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Earl Scruggs Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Earl Scruggs

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She was a great lady.
We raised three boys, were together as long as she lived,
and now she's passed on.
- Earl Scruggs

I enjoy doing new tunes.
It gives me a little bit to perk up,
to pay a little bit more attention.
- Earl Scruggs

He used to have a tent show, a little tent show,
and I thought I was going to get a job working one year on the tent show,
but he closed it down and I never got to go out there,
but anyway, he had a sax and played drums.
- Earl Scruggs

I don't think you'll ever get enough picking.
- Earl Scruggs

 

I worked with a guy, I can't think of his name,
him and his wife, and one of them had a saxophone and the other played drums.
It wasn't a regular job but I did a few gigs around home with them.
- Earl Scruggs

You know you can get gaudy with something,
and they didn't do that.
To me, I think it's very tasteful, well done,
with the silver and gold and the engraving.
I think it's very tasteful.
- Earl Scruggs

I don't like to travel as much as I have in the past,
but it's good for my soul to get to pick,
especially with these good musicians and these guys that play so well.
- Earl Scruggs

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That was one of the best, exciting things for me to play with them.
They were very young and eager to go.
I'd been playing with a band that was mostly old folks
that had been together so long we couldn't do anything to excite each other.
- Earl Scruggs

I know she would want me to still do what I'm doing,
because she kept me going a lot of times when I'd almost
lose interest in getting out on the road.
- Earl Scruggs

I like drums, really, if they're under control.
- Earl Scruggs

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Regrets and resentments cause great suffering but fix nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans


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