Words of Wisdom

Throughout my life I’ve heard many “Words of Wisdom.” Some I’ve remembered, and others I may not have remembered, but I had the good sense to write them down, so when I go back and read them again, it’s like learning something important all over again. On this page, I want to document some of the wisdom that has helped me and guided me through life. The ones I learned from my mother are in bold. (I will be adding to this list periodically).

A person’s degree of self-confidence greatly determines their success.

You shouldn’t speak unless you can improve upon the silence.

People who wear Mickey Mouse watches are usually creative and fun to be with.

When bad things happen, keep the lesson but throw away the experience.

All things in moderation.

You shouldn’t fight a battle if there’s nothing to win.

Anticipation is often better than the real thing.

Nothing gives you freedom like a few bucks in the bank.

Joy is often the ability to be happy in small ways.

People are never sneaky in only one area of their life.

The trick is to live a long time without growing old.

The fish stinks from the head.

The people who say “money isn’t everything” usually have plenty of it.

Bite off more than you can chew. Then chew it. (Ella Williams)

Losing your mind is a small price to pay for an interesting life. (Wendy Reid Crisp)

As a teenager, you’re terrified of what others think about you; as a young adult, you defiantly disregard what others think about you; and finally in middle age, you realize the haven’t been thinking about you at all.

Enthusiasm is caught, not taught.

It’s better to be married to someone with a good nature rather than a good physique.

Any activity becomes creative when you try to do it better than you did it before.

I should make the little decisions with my head, and the big decisions with my heart.

I’ve learned that as long as I have my health, older is better than younger.

What you are thinking about, you are becoming.

Whatever I love to do, I do well.

It’s best to buy the expensive paint that covers in one coat.

I have never been bored in the presence of a cheerful person.

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Let go…and let God.

You can’t go wrong doing right.