Life [Golf] Is A Long Lesson In Humility

Life Golf Is A Long Lesson In Humility

You pretty much have to be either golf obsessed or dreadfully bored to even begin my search for quotes that make perfect sense when substituting the word “golf” for the “life.”

What made me begin this search?  When I ran across the quote, “Life is a long lesson in humility,” I immediately thought “golf.” That’s when I thought it would be interesting to look for Words of Wisdom that could easily be changed into Words of Wisdom for Golfers.  Just for record, the aforementioned “life” quote comes from James M. Barrie (1860 to 1937), the Scottish dramatist and novelist, who wrote Peter Pan.

Below is the result of my search. 

Life (Golf) is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. -- Samuel Butler

Life (Golf) is the art of drawing without an eraser. -- John W. Gardner

Do not take life (golf) too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. -- Elbert Hubbard

Life (Golf) is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius

Keep smiling, because life (golf) is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. -- Marilyn Monroe 

Life (Golf) is a storm that will test you unceasingly. Don’t wait for calm waters that may not arrive. Derive purpose from resilience. Learn to sail the raging sea. – Unknown

If there’s a single lesson that life (golf) teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so. -- Lev Grossman

Life (Golf) moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it. -- Ferris Bueller

Life (Golf) is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. -- Leonardo da Vinci

Life (Golf) is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. -- Charles Swindoll 

Life (Golf) is a mixing of all kind of things: comedy and tragedy going together. -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Life (Golf) is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life (Golf) is an ever-flowing process and somewhere on the path some unpleasant things will pop up – it might leave a scar, but then life is flowing, and like running water, when it stops it grows stale. Go bravely on, my friend, because each experience teaches us a lesson. Keep blasting because life is such that sometimes it is nice and sometimes it is not. -- Bruce Lee

Sometimes life (golf) hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. -- Steve Jobs


Play Away

Allan (Still a steady-as-she-goes 13.)

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