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55+ Paul Harvey Quotes From The American Radio Broadcaster

Paul Harvey's programs reached as many as 24 million people per week from 1951 to 2008.

Paul Harvey's 'So God Made a Farmer' speech was delivered at the 1978 Future Farmers of America convention.

The speech was first shared in 1986 on Harvey's partnered segment. The speech acquired a couple of expressions from a 1975 article composed by Harvey in the Gadsden Times, which was itself motivated by parts of a 1940 meaning of a dirt farmer published in The Farmer-Stockman.

Every day, he’d begin a broadcast with one of his catchphrases, "Hello, Americans! I’m Paul Harvey." Then after he started his story, before the next break, Paul Harvey would say, "In a moment... the rest of the story." And at the very end, he would hint with his famous sign-offs, "Now you know... this is the rest of the story." and conclude his radio show with, "Paul Harvey... Good day." These are memorable Paul Harvey quotes. If you want to know the rest of the story, keep reading!

Given below are some Paul Harvey quotes. If you like reading these Paul Harvey quotes, you could also check out Edward R Morrow quotes and Gloria Steinem quotes.

Famous Paul Harvey Quotes

Here are Paul Harvey famous quotes listed for you. Have a read of the Paul Harvey quotes below, including the iconic Paul Harvey quotes - 'the rest of the story'.

1. "...Delay, says Dr. Manner, is a luxury which people with right-now cancers cannot afford."

- Paul Harvey.

2. "Yoga aims to bring about a situation where the mind is quieter and more effective. It's not only about relaxation, it's also about improving our energy."

- Paul Harvey.

3. "Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore,' shoot six, and write down five."

- Paul Harvey.

4. "Mr. President, I love you, but you're wrong."

- Paul Harvey.

5. "All my life I wanted to play golf like Jack Nicklaus, and now I do."

- Paul Harvey.

6. "Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave."

- Paul Harvey.

7. "Communism has defeated itself everywhere except... in American colleges."

- Paul Harvey.

8. "Everything you use in a modern lifestyle has to be made using a tool of some sort."

- Paul Harvey.

9. "When your outgo exceeds your income, the upshot may be your downfall."

- Paul Harvey.

10. "Now you know the rest of the story."

- Paul Harvey.

11. "I am fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is."

- Paul Harvey.

12. "If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will."

- Paul Harvey.

13. "A policeman must know everything - and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake."

- Paul Harvey.

14. "I was never one who sought to make the small man tall by cutting off the legs of a giant."

- Paul Harvey.

15. "Ever since I made tomorrow my favorite day, I've been uncomfortable looking back."

- Paul Harvey.

16. "Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because the government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote."

- Paul Harvey.

17. "Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be."

- Paul Harvey.

18. "They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?"

- Paul Harvey.

19. "We've drifted away from being fishers of men to being keepers of the aquarium."

- Paul Harvey.

20. "For me, success is, during this early pilgrimage, to leave the woodpile a little higher than I found it."

- Paul Harvey.

21. "Fathers are men who give daughters away to other men who aren't nearly good enough."

- Paul Harvey.

22. "It was self-serving politicians who convinced recent generations of Americans that we could all stand in a circle with our hands in each other’s pockets and somehow get rich."

- Paul Harvey.

23. "The indignation of politicians is NOT a good measure of the gravity of any situation."

- Paul Harvey.

24. "Each generation imagines that we're all going to hell."

- Paul Harvey.

25. "Man — despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments — owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains."

- Paul Harvey.

26. "Cut out the free feed for the boss hogs at the public trough and the spill-over they've been leaving us. We'll manage."

- Paul Harvey.

27. "Each generation goes through a little hell and comes out heat tempered and better than before."

- Paul Harvey.

28. "At that moment the church bells began to ring."

- Paul Harvey.

29. "...so they can have grandchildren who are smarter than anybody's."

- Paul Harvey.

30. "In small towns as well as large, good people outnumber bad people by 100 to 1."

- Paul Harvey.

Paul Harvey Quotes - Farmer

Paul Harvey quotes from his most famous talk.

The speech 'So God Made a Farmer' began as a continuation of the Genesis creation narrative referring to the actions God took on the eighth day. It continued with God expressing the characteristics needed by the person he is creating. Here are few 'So God Made a Farmer' Paul Harvey quotes.

31. "God said, and on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, 'I need a caretaker.'"

- Paul Harvey.

32. "God said, I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild."

- Paul Harvey.

33. "God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds."

- Paul Harvey.

34. "God said, somebody, to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait for lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies."

- Paul Harvey.

35. "God said, it had to be somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake, and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder."

- Paul Harvey.

36. "God said, I need somebody who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, and then pain’n from tractor back, put in another seventy-two hours."

- Paul Harvey.

Paul Harvey Inspirational Quotes

Paul had given many inspirational reflections for healthcare, politics, and discipline. Here are a few inspirational Paul Harvey quotes.

37. "Like what you do. If you don't like it, do something else."

- Paul Harvey.

38. "I have never seen a monument erected to a pessimist."

- Paul Harvey.

39. "I just get up again when I fall down."

- Paul Harvey.

40. "Self-government won't work without self-discipline."

- Paul Harvey.

41. "If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?"

- Paul Harvey.

42. "Retiring is just practicing up to be dead. That doesn't take any practice."

- Paul Harvey.

43. "In big towns the 100 are nervous. But in small towns, it's the one."

- Paul Harvey.

44. "If we cannot count on ourselves to do the right thing how can we count on anyone or anything else?"

- Paul Harvey.

45. "If you don't live it, you don't believe it."

- Paul Harvey.

46. "The years don't always add wisdom, but they do add perspective."

- Paul Harvey.

47. "You can always tell when you are on the road to success; it's uphill all the way."

- Paul Harvey.

48. "Stay in your seat come times of trouble. It's only people who jump off the roller coaster who get hurt."

- Paul Harvey.

49. "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."

- Paul Harvey.

Paul Harvey Christmas Story Quotes

The late Chicago-based radio broadcaster Paul Harvey used to retell this story for decades on his Christmas radio broadcast; let's look at a few Paul Harvey quotes from the story.

Listening to 'The Man and the Birds' Christmas story became a wonderful Christmas tradition for many by Paul.

50. "The man I’m going to tell you about was not a scrooge, he was a kind decent, mostly good man. Generous to his family and upright in his dealings with other men."

- Paul Harvey.

51. "He went to the window to watch the flurries getting heavier and heavier and then he went back to his fireside chair and began to read his newspaper."

- Paul Harvey.

52. "Minutes later he was startled by a thudding sound. Then another... and then another."

- Paul Harvey.

53. "The sound reached his ears above the sounds of the wind. He stood there listening to the bells, Adeste Fidelis, listening to the bells pealing the glad tidings of Christmas."

- Paul Harvey.

54. "He just couldn’t swallow the Jesus story, about God coming to Earth as a man."

- Paul Harvey.

55. "At first he thought someone must be throwing snowballs against the living room window. But when he went to the front door to investigate he found a flock of birds huddled outside miserably in the snow."

- Paul Harvey.

56. "He told his wife I’m truly sorry to distress you, but I’m not going with you to church this Christmas Eve."

- Paul Harvey.

57. "But the man just didn’t believe in all of that incarnation stuff that the churches proclaim at Christmas time."

- Paul Harvey.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Paul Harvey Quotes, why not look at Marcus Garvey Quotes and Malcolm Muggeridge Quotes?

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