Old Thoughts and Quotes of Yester Year


Most of these saying are of unknown authorship.

Every man (person) lives two lives. The one they learn with and the one they live with after they learn –

Union (marriage) does everything when it is perfect. It satisfies desires, simplifies needs, foresees the wishes, and becomes a constant fortune –

Of all created comforts, God is the leader; you are the borrower, not the owner –

A man, who finds no satisfaction in himself, seeks for it in vain elsewhere –

The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together –

Speak well of every one if you speak of them at all, none of us are very good nor are we any better…—Dale Carnsgie

There is no outward sign of true courtesy that does not rest upon a moral foundation – —Norman Vincent Peale

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolves of virtue, reason and love –

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery and today is a gift; this is why it is the present – Mike Ditka

We often pretend to fear what we really despise, but more often we despise what we fear –

The world is full of fools and they who would wish to see one; they must not only hide from their desire but not look into their looking glass (mirror).

People are searching for the understanding of life. We seek for knowledge and understanding but find little. Knowledge is much like the sun it shines bright and gives life. Light finds those who seek light but not all light (wisdom) can be taught in a school or university. Truth is light and knowledge and can only be had by those who bask in the light of God and it is so simple, it becomes frustrating to those who can’t find for what they search, peace of mind…

A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation—A politician looks for success of his party; a statesman for that of his country—The statesman wishes to steer while the politician is satisfied to drift.

A politician is like quick silver; if you try to put your finger on him, you find nothing under it.—Woodrow Wilson

Abe Lincoln—If ever this free people—if this government itself is ever utterly demoralized, it will come from this incessant human wriggle and struggle for office, which is but a way to live without work.

Robert D. Ashford was a Marine during the cold war and is now retired, after 50 years of construction management. He is a keen genealogist and loves humor. He watches the political horizons and likes to write commentary on what’s next.