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Sidey’s Weekend Challenge


Most people stumble over the truth, now and then, but they usually manage to pick themselves up and go on, anyway.
Winston Churchill

Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off, you forget you’re acting.
Charlie Sheen

It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Mark Twain

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Benjamin Franklin

People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.
George Carlin

What one has to do usually can be done.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Theodore Roosevelt

The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
Edgar Allan Poe

Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it’s usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.
Jim Morrison

Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.
Henry Ford

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
Napoleon Hill

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
Thomas A. Edison

They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.
Thomas A. Edison

A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
Henry David Thoreau

Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
Jim Rohn

I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears.
Bette Davis

If something is irrational, that means it won’t work. It’s usually unrealistic.
Albert Ellis

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

24 thoughts on ““USUALLY” QUOTES

  1. These are terrific, Adee. My favorites:

    The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
    Thomas A. Edison

    It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
    Mark Twain



  2. Loved these, adee!


  3. Thanks, Cindy, the best I could do at the moment, haha.


  4. wonderful quotes. thanks Adee.


  5. What a great response to the prompt. I loved all of these.


  6. Morning Adee…always love the Churchhill quotes.
    Have a great weekend.


  7. Hi Gran, he was quite something wasn’t he. Enjoy your w/end too.


  8. ha. i love the edison response….great stuff…happy saturday…


    • I agree and it is very true that the prospect of hard work would put many people off… lovely weather here the last couple of days, freezing nights but beautiful crisp days. Enjoy your weekend Brian. 🙂


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  10. I enjoyed these “usuallys.”


  11. I like “usually”. In my papers I always cover by employing such great phrases as: 1. there is evidence to support….2. It is not unreasonable to conclude…..3. some scholars have suggested….4. Evidence exists to…..5. While continued research is suggested…..6. Many people believe…..7. There may exist some possibility…..8. A majority present that…. 9. It has been asserted and so on. Allows one the be academic accurate and disingenuous at the same time.


  12. Fantastic post, Adeeyoyo! Loved them all, but the Churchill quote most of all.


  13. A great selection of unusually using ‘usually’!


  14. Fun, Adeeyoyo – they’re all good, but I particularly like the first of Thomas A Edison’s, and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 🙂


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