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Notable Quotes by Jimmy Williams

The Value of a Smile

It costs nothing, but creates much.
It enriches those who receive it,
without impoverishing those who give it.
It happens in a flash,
and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich that he can get along without it,
nor so poor but is richer for its benefits.
It creates happiness in the home,
fosters goodwill in business and is the countersign of friends.
It is rest to the weary,
daylight to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad,
and nature’s best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged,
borrowed or stolen,
for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody
until it is given away.
Nobody needs to smile so much,
as he who has none left to give.
Jimmy A. Williams


Luck is as good as brains – as long as it lasts.

Stupid questions make more sense then stupid mistakes.

You never know what you can do – until you try to undo what you did.

We have two ends with a common link, with one we sit, the other we think. Success depends on which you choose, heads you win and tails you lose.

Sometime when you’re feeling important – sometime when your ego’s in bloom--
Sometime when you take it for granted, you’re the best qualified in the room –
Sometime when you feel that you’re going, will leave an unfillable hole –
Just follow these simple instructions, and see how it humbles your soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water, stick your hand in it up to your wrist –
Pull it out and the part that’s remaining is the measure of how you’ll be missed –
You may splash all you please as you enter, you may stir up the water galore –
But wait, and you’ll see in a moment that it looks quite the same as before –
The moral of this quaint example, is to do just the best that you can –
Be proud of yourself, but remember – there is no indispensable man.

Until a man has learned to listen – he has no business teaching. Until a man realizes that everyone has something of truth and wisdom to offer, he does not begin to learn.   It’s only when he sees how each of his fellows surpasses him, does he begin to be wise – to himself and his fellow men.

It’s not what happens to you in life – it’s how you accept it.

Be careful of the words you say –
Keep them soft and sweet –
You never know from day to day –
Which ones you’ll have to eat.

The road one travels -- is often more rewarding – than the destination itself.

Wisdom is knowing what to do –
Knowledge is knowing how to do it –
Success is doing it.

If you say you can’t – you’re already done.
If you say you’ll try – you’ve at least begun.

Emotions must not have control, when attempting to reach a goal.

Efforts to succeed instead, are best directed by the head.

If you want to kill time – try killing it to death.

It’s what you learn after you think you know it all that counts.

The only difference between stepping stones and stepping blocks are the way you use them. 

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