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Quotations

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Who from the list below said each of these great quotes? (the answers are here)

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”

“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”

“Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump; you have to get it right the first time.”

“I am glad to see that men are getting their rights, but I want women to get theirs, and while the water is stirring, I will step into the pool.”

“Nothing in the world is so exhilarating as to be shot at without results.”

“Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.” –

“Having leveled my palace, don’t erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.”

“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”

“Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.”

“There is no such thing as a perfect leader either in the past or present, in China or elsewhere. If there is one, he is only pretending, like a pig inserting scallions into its nose in an effort to look like an elephant.”

“I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.”

“I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.”


“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”

“I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.”

“(Three classes of people): Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”

  • Barbara Walters
  • Sam Walton
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Liu Shao-Ch’I
  • Michael Landon
  • Lao-Tzu
  • Emily Bronte
  • Winston Churchill
  • Louis L’Amour
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Robert Frost
  • George Washington Carver
  • Margaret Mead
  • Dorothy Parker

When I was getting together quotes for this post, I came across this beaut by one of the greatest of all athletes ever – Martina Navratilova. There’s just something about this quote I love:

“I came to live in a country I love; some people label me a defector. I have loved men and women in my life; I’ve been labeled ”the bisexual defector” in print. Want to know another secret? I’m even ambidextrous. I don’t like labels. Just call me Martina.”

Throw out any lingering labels you’re entertaining in your mind!

Make each moment count double,
~Joi
TMFC

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