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Old July 5th, 2008, 01:57 PM
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Default Parents Say The Smartest Things ..We Just Don't Realize...

what they mean at the time. .but when we get older and become parents, we wish we had listen as it all comes back to us

"Be careful what you wish for, it may not be what you really wanted:

"What's good TO you is not all the time good FOR you"

Two of my Mother's favorite expressions..What were your parents insightful quotes that you didn't understand at the time but rings true now
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Old July 5th, 2008, 05:05 PM
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I copied the following over 40 years ago and I try to read it most days:

"This is the beginning of a new day. I have been given this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tommorow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place whatever I may have traded for it.

I pledge to myself that it shall be gain not loss; good not evil; success not failure; in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for this day"

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Old July 5th, 2008, 05:38 PM
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Words to live by, BW.

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Old July 5th, 2008, 07:32 PM
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My mother always used to tell me she had eyes in the back of her head, and for years I tried to find them.
It was only after I became a parent that I knew what she was talking about!

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Old July 6th, 2008, 05:30 PM
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my mother bought me a bicycle when i was a kid she said you be carefull when you go out with that bike and dont go on that road; god bless her my dad was a coalminer then , where did they get the money from it must have been hard
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Old July 6th, 2008, 08:45 PM
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Mom always told my brothers that their kids will do to them what they did to her. Ironically, my sister and I did not get into much trouble. We were too busy baby sitting our brothers.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
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