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Fountain of Wisdom: Retired Persons
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Americans' favorite inspirational, motivational funny sayings, phrases and quotes from retired persons (retirees) and those ready to retire throughout the U.S.


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"A man is young as the woman he feels." --- Groucho Marx
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." --- Herm Albright
  "Always aim higher than you believe you can reach.  So often, you'll discover that when your talents are set free by your imagination, you can achieve any goal." --- Edmund O'Neile
  "Any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, 'I served in the United States Navy'." --- President John F. Kennedy
"Don't fence me in." --- Gene Autry
  "Each person is sent into this world with a special message to deliver, with a special song to sing to others, with a special act of love to bestow. No one else can speak your message or sing your song or offer your act of love." --- John Powell
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." --- Albert Einstein
"I don't believe in ghosts, but I'm afraid of them." --- Mark Twain
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember what you said."  ---  Abe Lincoln
"Life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards." --- Soren Kierkegaard
"Life is a daring adventure, or nothing." --- Helen Keller
"Life is tough, but it is tougher if you're stupid." --- John Wayne
"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." --- Thomas La Mance
"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks." --- Jack Penn
"Well timed silence is far superior to arrogant speech".  --- FMT-circa 1889
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it!" --- Yogi Berra
50% of all assumptions are wrong.
A bad day of golf is still better than a good day at work.
A benny urned is benny saved.
A bird in the hand makes it hard to shave.
A day without music is hard to live out.
  A good man brings good from his heart and a evil man brings evil from his heart. From out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
A job well planned is a job half done.
A man without his word is nothing.
A man's place is on the golf course.
A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but instead, the operation of a higher law!
A person is only as good as his word.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Words create imagination. Imagination is worth a thousand pictures. Yet, I am real.
A stranger is a friend you haven't met yet.
A touch of gray is OK!
Age is a state of mind.
Age is like fine wine. It gets better with time.
Ain't life grand!
Ain't retirement wonderful?
All great men are dying, and I don't feel well at all!
All men are born under the same sky. Not all men see the same horizon.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women are merely players.
Always believe in the man in the red suit.
Always expect the unexpected.
Always help where you're needed!
Always treat other people like you would want to treated.
And you are surprised by this, why?
Anyone can work for a living. The idea is to earn a living without working.
Are you going to fish, or cut bait?
  As a deaf person, I am sad that I cannot hear myself sing. But, when I see people that are hearing me sing, they look even sadder. It must be my singing.
Ask me no questions, and I will tell you no lies.
Be as good to your neighbors as you want them to be good to you.
Be glad about tomorrow, for you lived through today.
Be who you are.
  Beauty makes a perfect mask for evil. That is why it is allowed to walk this world and why people seek it out, invite it in, and embrace it.
Better to do something wrong than to do nothing.
Better to have criticism from a wise man, than applause from a fool.
Bloom where you are planted!
Buy low. Sell high!
C. R. S.
Chance favors the prepared mind.
  Change doesn't have to be hard, and healing doesn't have to hurt. If you love, honor and nurture self first, then you will be able to offer the same to others.
Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
Cherish yesterday, live for today, but plan for a possible tomorrow.
Computers are a tremendous tool for communication.
Could everybody just slowdown?
Did I really volunteer for this?
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.
Do it right the first time, or don't do it at all.
Do not be afraid of tomorrow. God is already there.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
Don't ask the question if your not ready for the answer!
Don't fly any higher than you're willing to fall!
Don't forget to remind me!
Don't forget, when you meet strangers or friends, some are angels unaware!
Don't go there.
Don't let your mind wander. It's too small to be outside alone.
Don't look back, unless you're planning to go that way.
Don't mess with Texas.
Don't play with matches, unless you expect to be burned.
Don't push the river.
Don't take any wooden nickels.
Don't take life so seriously. You are not getting out of it alive!
Don't think of being old as passe'. Think of it as starting a new life.
Don't work a day longer than you have to!
Don't worry about something you can't do anything about. Prayer helps.
Don't write a check you can't cash.
Doubts are more cruel than the worst truths.
Even a blind chicken gets some of the corn.
Every day is like Saturday!
Every dog has his day!
Every man has his own destiny. The only imperative is to follow it and to accept it, no matter where it leads.
Every moment is a gift from God.
Every one needs someone, every now and then.
Every woman has a hidden beauty.
Everyone complains about the weather, and no one does anything about it!
Everyone must push themselves to their limit to find out where it is!
Everything happens for a reason. There are no mistakes.
External beauty attracts, and beauty within enamors.
Facts ignored do not cease to exist.
Faith sees the way. Doubt sees the obstacles.
Family is always first!
Fate never leads me astray.
First, do no harm.
Fishing is not a matter of life and death. It's more important than that.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son! What have you given Him in return?
Free lunches aren't.
Freedom is the last bastion of the uninformed.
Friends are for life. Don't forget them.
Friends first, then let's see what comes next.
Getting older is hard work.
Give me back the Fifties!
Give of yourself to be a friend.
Give others a piece of your heart, not a piece of your mind.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Go fast and the wrinkles won't show!
Go that extra mile. Usually the extra mile will take you where you need to be.
God gave us two ends. Success in life depends on which one we use!
God is online, too.
God willing!
Golfing. Anyone?
Good enough is not good enough.
Good friends are worth their weight in gold.
Grandkids RULE!

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