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Wise Sayings

If you don't aim high, you will never hit high.

Ideas are like children: your own are very wonderful.

If a man could have half his Wishes, he would double his troubles.  (Franklin)

 If all cars in the U.S. were placed end to end, some fool would try to pass them.

If at first you don't succeed, try following directions.

If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.

If it is vital that you get a job done, ask the busiest person you know to do it.

If the job doesn't mean more than the pay, it will never pay more.

If we don't stand for something, we will fall for anything.

If you admit you're all wrong when you are, you're all right.

If you are losing an argument with your spouse, try a kiss.

If you can't do extraordinary things, do ordinary things extraordinarily well.

If you do a favor, forget it.  If you receive a favor, remember it.

 If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it.

If you leave nothing to chance, you'll do few things wrong, but you'll also do few things.

If you must criticize, leave the person with the idea he has been helped.

If you show people you're a live wire, they won't step on you.

If you steal a kiss, it may be petty larceny, but sometimes it's grand.

If you tell it, it could be gossip.  If you hear it, it's news.

If you want something, work for it.  If you expect something, wait for it.

If you want to change your circumstances, perhaps you should change yourself.

If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear tight shoes.

If you want to improve your memory, loan money to others.

If you want to keep your friends don't give them away.

If you want to live to see ninety, don't look for it on the speedometer.

If you will not put things off, you may put them over.

If you would have the world beat a path to your door, try taking a nap.

If your aim is good in this world, chances are good you'll miss fire in the next.

In an argument, the best weapon to hold is your tongue.

In every problem there is an opportunity.

In your concern about left and right, don't forget above and below.

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.

Intuition enables a woman to contradict her husband before he says anything.

It also takes two to make up after the quarrel.

"It can be done," is good, but, "It's done," is better.

It is as thoughtful to acknowledge a good deed as to do one.

It is better to give rather than lend--the cost is about the same.

It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.

It is better to wear out than to rust out.

It is much easier to acquire a new habit than to break an old one.

It is nobler to make yourself great than to be born so.

It is what we learn after we think we know it all that counts.

It isn't your position that makes you happy or unhappy; it's your disposition.

It takes a lot of patients to be a successful doctor.

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

It usually takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you didn't.

It would be better to marry for good than for better or worse.

It's a tossup whether it is worse to be old and bent or young and broke.

It's better to bet on a horse and lose than make a mental bet and lose your mind.

It's better to face up to trouble squarely than to live in fear of it forever.

It's better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall.

It's much easier to ride a horse in the direction he's going.

It's not necessary to repeat gossip if you speak clearly the first time.

It's not the hours we put in but what we put in the hours that counts.

It's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your years.

It's often the one with the winning hand who wants to put his cards on the table.

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