Quotes of the Day for 2 May 2012 – Mardy Grothe
Mardel Grothe was born, 45 minutes before his twin brother, at Minot, North Dakota on this day in 1942, the son of a carpenter. He took to reading but was an indifferent and lazy student. He not only stole hubcaps but wasn't good at that either, he was convicted on felony charges at age sixteen. With help from a guidance counselor he turned things around, graduating from the University of North Dakota and earning a Ph.D. in psychology at Columbia University. He practiced at Boston, eventually applying his skill at marriage counseling to relationships in the workplace. He wrote four books in that field before retiring, then turned his full attention to quotes. If you've been paying any attention at all here, you know I'm a big fan of his books and his weekly newsletter, he wrote one of the chapters in my new e-book. He not only collects the quotes of others, he's penned a few quotable commments of his own.
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In all human affairs, the wisest course is to be passionate about the role of reason and reasonable about the role of passion.
People sometimes forget when you remember, but they always remember when you forget.
Throughout history, one of the biggest problems is that the correct course of action is not always obvious, and the obvious course of action is not always correct.
We all know that working out reduces stress, but it's equally true that stressing out reduces work.
When we successfully deceive others, they are not aware of it; the same is true with self-deception.
Turning seventy is like beginning the eighth inning of a baseball game. The contest is nearing completion, but there's likely to be some action, and even a few exciting plays, before the game draws to an end.
All from Mardy Grothe
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