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Quotes of the day: Paul Harvey

Published Wednesday, September 04, 2013 @ 2:49 AM EDT
Sep 04 2013

Paul Harvey Aurandt (September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009), better known as Paul Harvey, was an American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments. From the 1950s through the 1990s, Harvey's programs reached as many as 24 million people a week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations and 300 newspapers.


A father is a thing that is forced to endure childbirth, without an anesthetic.

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.

Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave. Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be.

Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore,' shoot six, and write down five.

I am fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is.

I started taking better care of myself once I saw how expensive funerals are.

I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress?'

If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then nine times out of ten it will.

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.

Like what you do. If you don't like it, do something else.

My nightmares relate all of man's inhumanity to man- to our willing acceptance of cruelty to the other animals.

Oh, things always get better. Tomorrow will always be better. Just think about it... is there any time in history in which you'd rather live than now?

Remember the uncertain soldier in our Civil War who, figuring to play it safe, dressed himself in a blue coat and gray pants and tip-toed out unto the field of battle. He got shot from both directions.

Retiring is just practicing up to be dead. That doesn't take any practice.

The road to success is always under construction.

There's a whole argument in the relief world about whether aid undermines the social and political contract between the state and its citizens. But if the government can't provide assistance, do you want to allow people to die?

These things I wish for you- tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.

We've drifted away from being fishers of men to being keepers of the aquarium.

When your outgo exceeds your income, the upshot may be your downfall.

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