Bob Mueller


Wedding Officiant

Motivational Speaker

Memorial Service Officiant

United Catholic Church Bishop


My 20 Favorite Quotes


I am a collector of quotes that can be used as daily affirmations and guides.  There are so many great things said that are noteworthy.  Here are 20 of my favorites that center on specific themes.


My favorite friendship quote:

     “A friend is someone who can see through you and still enjoys the show.”


In the area of letting go and not trying to control everything:

-“Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It wastes your time and it annoys   the pig.”

-“When it starts to rain, let it.”


For wisdom I always love:

               -“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook”

-William James


At Hosparus we believe strongly in Jonathan Swift’s quote:

            -“May you live all the days of your life.”


            The best quote on change and growth that I’ve found is:

     -“If you’re green you grow, if you’re ripe you rot.”


A quote that motivates me to action is:

     -“Those who believe that they can do something and those who believe they can’t are both right.”            -Henry Ford


Two other quotes I love are these:

     -“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

                                   -Ralph Waldo Emerson

     -“The really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.”

                                   -Mark Twain



My most prayerful quote is this one on gratitude:

     “-If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough.”                      -Meister Eckart 


Other quotes that make my “Top Twenty” are:

     -“Everyone’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s finger.”

                                                        -Hans Christian Anderson


    -“An optimist goes to the window every morning and says, ‘Good morning, God.’  The pessimist goes to the window and says, ‘Good God, morning.’”


   -“It’s easy to get good players.  Getting them to play together, that’s the hard part.”

                                     -Casey Stengel


  -“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

                                    -Eleanor Roosevelt


 -“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

                                                      -John Wooden


  -“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito.”

                                    -Anita Roddick


-“Have you ever noticed that anybody going slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”

                                   -George Carlin


-“Each day is a gift.  Receive it with thankfulness, unwrap it with anticipation, and relish it with joy!”


-“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.”

                                   -Michael McGriff, M.D. 


-“Life is too short to wear tight shoes.”

                       -Chad Young Kopple (Died at 16 years)