What is the quote or saying you were taught by your parent(s) as a child that yo

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  1. StayPos profile image75
    StayPosposted 12 years ago

    What is the quote or saying you were taught by your parent(s) as a child that you still use today?


  2. tlpoague profile image82
    tlpoagueposted 12 years ago

    I was always told to be careful because, what goes around comes around.
    The other one was... I have eyes in the back of my head so I don't have to look at you to hear you.

  3. gis_r07 profile image73
    gis_r07posted 12 years ago

    I was often told as a kid to "do unto others as you will have them do unto you".
    Today I may translate that to mean :"what goes around comes around" or "karma is a b*tch"; but the same basic principle applies.

  4. rwelton profile image61
    rweltonposted 12 years ago

    "Just do the best you can with what you've got"


  5. lburmaster profile image73
    lburmasterposted 12 years ago

    "Bring up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it."

  6. mortgage-news profile image61
    mortgage-newsposted 12 years ago

    "If youa re going to do something then do it the right way."

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    loopeyposted 12 years ago

    I'm gonna go with something more "parenty" so to speak, "because I'm the mom", "just do what I say", "don't talk to me that way".

  8. Variety Writer profile image60
    Variety Writerposted 12 years ago

    Do onto others as you want others to do onto you. You get back exactly what you put out. What goes around comes around.

  9. revybaby profile image62
    revybabyposted 12 years ago

    Don't stick your arm out the window (in the car) - you might get it ripped off.

  10. chianti57 profile image61
    chianti57posted 12 years ago

    I can still hear my mother's voice, "If you don't have anything nice to say; don't say anything."  To this day I don't like gossip.

    And for my sister!!! "You should have done that an hour ago."
    The first time it was used we were on a car trip from Ottawa Canada to New York.  My sister had to go the bathroom.  We all broke up laughing then (come on...an hour ago!!!?) and we still use this family gem of a phrase quite often to get a laugh.

  11. nabeelplus profile image61
    nabeelplusposted 12 years ago

    if you are short of money, invest time. Make time your biggest asset.

  12. jtyler profile image59
    jtylerposted 12 years ago

    I have a few:

    If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.
    Things not deserved are short-lived.
    The only thing to fear is fear itself.

  13. Nishit Trivedi profile image60
    Nishit Trivediposted 12 years ago

    Whenever we find the key to success, Some idiots change the lock...

    So, forget the key.... Learn to break the Doors !

    Then you will rock the world ...!!!

  14. carlmueller profile image40
    carlmuellerposted 12 years ago

    The funniest thing my dad ever said was: "There are two kinds of stupid people in this world. Those who know that they're stupid and those who think that they're smart and they're the dangerous ones."

    The funny part is that he wasn't even trying to be funny when he said it and yet it makes me laugh years later.

  15. nancyme profile image60
    nancymeposted 12 years ago

    Don't ever give up. I still remember how my parents used to tell me how easy it is to stop trying and ruing over things but really difficult to go on and find a way out of things.

  16. sam3m profile image61
    sam3mposted 12 years ago

    i actually have a few:
         get off the lawn
         no, you can't
         because i said so

  17. Mr-Yo LV profile image60
    Mr-Yo LVposted 12 years ago

    If you keep making that face, it's going to be stuck like that.

  18. Ella Robinson profile image61
    Ella Robinsonposted 12 years ago

    my dad always says one day you will regret this and come to realize i am always right!!! I still have not managed to prove him wrong.......sigh!

  19. mikaylab93 profile image61
    mikaylab93posted 12 years ago

    "You can do hard things"
    "Life isn't fair"
    "If your bored I have some chores for you"
    "Please Finish Something!"

    These are pretty much the answers to all of life's tough tricks. Even though the cliché parental tone makes me chuckle these little titbits do have some value when I need to push on through something I don't want to do, although sometimes I add a bit more happiness to them like "life isn't fair but who cares? I'm happy now anyway." to put my own pizzazz into it. You have got to love parental advice smile!

  20. TamCor profile image81
    TamCorposted 12 years ago

    Anytime something would upset me, or go wrong in my life, my dad would say "A year from now, you'll be laughing about this"...

    He was right, as always! smile

  21. Dexter Yarbrough profile image69
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 12 years ago

    My mother would say, "Don't let your mouth write a check that your behind can't cover!"

  22. Traffic Creator profile image61
    Traffic Creatorposted 12 years ago

    My dad once said " You should learn almost every work because you don't know what situations you will have to face."

  23. cooldad profile image59
    cooldadposted 12 years ago

    I remember my dad always telling me, "son, always treat a woman with respect, even if she doesn't deserve it."  Fortunately that always stuck with me.  I went through a really bad divorce a while ago and there were many times that following my dad's advice probably kept me out of jail.

  24. profile image0
    Valemanposted 12 years ago

    Never pass wind in front of the vicar.


    never leave your bagpipes unattended.

