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Wise Sayings


Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Take your hat off to the past; take your coat off to the future.

Talking about it won't help you reduce.  You have to keep your mouth shut.

Teenagers get confused when some advise: "Find yourself," while others say: "Get lost."

Temper is so good a thing that we should never lose it.

The "one for the road" should be a seat belt.

The art of conversation lies in the ability to disagree without being disagreeable.

The assertion: "It can't happen to me," keeps many from worrying themselves to death.

The best angle to approach a problem is from try angle.

The best board of education is sometimes a shingle.

The best eraser in the world is a good night's sleep.

The best gifts are always tied with heartstrings.

The best marriage counselor is the child who hugs Mom and Dad at the same time.

The best proof of wisdom is the result.

The best safety device in a car is a rear view mirror with a policeman in it.

The best things in life may be free, but things money can buy aren't bad either.

The best way to be understood is to be understanding.

The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.

The best way to double your money is to fold it once and put it back in your pocket.

The biggest objection to the younger generation is that many of us don't belong to it.

The busy bee has no time to be sad.

The chip on an angry man's shoulder is often only bark.

The city of happiness is in the state of mind.

The clothes that keep a man looking his best are often worn by girls.

The constitution guarantees you the pursuit of happiness but doesn't guarantee to finance the chase.

The energy it takes to run fast is wasted unless you know your destination.

The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.

The fact that silence is golden may explain why there's so little of it.

The fellow who blows his horn the loudest is generally in a fog.

The first element of success is the determination to succeed.

The formula for youth: Keep your enthusiasm and forget your birthdays.

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

The greatest undeveloped territory in the world lies under your hat.

The greatest wealth is contentment with little.

The habit of getting to the bottom of things usually lands a man on top.

The less hair a man has to comb, the more face he has to wash.

The less you say, the more you don't have to apologize.

The man who believes is the man who achieves.

The man who rows the boat generally doesn't have time to rock it.

The more we overeat, the harder it gets to sit close to the table.

The most solid friendships are often made in mutual adversity.

The most widespread form of compulsory education is experience.

The next best thing to knowing a fact is knowing where to find it.

The noblest revenge is forgiveness.

The one who cannot forget himself is easily forgotten by others.

The only time an average child is as good as gold is on April 1st.

The only trouble with a sure thing is the uncertainty.

The opportunity of a lifetime is seldom labeled so.

The optimist is as often wrong as the pessimist but is far happier.

The person who knows everything has a lot to learn.

The quickest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

The real leaders do not always march at the head of the procession.

The real problem of one's leisure is to keep other people from using it.

The reason many don't climb the ladder of success is that they're waiting for the elevator.

The recipe for success in business is often the same as for a nervous breakdown.

The right-of-way is not something you have--somebody gives it to you.

The road to success is almost always under construction.

The secret of success is your head up, your overhead down.

The sneakiest two words in the English language are "plus tax."

The sun sets early for those who live always in the valley.

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.

The tree of liberty will not survive too much grafting.

The trouble with some of us is that in trying times we quit trying.

The wealthy man is never certain that he is loved for himself.

There are many more trap doors to failure than there are short cuts to success.

There are no degrees of honesty; either you are honest or you are not.

There are no free scholarships to the school of experience.

There are no rules for success that work--unless you do.

There are times when a youngster can be straightened out by bending him over your knee.

There is no substitute for brains, but silence sometimes helps.

There is one four-letter word you don't hear much any more--cash.

There is one good thing you can give and still keep--your word.

There's a difference between free speech and cheap talk.

There's a difference between good sound reasons and reasons that sound good.

There's plenty of room at the top, but there's no room to sit down.

There's some good in all of us; even a watch that won't run is right twice a day.

There's something worse than growing old.  It's the alternative.

There's something wrong with a person who is always right.

Think how happy you would be if you lost everything, then got it back again.

Those who can, do.  Those who can't, criticize.

Thrift is truly a virtue--especially in an ancestor.

Time spent in getting even would be better spent in getting ahead.

To accomplish many things, do them one at a time.

To avoid that run-down feeling, cross the streets carefully.

To be successful, learn what you do best, then do it.

To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.

To have a true friend, you must be a true friend.

To love your enemies is fine, but perhaps you should treat your friends even better.

To make a success of old age you must start young

To refuse praise is to seek praise twice.

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Today, make an investment in someone else's happiness.

Too many of us conduct our lives on the cafeteria basis--self-service only.

Too many of us don't care what happens so long as it doesn't happen to us.

Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.

Too much attention to little things leaves too little time for the big things.

Trouble is merely opportunity dressed in work clothes.

True love decreases the pain of poverty.

Try to see yourself as others do--but try not to get mad about it.

Two-thirds of promotion is motion.

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they often make a fight.

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