Thought for Today

“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Jack Benny

Leonard Durso pointed out to me a very similar quote by Mark Twain.  Thank you Leonard

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” —Mark Twain

Either way you state it, when it comes to age, I don’t mind and it doesn’t matter.  🙂

8 thoughts on “Thought for Today”

  1. No, you got the quote right. That was Jack Benny. It’s just very close to the Twain quote. In those days, comedians had a staff of writers and one of them probably “borrowed” the Twain quote for Benny. But you are correct in citing Jack Benny for that version.

    1. Thank you for the clarification I did amend todays post to include both quotes. I gather these quotes with at least a little fear and trepidation. I would prefer the quotes came from our personal library, but large as it is we’d end up with a lot of stuff from Charles Fillmore, Edgar Cayce and Emily Dickinson — with maybe a little Gerard Manley Hopkins thrown in there.

  2. Actually there’s a quote very similar to this by Mark Twain: Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. I think Jack Benny’s writers did a little paraphrasing, which was/is not uncommon then and now.

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