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Over the years you come across some great sayings or rules to live by. Along with my 10 commandments for retirement - see above - here's some of my all time favourites:


If life was fair we'd all be riding around on bicycles - Tony Edwards, circa 1980's.

Carpe Diem - for rumour has it you're a long time dead - Tony Edwards, circa 2007.

It is vain to do with more, that which can be done with less (AKA Keep it simple, stupid) - William of Ockham (circa 1287–1347).

It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the emnity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and mere lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones - Machiavelli, "The Prince" 1513.

Remember a mans name is important to him - Dale Carnegie, circa 1950's

Knowledge is power - Francis Bacon (circa 1561 to 1626).

There are no problems, only opportunities - Tony Edwards, circa 1970's

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator - Francis Bacon (circa 1561 to 1626).

France a lovely country, spoilt by the French - Kevin Breslin, circa 1980's

Is e want to know owt, know nowt - My Grandma's butter dish, circa 1960's

Shit happens, suck it up - Unknown American in Park City Mountain Resort car park, circa 2016.