Oxymorons : Skills

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Absolutely Unsure

Accurate Estimate

Accurate Predictions

Anticipate the Unanticipated

Anticipated Serendipity

Approximate Solution

Approximately Equal

Be Yourself

Big Detail

Brief Speech

Briefing (Often long meeting)

Brilliant Stupidity

Calculated Error

Calculated Risk

Cautiously Optimistic

Certain Risk

Certainly Unsure

Detailed Summary

Easy Problem

Educated Guess

Exact Estimate

Expect the Unexpected

Firm Estimate

Floating to the Bottom

Highly Depressed

Highly Underestimated

Ignorance is Strength (George Orwell)

Mournful Optimist

One Hundred Percent Chance

Positively Pessimistic

Self Confrontation

Self Help

Self Regulation

Slight Exaggeration

You're not Yourself

Oxymoronic Quotes and Sayings: Skills (30)

  • Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. - Wendell Johnson
  • Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. - Ambrose Bierce
  • Chronoscopy is the observation and exact estimation of time. - Exact estimation
  • Common sense is not so common.
  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - Winston Churchill
  • Do not put statements in the negative form. And don't start sentences with a conjunction. It is incumbent on one to avoid archaisms. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all. De-accession euphemisms. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is. Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky. Never, ever use repetitive redundancies. Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration. Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague. - Great Rules for writing from William Safire in the New York Times
  • Everyone writes on the walls except me. - Said to be graffiti seen in Pompeii
  • Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
  • He talks right and runs left. - Bob Dole, on Clinton's changing-political positions
  • I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is much better to prophesy after the event has already taken place. - Winston Churchill
  • I distinctly remember forgetting that. - Clara Barton
  • I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead. - Samuel Goldwyn
  • I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one. - James G. Bennet
  • I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. - Winston Churchill
  • I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? - Benjamin Disraeli
  • It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain
  • I've told you for the fifty-thousandth time, stop exaggerating.
  • May I ask a question?
  • Not only am I redundant and superfluous, but I also tend to use more words than necessary.
  • Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
  • Spontaneity is good as long as it is controlled.
  • Stop stabbing yourself in the back. - Judith Briles
  • Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill
  • This report is filled with omissions.
  • To lead the people, walk behind them. - Lao-Tzu
  • We are not anticipating any emergencies.
  • We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.
  • You win big when you lose right.

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