Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday Thirteen #22 "Quotes from My Planner"

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I noticed this little pocket planner my husband gave me has quotes on it. Here's some I think are cool.

1. It's not enough we do our best; sometimes we have to do what is required. - Sir Winston Churchill

2. Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people. - Barbara Bush

3. The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. - Theodore Roosevelt

4. Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. - George Burns

5. The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. - Lucille Ball

6. Middle age is when your age starts to show around the middle. - Bob Hope

7. The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20, has wasted 30 years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

8. You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. - Wayne Gretzky

9. Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but paddling like the dickens underneath. - Michael Caine

10. I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying. - Michael Jordan

11. We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

12. I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business. - Michael J. Fox

13. The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort. - Colin Powell


  1. oops. I should have double checked that. I meant #2, although they're all good.

  2. I posted quotes from my planner this week, too. I especially can relate to #4.

  3. I loved all of these but I guffawed out loud at the quote from George Burns.

  4. Ah, you just gotta love George Burns! LOL
    Great list.

  5. What a great mix of wisdom and humor! I think I want your planner!

  6. Cool TT. I haven't done this in months!

  7. So many of those resonate with me. I love the one by Wayne Gretzky though. I always tell my son that.

  8. These are great quotes! I actually got to hear one of the Bob Hope's staff writers speak at a lady's brunch at church last Saturday.