The bones in the body are two hundred or more,
But in sorting out people, we need only four:
1) Wishbone People
They hope for, they long for, they wish for and sigh;
They want things to come, but aren’t willing to try.
2) Funnybone People
They laugh, grin and giggle, smile, twinkle the eye;
If work is a joke, sure, they’ll give it a try.
3) Jawbone People
They scold, jaw and sputter, they froth, rave and cry,
They’re long on the talk, but they’re short on the try.
4) Backbone People
They strike from the shoulder, they never say die;
They’re winners in life–for they know how to try.
I divide the world in three classes:
1) the few who make things happen,
2) the many who watch things happen,
3) the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens.
Much can be analyzed of a man’s character by noting what excites his laughter.
Great minds … discuss ideas.
Average minds … discuss events.
Small minds … discuss people.
Some people are so heavenly-minded they are no earthly good.
Many people are like a wheelbarrow–they go no further than they are pushed.
Many minds are like concrete–all mixed up & permanently set.
The brain is the only part of the human machine that doesn’t wear out. Probably it’s because the brain is the only part that is never overworked.
There are three kinds of workers. For example, when a piano must be moved, the first type gets behind & pushes; the second type gives instructions; the third type grabs the piano stool.