Five Bouquets of Aphorisms (3)

Does not wisdom call out?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
                    —Proverbs 8:1

Contentment is a state of mind, not a state of affairs.

If it goes without saying, let it.

Nothing big ever comes from being little.

Don’t wish for more time, but for wisdom to use the time you have more wisely.

Put your heart in other people’s concerns, not your nose in other people’s business.

There is a big difference in learning from the past and living in it.

The ladder of success can’t be climbed with your hands in your pockets.

Before you climb the ladder make sure it’s leaning against the right wall.

Love is an unusual game—there are two winners or none.

Reputation is easier kept than recovered.

You can’t build on self-pity; only wallow in it.

A sure formula for failure is to try to please everybody.

From young and stupid
to old and wise is a tricky trip.

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