September 23rd, 2022 by Gary Osberg

Quotations are a great way to get an idea across or to remind ourselves and others just what is important. Many years ago a friend of mine published “A Collection of Inspiring Thoughts” subtitled “For Business & Professional People”. Every week I try to find a quotation to use at the end of this blog. I use a copy of Norm’s booklet and record when I use one of my favorites.

For 22 years I sold office furnishings beginning with General Office Products in 1972. One of our suppliers carried a calling card with a quote on the back of the card. Ron measured offices for carpet installation and his company was not the cheapest, but they did great work. The card read: “The bitterness of poor workmanship remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” Longfellow

One day, I found out that it was not Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, but Benjamin Franklin who said that. It goes to show that checking your sources is always the right thing to do. Thanks to the English major who corrected me.  She also was the one that told me that when I stopped to use a restroom in a gas station, I had to at least purchase a bag of peanuts if I didn’t need any gas.

An article in USA Today about the passing of Yogi Berra was full of his best sayings. “When you get to a fork in the road, take it” is one of my favorites.

If you would like a copy of the booklet “A Collection of Inspiring Thoughts”, let me know.

“You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours.” Yogi Berra

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