Petrol Pump Wisdom

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A Johannesburg South Africa filling station has become quite a landmark in Gauteng with its daily Petrol Pump Wisdom – uplifting quotes written on a chalkboard. Some motorists say they deliberately travel this route just to read the quote which brightens their day. Here are some:

  • Stop trying to make everybody happy. You’re not tequila.
  • Don’t do something permanently stupid because you’re temporarily upset.
  • Be who you needed when you were younger.
  • It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.
  • If you have to choose between drinking wine or being skinny would you choose red or white?
  • When you forgive you heal. When you let go you grow.
  • Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future.
  • In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
  • When you make a commitment you build hope. When you keep it you build trust.
  • May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears –Nelson Mandela
  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
  • Why do we only rest in peace? Why don’t we live in peace also?

God bless your day!

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Pithy Sayings

LaughterFrom time to time I run out of fresh ideas on topics of practical or theological or political interest, so I decide simply to share stuff that some find humorous. That’s what I have for you this week. Some of you may even be old enough to recognize the source of a few of these sayings.

  • The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending and to have the two as close together as possible. George Burns
  • Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. Victor Borge
  • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Mark Twain
  • By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. Socrates
  • I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. Groucho Marx
  • I have never hated a man enough to give back his diamonds. Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. Alex Levine
  • My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying. Rodney Dangerfield
  • Money can’t buy you happiness. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. Spike Milligan
  • I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap. Bob Hope
  • We could certainly slow the aging process if it had to work its way through Congress. Will Rogers
  • Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. Winston Churchill
  • Maybe it’s true that life begins at fifty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. Phyllis Diller
  • By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere. Billy Crystal
  • The cardiologist’s diet: If it tastes good spit it out.
  • May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door!

God bless your day!