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Wise Sayings


A chip on the shoulder indicates wood higher up.

A compromise is a deal in which two people get what neither of them wanted.

A conservative is one who does not think that anything should be done for the first time.

A debutante is a young girl with bride ideas.

A diplomat is one who can bring home the bacon without spilling the beans.

A dog has many friends because he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

A dogmatic person always has concrete opinions thoroughly mixed and permanently set.

A false friend and a shadow attend only when the sun shines.

A fine is a tax for doing wrong.  A tax is a fine for doing well.

A first grade teacher is one who knows how to make little things count.

A folk singer is a person who gets rich singing about how wonderful it is to be poor.

A fool empties his head every time he opens his mouth.

A friend is one who knows all about you and loves you just the same.

A friend who is not in need could be a friend indeed.

A girl who is free for the evening could be very expensive.

A good example of give and take is to take pains to give pleasure.

A good father, finding his son on the wrong track, will provide switching facilities.

A good idea that is shared with others will live forever.

A good listener is not only popular, but he learns while he listens.

A good reputation is precious, but a good character is priceless.

A good salesman is one who convinces his wife she looks fat in a fur coat.

A gossip is one who has a sense of rumor.

A gossip is one who keeps a swivel tongue in her head.

A kiss is a contraction of the mouth due to an enlargement of the heart.

A lawyer is one who is summoned when a felon needs a friend.

A lot of happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything.

A man cannot hold another person down without stooping himself.

A man is not rewarded for having brains, but only for using them.

A man soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions.

A man too often shows his worst side to his better half.

A man who cannot lead and will not follow invariable obstructs.

A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous.

A man who is in love with himself will never have many rivals.

A man who is wrong but won't admit it always gets angry.

A man's character is measured by what he would do if he knew he wouldn't be found out.

A mere suggestion, when made by the boss, often assumes the importance of a command.

A mysterious envelope will be mailed to you with a little window in it.  Pay it.

A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.

A person who shows promise has learned how to keep them.

A person with a green thumb seldom paints a town red.

A philosopher is a man who knows exactly what to do until it happens to him.

A practical nurse is one who marries a wealthy patient.

A rabbit's foot is a poor substitute for horse sense.

A raving beauty is a girl who finished second in a beauty contest.

A shady business never results in a sunny life.

A sick man who takes a turn for the nurse is getting better.

A smile is a curve that can set many things straight.

A smile is a language that even a baby understands.

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

A specialist is a doctor who trains his patients to become ill only during office hours.

A summer camp is where little children go for mother's vacation.

A teakettle, although up to its neck in hot water, continues to sing.

A thoroughly enjoyed vacation often stimulates your aspirations.

A vacation is a trip that puts you in the pink and leaves you in the red.

A wedding ring is a one man band.

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not been discovered.

A wise man is one who learns from everyone.

A woman's chief asset is a man's imagination.

A woman's promise to be on time often carries a lot of wait.

About the time you learn to make the most of life, the most of it is gone.

Adolescence is when children start bringing up their parents.

Adolescence: When youth assumes the responsibility for answering the phone.

Adult education often begins with a teenage marriage.

Alimony is sometimes known as bounty on the mutiny.

Alimony is the high cost of leaving.

All children, even those who don't deserve it, need love.

All men are equal but it's what they're equal to that counts.

All progress stems from change, but all change is not necessarily progress.

 All the world loves a lover--unless waiting for the phone he's using.

All too often a clear conscience is merely the result of a bad memory.

All too often you read the directions only to find out what you did wrong.

Almost invariably a successful man appears simple but is very wise.

Always hold your head up, but keep your nose at the friendly level.

Always put off until tomorrow the things you should not do today.

Always put your best foot forward--but don't step on other people's toes.

America will be the land of the free only so long as it's the home of the brave.

An able organizer surrounds himself with people who are more able than he is.

An antique is an object that has made a round trip to the attic.

An egotist is a person who is always me-deep in conversations.

An expert is a person who has a very good reason for guessing wrong.

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

An optimist says his cup is still half full; a pessimist declares it half-empty.

An ounce of example is worth a pound of advice.

Anyone who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.

At times a second-hand car makes you realize how hard it is to drive a bargain.

Average men have five senses.  Successful men have two more--horse and common.

Less than 9% of Americans believe in evolution as taught in the schools.