My grandmother (Mother’s mother) had a never ending list of sayings and quotations which seem to cover every situation. A few of her sayings and other common sayings I have learned along the path of life and have found useful are listed below.
• The early bird gets the worm.
• A bird in hand is worth two in the bush or
• A bird in hand is worth a couple dozen in the bush.
• A job worth doing is worth doing well.
• A poor workman blames his tools.
• Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
• Be nice to those you pass climbing the latter of success; you will pass the same people when you are on the way back down.
Family and Personal
• Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
• As the twig is bent, the tree will grow.
• The acorn never falls far from the tree.
• Birds of a feather flock together.
• Blood is thicker than water.
• Do onto others as you would have them do onto you.
• It is better to give than to receive.
• Be careful what you wish for, you may get it.
• Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
• If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
• It is always darkest just before the dawn.
• The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
• A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
• An empty can makes the most noise.
• Actions speak louder than words.
• Loose lips sink ships.
• If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
• Behind every cloud is a silver lining.
• The difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys.
• Give a monkey a typewriter, and you will get a word now and then.
• Pigs get fed; hogs get slaughtered.
• A penny saved is a penny earned.
• Let sleeping dogs lie.
• Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.