My granddaddy, Julian E. Brown, Sr., loved to collect quotes. He’d write them out longhand on half sheets of paper and tack them all over the walls of his office at Soil Conservationist Services in Walton County, Georgia, where he worked for 47 years (not that he went away after he retired. He hung around the office so much, telling the young’uns how things should go, they finally hired him back as a district employee.).
Back when I was in college, he gave me some copies of his absolute favorites. I thought I’d share them here every now and then and see if we can start a conversation (see “Monologing” below!).
I’m sharing this one first because it perfectly sums up how Granddaddy lived his life.
“Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.”