“Grandpaisms”

grandpaisms

“When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.” — Samuel Goldwyn

“Everything come to those who hustle while they wait.” — Thomas A. Edison

“We are fallible. We certainly haven’t attained perfection. But we can strive for it, and the virtue is in the striving.” — Carlos P. Romulo

“If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?” — Grandpa Thomas (?)

“Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much.” — Erastus Wiman

“Thanksgiving! Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” –Senaca

“Be short on pessimism and long on optimism” –David McCullough

“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” — Grandpa Thomas

“Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood — the virtues that made America.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Sir Winston Churchill

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishment.” — Napoleon Hill

“When you get discouraged — does it help? Schedule it for 4:00 pm on Thursday, enjoy today!”

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” — William Jennings Bryan

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures.  Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” — William Durant (founder of General Motors)

“The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.”  — David Starr Jordan

“There is a close correlation between getting up in the morning and getting up in the world.” — Ron Dentinger

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas” — Benjamin Franklin

“Humor is not a trick, not jokes.  Humor is a presence in the world — like grace — and shines on everybody.”  — Garison Keillor

“Remember, on a bad day you are almost never alone! Always try to help a friend in need.  Close you eyes and smile at least once a day”

“The only way to start is — to start. Don’t deliberate. Don’t postpone. Just start!”

“Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.” — David Hume (1711 – 1776, Scottish Philosopher)

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