Grandma used to say, "Pretty is as pretty does."
I've heard a hundred of those "something is as something does." They always sound telling, and I am not admitting I have no idea what they mean.
Be sure to get the oil checked a few times a year.
(hey, Dad's a practical kind of a guy).
"You always find something in the last place you look for it."
"Don't burn your bridges until you get to them."
It's like my uncle Eddie used to say, "Pull my finger."
my stepmother and i used to lock heads all the time.
she'd say "you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar."
why would i want to catch flies?
one that i've always liked: "for every sock there is a shoe."
I always liked a saying my dad had about growing old: "The older the fox, the dearer the hide."
If you can't carry it on, it's NOT a 'carry-on'.
My dad used to say "Don't judge a book by it's cover"...then he would go nuts when a guy with long hair and driving a custom van would come to the house to take me out on a date. LOL
Some of my personal favorites are:
Knowledge is Power.
Good things come to those who wait.
You can't reason with drunks or morons.
It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Its all fun and games till an eye gets poked out...
my friend TJ.
My dad never said much.
he's noted for brevity and selective hearing but he's my dad....
My mother told me to look both ways when I cross the street and never take candy from strangers. My father didn't have much to say until I hit my teens. Then he cautioned me about men wanting only one thing. No matter where I went, the men there were not to be trusted. California. Them actors are fast. Sweden. Them Swedes are fast. Fraternity parties. Them frat boys are not to be trusted.
Oristar, you're right. I always say, "Live and loin." It's a good one. But the one I tell to people is "Knowledge is power."
I might add "It's only fun and games when an eye gets poked out."
"There's an ass for every seat."
When I arrived in Canada a long time ago, my English was spotty. After a while I asked myself: "Why do they keep saying that every Tom's dick is hairy?"----------I never found out.
Grand Duke wrote:
My gran-ma used to say:
"Shy bairns [children] get nowt [nothing]."
I've also heard the same sentiment expressed as:
"Them's that don't ask, don't get."
Which is very true.
Them who ask, get slapped