Monthly Archives: July 2013

Introducing

I have been collecting quotes & poems, (both printed & audio), longer than I have been interested in family history. So I thought I would start a blog about them in which I will publish some of my favourite ones. And if possible I will give an account of the person who said it first and where I first came across it. And what I think that it means. I will say here and now most of the quotes I have are ones which you have to think about. Some are funny, but also carry a message as well.
One of my favourites is:
“Even a mosquito has to dig in, before getting a pat on the back.”
In other words if you want to be recognised for what you have done, you need to have done something to be recognised for in the first place, and have worked for.

Another of my favourites is, and one that I am always quoting to my wife is:

“Worry is like a rocking chair; it does a lot of work, but gets you nowhere.”

Worrying about something is something we all do at one time or another, but it seldom if ever gets you anywhere. It is better to do something about it than to worry about it. If you cannot do anything about something or a situation you might be in then let it go and find something constructive to do, or wait for the situation to work itself out.

In future posts I will generally follow a theme if at all possible in the quotes or poems that I publish on this blog.

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