Thanks to Amaya911, the El Paso Woman, for nominating me for the three day quote challenge. The rules (of course—everything has rules!) are that you are to select up to three quotes each day for three consecutive days, and nominate three different bloggers each of the three days. I will try to meet these requirements.
For the final day of the quote challenge, I’m going to do a Friday special. I’m going to use two different quotes, with two different versions of each. What do you call that? A two by four? A two-fer times two? I think someone with a mightier mind than mine needs to think of what that is. I suppose that make four quotes in total, which kinda breaks the rules. It’s the last day; I think I’ll allow myself the exception.
The two quotes I have chosen for today are attributed to Mark Twain, but each one has been attributed to someone else. The first of these was also attributed to Henry Ford, and the other to Abraham Lincoln. Doesn’t really matter to me who said them first, last or both first and last, but I consider them to be all-time quotes. Right up there with “there’s too much month at the end of the money.”*
*I have no idea who came up with that one. Maybe I did when I didn’t have enough to pay my bills for the month. Actually, no. I heard it said at a conference I attended years ago, but never did learn who came up with it.*
First, Mark Twain (which is the way I heard it first):
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
Then, Henry Ford’s version:
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.
For the second quote, it was Abraham Lincoln’s that I heard first:
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
So actually, you got four quotes. But they were two similar quotes. Yes, I may have “broken” the rules. But they are two all-time, and for me, all-time favorite quotes. Sometimes you gotta squeeze them in, despite the rules.
The three bloggers that I nominate for this challenge (who may or may not participate):
If you participate, please follow the rules above. If you don’t no worries.
I enjoyed coming up with these quotes over the last three days, and I hope you enjoyed reading them. If you feel so moved, leave something in the comments.