Quotations for Daily Use

Wise Choices

"Don't over-react to the trouble maker." Warren Bennis

"Dreams are a lot of work."
Stated by Dooley Barlow Kavanagh, a character in Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon

"For every obstacle there is a solution - over, under, around or through."
Dan Zadra, founder and editorial director of Compendium, creator of inspiring books and gifts

"It is assumed that young folks know best, and old folks are fogies. It may be so, but old folks may be as right about new fagles as young folks are about fogy ways. Make business first, pleasure afterward, and that guarded." Bishop Milton (November 17, 1828 – April 3, 1917) was the father of aviation pioneers Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright, and a Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.

"Life is a battleground, not a playground. If you treat life like a playground, you will lose the battle." Jeff Duncan

"Quiet is no certain pledge of permanence and safety. Trees may flourish and flowers may bloom upon the quiet mountain side, while silently the trickling rain-drops are filling the deep cavern behind its rocky barriers, which, by and by, in a single moment, shall hurl to wild ruin its treacherous peace." USA President James A. Garfield

"Quitting is a permanent solution to a temporary situation." Dr. Rob Gilbert, professor at Montclair State University of Sports Psychology

"The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty." Proverbs 22:3

"Ti sei bevuto il cervello . . . Have you swallowed your brain?" Moira in In the Company of Others by Jan Karon

"To reach the port of heaven we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift nor lie at anchor." Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, he was acclaimed by his peers as one of the best writers of the day. 

"Toss a shoe once, you're engaged. Toss a shoe twice, you're married." Father Timothy Kavanagh in In the Company of Others by Jan Karon commenting after a dog brought a shoe to Father Tim to throw for the dog to get.

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