by Curt Kovener
I have an old book of inspirational quotes from people from the Mid-West. Granted, it’s a pretty big region but I still like the wisdom of a Mid-Westerner. I wished those serving us(?) in Washington would pay attention.
“Absorb ideas from every source,” ~Thomas Edison
“There are things worth learning after you think you know it all,” ~Harry S Truman.
“Man has much to learn from nature,” ~Walt Disney
“Time is a great teacher,” ~Carl Sandburg
“Tomorrow comes to us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives, and it puts itself in our hands and hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday,” ~John Wayne
“The trouble with the world is not that people know so little, but that they say so many things that ain’t so.” ~Mark Twain
“Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of men,” ~Mortimer Adler
“There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come,” Everett Dirksen
“Thinking is one thing they’ve never been able to tax,” ~Charles Kettering
“I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen,” ~Ernest Hemingway
“Technology does not improve the quality of life; it improves the quality of things. Improving the quality of life requires the application of wisdom,” ~Neil Armstrong.
“Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice, “ ~William Mayo
“You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing it takes to make him mad,” ~Adlai Stevenson
“Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity,” ~Frank Leahy
“Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart,” ~Phil Jackson