  25. Barine Sambaris profile image66
    Barine Sambarisposted 12 years ago

    When i was younger my dad asked me to read in church. I stood up and all eyes turned to me. I was so nervous, and scared.
    "Everyone is looking at me" i whispered to my dad.
    "That's because you are beautiful" he replied. My confidence came back and since then whenever i am before an audience i tell myself the same thing.

  26. mattdigiulio profile image76
    mattdigiulioposted 12 years ago

    My Dad told me, "The truth will set you free."

    "The last thing that matters is the way someone looks."

    And many other things too. I'll get back to you.

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    ExoticHippieQueenposted 12 years ago

    Do unto others as  you would have them do unto you.

  28. ICITMYWAY profile image60
    ICITMYWAYposted 12 years ago

    Its not what you do when someone is watching, its what you do when no one is watching that really matters.

  29. JT Walters profile image72
    JT Waltersposted 12 years ago

    Everything happens for a reason. I don't know if I buy it but it has helped me through some really aweful stuff.

  30. danielleantosz profile image74
    danielleantoszposted 12 years ago

    My dad told me " You are not allowed to date until you are 30 and married"  When I asked how I was supposed to get married he said "Don't worry about it" 

    On a serious note, my mom gave me two very good pieces of advice I still use:

    If you are mad at someone and do not tell them, you lose your right to be mad.

    If they will do it to other people, they will do it to you too. (meaning friends who trash talk, people who treat other people poorly, etc. )

  31. Thek1ngsway profile image63
    Thek1ngswayposted 12 years ago

    Work your brain son , work your brain ! My father repeatedly gave me this "advice" when i was a kid .

  32. beachbuggy5 profile image59
    beachbuggy5posted 12 years ago

    "If you can't be with the one you love....love the one you're with."

  33. Brandonfoster13 profile image61
    Brandonfoster13posted 12 years ago

    My parents told me,

    "The best way to destroy an enemy is to make them a friend."

    I believe that more people in society should approach people in this matter.

  34. Leanna McCarthy profile image60
    Leanna McCarthyposted 12 years ago

    Whatever floats your boat!

    The hollowest rattles make the most noise

    Why don't you take a picture!

  35. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 12 years ago

    "If you're going to have a weak mind, you'd better have a strong back"...long story short, I went to college.

  36. Adventure Colorad profile image79
    Adventure Coloradposted 12 years ago

    When we were being picky eaters we were told that we could eat our dinner "fresh and hot, or old and cold."

    I use that with my kids when they don't want to eat their dinners, but I know that they will ask for a snack shortly after the meal.

  37. woodamarc profile image42
    woodamarcposted 12 years ago

    It's only a flesh wound, get back out there and givem hell.

  38. DelMaster profile image59
    DelMasterposted 12 years ago

    The basics: ''Please'' ....''Thank you''....''You're welcome.''
    They seem to be lost today...not only in children but adults as well.

  39. profile image0
    Guantaposted 12 years ago

    Mind you own business.  This was from my mother and father, it has always served me well.

  40. sanathara profile image60
    sanatharaposted 12 years ago

    My parents always say and used to say when I was a child that "tell the truth, no matter how much problems you have to face but don't leave this path.Truth prevails".Still today, I have kept this in mind.

  41. slappywalker profile image92
    slappywalkerposted 12 years ago

    "Every dream takes time to grow. Success doesn't always happen overnight."

  42. Borsia profile image39
    Borsiaposted 12 years ago

    Don't believe anything without testing all of the possibilities.
    Things in the oven, or on the stove, are ALWAYS hot.
    What goes up will come down.
    Murphy's law will always be the law.
    The water is colder and deeper than you think it is.
    Don't slap a bear or poke a badger.

  43. profile image57
    Heath Mposted 12 years ago

    My mother always used to tell me 'just keep living' whenever I would say something with an absolute attitude.

  44. shoaibgmail profile image56
    shoaibgmailposted 12 years ago

    Keep doing hard work and you will be rewarded some day..

  45. Blond Logic profile image93
    Blond Logicposted 12 years ago

    My mother use to say, "Guests are like fish, after three days they both stink. "

    Also, if I was trying to open something such as a  packet or trying to cut thread. "Don't use your teeth"!

    Those still reverberate in my head.

  46. Eponabrightmoon profile image59
    Eponabrightmoonposted 12 years ago

    My mother used to tell me "God help the man who marries you".

  47. Wylote profile image60
    Wyloteposted 12 years ago

    " Any job worth doing is worth doing well"

  48. Kathleen Cochran profile image77
    Kathleen Cochranposted 12 years ago

    My Mother always told the three of us children in the family: "Don't be common."  There's a whole lot in that little sentence.

  49. Kaddam profile image59
    Kaddamposted 12 years ago

    "If I had a dime for everytime I had to put up with bullshit I'd be rich bitch."

  50. twilanelson profile image60
    twilanelsonposted 12 years ago

    I was told as a child quite often "control your voice".  I have come to say the same thing to my children, and I always share with my children something my father told me "I will always be by your side".


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