Life Lessons

Mother's Day Gift by Family Line VideoBelow is a list of old sayings you may have heard your parents or grandparents use to impart valuable wisdom. These life lessons, while generations old, still apply today.

Are there any you recall your grandparents saying?

~ Life Lessons ~

  1. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
  2. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
  3. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
  4. A rising tide lifts all boats.
  5. Where there’s a will there’s a way.
  6. Theres more than one way to skin a cat.
  7. Beggars can’t be choosers.
  8. Many Hands Make light work.
  9. Don’t put the cart before the horse.
  10. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
  11. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
  12. Any job worth doing is worth doing well.
  13. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
  14. Misery loves company.
  15. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
  16. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
  17. Too many cooks spoil the gravy.
  18. A stitch in time saves nine.
  19. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.
  20. A penny saved is a penny earned.
  21. The early bird catches the worm.
  22. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
  23. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
  24. A watched pot never boils.
  25. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  26. Make hay while the sun shines.
  27. Birds of a feather flock together.
  28. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
  29. You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
  30. A trouble shared is a trouble halved.
  31. An Apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  32. Home is where the heart is.
  33. Early to bed and early to rise makes you happy, healthy and wise.
  34. Theres no crying over spilt milk
  35. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander.
  36. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear
  37. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
  38. The apple never falls far from the tree.
  39. Strike while the iron is hot.
  40. Fortune favors the brave.

Do you recall hearing a life lesson not found above? Post it in the comment section below to be added to the list.

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