Yogi Berra, Icon, Baseball Legend, Humorist

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Real Estate Agent with The Adams Home Team - KW Luxury Homes

        The irrepressible Yogi Berra passed away almost a year ago. Berra was a three-time American League Most Valuable Player; led American League catchers in home runs and RBIs in nine consecutive seasons from 1949 to 1957 and played in 75 World Series games, among other accomplishments. As famous as Berra was for his skills on the baseball field, he was equally known for being quite the philosopher with what has become known as "Yogi-isms". Here is a sample. Many have possible business applications…and all will put a smile on your face. Enjoy…..

• “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

• “You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get      there.”

• “Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded.”

• “You can observe a lot by watching.”

• “The future ain't what it used to be.”

• “We made too many wrong mistakes.”

• “It's déjà vu all over again.”

• “It ain't the heat, it' s the humility.”

• “You don't have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it'll go.”

• “It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.”

• “Even Napoleon had his Watergate.”

•  "I tell the kids, somebody's gotta win, somebody's gotta lose. Just don't fight about it. Just try to get    better."

• "How can you think and hit at the same time?"

• "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."

• "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is."

Comments (6)

Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Thanks for sharing these Missy. Every one of them makes me smile.

Sep 15, 2016 03:25 AM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

I met him once at a baseball game in ny.. what a character... my fav: "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."

Sep 15, 2016 01:05 PM
Missy Adams
The Adams Home Team - KW Luxury Homes - Nashua, NH
The Adams Home Team - Dedicated to Your Needs

You are lucky to have met him...! My husband watched him at Yankee stadium when he was (much) younger. Thanks for the input.

Sep 19, 2016 03:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for sharing the Yogiisms, always a joy to read and think about the wisdom he shared.

Sep 24, 2016 05:22 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Missy and welcome to the Rain. Yogi was a very special guy and smarter than he was given credit for.

Sep 25, 2016 12:36 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Afternoon Missy - thank you so much for sharing.  I always love hearing those Yogi isms!

Sep 25, 2016 04:07 AM