Sunday’s Column – A Word To The Wise

Apr 6, 2014 by

As many of you know, I like to collect what I call “wise words.” They are simply that – a phrase or sentence that makes you think.

Here’s a few from my latest gatherings:

There is a difference between doing what is right and what is easy – Professor Dumbledore

Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up.

Personality versus Attitude: my personality is who I am; my attitude depends on who you are.

Work hard in silence. Let success make the noise.

In case of fire, exit building BEFORE tweeting/posting to FB or sending photo to Instagram.

Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.

You can judge the character of a man by the way he treats his subordinates.

Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere – Erma Bombeck

“May the force be ever in your favor, Mr. Potter” – Gandalf from “Chronicles of Narnia.” (Every popular modern movie in one sentence.)

You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.

When you lose, say little. When you win, say less – Matt Hughes, UFC welterweight champion

Creativity is intelligence having fun – Albert Einstein

Don’t pursue happiness – create it – Chinese fortune cookie

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

I always feel sorry for those people stuck in horrible traffic jams driving to the gym to ride a stationary bike.

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something – Plato

The Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme never said Humpty was an egg.

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip – Winston Churchill.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader – John Quincy Adams.

Being honest may not get you many friends, but it will always get you the right ones – John Lennon.

You can carry a rabbit’s foot for good luck. But remember, it didn’t work for the rabbit.

It always seems impossible until it’s done –Nelson Mandela.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself – George Bernard Shaw

The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem – Captain Jack Sparrow

A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.

Everything in moderation – except Awesome. You can never have too much Awesome – daily lunch notes a dying father is writing for his girl

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed they are not it.

Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid it will never begin.

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that damn mountain – Jack Kerouac

Take risks: if you win you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.

If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.

When nothing goes right – go left.

Let’s stop making stupid people famous.

Life is what happens to you while you are a looking at your smart phone.

Do or do not. There is no try – Yoda, Jedi master.

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