Wednesday Witticisms: George Burns

Gracie Allen and George Burns early in their c...
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Many of the younger folk will not remember George Burns. But I, for one, loved listening to the banter between Gracie and him as he played the straight man. When Gracie  passed, he took on the persona of an amiable old comedian, puffing on his cigars in between well-placed one liners. He lived to be 100 years old and I consider myself fortunate to be around during a few of those years. Enjoy!

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.
George Burns

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
George Burns

Look to the future, because that is where you’ll spend the rest of your life.
George Burns

Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that’s down can come up.
George Burns

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
George Burns

You’ve got to be honest; if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
George Burns

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.
George Burns

Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere.
George Burns

Happy Wednesday!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ruth says:

    Nice set of his sayings. He had so many. I enjoy his perspective on family. 🙂

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Thanks, Ruth. I’ve always enjoyed his humor.

  2. Judy says:

    Love George Burns! What a character! And unforgettable.

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I agree. Loved his timing!

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