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The Wisdom of Yogi

Winners’ Wisdom: By Jim Stovall

These weekly columns are read by people literally around the world.  I get calls and email from readers representing every conceivable culture, lifestyle, and background.  In many parts of the world, if I were to mention The Wisdom of Yogi, they would immediately think of a spiritual guide or thought leader. 
 
Here in America, while we respect wisdom from all cultures around the world, we have our own unique Yogi who, in his own right, is a spiritual guide and thought leader. 
 
Lawrence Peter Berra, better known as Yogi, came to national prominence as maybe the best catcher ever to play professional baseball.  It has been decades since his retirement from the game, but he continues to stay at the forefront of our society, thanks to countless offbeat quotes that seem to be nonsensical until you give them some thought. 
 
Throughout hundreds of these weekly columns, I have endeavored to bring you the words and thoughts from the greatest minds of all time.  This week, I will step aside and let you hear from the esteemed Yogi Berra who said:
 
“It’s like déjà vu all over again.”
 
“We made too many wrong mistakes.”
 
“You can observe a lot just by watching.”
 
“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
 
“He hits from both sides of the plate.  He’s amphibious.”
 
“If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.”
 
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up someplace else.”
 
“I really didn’t say everything I said.”
 
“The future ain’t what it used to be.”
 
“I think Little League is wonderful.  It keeps the kids out of the house.”
 
“Nobody goes there anymore because it’s too crowded.”
 
“I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”
 
“We have deep depth.”
 
“All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”
 
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
 
“Always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”
 
“Never answer anonymous letters.”
 
“The towels were so thick there, I could hardly close my suitcase.”
 
“Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”
 
“In baseball, 90% of the game is half mental.”
 
“It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”
 
As you go through your day today, laugh a little and think a lot with Yogi Berra.
 
Today’s the day!

Jim Stovall is the president of Narrative Television Network, as well as a published author of many books including The Ultimate Gift. He is also a columnist and motivational speaker. He may be reached at 5840 South Memorial Drive, Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74145-9082; by email at Jim@JimStovall.com; or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jimstovallauthor.

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