- It’s better to bite your tongue than eat your words.
- Some people grow old before they age.
- Weighing yourself often doesn’t make you lose weight.
- A great reputation is earned everyday.
- When kids are ready to talk, be ready to listen.
- For many people, tomorrow is the busiest day of the week.
- Throw away the bad experience, but save the lesson.
- Learn how to take a five-minute vacation.
- A promise should be as binding as a contract.
- You may not have the control to lengthen your life, but you can do much to deepen it.
- It’s better to wear out than rust out.
- Instead of complaining there’s no wind, get out your oars and row.
- Don’t expect people to look up to you if you look down on them.
- The two greatest time savers are saying, “I don’t know” and “I was wrong.”
- Shop for value not price.
- The best way to know where your kids are is to invite their friends over.
- One man’s vacation spot is another man’s home.
- Never stop courting your spouse.
- Closing your eyes to problems doesn’t make them disappear.
- Don’t worry about things that you can’t do anything about.
- Poor planning on your part shouldn’t constitute an emergency for others.
- The race isn’t over till everyone crosses the finish line.
- If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.
- One win doesn’t constitute a winning streak.
- A gravesite is the last place you should tell someone how much you care.
- When you compete with yourself, you both win.
- Where you’ve come from is less important than where you’re going.
- Question the person who has answers for everything.
- Behind every good kid are parents who understand the importance of raising him or her that way.
- Life is filled with “up’s and down’s,” so make the most of the “in betweens.”
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These thirty ideas were excerpted from, It’s the Thought That Counts: Over 500 Thought-Provoking Lessons to Inspire a Richer Life by Frank K. Sonnenberg and Alan D. Hembrough.
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