inexistent perfect match, it is about overlooking peoples’ flaws and concentrating on their claws ~24-12-11
  58. • Known is the path, but feared is the step ~03-01-12
  59. • If a man fails to ask questions, it is often because he knows the answers, lacks the wisdom/courage to ask or he is satisfied with his state of ignorance and incertitude ~05-01-12
  60. • Out of Love, there is Obedience. Out of Obedience, there may be no Love ~08-01-12
  61. • What makes a thing either right or wrong is not just what is done but why, where, when and how it is done ~16-01-12
  62. • Day by day, more moral things become illegal, while immoral things become legal ~16-01-12
  63. • It takes human effort to know but Divine grace to understand ~17-01-12
  64. • A word is enough for the wise but a million chapters will never suffice a fool ~20-01-12
  65. • BEWARE of that which man is never tired of looking, BEWARE of that which man is never tired of hearing, BEWARE of that which man is never tired of taking, BEWARE of that which is never tired of speaking, BEWARE of that which he is always longing to do… BEWARE of Nudity, Music, Drugs, Lies and S**, for they also are never tired of destroying man and his dignity ~20-01-12
  66. • A nation that undermines the importance morality will never be at rest ~21-01-12
  67. • A nation that neglects religion in the administration of its affairs will no doubt, sooner or later, fall into oblivion ~21-01-12
  68. • I know a country in which POLICE are THIEVES, DOCTORS are ASSASSINS, SOLDIER are MURDERERS, LAWYERS are LIARS, RULERS are LOOTERS and LEADERS are DEALERS ~21-01-12
  69. • The Problem is often not knowing the Problem. The Problem is hardly knowing the Solution. But the Problem is always implementing the Solution ~23-01-12
  70. • If you want people to look up to you; do not look down on them ~24-01-12
  71. • He who lives his life the way he likes; And not in line with the laws of the most-high; Is in darkness and not in light; Because the Lord that guides is not on his side ~28-01-12
  72. • The future belongs to those who prepare for it; Not to those who anticipate it not; For you cannot eat your cake and have it; You cannot ignore what you have to do now and expect good results ~29-01-12
  73. • Falsehood appeals to our emotions while Truth appeals to our thinking ~14-05-12
  74. • There is no way your eventual Output will outshine your Practice. Hence, Practise more than your desired Output ~14-05-12
  75. • He is lucky, whoever falls in love with the right person and at the right time ~16-05-12
  76. • The fear of Death is Genesis of Dying ~16-05-12
  77. • The fear of Death is cowardice and the total disregard of it is stupidity ~16-05-12
  78. • School without books is harmful but books without school is not [as long as one is guided] ~17-052012
  79. • Friends either tell the person you are today or the person you will become tomorrow ~10-10-12
  80. • The secret of success is to have people looking down on you and surprising them & to have people looking up to you and not disappointing them ~ 09/10-12
  81. • Girls are natural lawyers, not because they possess polemic skills, but because they know how best to ‘finish’ your case ~ 11-12
  82. Speaketh not strangely to the ignorant, lest they think you as one of their kind~ 12-12
  83. Well-read begets Good-reads ~12-12
  84. The irony of today’s world is that today’s world is that the closer we are to knowledge, the farther we get ~01-13
  85. It is for man to litigate, and for God to adjudicate ~01-13
  86. You cannot a thing, when you are thyself incorrect ~01-13
  87. What the head fails to eat, the mouth can never egest ~01-13
  88. Sleepers are never Leaders; They are more like living ‘slippers’; Very frail and feeble; Too common [and local] to be useful ~01-13
  89. Be a Doctor and mend your soul; Be an Engineer and fortify your intellect; For on the day when all men shall be Accountants; Lawyerly skills will not save you ~04-01-13
  90. He who strives to impress other men, will only succeed in depresssing himself ~04-01-13
  91. The real joy is not having your right per se, but in knowing that you will have it, whenever you demand for it
  92. You will not make the best out of your life until you know it is not just yours ~01-13
  93.  Of all reformations, the most essential and indeed the most tasking is that of the self ~01-13
  94. It is not a matter of doubt that the world has turned up-side-down, what actually matters is if you are still up-right and erect ~01-13
  95. True beauty lies in modesty ~01-13
  96. Man is like water, life is like a pipe. More pressure only makes you go further and higher ~01-13
  97. Life has many faces; You may see it as a result, you may see it as a test; You may see it as a journey, you may see it as the end; Whichever way you see it, whether Heaven or Hell; Only your attitude may tell ~01-13
  98. Your opinion about yourself determines your foundation, but others’ opinion about you determine your culmination ~01-13
  99. It is not the great words in your wits that makes you a speaker, it is the great wits or your words ~01-13.
  100. A single truth may seem strange, but a group of them will leave with you, no doubt; A single fallacy may seem appealing but a group of them will leave you confused ~01-13
  101. For every disability, there exists a distinct ability
  102. Too much intellectual property begets an avoidable cognitive poverty

 

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