Wondering about wild grapes

Friday, February 27, 2015

Wondering About a Few Quotes.

How about a few quotes for today?

Said by Abraham Lincoln:  "Actions speak louder than words"  -  I think that they can both be pretty loud; I wouldn't want to hear them in a shouting match.

An English saying:  "Deeds are fruits; words are leaves"   -   and I would say that both eventually fall to the ground.

By William Shakespeare:  "Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet."  -  That must have been the same cat that wanted someone else to bait his hook for him.

Washington Irving said:  Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.  -  I have had both, so what does that make me?  Schizo?

Chaucer said:  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  -  Yes, but everything ventured doesn't guarantee that you will not go broke.


I am going to list a few more without comments.  The first four I have heard many, many times, but the last three are new to me: 

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

A good example is the best sermon.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Advice after mischief is like medicine after death.

Advise no one to go to war or marry.

Avoid a cure that is worse than the disease.

Now, I bet you can remember a lot more, I know I can.  And of course the saying you hear on my blog all the time:  Have a great day, you hear?


  1. How about...
    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
    We're still waiting on the mail to run today... guess the postal service no longer abides by this quote.

    1. Things today aren't the same as they were back a few years ago when most everyone took pride in their work and their job. My parents lived through the great depression and taught me to "waste not, want not" and to always do the best job I could when working for pay.

  2. Old quotable quotes, my good friend.

    How about, "today is only yesterday's tomorrow."

    A fine weekend to you and yours.


    1. And today is tomorrow's yesterday. . . or something like that. I get confused, what day is it???

  3. "If wishes were horses we'd all be eating steak."

    1. I thought that was "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride". I guess there are all different ways of saying it.

  4. I like quotes. I have heard some on your list but not all of them.

    My favorite: "It is best to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one...than to have an opportunity and not be prepared."

  5. If you can be a good example, be a horrible warning....story of my life.

    1. Sometimes I have been both, a good example and a horrible warning, maybe more of warning than an example. . .