Some of Avi Lebor favorite quotes:
When the well is dry we know the value of water- Benjamin Franklin
A jackass can kick a barn down but takes a carpenter to build one- Sam Rayburn
Never wrestle a pig, you both get dirty and he likes it- unknown
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity – Albert Einstein on being asked to explain his theory in layman’s terms.
Flattery is alright if you don’t inhale-Adlai Stevenson
Children have never been good at listening to their elders but they have never failed to imitate them – James Baldwin
Control your generosity when dealing with a chronic borrower-unknown
Show me a good and gracious loser and I will show you a failure- Knute Rockne
I would rather be the one who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the one who sold it- unknown w/t
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers- James Thurber
The buck stops here- sign on Harry Truman’s desk
Well timed silence has more eloquence than speech – Martin Farquhar Tupper
The strongest of all warriors are these two –Time and Patience- Leo Tolstoi
And as a final quote for this week, Avi Lebor presents the famous quote about the value of perseverance:
Abraham Lincoln – Failed in business-, age 22; ran for legislature -defeated age 23; again failed in business, age 24; elected to legislature age 25; sweetheart died age 26; had nervous breakdown, age 27; defeated for Speaker, age 29; defeated for elector, age 31; defeated for Congress, age 34; elected to Congress , age 37; defeated for Congress, age 39; defeated for Senate, age 46; defeated for Vice President, age 47; Defeated for Senate, age 49; elected President of the United States age 51.