That’s a surprising quote by Eddie Cantor (1892–1964), an energetic performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor, and songwriter known as an Apostle of Pep. His comment reminds me of a classical story about a rabbi who was famed for his wisdom. When he saw a man running down the street, he called out, “Why are you hurrying so?”

“I’m rushing to find my livelihood,” the man replied.

“And how do you know,” the rabbi asked, “that your livelihood is running ahead of you? Maybe it’s behind you, and all you need to do is stop running and it will catch up to you.”

This post was taken from “Inspirational Quotes about Life.”