What is the quote or saying you were taught by your parent(s) as a child that you still use today?
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.
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.
"Bring up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it."
"If youa re going to do something then do it the right way."
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".
Do onto others as you want others to do onto you. You get back exactly what you put out. What goes around comes around.
Don't stick your arm out the window (in the car) - you might get it ripped off.
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.
if you are short of money, invest time. Make time your biggest asset.
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.
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 ...!!!
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.
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.
i actually have a few:
get off the lawn
no, you can't
because i said so
If you keep making that face, it's going to be stuck like that.
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!
"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 !
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!
My mother would say, "Don't let your mouth write a check that your behind can't cover!"
My dad once said " You should learn almost every work because you don't know what situations you will have to face."
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.
Never pass wind in front of the vicar.
never leave your bagpipes unattended.
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.
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.
Its not what you do when someone is watching, its what you do when no one is watching that really matters.
Everything happens for a reason. I don't know if I buy it but it has helped me through some really aweful stuff.
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. )
Work your brain son , work your brain ! My father repeatedly gave me this "advice" when i was a kid .
"If you can't be with the one you love....love the one you're with."
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.
Whatever floats your boat!
The hollowest rattles make the most noise
Why don't you take a picture!
"If you're going to have a weak mind, you'd better have a strong back"...long story short, I went to college.
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.
The basics: ''Please'' ....''Thank you''....''You're welcome.''
They seem to be lost today...not only in children but adults as well.
Mind you own business. This was from my mother and father, it has always served me well.
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.
"Every dream takes time to grow. Success doesn't always happen overnight."
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.
My mother always used to tell me 'just keep living' whenever I would say something with an absolute attitude.
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.
My mother used to tell me "God help the man who marries you".
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.
"If I had a dime for everytime I had to put up with bullshit I'd be rich bitch."
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".
by Patricia Scott 5 years ago
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