Five Bouquets of Aphorisms (2)

Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.
            —Proverbs 2:11

Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

The contented person is never poor; the discontented never rich.

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.

Conceit is a strange disease—it makes everyone sick except the one who has it.

The only people you should try to get even with are those who have helped you.

When you put yourself in the other person’s place you are less inclined to want to put them in their place.

You should think all you speak, but shouldn’t speak all you think.

You never have to explain something you haven’t said.

There is no right way to do a wrong thing.

When you get into an argument you have a small chance of scoring a point—and a big chance of losing a friend.

Be big enough to admit your mistakes, wise enough to
profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

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