Humorous Quotes and Sayings

Wise one-liners worth framing and hanging on the wall. November 5, 2013

(WOODWEB Member):
Let's hear the quote you use in your shop that has been most effective.

Forum Responses
(Business and Management Forum)
From contributor E:
"You can't solve your problems with the same level of thinking that created the problems."
"Quality is never an accident, it is the wise choice of many alternatives."
"Easy on the toilet paper. Protect the environment and save our trees. Please use both sides."

From contributor P:
"Fortune favors a prepared mind."

From contributor H:
We're all broke at different levels.
You can't have the daytime and the nighttime at the same time.
PDQ price, delivery, quality. Pick any two and we get the third.

From contributor D:
I don't know that sound bites have been real effective in managing people, but one I use frequently is "Questions are cheap. I can ask 10 an hour, and it hasn't cost me a thing."

From contributor C:
You will never know unless you try.

From contributor S:
There are two rules to working wood:
1. Wood moves
2. Everyone disagrees as to the rest.

From contributor R:
Nothing to do with the shop, but my favorite is:
"Reminds me of my African Safari. Someone forgot the corkscrew, and we had to survive on food and water for days."
- W.C. Fields

From contributor M:
"Don't just do something. Stand there."

From contributor T:
After seeing the other guy's work that underbid me, we use this one a bit:
Good from far...
Far from good...

From contributor F:
"Poor people buy everything twice."

Think about this the next time you want to save money when purchasing a machine.

From contributor O:

"Perception is reality."
"No good deed goes unpunished."

From contributor N:
"I don't get it, I cut it twice and it's still too short!"

From contributor W:
"If it was easy, anyone could do it."
"Quality has no time limit."

Lastly and my favorite:
"It's too bad that ignorance is not painful."

From contributor E:
Many thanks for your responses. I got this quote on WOODWEB sometime ago...
"Quality is our policy." Trust me, it has been effective in my shop.

From contributor A:
Is this going to stay like this?