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Phil’s Favorite Quotes

“A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock and trade.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
– Sir Winston Churchill


“I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
– Woody Allen


“Don’t let a personal tragedy become a financial disaster.”
– Frank J. Lojewski, Jr., ChFC, CLU, LUTCF, AEP; Financial Milestones – Radnor, PA


“Leave a Legacy, Not a Mess”
– Emerald Publications – September, 2007


“Interest in estate conservation has swelled since the highly publicized death of former model Anna Nicole Smith, at age 39, particularly among younger people.”
– Investment News – April, 2007


“Good luck is the natural residue of superb preparation.”
– Vincent Lombardi – Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers


“The only thing we take with us when we’re gone, is what we leave behind.”
– John Allston


“Imagination is more important than knowledge”
– Albert Einstein


“Thoughts of a beloved kindle and warm our hearts, and loss of a beloved colors the same feeling area with sadness. It is because of this that we often do not fully receive the blessings that are meant for us.”
– Bob Butera, PhD – Director of the YogaLife Institute, Devon, PA


“It almost never makes sense to name your estate as beneficiary of your retirement plans or IRAs. In most cases, it will cause an acceleration of the income taxes that could have been deferred.”
– Jeff Scroggin, AEP, JD, LL.M.


“Keep your important papers in a fire proof safe and in sealed plastic to keep them from being destroyed in a fire or flood.”
– Donna Pagano, CFP – President, Family Love Letter


“The harder I work, the luckier I get.”
– Samuel Goldwyn


“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.”
– Henry Ford


“Life insurance still represents one of America’s greatest remaining tax shelters.”
– Jonathan G. Blatmacher, Esq., Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy – New York, NY


“The Terri Schiavo case alerted everyone to the importance of making their wishes known about end-of-life health care decisions. ”
– Unknown


“Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. It’s for anyone who happens to love and care for someone.”
– Living Trust Network Staff


“Always do right…..This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
– Mark Twain


“Political winds blow in different directions, but the need to plan remains constant.”
– Tom Korb – Director, AALU


“Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”
– Mark Twain


“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”
– Benjamin Franklin


“You are what you know.”


“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”
– Sidney Greenberg


“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots, the other is wings.”
– Hodding Carter, Jr.


“Change is the law of life.  And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”
-John F. Kennedy


“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”


“The Journey Not the Arrival Matters.”
– T. S. Elliot


“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
– Satchel Page


“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill


“The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.”
– Albert Einstein


“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.”
– Thomas Edison


“Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.”
– Henry Ward Beecher