Words to Live By, Rules of Thumb, Maxims, Reflections, Insights, Slogans, Sayings, and Miscellaneous Cute Phrases for Various Occasions:

Bumper Stickers

Favorite bumper sticker: “The Time of Non-Judgement is Near”

Second Favorite: “BARK LESS, WAG MORE”

“In the end, everything will be OK. If everything is not OK, it’s not the end” – Bumper sticker seen at a Unitarian Church

Inspirational and Transformational

“It’s the only game in town.” – Ram Dass

“We become what we behold.” – Wm. Blake

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet

“Today is a day of all possibilities.” – Our Mom said this all the time!

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in way, something to got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” – Alfred D’Souza

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  — Mary Oliver

“Most people are about as happy as they choose to be.”- Abe Lincoln

“We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” – John Culkin

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffective. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.” – W. H. Murray

“All beginnings are hard” –German proverb

“There are no ordinary moments.”

“The answer comes up every morning.”

“One can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small things.” — Edith Wharton

“Life is what happens while we are making other plans.”

“Tell the truth, then run.” Serbian Proverb

From the Landmark Forum and other workshops:

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”

“You won’t know if you don’t go”

“The Brain is constantly searching for relationships”

“If who you are is what you make up – might as well make up something good.”

“To the degree that you take responsibility, life works.”

“Your power is limited by what you already think you know.”

“We are all born wanting to be comfortable.”

“This IS your life.”

“The past has nothing to do with the future, unless we deliberately use the past to create our future.”

“The deepest level of integrity is to live life consistent with what you’re committed to.”

“Loving and Being Right cannot co-exist.”

The Curmudgeon Says:

“If anything can go Wrong, it Will.” – Murphy’s Law

“The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.” -Tom Clancy

“Good Judgment is the result of Experience; Experience is the result of Bad Judgment.”

“Never give a perfectionist the tools for perfection”

“87.6% of all statistics are made up.”

“It’s always easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission.”

“A bird in the hand makes blowing your nose difficult.” –a 1950s MAD magazine

“There’s many a slip ‘twixt the dock and the ship.” –ditto

“These kids today…think everyone in the world is Customer Service” – Tiger Edmonds

Other Topics:

“Three out of four people make up 75 percent of the world’s population.”

“There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don’t.”

“I’ll play whatever you want me to play. If you don’t want me to play, I won’t play” – George Harrison in the movie “Let It Be”

“If women really did dress to please men, they’d do it a whole lot quicker.”

“Whatever you think, don’t never, unless you will.” – Ray Stevens

Paul’s Winged Words from the KJV:

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1

And finally, this old favorite: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. – Philippians 4:8

Please send me some of your favorites!