Wednesday, October 23

The Handed Down 30 Pearls Of Wisdom

Pearls of wisdom

Here are the top thirty pearls of wisdom handed down by grandparents - as discovered in a recent poll. There are a lot of truths amongst them.

1. Good manners don't cost anything

2. You can only do your best

3. Don't buy what you cannot afford

4. Treat others the way you would like to be treated

5. A smile can get you a long way

A smile can get you a long way

6. You don't get something for nothing

7. Practice makes perfect

8. Never accept a lift from a stranger

9. Work hard at school because qualifications are the one thing that can't be taken from you

10. Family first

11. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all

12. Don't ask, don't get

13. No such word as can't

14. Neither a lender or a borrower be

15. Don't swim after eating

Don't swim after eating

16. I want never gets

17. Never go to bed on an argument

18. Never drink alcohol on an empty stomach

19. A happy marriage is the foundation to a happy family

20. Never go out with wet hair

21. Set your watch five minutes fast

22. Patience and perseverance are the key to success

23. Friendship is a gift, not a possession

24. Always take your coat off when you come in, or you'll get cold when you go out

25. Always get out of life what you put in

26. Less is more

27. People will forget how you look, but won't forget how you made them feel

28. Never let your petrol tank go lower than a quarter full

29. Always have six months' rent or mortgage saved

30. Life will have high peaks and low valleys, and neither is forever - enjoy the peaks, pull yourself out of the valleys and keep going

Poll undertaken by McCarthy & Stone

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  1. These sound familiar! A great code by which to live.

  2. Great tips for a date that resonates to the 1-2-3 energy. :D