Posts Tagged ‘Danny Cummins’

My Humblest Apologies!

July 9, 2017

How hard is it to offer an apology when an honest mistake is made?  Not very hard at all, and yet so many people are challenged (or refuse) to do so.  I would have to say that it would be best for all concerned (in the long run) to just swallow your pride, apologize, get over it, and move on.  Life is too short to have to endure the ill-feelings that are sure to result from not having done so.  Here are a few of my favorite quotations regarding an apology.

Apology has been defined as . . .
“Egotism the wrong side out.” (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

“The only thing that will allow you to get the last word in with a woman.”  (Danny Cummins)

“An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.”  (Steve Martin)

Source: The Cynic’s Dictionary by Aubrey Dillon-Malone.



January 18, 2015

Procrastination can be a horrible burden.  I sometimes fall victim to this by not tackling a project promptly enough.    But I have been working much harder to rid myself of the occasional “putting off until later” syndrome and believe I have made considerable progress.  This doesn’t mean that I still do not enjoy the reality that is procrastination whenever I run across it.  The below quotations (courtesy of The Cynic’s Dictionary) are wonderful examples of putting procrastination into words.

“The art of keeping up with yesterday.”  (Don Marquis)

“A longer word for laziness.”  (Danny Cummins)

“Putting off until tomorrow what you put off yesterday until today.”  (Laurence Peter)