One of my clients, by the last name of Swim, is the king of aphorisms (aka Swimisms). Yesterday I stopped in the bookstore across the street and ran across a book of quotes that got me thinking about Mr. Swim and his sage bits of advice. My personal favorite of his is “Somewhere in that pile of s*#$ there’s a pony.”

So as I was sitting here gearing up for another work week, I searched and found a few to ponder.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.
Harold R. McAlindon

If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.

Hell, there are no rules here — we’re trying to accomplish something.
Thomas Alva Edison

Try to relax and enjoy the crisis.
Ashleigh Brilliant

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.
George Patton

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Albert Camus

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.
Robert Frost


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    Annette said,

    “Somewhere in that pile of s*#$ there’s a pony.”

    This really speaks to me! Sounds like my sort of guy! 🙂

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