Quotations get my attention, and when I encounter one that speaks my sentiments or philosophy, I embrace it and wish that I had been smart enough to put those words together.
I’m sharing some of my favorites, giving credit when credit is known.
John Wooden said, “There’s no reason to be disagreeable just because you disagree.”
“Pretending to be more than we are results in our becoming less than we were meant to be.”
“We often argue about how to do less, not how to do more and better.” David Hawpe, The Courier-Journal
“A boss says ‘Go.’ A leader says ‘Let’s go.’”
“If money is your driving force, you are never going to get the most from what you do.” Ozzie Smith
“Conclusion is the place we jump to when we have nothing to stand on.”
“There are some things that count that can’t be counted, and there are some things that can be counted that don’t count.” Sign hanging in Albert Einstein’s office
“One who does not read has no advantage over those who cannot read.” Mark Twain
“My memory is shorter than a chigger’s navel.”
“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” Will Rogers
“Worry empties today of its strength.”
“Anger is only one letter short of danger.”
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
“The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything—-or nothing.” Lady Astor
“Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God; but only he who sees, takes off his shoes, the rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning.