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Thursday, July 31, 2014



Thomas Jefferson...now there was a smart man. He set down some common sense rules that are just as applicable today as they were back then.

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.

Never spend money before you have earned it.

Never buy what you don't want because it is cheap.

Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.

We seldom repent of having eaten too little.

Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.

How much pain the evils cost us that never happened.

Take things always by the smooth handle.

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, count a hundred.

Do you have any common sense rules that you live by? Old sayings your mom taught you? Quotes that guide your life? Here are some from the web.





  1. my father; "pay as you go, or don't go."

  2. ah! my own father had one pretty close to tessa's ... "owe no man."
    and his motto... "live and let live. and do as little harm as possible."
    my mother's mother... my gram taught me when i was three (no kidding! three!) "use it up. wear it out. make it do. or do without."
    she was new england through and through! LOL.
    my own little mother's was best of all i think... "regardless of how you may be treated ... always remain a lady."
    it has held me in good stead in my life... in the face of pettiness and silly office gossip and a few other encounters.
    thereby... you have nothing to regret. i would add a caveat however... " be a doormat for no one! " LOL.
    i love thomas jefferson! i saw the movie ' 1776 ' for the first time on july 4th. it's as if he had come to life! and ben and adams!
    a wonderful movie!!!


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