Grandma Lily's Wit & Wisdom
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The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Gary Player
  In all labor there is profit, but idle chatter leads only to poverty. Prov 14.23
The devil's boots don't squeak. Scottish proverb   Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Pet 5.8
Not every devil has a cloven hoof.  
When things go well, your friends know you. When things go sour, you know your friends.   A fair-weather friend is one who is always around when he needs you.
Bad times introduce you to yourself.   And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Rom 5.3-4
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist -- it reduces him to his fighting weight. Josh Billings
Liberal churches welcome all denominations, but most prefer tens and twenties.   Liberal theologians offer a mixture of sound and original religious doctrines. Unfortunately, their sound doctrines aren't original, and their original doctrines aren't sound.
No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions. Charles Steinmetz   It's the studying that you do after school that helps you to get ahead. Otherwise, you only know what everyone else knows.
Definition of "Once" --
Ambrose Bierce
  Show Off
Definition of a child who is more talented than yours.
When someone asks for your advice, they are often looking for an accomplice.   The person who builds based on everyone's advice will have a crooked house. Danish Proverb
Old age is when you find yourself using one bend-over to pick up two things.   {God said:} Even to your old age, I am He. Even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear. Even I will carry, and will deliver you.
Isa 46.4
Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
William Safire
  Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Col 4.6
Whoever gossips to you will gossip of you.   A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6.45
The acid tests for a Christian are: (1) To be kind to people who can be of no possible value to you.
(2) To do the right thing even when no one is watching.
  The law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners... 1 Tim 1.9a
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. John F. Kennedy   In the end, the people of Athens wanted security more than they wanted freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free. Edward Gibbon: "Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire"
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. H.E. Fosdick   He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 1 John 2.9
Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards. Benjamin Franklin   Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. ...Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her
Eph 5.22; Eph 5.25
A good marriage should be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. Michel de Montaigne  
There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters.
Alice Thomas Ellis
  Q-How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?
A-Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
An old man carrying a load of sticks became tired. He sat down on a bank, and laid his sticks on the ground. Then he said, "I am sick and tired of this. I wish death would come to relieve me."

Instantly, Death appeared beside him and said, "Here am I. What do you want of me?"

"I want you to help me put this bundle of sticks on my back again," said the astonished fellow.
  You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.
{God said...} Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1.9
Christians are called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.   God Himself does not propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?
Never murder an enemy who is committing suicide.  

If your enemy is hungry, feed him.
If he is thirsty, give him a drink.
In so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.

Do not be overcome by evil,
But overcome evil with good.
Romans 12.20-21

If you have one thousand friends,
You've not a friend to spare,
But if you have one enemy,
You meet him everywhere.

A cat may look at a king.   The most powerful ruler in all the world must sit on his own buttocks.
No matter what side of an argument you're on, you always find some people on your side that you wish were on the other side. Yasha Heifetz   Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of 4 feet.
Martin Friedman
She had the Midas touch. Everything she touched turned into a muffler. Lisa Smerling   Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail. Josh Billings
Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?   Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace. When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive. Proverbs 17.28
There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.

Thus says the LORD:
Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom.
Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, Judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
For in these I delight," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 9.23-24

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. Earl Wilson
There are only two lasting bequests you can hope to give your children. One of these is roots; the other, wings. Hodding Carter   Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Franklin P. Jones
Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.
Harlan Miller

Let thy fountain be blessed:
And rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe;
Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times;
And be thou ravished always with her love.
Proverbs 5.18-19

A good marriage resembles a pair of scissors, so joined that they cannot be separated: often moving in opposite directions, yet always slicing through whatever tries to come between them.
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