The Wisdom of Yogi Berra

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September 22, 2015 marked the passing of baseball legend Yogi Berra at the ripe young age of 90. The Hall of Fame catcher was also well-known for a lifetime of malapropisms, many of which we have quoted in the pages of this newsletter over the years. Beneath the surface, his quotes often contained simple, easily overlooked insights. Here are some of our favorites:

  • “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
  • “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
  • “Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.”
  • “You can observe a lot by watching.”
  • “It’s déjà vu all over again.”
  • “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
  • “Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.”
  • “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
  • “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”
  • “We made too many wrong mistakes.”
  • “I knew the record would stand until it was broken.”
  • “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.”
  • “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”
  • “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”
  • “I never said most of the things I said.”
  • “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

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