“Look, I really don’t want to wax philosophical, but I will say that if you’re alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if you’re quiet, you’re not living. You’ve got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively.”
Now doesn’t that make you want to move, have fun and do whatever you feel? Doesn’t it make you want to jump for joy? Or jump your bones onto the bandwagon and join the fun? Or jump at that opportunity that passed you by yesterday? Or go jump in the lake. (i.e., a refreshing dip on a hot day.)
Or maybe you need a push…someone to wind you up so you can tear up the dance floor and dance a jig ’till dawn. Or just dance under the stars to your own tune and do your own song and dance—just as if no one in the world is watching. Whatever moves you to move…it’s life calling! So don’t just sit and watch the sunlight dance on the water—although that is a great way to unwind!
Top 100… Yogi Berra Quotes
Yogi has always had a way of saying things that is comical, apt, pointed, and even basically true, although somewhat convoluted. His little quips and pithy sayings have come to be known as Yogi-isms. Not surprisingly, some of these comments were actually not even made by the All-Star catcher and baseball manager. But enough of them came from his lips to go ahead and give him credit for the rest of them. After all, he created a type of speaking unique enough to have a new word coined to explain his method of communicating.
Here are 100 of his sayings, in no particular order. They are gleaned from various public sources, and are therefore reproducible when he is given proper credit. Go ahead… laugh out loud at some of these classic Yogi-isms. “It’s like déjà vu… all over again!”
“You can observe a lot just by watching.”
“I want to thank you for making this night necessary.” On Yogi Berra Appreciation Day in St. Louis in 1947.
“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”
“It gets late early out there.” Referring to the bad sun conditions in left field at the stadium.
“I take a two hour nap, from one o’clock to four.”
Your work is to discover your work and then
with all your heart to give yourself to it.
Just like these,
as the self-nature of things
can not exist alone,
they are called non-substantial.
You can search throughout the entire universe
for someone who is more deserving of your
love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the
entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
The following are the wise quotes that Confucius was known for:
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
After all I have no nationality and am not anxious to claim any. Individuality is more than nationality.
A good man does not give orders, but leads by example.
All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
Base yourself in loyalty and trust. Don’t be companion with those who are not your moral equal. When you make a mistake, don’t hesitate to correct it.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
By three methods we may learn wisdom First– by reflection, which is noblest Second– by imitation, which is easiest and Third– by experience, which is the bitterest.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments.
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
Heaven means to be one with God.
He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others.
If good men were to govern a country for a hundred years, they could overcome cruelty and do away with killing.
If we don’t know life, how can we know death?
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
If you reflect within yourself and find nothing to be ashamed of, how could you have anxiety or fear.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Is goodness indeed so far away? If we really wanted goodness, we should find that it was at our very side.
It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Knowing is not as good as loving; loving is not as good as enjoying.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Put faithfulness and truth first; have no friends unlike thyself; be not ashamed to mend thy faults.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays
Study the past if you would define the future.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
The ancient scholars studied for their own improvement. Modern scholars study to impress others.
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them
The perfecting of one’s self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
To know your faults and be able to change is the greatest virtue.
To love a thing means wanting it to live.
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
When a person should be spoken with, and you don’t speak with them, you lose them. When a person shouldn’t be spoken with and you speak to them, you waste your breath. The wise do not lose people, nor do they waste their breath.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Wisdom delights in water; love delights in hills. Wisdom is stirring; love is quiet.
Wisdom is merry; love grows old.
Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.