“Perseverance produces character; character, hope; and hope never disappoints us.”

-St. Paul in Romans

March 26, 2020

“Washington is NOT your problem. It’s where you send your problems when you elect them.”
-Larry Minnix

March 23, 2020

“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
-Hopi prophesy

March 19, 2020

“You’ve no doubt heard it said the first criterion of leadership is: is there anybody following? I have come to believe that the question is the second criterion. The real first criterion of leadership is: Is there anybody actually leading”

-Larry Minnix

March 16, 2020

“Have courage for the great sorrows, and patience for the small ones, and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
-Victor Hugo

March 12, 2020

“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.”

-Hubert H. Humphrey

March 9, 2020

“In- breedin’ don’t work. It don’t work in horses. It don’t work in cows. It don’t work in huntin’ dawgs. And it ain’t worked in our family, and that’s what’s wrong with some of ’em. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that!”— Cuzzin Bubba (died at 94 just two weeks ago)

…. think about this wisdom– fitting in professional as well as personal situations.

March 2, 2020

  • “This would be a great time in the world for some man {or woman} to come along that knew something.”- Will Rogers
  • “The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the ax. For the ax was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was wood, he was one of them.”- Turkish Fable
Enjoy – Larry Minnix


When I retired from LeadingAge in 2015, they named the LeadingAge Leadership Academy in my honor – the greatest professional honor that I could imagine. Several hundred emerging leaders have completed the year-long fellowship program. The inaugural class gave me a gift – a leather-bound blank journal book to record reflections in it. It now reflects 15 years of quotes from others as well as my own ponderings. I tend to be folksy, so many of them begin with, “Like my late Uncle Clarence used to say …” or “Like my cousin Bubba always says…” I plan to put one or two a week on my web site.

I will send it to friends and distribute them on LinkedIn. I hope you take a look from time to time and find the “wisdom” meaningful– and encourage you to write down your own as they come to you. Some times I will offer brief commentary or context, but most often will let the pieces stand on their own.

Jehyun Sung