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Casey Stengel

Before there was Yogi Bera who said, “When You Get to the Fork in the Road Take It, ” There was Casey Stengel.  Here is a source for his quotes. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/casey_stengel.html

Some of his sayings include:

“I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.”

It’s wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn’t used to like.”

“Never make predictions, especially about the future.”

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.”

There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them.”

Hope you enjoy one of America’s Great Philosophers.

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While everyone wants to quote Shakespere, Plato and Nietzsche here’s some quotes from the real philosophers of our time.

Yogi Berra..

  • “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
  • “Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical”
  • I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
  • “I never said most of the things I said”
  • “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded”
  • “There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em.”
  • “You can observe a lot by just watching.”

Gracie Allen…

  • “Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I’ll develop my radio personality.”
  • “The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow.”
  • “This used to be a government of checks and balances. Now it’s all checks and no balances.”
  • “When I was born I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half.”
  • “Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years”

Casey Stengel

  • “All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height. “
  • “Don’t cut my throat, I may want to do that later myself.”
  • “Never make predictions, especially about the future”
  • “The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.”
  • “There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them”

Groucho Marx

  • ” A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. “
  • “From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend on reading it. “
  • “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. “
  • “I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.”
  • I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” 

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This is a great video.  Ignore the guy singing about 1/3 the way through it goes on to better stuff.  It presents the greatest picture every taken.  It’s what the hubble telescope sees when it looks into blank space. 

It shows the first real proof of what deep, deep, deep space looks like billions of light years away. 

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