I’ve Learned

Let the wise listen and add to their learning.
                              —Proverbs 1:5

Here’s a sampling of things Andy Rooney (1919-2011) said he’d learned.

I’ve learned—That money doesn’t buy class.

I’ve learned—That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I’ve learned—That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I’ve learned—That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I’ve learned—That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I’ve learned—That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I’ve learned—That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I’ve learned—That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

Keep on learning—and heeding.

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