In Stratton’s Advice by Gary


Stratton’s Advice for Life’s Journey–Section 6

I’m not an expert but I am experienced.

From listening comes knowledge, From speaking comes repentance.

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.
Albert Szent Gyorgy

If I don’t ask “Why me” after my victories, I cannot ask “Why me” after my setbacks and disasters.
Arthur Ashe

“I will not put my name on a product that does not have in it the best that is in me.”
John Deere

Don’t lock yourself in a room with open doors.

When you think your a person of some authority, try ordering around another persons dog!

You can’t tell the depth of the well by the handle on the pump.

Dare to fail.

Better 0 for 20 than 0 for 0.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Yogi Berra

(The most successful person I have known in Grandma Maxine)

A person who lives well, laughs often, and loves all mankind;
Who gains respect of intelligent men and women and the love of little children;
Who fills one’s niche, does one’s work well, and makes the corner of the earth where
God has placed him or her a better place than it was before;
One who feels the flow of beauty in all life and never fails to voice praise for it,
Who always sees the best in other people, and lets them know it.
One whose life is an inspiration to all.
This is a successful person.

Success is not forever, and failure isn’t fatal.
Don Schula’s favorite saying

Excellence is never having learned enough.
Excellence is the gradual result of always wanting to do better.
Pat Riley in the book “The Winner Within”

When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, we do not see the ones which open for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

To accept his lot and be happy in his work…this is a gift of God.  He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.
Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 NIV

The hours which I have spent alone with Mr. Edison have brought me the real big returns of my life: to it I attribute all I have accomplished.
Thomas Edison, American Inventor  (Another of my favorite sayings)

If you have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Isaac Newton

Fear knocked at the door
Faith answered
No one was there
Author Unknown

Our goal is to discover
that we have always been
where we ought to be.

Good judgement comes from experience
Experience comes from bad judgement
Mark Twain