John Longden

1898 - 1969

A Quote by John Longden on fraud, judgment, and opportunity

A con-man convicted of fraud was sentenced to twenty-five years. He said, "Judge, I can't serve twenty-five years." "Why can't you?" "Because I'm seventy years old now." Then the judge gave him a very significant reply, "Well, do the best you can." Now, are you doing the best you can? With all the tools at hand, and all the opportunities and privileges which are yours, are you doing your best? Many of us fall down, but we have an opportunity to get up again. Don't be a quitter.

John Longden (1898 - 1969)

Source: at BYU, March 22,1961

Contributed by: Zaady

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