Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kings Say the Darndest Things

In the United States we don't hand out crowns for leadership, scholarship, or achievement. Oddly enough, we reserve such signs of rank and privilege for beauty queens and birthday parties.

We don't allow one woman or one man to have the power to make every decision for us. The man who sits in the Oval Office knows he serves at the will of the people and that if he doesn't get it right he may as well not unpack his bags.
My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
William Shakespeare

But that doesn't mean we don't have wise men and women in our country who occasionally have something to say that we should take to heart. And a few of these men and even a few of these women are indeed Kings.

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace and a soul generated by love.”

Coretta Scott King

If a bullfrog had wings it wouldn't bump his behind every time he hopped.”

Don King

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.

Stephen King

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King Jr.

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.

Stephen King

“Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever.”

Billie Jean King

“Critics don't buy records. They get 'em free.”

Nat King Cole

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will
teach me anything.
So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.

Larry King

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

BB King

There's something to think about in everything these Kings said. I particularly like speculating on Don King's remark about the bull frog. After all, one of our ancestors grew legs like his and walked out of the water. If they had grown wings instead, imagine where we might be .

See ya down the road,

1 comment:

Geezerguy said...

Great set of quotes. I like the frog one too, but just think what we could do if we were the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.

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