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Newick's Corner - Quotable Quotes
Forester Newick's Favorite Sayings
Those of us in the Marathon Sail and Power Squadron have come to appreciate Forester's sayings of the day, which he and Helen passed to us at Saturday morning breakfasts. We thought we'd share these with others. We're sorry to report that Forester passed away on January 1, 2013. His "nuggets of thought" live on here, and he lives on in the thoughts of family and friends.
We continue to add additional quotes to Forester's list.
The key to success is to make as many mistakes as quickly as possible to learn, then count on God to come in behind you and help you clean up the mess. - Gregory Absten
The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats - Ernest Hemingway
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore - Dream - Discover. - Mark Twain
He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known. - Proverbs 10:9 KJV
Experience, one has said, is one of the most eloquent of preachers, but she never has a large congregation. - Anonymous.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent on the things that matter. - Martin Luther King
People who boast about their I.Q. are losers. - Stephen Hawking, PhD
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. - Albert Einstein.
Youth has the resiliency to absorb disaster and weave it into the pattern of it's life, no matter how painful the thorn that penetrates it's flesh. - Chuch Bulletin from the E.U.B. church on South High Street, Columbus Ohio, 1960's. Rev Snyder.
Acts of kindness seem to be self replicating - not because we have to, but because we want to.
In life's circumstances, consder the possibilities moreso than you do the limitations.
When men speak ill of thee, live so that no one will believe them. - Plato
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy
Every generation has the obligation to free minds for a look at a new world .... to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation. - Ellison S. Onizuka
We have a great dream. It started way back in 1776, and God grant that America will be true to her dream. - Martin Luther King Jr.
We hold these truths to be self evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- excerpt from the Declaration of Independence. 1776
Never confuse movement with action. - Ernest Hemingway
Money doesn't change men, it merely unmasks them. - Henry Ford
The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or sect, a party or a class - It is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity. - Anna Julia Cooper
Never Trust Atoms - They Make Up Everything! - Dave Fuller, MV Still Water II
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that an Airplane
takes off AGAINST THE WIND - not with it. -- Henry Ford.
No legacy is so rich as honesty. -- William Shakespeare
We send thanks to all the Animal life in the world. They have many things to teach us as people. We are glad that they are still here and we hope it will always be so.
- excerpt from the Thanksgiving address, Mohawk version.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. -- Vince Lombardi, football coach
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much -- James 5:15 KJV Bible
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
-- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
May God continue the unity of our country as the railroad unites the two great oceans of the world.
- inscribed on the Golden Spike, Promontory Point. 1869
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
-- John Shed, writer
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. - George Washington.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. ALOUD.
Coco Chanel, fashion designer
For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the start that is not reached and the harvest sleeping in the unplowed ground. Is our world gone? We say "Farewell". Is a new world coming? We welcome it - and we will bend it to the hopes of man.
- Lyndon B Johnson
The corruptions that are in the world are overruled for the good of God's children that are in it.
-- M. Poole
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
- Dwight D Eisenhower
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. -- Marie Curie
The important thing is to not stop questioning. -- Albert Einstein
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. -- Colin Powell
There is no better antidote for unjust criticism than a clear conscience before God.
-- Papa Roy Coy
This is a new nation (America), based on a mighty continent, of boundless possibilities.
- Theodore Roosevelt
If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most. -- E.B. White
There never was a great man yet who spent all his life inland. -- Herman Melville
Do one thing every day that scares you. -- Eleanor Roosevelt
No Technology is good or bad in itself. It's only in the Choices we make in when and how to apply that technology that it gains its moral value. -- G.T. Absten
When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it. -- Yogi Berra
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
-- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. -- Oscar Wilde
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
-- Niels Bohr
He who wins is he who makes the most mistakes in the shortest time, and still keeps going.
-- G.T. Absten
Do something ..... even if it's wrong. -- T Absten Jr.
Advertising is the art of convincing people to pay money they don't have for something they don't need. -- Will Rogers
A decision will be made before it's too late or soon thereafter. -- Michael Eisner
When congress is in session no American is safe. -- Mark Twain
The principle of free governments adheres to the American soil. It is bedded in it, immovable as its mountains. - Daniel Webster.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
-- Ralph Gentry's mother
Not everything that can be counted counts. Not everything that counts can be counted. -- Albert Einstein
(12 year old boy giving advice to his father on marriage)
Dad ..... just pick the one you want, and then stick with the one you pick.
-- Eric Absten
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional!
Ever stop to think and forget to start again?
Success covers a multitude of blunders. -- George Bernard Shaw
Guess what I made for dinner .... RESERVATIONS
I never repeat gossip, so listen carefully the first time.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. -- Mark Twain
Happiness is never a destination but a way of traveling.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. -- Abraham Lincoln
The greatest possession you have is the 24 hours directly in front of you.
The only constant since the beginning of time is change.
All things are possible except skiing through a revolving door.
Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.
Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
Change is inevitable except from a vending machine.
Confucius say: make sure words touch wisdom tooth on way out of mouth.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you!
You never have a second chance to make a first impression.
After all this is over, all that will really have mattered is how we treated each other.
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel good.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer, but wish we didn't . . .
Attitude is everything! Pick a good one!
Be yourself. Who else is better qualified?
Before you give someone a piece of your mind, make sure you can get by with what is left.
Cling to your imperfections ... for that's what makes you unique.
If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going.
If you think you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.
-- Texas Bix Bender
Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
-- Dr Joyce Brothers
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
-- Winston Churchill
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
-- Franklin P. Adams
In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.
-- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Never make forecasts, especially about the future. -- Samuel Goldwin
Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you can't stop and rest.
Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It just means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.
When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.
Age is not important unless you're a cheese. -- Helen Hayes
A wish changes nothing. A decision changes everything.
If the knocking at the door is loud and long, it isn't opportunity - it's relatives. -- Farmer's Almanac
Disasters happen when the people who can remember what happened last time have retired.
The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
Flexible people never get bent out of shape.
Ulcers are what you get from Mountain Climbing over Molehills.
"Empathy" - Noun. "The mental capacity to care"
Work smarder and not harder and be careful of yor speling.
Experience is a tough teacher because it gives the test first and then the lesson.
As I said before, I never repeat myself.
If it weren't for the last minute, a lot of things wouldn't get done.
Not all those that wander are lost.
History doesn't repeat itself, but it sure rhymes a lot.
Manana is often the busiest day of the week.
The BEST ANTIQUES are OLD FRIENDS
Often the best way to win is to forget to keep score.
Our future has a way of arriving unannounced.
Experience is the name everyone gives his mistakes.
I'm afraid, when my ship came in I was at the airport.
There is no limit to the good a human can do if they don't care who gets the credit.
Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.
Don't worry about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Australia!
Always and never are two words to always remember never to use.
Yesterday is experience. Tomorrow is hope. Today is getting from one to the other.
Do your best and leave the rest.
There are good ships and wood ships, but the best are friendships.
There are two theories about women. Neither works. -- Will Rogers
All generalizations are false, including this one.
You can give a child too much of everything except yourself.
Anyone who thinks he or she is indispensable should stick a finger into a bowl of water and notice the hole it leaves when it's pulled out.
We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give. -- Winston Churchill
Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive. -- Bugs Bunny, Cartoon
I sure hope my ship comes in before my dock rots.
Kindness is a hard thing to give away ........ IT USUALLY COMES BACK.
Every time you graduate from the school of hard knocks, somebody thinks up a new course.
The older generation thought nothing of getting up at 5am. The younger generation doesn't think much of it either.
When all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.