Wisdom of the Ages 314

This is a verse my Grandmother shared with me, I am told it is called Arabian Proverb.

If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft
And of thy store but two loaves are left
Keep one the other sell and with the dole
Buy hyacinth – to feed the soul.

age country and gender unknown.

Wisdom of the Ages 313

When they laid her in my arms, suddenly it was as though we were bathed in light and I knew this was it! This was what I was supposed to do; this was my job, my responsibility and suddenly I could do anything!
gender age and country of origin unknown

Wisdom of the Ages 312

My definition of a successful life is that at the end, the number of times I’ve gotten up only needs to be one more than the times I fell down. That concept opens the entire world to you. You can wear anything you like, if it doesn’t work, oh well! You can try anything you find interesting, if it doesn’t work out, it simply gives you more information about what WILL work for you. You can dare to love just one more time and guess what? Fairytales do come true

Wisdom of the Ages 311

The quote I live by: “You will not measured by the gifts God gives…but by what you do with them.”
Monika, Memphis, TN age 29

Wisdom of the Ages 310

I am 33 years old and have learned that no matter how bad things get, happiness comes from your attitude. We have the gift of changing our negativity into positivity.
Female age 33 country of origin unknown

Wisdom of the Ages 309

People always do things for a reason. Understand their reasons and you are half way to solving the problem.

There’s no such thing as a free lunch but it sure is nice to get one.

When you wonder if it’s ok to do something, think what would happen “if every body did it”. That will help you decide. ( For example, if everyone downloaded copyrighted music for free, the music companies would go out of business and then we would lose the privilege of buying it). Ask yourself if you were in the person’s on the other end shoes, would you like it? If no, then don’t do it.

Regarding how you treat people, would you like to be treated the way you treat others? (oh yeah, this is called “the Golden Rule” in case you didn’t recognize it).

Only a foolish cook goes hungry (this is the the best advice my mother gave me)

Measure twice and cut once (this is the best advice from my dad.)

female age and country of orgin unknown

Wisdom of the Ages 308

People always do things for a reason. Understand their reasons and you are half way to solving the problem.

There’s no such thing as a free lunch but it sure is nice to get one.

When you wonder if it’s ok to do something, think what would happen “if every body did it”. That will help you decide. ( For example, if everyone downloaded copyrighted music for free, the music companies would go out of business and then we would lose the privilege of buying it). Ask yourself if you were in the person’s on the other end shoes, would you like it? If no, then don’t do it.

Regarding how you treat people, would you like to be treated the way you treat others? (oh yeah, this is called “the Golden Rule” in case you didn’t recognize it).

Only a foolish cook goes hungry (this is the the best advice my mother gave me)

Measure twice and cut once (this is the best advice from my dad.)

female age and country of orgin unknown

Wisdom of the Ages 307

You are so much stronger after having a baby.
Age: 29 USA

Wisdom of the Ages 306

I have always assumed that i was dumber than everyone else and i could be made easily to feel bad about it and like nothing better than to hide from interaction with people. Then a close friend told me that “Ain’t nobody born knowing anything, we have to be taught everything” It opened a whole new world to me. I realized no one was born with great knowledge, everyone had to learn sometime and i don’t feel so bad anymore. When i train someone at work and they start getting frustrated, i always quote her to make them feel better.

I am 34 and i live in texa

Wisdom of the Ages 305

Every moment of every single day is precious and I’m grateful I’m getting a chance to play! Every fiber of my being dances daily. I’m writing the script, directing the movie and acting in it so the outcome is totally my responsibility. And it’s all very easy. Life is but a dream.
Myra, age 47, California

Wisdom of the Ages 304

Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.

If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

Never buy a car you can’t push.

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don’t have a leg to stand on.

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

The early worm gets eaten by the bird, so sleep late.

When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

Birthdays are good for you; the more you have, the longer you live.

You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.

We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors but they all have to learn to live in the same box.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Happiness comes through doors you didn’t even know you left open.