I thought about taking some aphorisms or simply received wisdom, to see if they apply to how you should behave online.Piggy

The one I always quote in class is “two ears, one mouth, use them in that order” which is based on a quote I can at best attribute to Epictetus (along with the majority of netizens.)  Here’s a few more that I think would make good blog titles.

  • A picture speaks a thousand words.
  • You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
  • No time like the present.
  • There’s no such thing as bad publicity.
  • Never put off til tomorrow what you can do today.
  • If you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
  • Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought an idiot, than open your mouth and prove it.
  • There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.
  • If you want to ride two horses at once you should join a circus.
  • God gives every bird its worm… but He doesn’t throw it in the nest.
  • You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

And one that I’m reminded of every time I see a “Britain First” Facebook post shared:

  • What can you expect from a pig, but a grunt?

Any more suggestions?  Posts links to any blogposts inspired in the comments please 🙂  Have fun.