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Sam Donaldson Quotes and Sayings

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There was a little bit of ham in me.
And there's a lot of people say there's a lot of ham in me.
- Sam Donaldson

My mother did all she could to control me,
but at age 14 she sent me to a military school.
- Sam Donaldson

But I guess the lesson is this: If you don't have confidence
in yourself and think that you are worth hiring,
or whatever it is, you can't expect anyone else to.
- Sam Donaldson

I was a typical farm boy.
I liked the farm.
I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm,
go down to the drainage ditch and fish,
and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton.
- Sam Donaldson

 

It wasn't until the late '70s that a lot of people knew me.
- Sam Donaldson

If you have a setback, and you're not doing well and
then you overcome it somehow,
it always sticks with you.
You know it could happen again.
- Sam Donaldson

But my observation has been, certainly in the news business,
you've got to give 110 percent.
- Sam Donaldson

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The questions don't do the damage.
Only the answers do.
- Sam Donaldson

Well, I was born in El Paso, Texas, it was in the nearest
hospital to the family farm.
- Sam Donaldson

I wanted to be in this business, and once I got into
the business I knew I enjoyed it,
and I liked it, and I wanted to continue,
but I never had a five year plan.
- Sam Donaldson

News conferences are the only chance the American public
has to see Ronald Reagan use his mind.
- Sam Donaldson

It was kind of exciting being on the radio.
Not everybody was on the radio.
- Sam Donaldson

Some days the competition would beat me and I'd go
home thinking awful thoughts,
want to hide under the bed, depressed.
But of course, in the news business,
when you're working a daily news broadcast,
you get your victories and defeats every day.
- Sam Donaldson

I can't tell you what that little ingredient is which
makes that first person want to go on and aggressively do more,
and the other person be content to not do that.
It's a mystery, but it does happen.
- Sam Donaldson

And from a military school which taught me that to fit into society,
you can't just do anything you damn well please because it will suit you.
And that it's much better to be with the winners than it is with the losers.
- Sam Donaldson

I didn't come east of the Mississippi for the first
time in my life until I was 26 years of age,
but I knew.
I read magazines, I listened to radio,
I watched television.
I knew there was something out there,
and I wanted a part of it.
- Sam Donaldson

As I went to college, I went into radio and television.
Now I suppose most people think that's one step ahead
of basket weaving as a major in college,
but it was part of the journalism department.
- Sam Donaldson

And on election night I'd go down to city hall in El Paso,
Texas and cover the election.
In those days, of course, we didn't have exit polls.
You didn't know who had won the election until they
actually counted the votes.
I thought that was exciting too.
- Sam Donaldson

I don't know many people, if any, who have had some
straight line toward success.
I mean, they start here, they work hard,
they've got what it takes, and they just go straight
to the top over some number of years.
Most people get a little failure.
- Sam Donaldson

And really, the basis, I think, of achieving some success
in what I want to do today comes from my mother's push
to get me to read and to make something of myself from
the standpoint of an education.
- Sam Donaldson

My mother gave me a push.
If I hadn't had her, maybe I wouldn't have had the push.
If I hadn't gone to military school,
maybe I wouldn't have decided to get with the program.
Maybe I'd be running a bulldozer, rather than going
on and doing something more.
- Sam Donaldson

You really get the most out of sweet corn if you pick
the corn off the stalk and rush it to a pot of boiling water.
The longer you wait, the more sugar you lose.
But if you get it in the first half hour,
that is the sweetest corn ever.
- Sam Donaldson

But in 1941, on December 8th, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor,
my mother bought a radio and we listened to the war news.
We'd not had a radio up to that time.
I was born in 1934, so I was seven years of age.
- Sam Donaldson

The truth is, when I got started in this business,
it wasn't because I had a full understanding of the
importance of the business,
but because I thought it was fun.
I found it exciting.
It fulfilled me, whatever it was that I was looking for.
- Sam Donaldson

But as a young kid, I never did, really have an ambition to be a farmer.
I never thought, gee, I would like to farm,
and I want to raise these crops.
I didn't quite know what I wanted to do.
- Sam Donaldson

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray PHOTO

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- 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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

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

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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