Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Amish Quotes

I enjoy quote books. A friend lent me a book of Amish quotes and I've finally gotten around to reading it through. Here are some of my favorites:

"Don't hurry, don't worry, do your best, leave the rest"
"Bibles that are coming apart usually belong to people who are not"
"It may be difficult to wait on the Lord, but it is worse to wish you had"
"Don't pray when it rains, if you don't pray when the sun shines"
"Be like the teakettle; when it's up to its neck in hot water, it sings"
"You can tell when you're on the right track. It's usually uphill"

"Our children are the only treasures we can take to heaven"
"A sweater is a garment worn by a child when his mother feels chilly"
"Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes"
"If parents don't train their children, the children will train the parents"
"Good character like good soup is usually homemade"

"A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of things"
"Swallowing words before you say them is so much better than having to eat them afterward"
"A man is happier to be sometimes cheated than to never trust"
"It is better to give others a piece of your heart than a piece of your mind"
"The best vitamin for making friends is B1"
"He who talks to you about others will talk to others about you"

"The reason some people get lost in thought is because it is unfamiliar territory"
"The trouble with doing nothing is it's too hard to tell when you're finished"
"One thing you can learn by watching the clock is that it passes time by keeping its hands busy"


A Joyful Chaos said...

Lovely assortment of great quotes!

Thanks for sharing.

matthew said...

And thanks for commenting. It gave me a chance to read your blog which is quite delightful!

Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed these, thank you Matthew.