A Treasure Box of Collected Sayings

An ever growing list of my favorite sayings…

Some sayings have been grouped into themes:

Theodore Roosevelt

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can do. – refined by Artur Ashe

Reed Ashwil

No one cares what you can’t do. Everyone cares what you say you can do AND if you get it done.

Never let what you can’t do be an excuse for not doing what you can. – S. Reed Ashwill

Ben Franklin

Guest and Fish Stink after three days – Benjamin Franklin

Sun Tzu

War [and politics] are based on decption – Sun Tzu (adapted by S. Reed Ashwill)

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be – Sun Tzu

Abraham Lincoln

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln

George Patton

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
– George S. Patton

Albert Einstein

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. – Albert Einstein

Mark Batterson

Faith is acting before God, knowing that God will fill the gap.
Faith is cimbing out on a limb, cutting off the your branch, and watching the tree fall.
Faith is … to be continued … literally – Mark Batterson

William Gibson

The future has arrived — it’s just not evenly distributed yet. – William Gibson

Richard Feldman

If you take a barrel full of water and add just one drop of urine, now you have barrel of urine-water. – Richard Feldman[1]

Eric Moore

Information vacuums can not occur because misinformation always fills the gap. – Eric D Moore


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EdXaWfoslc&feature=youtu.be&t=16m13s