Life Lessons

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Below are adages or old sayings you may have heard your parents or grandparents use to teach valuable life lessons. Which ones do you remember hearing? Are there any new to you? If so, which ones? While generations old, these priceless pearls of wisdom still apply today.

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.

These life lessons continue to be as meaningful today a they were for your grandparents.

Do you recall hearing an adage or life lesson as a child that is not on the list? If so, post it in the comment section below for others to see!

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